The Harpers were previously pool builders with Exclusive Pools and Commercial Aquatics (AVP), and bought the show from Roger Lefort in 2014. Lefort was manager of SPASA WA when he started the show in 2007 through his own company.
After its success, the show grew to have two editions per year, generally in March and September.
SPASA WA has been an active event partner with the show since its inception and recently commenced negotiations with MH Nominees to purchase it.
The Holiday at Home and the Get Ready for Summer expos are Perth’s only Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living expos and have exclusive agreements in place with the Royal Agricultural Society of WA for use of the Claremont Showgrounds.
Great new addition
SPASA WA president Ernie Bevilaqua says it will be a great addition to SPASA WA, and that the Pool Spa & Outdoor living Expos are a unique and cost effective opportunity for members to introduce their products and services to thousands of potential customers under one roof.
“Ownership of the Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Expos allows us to ensure the focus continues to be on our members,” he says.
“The market is tough and we need to be at the forefront of consumers discretionary spending. SPASA WA now offer more member benefits than ever and in addition to publishing the Choosing Your Pool & Spa Magazine we will now have full control and management of the Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Expos. It’s important that if consumers are looking at buying a new pool or spa, building their dream backyard or even renovating an existing pool they know that the Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Expos are the best opportunity to see all the leading companies and suppliers at the one location where they can get expert advice and inspiration on transforming their backyard into a year round living and entertaining area.”
The March show will be the last expo organised by the Harpers, and enquiries for that show should still be directed to Carol Harper on 0418 930 498.
The first expo under SPASA WA ownership will be in September.