Equipment

S.R. Smith custom swimming pool rails and ladders

19 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: SR Smith

Whether it's a minor variation to a standard rail configuration or a one-off design, S.R. Smith's rail and ladder production team can manufacture to the user's precise specifications.


Pentair sales manager retires after 23 years on the job

12 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Pentair Aquatic Systems

Pentair NSW Sales Manager Harry van Veen has retired after 23 years with the company. Adrian Plebani (formerly with Zodiac) has been recruited to fill the position.


AIS EcoLine chlorine generator for domestic pools

27 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Australian Innovative Systems (AIS)

Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has launched a domestic version of its EcoLine chlorine generator for freshwater swimming pools. Used in resorts, water parks and competition pools around the world, the technology is now available for the home pool owner.


Waterco unveils new website

21 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Waterco has launched its new mobile-optimised website, which contains hundreds of catalogues, manuals, case studies and data sheets. The online hub has been designed with a 'friendlier' user face to allow for easy navigation.


From Hurlcon to AstralPool: the evolution of Australia's largest manufacturer and equipment supplier

13 March, 2017 by Peter Wallace | Supplied by: AstralPool

In November 2016, I finished up as MD of AstralPool Australia, 26 years after the company was founded as Hurlcon. During this time the company transformed from a small importer into one of the leading pool equipment manufacturers and suppliers in Australia. The following are some key lessons we experienced through that journey.


Letter to the Editor RE: 'The future of energy and pools'

13 March, 2017 by Travis McNeill | Supplied by: Evo Industries Australia Pty Ltd

I am writing this letter in response to the article 'The future of energy and pools: is the status quo about to shift?' I believe this article contains a large amount of misleading information and I will outline my arguments and back these up with facts and data.


CSIRO developing electrical 'fingerprint' system to reduce household energy use

06 March, 2017 by Alice Richard

The CSIRO is set to partner with a start-up company to develop a system that recognises the electrical 'fingerprint' of individual appliances to increase energy efficiency in buildings.


The future of energy and pools: is the status quo about to shift?

02 March, 2017 by Tom Boadle, General Manager, Sunbather Pool Heating | Supplied by: Sunbather Solar Pool Heating

The world is changing rapidly when it comes to trends in energy consumption. For years the pool industry has been flying under the energy regulators' radar while they target more obvious household products that consume larger amounts of energy. But that may well be about to change.


Cooke Industries appoints northern sales manager

28 February, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Cooke Industries

Cooke Industries has appointed Shane Mackenzie as its northern sales manager to support clients throughout NSW, ACT and Queensland with product education, sales training and business development initiatives.


Hayward MD announces Kokoda trek for charity

30 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Hayward Pool Products Australia

As part of a campaign to raise money for ex-service men and women, and to mark the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Trail Campaign, Hayward Managing Director Tony Sharpe and Cooke Industries Managing Director Cliff Cooke have announced they will complete the Kokoda Trek back to back in April.


2016 Year in Review: Local Pool Heating

27 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Local Pool Heating P/L

Michael Mansfield, owner of Local Pool Heating, shares his insights on the industry for the year just gone and the year ahead.


Pool owner picks a winner with Daisy

23 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Daisy Pool Covers

Daisy Pool Covers received this glowing endorsement from customer Gordon Halnan about the Daisy cover he's had for more than 12 years.


NSW Fair Trading warns against use of inflatable loungers in pools

16 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

NSW Fair Trading has warned consumers not to use inflatable air loungers in water, including in pools. A number of reports have been made of near drownings following the loungers' lining splitting while being used in water.


Submission date for pool pump RIS feedback extended

11 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Worried you've missed the cut-off for submissions on the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on pool pump energy efficiency? Never fear — SPASA has negotiated an extension on the closing date.


From backyard to big-time: a manufacturer's story

09 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: ABGAL Liners and Covers Pty Ltd

For Garry Long, Managing Director of ABGAL Liners and Covers, business is personal. Long has been involved in the pool industry for virtually his whole life, helping the company grow from a backyard family business to Australasia's largest manufacturer of pool liners and covers. He talked to Pool+Spa about his journey and inspirations.


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