Industry News

Latest happenings in the pool, spa and aquatics industry

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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Glass pool gate latch recalled

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a recall notice for a glass gate latch from Metforce Pty Ltd.

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Perth consumer expo shows WA on the up

SPASA WA says their “Get Ready for Summer” Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo last weekend was judged a success by both exhibitors and attending consumers.

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SPASA appoints two new membership executives

SPASA Australia has appointed two new membership executives to further support the members of SPASA Australia and promote the industry.

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Hayward Industries acquires Paramount Leisure Industries

Global residential and commercial pool equipment manufacturer, Hayward Industries, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Paramount Leisure Industries. The transaction is expected to close during the month of August.

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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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SPASA responds to NSW Fair Trading reforms

Following the release of NSW Fair Trading’s consultation paper, SPASA Australia has responded to elements pertinent to the swimming pool and spa industry.

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Victorian winter show brings pool and spa buyers

SPASA Victoria says their successful consumer Winter Spa & Pool Show is a sign that increasing numbers of people want to add a spa or a pool to their home.

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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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SPLASH! 2018 buzzes with record attendance

Once again, the SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show has raised the bar for locally held events.

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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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Winning golfers heading to Las Vegas thanks to Lo-Chlor

Once again, the Andrew Simons Memorial Golf Day was held on the Friday of SPLASH! and once again Queensland provided a beautiful sunny August day for a terrific round of golf on one of Australia’s best courses.

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Have your say on industry training and qualifications – your opinion is important!

The nationally recognised qualifications for the Swimming Pool and Spa Building and Service sectors are being reviewed to ensure that students who complete courses can meet employer expectations, knowledge and skills required.

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Retail franchise Swimart celebrates 35 years

Swimart was founded by Soon Sinn Goh, managing director of parent-company Waterco, three years after he migrated to Australia from Malaysia, starting in 1983 with a single retail store in Killara, NSW.

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