Residential Pools and Spas

NSW, Vic and Qld next to meet on critical new standard

September 25, 2019

SPASA Australia, in conjunction with SPASA WA and SPASA Victoria, is organising a national roadshow to inform and discuss proposed changes to one of the industry’s most important standards: Australian Standard AS1926.1 – Swimming pool safety – Safety barriers for swimming pools.

The  new draft now officially open for public comment and SPASA Australia COO Spiros Dassakis says that this standard is critical to the swimming pool and spa industry and members should take the time to review what is being proposed.

“Industry cannot afford to miss these roadshows,” he says. “Proposed changes are likely to significantly and negatively impact your business.

“Cost to industry is estimated to be at least $150,000,000 p.a. and the effect of that will be spread across all sectors including: pool builders/contractors, fencing contractors and manufacturers, pool equipment and material suppliers, the pool service industry.”

Changes proposed in the AS1926.1 draft includes a number of new requirements that have the potential to impact the swimming pool and spa industry, and there are concerns that the new draft may be more complex than is necessary and may not achieve the initial proposed objective to reduce interpretation, ambiguity and provide greater clarification.

The roadshows will highlight some of the positive aspects and key concerns within the draft standard.

Caption: Meeting in Perth 

See below for dates and times

Sydney 23rd Oct 5.30pm SPASA Australia

1/33 Daking St, Nth Parramatta NSW 2151

ACT 24th Oct 5.30pm Garden City Hotel

55 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah ACT 2604


(co-hosted with SPASA Vic)


28th Oct 5.30pm Mulgrave Country Club Inc Cnr Jells & Wellington Roads, Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 REGISTER NOW
Brisbane 29th Oct 5.30pm Colmslie Hotel

Wynnum Rd & Junction Rd, Morningside QLD 4170



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