Residential Pools and Spas

latest news from the residential segment of the swimming pool and spa industry

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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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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Kidsafe launches safety campaign as Victorian barrier legislation passes parliament

Olympian Matt Welsh OAM has joined Kidsafe Victoria to help save lives over summer at the launch of their Safe Barriers Save Lives campaign, in collaboration with SPASA Victoria.

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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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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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