Residential Pools and Spas

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

Don Bullock with a healthy haul of mud crabs

Pool industry pioneer Don Bullock calls time on his long career

Swimming pool and spa industry pioneer Don Bullock started in the industry way back in 1972.

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Pool Chemical Tips: Understanding the effects of stabiliser

Most pool owners in Australia add stabiliser – cyanuric acid, also known as CYA – to their pools in order to prevent the chlorine being dissipated by UV (sunlight).

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Spa Tech Tip

Spa Tech Tip: Spa jet operation

The pressure generated by spa jets is the result of water flowing through a narrow orifice in the rear of the jet, combined with air drawn into the space adjacent to the jet orifice via vacuum venturi action.

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Roy Halle

Aqua-Quip owner Roy Halle passes away

Sadly the owner of Aqua-Quip for the past quarter century, industry veteran Roy Halle, has passed away.

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Jindalee pool shop wins Swimart Australasian Franchisee of the Year

Swimart Jindalee was a big winner at this year’s Swimart Awards, picking up both the Queensland Franchisee of the Year and Australasian Franchisee of the Year.

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Sunrise’s Kochie goes back to his pool boy roots

Ever wondered what Sunrise host David Koch’s first job was? Watch this video and you’ll be in for a surprise.

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Pool Chemical Tips: Start the season with a smile

Get the season off to a flying start by offering your clients a pre-season pool audit.

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Save the date to check your pool fence: October 1

Kidsafe’s national Save the Date campaign calls on all pool and spa owners to sign up to Kidsafe’s “Pool Party” event on Facebook and pledge to check the safety of their pool or spa barrier when they change their clocks at the beginning of daylight saving time on Sunday October 1.

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Latest national report shows under-five pool drownings down 13 per cent on ten-year average

While the newly released Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2017 shows an overall increase in total drowning deaths, in a positive sign for the swimming pool industry it also showed the number of children under five who drowned in a swimming pool has declined when compared to the ten-year averag

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SPASA Australia launches certification and accreditation program

A new initiative to acknowledge the professional development of industry members was launched at the SPASA Convention in Sydney in August.

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pool spa outdoor living expo perth

Perth Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Expo brings in new buyers

SPASA WA has held its first Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Expo on September 9-10 at Claremont Showgrounds after acquiring the business from MH Nominees earlier this year.

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Quality Dolphin Pools' Pool of The Year winner

Quality Dolphin Pools wins Australian Pool of the Year

The SPASA Australia Pool of the Year has been won by Western Australian pool builder Quality Dolphin Pools.

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Should energy providers be able to turn off pool pumps?

Energy providers have been preparing the public for the possibility of demand-side management (DSM) – by which pool pumps could be remotely turned off – through a series of articles in mainstream media.

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Quality buyers visit Melbourne’s winter spa and pool consumer show

SPASA Victoria says its Winter Spa & Pool Show was a great success this August 12-13, hosting almost 4000 consumers over two days.

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Iconic Queensland pool builder Pool Fab bought by Ecozen

Brisbane-based Ecozen Pools + Landscapes has purchased the multi-award winning Sunshine Coast pool builder, Pool Fab.

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Michael Sessler

Video: segmentation and growth in the solar market

Michael Sessler, business development vice president of Magen Eco-Energy, manufacturer of Heliocol solar heating systems talks about the segmentation of the solar market, consumers’ environmental considerations and how Aussies have a great sense of humour

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