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Save the date to check your pool fence: October 1

Kidsafe’s national Save the Date campaign calls on all pool and spa owners to sign up to Kidsafe’s “Pool Party” event on Facebook and pledge to check the safety of their pool or spa barrier when they change their clocks at the beginning of daylight saving time on Sunday October 1.

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Latest national report shows under-five pool drownings down 13 per cent on ten-year average

While the newly released Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2017 shows an overall increase in total drowning deaths, in a positive sign for the swimming pool industry it also showed the number of children under five who drowned in a swimming pool has declined when compared to the ten-year averag

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SPASA Australia launches certification and accreditation program

A new initiative to acknowledge the professional development of industry members was launched at the SPASA Convention in Sydney in August.

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ASSA delegates enjoying the sunset over the Arafura Sea

ASSA’s Top End swim school conference exceeds expectations

The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) held their second annual Conference recently in Darwin. With more than 200 participants, expectations were well exceeded, a fact CEO Ross Gage puts down to the high calibre of presenters including five from overseas.

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Perth Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Expo brings in new buyers

SPASA WA has held its first Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Expo on September 9-10 at Claremont Showgrounds after acquiring the business from MH Nominees earlier this year.

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Quality Dolphin Pools' Pool of The Year winner

Quality Dolphin Pools wins Australian Pool of the Year

The SPASA Australia Pool of the Year has been won by Western Australian pool builder Quality Dolphin Pools.

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Should energy providers be able to turn off pool pumps?

Energy providers have been preparing the public for the possibility of demand-side management (DSM) – by which pool pumps could be remotely turned off – through a series of articles in mainstream media.

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Quality buyers visit Melbourne’s winter spa and pool consumer show

SPASA Victoria says its Winter Spa & Pool Show was a great success this August 12-13, hosting almost 4000 consumers over two days.

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Iconic Queensland pool builder Pool Fab bought by Ecozen

Brisbane-based Ecozen Pools + Landscapes has purchased the multi-award winning Sunshine Coast pool builder, Pool Fab.

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Michael Sessler

Video: segmentation and growth in the solar market

Michael Sessler, business development vice president of Magen Eco-Energy, manufacturer of Heliocol solar heating systems talks about the segmentation of the solar market, consumers’ environmental considerations and how Aussies have a great sense of humour

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Dr Jason Fox

Watch the SPASA Convention backstage roundup from the fantastic Dr Fox

The amazing Dr Jason Fox, a modern-day wizard rogue and leadership guru, was one of the headlining speakers at the inaugural SPASA Convention at Doltone House.

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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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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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