Australian families have once again shown that swimming pools are on the top of their minds with a claimed increase of visitation at February’s Sydney Pool & Spa Expo of 24 per cent.
This follows a claimed increase of 22 per cent at the Victorian show held earlier in February.
While organisers of neither show provided total numbers, both claimed considerable increases in attendance that appeared to be in line with exhibitor perceptions.
Over the two-day event, SPASA hosted more than 90 exhibitors, delivered 12 free consumer seminars and distributed their magazine to thousands of consumers. In addition, SPASA facilitated four charity auctions sponsored by Spa World, Blue Haven and Barrier Reef which raised $21,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
The expo showcased swimming pools, spas, products and services directly to the public, all under one roof. The Rosehill Gardens venue was packed full of feature displays, special show offers and new releases from leading suppliers, plus many of Sydney’s award-winning pool and spa builders and landscape designers.
Many exhibitors told SPLASH! they had a great show, with others saying the traffic flow had been consistent throughout the event.
SPASA Australia CEO Lindsay McGrath says the expo visitors were able to explore all the health and lifestyle benefits associated with pools and spas, consider indoor and outdoor alternatives and evaluate design trends that best suit their lifestyle, budget and family home environment.
SPASA Australia chief operating officer says that homeowners now appreciate how easy it is to create a resort in their backyard more than ever before.
“The demand for pools, spas, water feature installations and associated lifestyle products continues to boom and the creation of the Aussie backyard oasis has become an essential part of the modern home and outdoor living experience,” he says.
“The SPASA Pool & Spa Expo generates significant financial benefits for exhibitors as well as the overall promotion of our industry to consumers.”