Residential Pools and Spas

latest news from the residential segment of the swimming pool and spa industry

From left: Lindsay McGrath, SPASA Australia CEO; Lynley Papineau, SPASA Australia President; Simon Grover, The Intermedia Group Managing Director; and Simon Cooper Managing Director Interpoint Events

SPASA Australia acquires SPLASH! magazine and expo

The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA Australia) has acquired the SPLASH! brand from The Intermedia Group (TIG) and Interpoint Events (IE).

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The Pool exhibition comes home from Venice

The National Gallery of Victoria launched their Pool exhibition in style last week with kids adorned in floaties, pool toys in hand, frolicking in an11m-long real life but still artistic representation of a swimming pool.

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SPASA Australia appoints Peter Holland as national RTO manager

SPASA Australia has appointed Peter Holland as its registered training organisation (RTO) manager to expand its training and education division nationwide.

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Carl Richards appointed Watertech GM

Watertech Services International Pty Ltd, owner and manufacturer of the Enviroswim fresh water sanitiser, has appointed Carl Richards as general manager of the company.

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20th anniversary issue of SPLASH! out now

The 20th anniversary issue of SPLASH! is out now. As well as celebrating its past and its exciting future, this issue looks at creating successful council splash parks, handling changes in casual employee’s conditions, and a preview of the Pool of the Year awards, together with all the latest news and most exciting new products.

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Non-fatal drowning victim’s brain damage reversed

A toddler who suffered brain damage from a non-fatal drowning incident in Arkansas, USA, has reportedly been cured following a series of oxygen therapies.

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Vendart changes name to LaMotte Pacific

Having continuously marketed and supported LaMotte’s products and services in the Australian market since 1988, exclusive distributors Vendart Pty Ltd will now be known as LaMotte Pacific Pty Ltd.

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Australian father and son die in pool pump electrocution

Andrew Fenwick, a retired Australian engineer who worked extensively in the UK before retiring with his wife and children to Thailand, has died together with his 10 year old son Jason in a tragic accident after trying to repair a pool pump in their home.

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Apex Pools & Spas wins SPASA Victoria Pool of the Year

Apex Pools & Spas wins SPASA Victoria Pool of the Year

SPASA Victoria’s 2017 Remco Pool of the Year awarded went to Apex Pools & Spas, while Product of the Year went to Sunbather for their Commercial DownUnder + Superslave Cover System.

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SPASA NSW & ACT 2017 Pool of the Year: Splish Splash Pools

Splish Splash Pools wins SPASA NSW & ACT Pool of the Year

Splish Splash Pools has won the SPASA NSW & ACT Pool of the Year. The gold winners going into the national awards to be held this year at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney on August 31.

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Urban Oasis wins SPASA South Australia Pool of the Year

Urban Oasis has won the SPASA South Australia Pool of the Year at the 2017 South Australian awards. The gold winners going into the national awards to be held this year at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney on August 31.

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SPASA Queensland 2017 Pool of the Year: Majestic Pools & Landscapes

Majestic Pools & Landscapes wins SPASA Queensland Pool of the Year

Majestic Pools & Landscapes has taken out the SPASA Queensland Pool of the Year at the 2017 awards. Gold award winners will go into the national awards to be held this year at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney on August 31.

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Quality Dolphin Pools wins SPASA WA Pool of the Year

Quality Dolphin Pools has picked up the prestigious SPASA WA Pool of the Year Award and will now go into the Nationals, to be held on August 31.

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Last seats available for SPASA Victoria Awards Gala at the MCG

There are still a limited number of seats available for the SPASA Victoria Awards Gala at the MCG.

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SPASA Australia enters into new media partnership agreement

SPASA Australia has announced a partnership with Westwick-Farrow Media to evolve the current Pool + Spa magazine and online offering to boost SPASA’s communication model.

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Win a DVD of the ABC TV show, Dream Gardens

Acclaimed author and landscape designer Michael McCoy says gardens are really about engagement.

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The new & improved SPLASH! Trade Directory is now live!