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Former Olympian to speak at SPASA Leadership Convention

21 June, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Olympian Alisa Camplin OAM has been announced as the third speaker at SPASA Australia's inaugural Leadership Convention in August.


Whose job is it anyway?

14 June, 2017 by Spiros Dassakis, Chief Operating Officer, SPASA Australia | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

The 'that's not my job' mentality is a potential symptom of a deeper problem that can affect a whole team if not fixed quickly. So how can a manager proactively address this mentality?


Small businesses to benefit from Budget announcements

22 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

Small businesses will benefit from changes announced in the 2017/2018 federal Budget. The instant asset write-off program has been extended for 12 months, enabling small businesses with an annual turnover of up to $10 million to immediately deduct eligible assets each costing less than $20,000.


SPASA lobbies for changes to AS1926.1

15 May, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia is continuing to proactively lobby Standards Australia to make changes to the Australian Standard AS1926.1 Swimming Pool Safety Part 1: Safety Barriers for Swimming Pools. The CS-034 Committee is currently reviewing the Standard.


Science-based motivational speaker announced for SPASA Leadership Convention

02 May, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Award-winning speaker Dr Jason Fox has been locked in for the 2017 SPASA Australia Leadership Convention. Dr Fox is described as "a modern-day wizard-rogue, author and leadership adviser". He is known for his science-based motivational approach, which he calls "motivation design".


SPASA Australia forms partnership with APSP

01 May, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has struck up a collaborative affiliation with the US-based Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the world's largest and oldest association representing the pool and spa industry.


New 2017 president and committee for SPASA WA

19 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Western Australia

SPASA WA has announced its new committee and office bearers for 2017, after a vote was held at the annual general meeting on 11 April. Chris Hirst of Reflections Pool & Spa Care has been named as the new president, replacing outgoing president Ernie Bevilaqua, who will retain a position on the committee for 12 months.


Technical committee may review fibreglass pool standards

18 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia is considering establishing a Technical Committee to review two Australian Standards relating to fibreglass pools. SPASA is seeking expressions of interest in a Technical Committee to review the Standards.


Latest edition of Dangerous Goods Code released

11 April, 2017 by Alice Richard

Edition 7.5 of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG) has been released. Updated every two years, the latest version of the ADG became effective on 1 March 2017. A one-year transition period applies, during which either Edition 7.4 or 7.5 can be used.


Pool barrier standard up for review — feedback urgently needed

10 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

The Australian Standard for safety barriers for private swimming pools is currently under review. SPASA Australia is involved in the revision of AS1926.1—2012 and is urgently seeking feedback from the industry.


Bronze sponsor announced for National Awards of Excellence

06 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Hayward Pool Products Australia has been announced as the bronze sponsor for the 2017 SPASA Australia National Awards of Excellence. The award winners will be announced in August 2017 at Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney.


Online platform announced for SPASA Awards of Excellence nominations

04 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has announced a new awards nomination website for the 2017 Awards of Excellence. The online platform will deliver increased efficiency, ease of use and a reduction in costs associated with nominating for the awards.


Step forward to grow — or get back in line

03 April, 2017 by Spiros Dassakis, Chief Operating Officer, SPASA Australia | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

While any growth strategy can be risky if it fails, the rewards if successful can be significant. It's easy to remain mediocre and follow the crowd with unremarkable results. It's much harder to step forward to grow by backing your strategy and taking your troops along for the ride.


Always sometimes

27 March, 2017 by Lindsay McGrath, CEO, SPASA Australia | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

As adults, how often do we always sometimes do a task that we know we should always do as responsible leaders?


Pools add at least $140K to inner Melbourne home value, research shows

23 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Victoria

A swimming pool can add at least $140,000 in value to a house in Melbourne, research conducted by buyer's advocate Secret Agent has found. Analysing 10 suburbs in Melbourne's inner East and South East, Secret Agent found that, on average, a swimming pool added between 10 and 16% to the value of a house.


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