Aquatics and Commercial

news of interest to commercial and public pool operators, builders and designers, and the aquatics industry

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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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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Video: Malaysian swimming pool industry update

Ivan Wong, president of MSPA, tells us about the current state of the Malaysian swimming pool market, the growth of the association and makes a special mention of the sad passing of founder Chew Soo Ngee

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Annual drowning report shows improved swimming pool safety

Royal Life Saving Australia’s annual report into water safety, the National Drowning Report 2018, has shown improvements on swimming pool drowning indicators.

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Video: Tom Lachocki explains how water immersion is proven to make people happy

Tom Lachocki, CEO of NSPF,  says some of the latest research is as good a news as you can get for people in the swimming pool and spa industry – water is proven to make people happy! Interview recorded at the biggest pool and spa trade show ever in Australia: SPLASH! 2018.

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Six people hospitalised after pool chemical mix-up in Sydney CBD

On September 19, a hotel worker incorrectly mixed chemicals at the swimming pool of the Pullman Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, resulting in dangerous gas entering the hotels ventilation system and affected guests and staff.

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Floating pool proposed for Perth’s Swan River

A consortium of Western Australian professionals, including developers, architects, engineers and planners with years of experience on significant projects, has proposed a floating pool and extensive deck for the Swan River in the heart of Perth city near Elizabeth Quay.

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Help a farmer – buy a pool cover

Supreme Heating is helping Australia’s farming communities, who are struggling through the devastating drought – the worst one on record in some states.

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Video: What is different about the new “One Pentair”

Carsten Andersen and Bipin Gangadharan explain the structural changes at Pentair, what One Pentair means, and what is different about the structure in Australia/New Zealand. Interview recorded at the biggest pool and spa trade show ever in Australia: SPLASH! 2018.

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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.

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Learn2Swim Week comes around again

This year Learn2Swim Week will run from October 2 to October 9 with free swimming lessons for children under five during the week-long event.

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The art of dancing in the pool

Eugene Tan, renowned surf and water photographer and founder of Aquabumps gallery, has collaborated with iconic fashion designer Dion Lee and the Australian Ballet in a creative first featuring an underwater fashion shoot in a blacked-out swimming pool.

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The new Fluidra: the merger explained

Stephen Matysiak and Matt Adlam from the newly merged swimming pool equipment giant, Fluidra, answer all the questions the local industry wants to know about bringing AstralPool and Zodiac together.

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Freedom Pools New South Wales wins the 2018 Australian Pool of the Year

Freedom Pools NSW is the newest holder of the coveted Australian Pool of the Year Award, handed out at the National Awards of Excellence Gala, hosted by  SPASA Australia on the Thursday of SPLASH! at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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SPLASH! 2018 day one roundup – day two ready to start!

A quick round-up of the highly successful first day of SPLASH! 2018.

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SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show opens today

Australasia and the region’s largest pool and spa trade show – the SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show – has opened today on a beautiful Queensland morning at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show floor is buzzing as eager visitors crowd into the hall. As well as the largest ever show floor […]

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