Aquatics and Commercial

news of interest to commercial and public pool operators, builders and designers, and the aquatics industry

Latest swimming pool management tenders

Here are the latest aquatic tenders and expressions of interest for pool and waterpark construction and management in Australia and New Zealand. Wodonga City Council – Victoria/NSW Expression of Interest: Management and Operation of Wodonga and Albury Aquatics Facilities (W1162 – 17) Closing on the 10th October 2017 at 2:15pm Documents and further information: […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Read the online 20th anniversary issue of SPLASH! now

The online version of the 20th anniversary issue of SPLASH! is  live 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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Latest aquatic tenders for pool construction and management

See the latest aquatic tenders and expressions of interest for pool and waterpark construction and management around the country.

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This was the eighth time the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was held

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson takes in 600 locations

The 8th Annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) took place at waterparks, community pools and swim schools across the world.

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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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Read the digital version of SPLASH! 112

The digital issue of SPLASH! 112 is out now. Among the many features it includes stories on spas and saunas, waterpark maintenance, splash parks and tax tips, together with all the latest news and most exciting new products.

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Gary Pogharian

Video: waterpark maintenance in the Arab world

In the third in the series of video interviews with international leaders recorded at SPLASH! 2016 on the Gold Coast, we spoke to Gary Pogharian, maintenance director at Yas Waterworld.

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National SPASA Awards and Leadership Convention on August 31 in Sydney

SPASA Australia has released the program for its Leadership Convention to be held on 31 August 2017 at the harbourside Doltone House, on Jones Bay Wharf at Pyrmont in Sydney.

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Thomas leaves Ardent with $730k payout

Ardent Leisure, owner of Dreamworld and WhiteWater World, has fast-tracked the departure of former CEO and MD, Deborah Thomas, providing her a year’s base salary of $731, 291 in the process.

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