Industry News

New poolcover guidelines

December 11, 2010


SmartWater Mark and PASCAA are joining together to help develop pool cover guidelines for industry.
A number of measures are being introduced into the Building Code of Australia which will impact on the pool and spa industry, including measures relating to water conservation.
One change is the requirement of pool covers for new outdoor pools where the water is heated by a gas heater or a heat pump.
However, not all covers are equal with some being far more efficient at water and heat conservation than others. To help identify those pool covers which are fit for purpose, Smart Approved WaterMark has been working with the Pool and Spa Cover Association of Australia (PASCAA).
Australia’s outdoor water conservation label has developed Pool Cover Guidelines including minimum performance standards. The guidelines are now out for consultation and are available to download from Smart WaterMark’s stakeholder website.



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