News & Features

Global pool and spa advocate Tom Lachocki to retire

Tom Lachocki, CEO of the influential US body, the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), will retire in 2019 after leading the foundation since 2003.

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Revolutionary surf wave pool design tested in Queensland

The machine and park design will produce a variety of waves, which can suit surfers of different skill at the same time. See this video of Aussie surfing champion Mark Occhilupo trying it out.

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Poolwerx wins award for water safety campaigns

Poolwerx has won the Franchise Council of Australia’s (FCA) national Franchisor Social Responsibility Award, following the success of its annual Learn2Swim Week and April Pools Day water safety initiatives.

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Latest aquatic tenders for pool management, construction and supply

Here are the latest tenders for trade and supplier opportunities in aquatic centres, pool operation contracts and pool construction and redevelopment for local government areas in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

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Zodiac settles patent infringement against Evolve Group

Evolve Group has agreed to reformulate its mineral product.

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Complete Poolrite business now up for sale

While expressions of interest were requested in June this year to identify joint venture partners and equity investors for the Poolrite business, Evolve is now offering the entire business for sale.

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Swimming pool photographer wins international award

Photographer Stephan Zirwes uses drones to shoot aerial views of public swimming pools, in a bid to make people appreciate the value of free swimming facilities.

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Jim’s reaches the ton

Jim’s Pool Care has reached the milestone of 100 franchise owners.

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Waterpark workers acquitted of obstructing case into boy’s death

Following the death of Caleb Schwab on the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City in 2016, five people had been charged with a variety of offences ranging from obstruction to second degree murder. The first of the trials was held in October, with a jury acquitting two Schlitterbahn maintenance workers David Hughes and […]

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Spa Tech Tip

Spa tip: October is spa heater element month

Every October more than double the elements are sold compared to any other month.

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Video: The 120 Year History of Pierce Pool Supplies

David Lloyd, managing director of International Quadratics, talks about the long history of Pierce Pool Supplies, also known as AH Pierce, going back 120 years.

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Dreamworld employees suing theme park as inquest continues

Four Dreamworld staff, three of whom were the first responders at the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy in 2016, are suing the theme park for psychological trauma.

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Latest digital edition of SPLASH! is live

Edition 119 of SPLASH! is published, and the online version is live. As well as the informative news items and product information, this issue has a comprehensive review of the SPLASH! show, all the pool and spa awards both nationally and from around the country and an in depth look at the Pool of the Year

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Swimart appoints executive officer in new strategic approach

Pool and spa franchise group Swimart has appointed Rick Graham as executive officer. This comes less than a year after appointing franchise development manager Alex Johnson and marketing manager Nathan Hallahan. Graham’s impressive resume boasts previous roles as managing director of Gloria Jeans, head of retail for Optus and national sales director of OPSM. He […]

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Kreepy Krauly wins national family award

Second-generation Australian-owned and operated family business, pool cleaner manufacturer Kreepy Krauly, has been inducted into the Family Business Australia (FBA) Hall of Fame. The FBA awards recognise the achievements of family businesses that positively impact the community, economy and culture. Kreepy Krauly’s original product was ground breaking when it began production more than 40 years […]

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Middle East learns about Aussie technology

Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) CEO Elena Gosse says here trip to Dubai has strengthened the company’s regional business connections and generated more potential export opportunities for Australian water disinfection products.

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