Industry News

Latest happenings in the pool, spa and aquatics industry

DIY pool fence recalled nationally

Clark Rubber’s DIY pool fence has been recalled nationally following issues relating to opening the gate.

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Rob Guthrie sells TruPool and moves into semi-retirement

Rob Guthrie has sold his TruPool pool retail business on Sydney’s north shore, and will start to wind down his involvement in the industry.

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Building surveyor fined for incorrect certification of pool enclosure

A WA building surveying company and its sole director have each been ordered to pay a fine of $2500 to the WA Building Commissioner.

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Spa Tech Tip

Spa Tech Tip: Modernising older spas

While pumps, blowers and lighting can mostly be re-used, many older spas have discontinued control systems, meaning a repair will require wholesale replacement of the existing touchpad, control box and heating system.

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Secure your Gold Coast accommodation now for SPLASH! 2018

SPLASH! has secured great rates at a number of properties and hotels on the Gold Coast for SPLASH! Week.

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Training night brings out the legends

More than 60 builders, services techs and retailers attended a recent training night at Legend Products home base in Loganholme, Queensland.

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Pool and spa service SMBs second best achievers, Australian invoice research shows

Small and medium business (SMB) software app Invoice2go has aggregated their invoicing data to come up with the best performing industries in Australia.

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New survey shows landscaping trends imported by vacationers

A recent survey has found design trends are being influenced by the experiences of homeowners while travelling abroad.

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SPLASH! 117 out now featuring help with pool and spa compliance issues

As well as the informative news items and product information, this issue has many features and some great information on protecting your business through proper compliance, using geothermal power to heat swimming pools, and how to build pools for rich clients.

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Keep the pool and spa dollars ticking over this winter

Most pool shops now sell a winteriser product or program. As popular as winterising programs are, essentially what you are doing is telling the pool owner “add this product and don’t come back to my shop for three months”.

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Brisbane Pool Spa Expo coming up in May

The Queensland Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo will be held in on the weekend of May 26 and 27 at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

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May 2018 pool and spa industry training opportunities

Exciting opportunities are available in May to improve your skills and enhance your professionalism in the industry.

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Pooled Energy to pilot $5 million program

ARENA has kicked in $2.5 million of funding to Pooled Energy to trial technology they say will dramatically reduce energy consumption of household swimming pools and unlock the potential for demand response.

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10-year public pool drowning report shows supervision is key

RLSS research found 78 people fatally drowned at public and communal pools in Australia between 1 July 2005 and 30 June 2015. A further 362 people had a non-fatal drowning requiring hospitalisation.

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Swimland signs up to scrutiny after 1300 staff underpaid $1.4 million

Swim school franchise network Swimland underpaid its staff across a six-year period and is now required to implement extensive measures to ensure compliance with workplace laws.

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Bringing the Adelaide pool show into the warmer months appeared to have worked well

Warmer Adelaide pool and spa show best in a decade

The Adelaide Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo has been hailed by exhibitors and attendees as the best South Australian show in a decade.

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