As well as all the latest news and products, the October-November 2019 edition (SPLASH! 126) features:
Minimising chlorine use through disinfection innovation
Izzy Grace looks at alternatives to chlorine, while also asking industry professionals about the essential role of residual chlorine and what we can expect to see on the horizon.
Chlorine, cavitation and ultra-fine bubbles
Alan Lewis looks at some new concepts in sanitisation including hydrodynamic cavitation and ultra-fine bubble injection.
Pool drowning numbers decline for third year in a row
The summary of the 2019 National Drowning Report highlights the significance for the swimming pool and spa industry of research into and analysis of fatal and non-fatal drowning across Australia.
Survey finds pools popular with Gen X
The annual Houzz Survey indicates 59 per cent of Australians wanting to renovate, want to do so in their outdoor space, and also that Gen X is the age demographic most partial to swimming pools.
Industry Snapshot: Tony Sharpe
In the first of our series of Industry Shapshots introducing pool and spa industry leaders, SPLASH! talks to someone who started in the industry as a child, managing director of Hayward Pool Products Australia, Tony Sharpe.
Better marketing by fighting fragmentation
Pool Builder Marketing’s Brett Lloyd Abbott says if your messages and touch points aren’t part of a cohesive strategic plan, they’re almost certainly going to be ineffective.
Natural family pool wins Houses award
The Houses 2019 Garden/Landscape Award went to Kieron Gait Architects with Dan Young Landscape Architecture for a natural pool and landscape that belies its urban Brisbane locale.
Australian pool technology improves Asian hydroponics
The challenges included clearing algae and bacteria from the open water races and drains, and ensuring fresh clean water to produce healthy vegetables.
Kid appeal at Lakelands Aquatic Centre
The purpose-built facility’s specially designed features include a pool with built-in teaching ledges and a changing area designed to offer enhanced parental supervision and safety.
Show me the money!
Chris Strode explains how to put systems and processes in place to ensure you get paid on time and avoid the frustration and financial stress of having late paying customers.
Outdoor trends for the coming summer
Recent research shows a record number of Australian homeowners are planning to stay in their houses for longer and invest in outdoor home improvements such as swimming pools.