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We know insurance isn't sexy... but a successful business sure is

11 December, 2017 by Koula Stamatovski, General Manager Sales & Marketing | Supplied by: AB Phillips

As business owners, you are focused on your core business: meeting the ongoing needs of your customers, the changing demands of the industry, not to mention managing employees and paperwork — the list goes on! So, it is understandable that you can become complacent when it comes to things like insurance. It's not sexy and it's not as exciting as seeking new opportunities and planning for growth. But it is necessary.


New APSP president and CEO appointed

11 December, 2017 by

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) has announced a unanimous selection by its board of directors which will see industry veteran Lawrence S Caniglia serve as its new president and CEO.


Zodiac and SGK fight for Finn

08 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: Zodiac Group Pty Ltd


Stay connected with AstralPool

07 December, 2017 by

AstralPool has launched a new blog and an increased presence on social media platforms to stay connected with customers and deliver the latest company, industry and product information.


Amazon is finally here... now what?

05 December, 2017 by

Amazon's impending Australian arrival has been the source of much speculation over the last six to 12 months, but today marks the first official day of trading... so what does it mean for Australian retailers?


Last chance for input — Code of Conduct for local councils

29 November, 2017 by

Monday, 4 December is the last day for comment on the new Code of Conduct requirements for NSW councillors and council staff. The Office of Local Government issued a draft of the new code in October, under which 1500 councillors and 50,000 staff will be made to meet with strict new requirements.


Remind me never to forget

29 November, 2017 by Spiros Dassakis, Chief Operating Officer, SPASA Australia | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Competent leaders understand the value of knowing what to remember and what to forget. In some instances, it may be beneficial to remember, while in others, it may be detrimental to forget.


WA investigation into childhood drownings

27 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: SPASA Western Australia

The Western Australian Ombudsman has tabled his report in parliament investigating ways to prevent or reduce deaths of children by drowning, according to the latest SPASA WA member bulletin.


Government wants small businesses to digitise

24 November, 2017 by

The Turnbull government has established a Small Business Digital Taskforce, to be headed by entrepreneur Mark Bouris AM, with an aim to ensure more Australian small businesses can thrive in an increasingly digital economy.


Qld Pool Safety Inspectors' CPD Technical Forum

23 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Queensland Pool Safety Inspectors (PSIs) can have their say at the next PSI Technical Forum and Regional Sector Group meeting on 29 November 2017.


Last call for papers — 2018 SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show

22 November, 2017 by

There's just one week to go, with the FINAL deadline for paper submissions for the 2018 SPLASH! event being Thursday, 30 November.


Free Pools and Spas Guide offer for SPASA Australia members

21 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia members can secure a copy of the Pools and Spas Guide from SAI Global, which provides an overview of the standards, certification schemes, regulatory requirements and other industry-specific information relevant to those working in the public and private pool and spa industry.


SPASA Australia releases 2018 training calendar

21 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

With SPASA Australia's new Certification & Accreditation Program now in place, there's never been a better time to invest in education and training. SPASA Australia has released its training calendar for 2018 — read on to find out what's on in your state.


'Builder' scams family out of $4000

17 November, 2017 by

These are the guys that give the industry a bad name. A Perth woman who responded to an advertisement flogging backyard upgrades was scammed out of $4000 and left with an unusable pool and outdoor space, according to the Nine Network and news.com.au. The pictures tell the sad tale.


Locals vote 'yes' to keep pools open

16 November, 2017 by

Around 80,000 Sydney residents participated in a recent local government vote to determine public sentiment on the future of five ageing pools falling under the care of Cumberland Council. 75% of voters signalled support for continued operations at five swim centres in Auburn, Granville, Guildford, Merrylands and Wentworthville.


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