Residential Pools and Spas

Large investment in NZ pool and spa industry pays off

May 8, 2019

A new era has begun with the success of first Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo held in Auckland at the ASB Showgrounds on May 3 to 5.

The New Zealand Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo goes one step further than the old SPLASH! New Zealand expos by not only being a standalone trade expo, but also including two full days of a consumer expo. Additionally, it expanded the offering to include backyards, landscaping and outdoor products and services.

Exhibitors reported solid leads and sales as industry professionals joined together to showcase the latest in technology and design, providing a wide variety of choices in relaxing, swimming and outdoor living. Consumers were able to take advantage of the many specials on the weekend, along with free seminars which delivered tips and expert advice.

Lindsay McGrath from Pool & Spa Association New Zealand, says the public response to the dedicated pool and spa exhibition was fantastic.

“Congratulations to all exhibitors who have helped in creating a vibrant new venture directly and positively impacting all pool and spa professionals,” he says.

“Constructive feedback has been already provided on improvements to next year’s event to expand the services offered and increase the impact to potential markets. We are all very excited about the future of the event and other promotions for 2019 and 2020.”

Exhibitor comments

Click to see Steve Budden from Filtermaster discuss the expo

Amanda Minogue – Davey Pool Products
“The show for Davey has been great. Everyone is so excited and engaged to buy a pool. We have met so many families and we are having a great time.”

Kerry Richmond – Auckland Inground Pools
“Every person that has come and seen me today has been a 100 per cent positive buyer of a concrete pool. Totally pleased that we came!”

Robert Luijten – Luijten Landscapes
“The expo was far more valuable than we had anticipated. We were very impressed by the quantity of quality enquiry we received. This expo is highly recommended for any company with an interest in reaching the consumer who wants to improve their outdoor area.”

Brian Hoffman – Aqua Technics
“We have had so many positive leads come through. I’m thinking of doing away with the Home Show because this has been such a great event.”

Contact: David Stennett


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