The summer issue of SPLASH! (Edition 133) of has been published – click to read the digital version now!

This issue Veda Dante looks at how homeowners have realised that their overseas travel savings are best spent in their backyard, and offers some ideas to help them discover there really is no place like home – especially when you’re enjoying a poolside staycation.

We talk to the builder (Laguna Pools & Spas) and the designer (Liquid Amber Garden Design) about the industry’s showpiece – the 2020 National Pool of the Year, and learn what made it so spectacular, intricate and unique. Tony Rogers also delves into the working philosophy of Lorenzo Peressin, owner of Adelaide-based Urban Oasis Pools – one of two Highly Commended recipients for 2020 National Pool of the Year.

Josh Duffy offers some tips to keep lifeguards engaged while they are going through their regular skill training.

Lindsay McGrath provides an update on the advocacy undertaken by the national body to help protect and grow the industry during this turbulent year.

Cal Stanley shows how concrete spas added to a pool can improve a builder’s bottom line – but only if they’re done right.

And we have an extract from Places We Swim – a guide that is an ideal Christmas present for a pool-loving friend – especially if they live in or plan to visit Sydney.

And of course there is plenty of news and also the latest new products for you to delve into.

Please enjoy this issue and pass it on to your friends and colleagues. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’re sent the free digital magazine every issue, as well as the fortnightly newsletter.

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