Residential Pools and Spas

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

Class acts at AIS 25-year celebration

The 25-year celebration for Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) was unlike anything previously seen in the swimming pool and spa industry.

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Recall of lock striker for key lockable pool gate latches

SafeTech Hardware Australia is voluntarily recalling the striker component of their key lockable pool gate latches.

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Coroner finds drugged toddler’s drowning in illegal pool was preventable

The 2014 drowning death of a 22-month old toddler was the result of several instances of poor supervision not only by the foster parents but also by the care organisation and FACS.

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Pool and spa industry career pathways to get giant boost

In an important win for the pool and spa industry, the skills service organisation Artibus has been commissioned by the federal Government to support a review of the pool and spa building and pool and spa service national trade qualifications.

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Victoria to implement mandatory barrier inspections and abandon retrospective laws

Following a long-running safety campaign by SPASA Victoria with other stakeholders, the Victorian government has agreed to implement a mandatory pool and spa barrier inspection program in Victoria.

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Fluidra and Zodiac merger getting closer

Australian and New Zealand regulators are moving forward with the acceptance of the Fluidra and Zodiac merger. In November 2017, Zodiac and Fluidra reached agreement to merge their pool equipment businesses globally, including in Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission is now holding an informal review and inviting comments from interested […]

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AstralPool Australia takes on SPASA platinum sponsorship

AstralPool Australia has taken on SPASA Australia’s 2018 Platinum Sponsorship.

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Brendan Watkins resigns as SPASA Victoria CEO

The longest standing state-based SPASA CEO, Brendan Watkins, has resigned. He had marshalled the Victorian organisation since 2006.

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AFL star “ripped off pool buyers”

SPASA Victoria has highlighted the dangers of using non-SPASA members following an investigation into the behaviour of former AFL star Nick Stevens.

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Step-father of drowned boy jailed for seven years

In a case that highlights the importance of supervision, the stepfather of a five-year-old boy who drowned at a UK water park has been jailed for more than seven years. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence.

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Latest digital edition of SPLASH! is live

As well as the informative news items and product information, this issue has many features some great information on how swimming is helping our country become healthier, and reasons why swimming pools are a great social and financial investment.

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Sydney Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo draws a crowd of quality consumers

The recent Sydney Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo at Rosehill Gardens has drawn a serious audience of eager pool and spa consumers. 

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Another bumper show as Perth Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo breaks records

Following strong showings in Melbourne and Sydney, the Perth Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo also attracted excellent numbers, breaking the existing record for event.

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Consumers lining up for Adelaide Pool & Spa Expo on March 24 to 25

South Australia sizzled in this summer and SPASA is expecting the warm weather to translate into bumper crowds for the new look Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo from March 24 to 25 at Adelaide Showground.

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How to get the price you know you deserve for the pool build

Chris Newton says he has the answer for when your prospect says: “We’d like to go with you but we’ve got a lower quote by $3000 – can you do a better deal?”

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Famed photographer takes a moonlit look at Modern architecture

Melbourne photographer Tom Blachford is showcasing the fourth instalment in his Midnight Modern series at Michael Reid Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.

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