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Reader project: The Bellevue Rings

18 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Tectonic Pools

For this project, which won the Freeform or Natural Concrete Pools category at the Master Builders NSW Excellence Awards, Tectonic Pools was given free rein — with some caveats.


POINTCUBE ONESHOT 3D simulation software

25 August, 2016 by | Supplied by: POINTCUBE LTD

ONESHOT 3D is a space configurator intended for hardscape professionals. The 3D simulation software allows the user to see immediately, in their own environment, their future hardscape project, such as pool, hot tub or garden.


How to build rapport in the first 90 seconds

20 June, 2016 by Shah Turner* | Supplied by: Pitch Box

Making a good impression during your first face-to-face encounter is more likely to win you the job and to lay the foundations for an ongoing relationship that generates referrals for your business long after the project is finished. Here is your five-step rapport-building routine in 90 seconds or less.


Letter to the Editor RE: 'Multiple pools on one set of equipment'

27 May, 2016 by

While in most cases to connect three pools to one pump and filter may not be the best thing to do, it is possible if certain conditions are met. The aim must be to get the same filtration or water turnover rate for each body of water.


​Winner announced for 2016 TAFE NSW Landscaping Challenge

20 April, 2016 by

TAFE Illawarra has taken out first place in the 2016 TAFE NSW Landscaping Challenge, building under the theme of 'Modern Australian Backyard', which took place at this year's annual Sydney Royal Easter Show.


Spa Electrics Quantum Multi Plus LED light

24 February, 2016 by | Supplied by: Spa Electrics

The Quantum Multi Plus LED light from Spa Electrics integrates seamlessly with the Pentair EasyTouch and IntelliTouch and the Zodiac Aqualink Tri and Aqualink RS OneTouch pool control systems.


Let's be clear

04 December, 2015 by

Queensland-based Allan Cockerell has been offering specialist consulting engineering services on large public swimming pools and their water treatment plants for over 35 years. He is an advocate for better industry education on the dangers of disinfectant by-products in swimming pools.


Beach-inspired pool design wins Green Square competition

05 November, 2014 by Alice Richard

Andrew Burges Architects has been announced as the winner of a national competition to design the Green Square Gunyama Park & Aquatic Centre. The design beat 143 other entries with a concept inspired by Sydney's beach pools.


Letter to the Editor: RE Designing pools? Go back to school

13 October, 2014 by

With regards to your article 'Designing pools? Go back to school', this is the part where David Tisherman is completely wrong. Interesting article but when he gets to this part [about drawing by hand vs computer] it is very clear that any 3D virtual reality design will blow his colour pencils out of the water!


Designing pools? Go back to school

10 September, 2014 by Alice Richard

Listen up, pool builders: David Tisherman thinks you're not qualified to design pools. Read on to find out why the man who's known as the Frank Lloyd Wright of the pool industry believes pool builders need to go back to school.


Slip resistance requirements for specifying aquatic centre tiling

20 August, 2014 by Carl Strautins* | Supplied by: Safe Environments

In many instances, the slip resistance of a surface within an aquatic centre is not measured or compared with national standards until it is too late and an incident has occurred. Safe design and adequate slip-resistant flooring first starts with good specification practices.


Small but beautiful

13 August, 2014 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Out From the Blue

When Out From The Blue landscape architects first viewed this site, their first reaction was that all outdoor spaces were unusable. The team overcame considerable obstacles to construct the in-ground spa and large garden area.


Attention electronics geeks: The Internet of the Backyard competition is here

16 July, 2014 by

Here's a challenge for those who geek out on electronic design. The Internet of the Backyard competition challenges designers to design garden-based technology products for parties and activities using the CC3200 LaunchPad and online collaborative platform Plotly.


Now you see it

03 July, 2014 by David Tisherman*

Ten years ago, watershapes designer and builder David Tisherman wrote this article about his design inspirations for WaterShapes magazine. His insights are as relevant today as they were ten years ago.


Five-acre underwater theme park planned for Dubai

03 July, 2014 by Alice Richard

The five-acre Pearl of Dubai underwater theme park aims to cash in on the US$3 billion scuba diving and snorkelling market, while increasing marine life in the area. It is being touted as the world's largest sustainable underwater tourism site.


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