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Franchise business takes out three SPASA Queensland awards of excellence

20 June, 2017 by Alice Richard

Jim's Pool Care has scooped the pool at the 2017 SPASA Queensland Awards of Excellence, with the company's Sunshine Coast franchise taking home three awards.


OC-1 Filtration Media

14 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: AstralPool

Exclusively distributed in Australia by AstralPool, OC-1 Filtration Media works through settlement, as opposed to the traditional method of entrapment, maximising the benefits of variable speed pumps.


Franchise group opens new US headquarters

13 June, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

Australian franchise Poolwerx has purchased Dolphin Pool Supply, the largest independent pool retailer in northern Texas, and built a new 10,000-square-foot facility in Dallas that will serve as its US headquarters.


Wallace & Tiernan DEPOLOX Pool Compact disinfection controller

13 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Evoqua Water Technologies Pty Ltd

Available from Evoqua Water Technologies, the Wallace & Tiernan DEPOLOX Pool Compact controller is a disinfection controller that can measure free chlorine concentration, redox (ORP), pH and temperature values.


Automation system reduces big pool's big energy bills

12 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Pooled Energy

Weighing in at 250,000 litres, this huge pool came with a huge electricity bill. The pool accounted for more than 40% of the household energy consumption. Pooled Energy updated the old equipment and reduced the running costs to around 14% of the household energy use, while improving water quality.


WA franchise BDM wins Field Manager of the Year award

30 May, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

Tony Campbell, Poolwerx's business development manager in Western Australia, has been named the Field Manager of the Year for the state at the WA Excellence in Franchising Regional Awards for 2017.


Swimming-related crypto outbreaks double in the US

23 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

Cryptosporidium outbreaks are on the rise in the US, with twice as many outbreaks linked to swimming pools and water parks reported in 2016 as in 2014, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Pooltrackr launches new website

11 May, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Pooltrackr Limited

Pooltrackr has launched a brand new website, with information on the product's feature set, details on launch dates and confirmed pricing.


3-Test Disc for Lamotte WaterLink Spin Touch

09 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: Vendart Pty Ltd

LaMotte has released the 3-Test Disc for its WaterLink Spin pool and spa water testing system, which gives results within 60 s. The disc cuts this time in half.


Service business success

08 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

From the country's largest pool service franchise to local independents, successful service businesses do things differently. What sets them apart from their peers? We spoke to some top service businesses to get their tips on running a successful operation.


Pool tech success: a Q&A with the 2016 Service Technician of the Year

26 April, 2017 by Alice Richard

Paul Rojahn is no stranger to the SPASA Awards of Excellence: he was the 2016 Service Technician of the Year for Queensland and Australia, the 2015 silver award winner, and his business Atlantis Pool Services won silver as the 2016 SPASA Queensland Pool Store of the Year.


BioGuard Super Clear Clarifying Tabs

19 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: BioLab Australia & New Zealand

BioGuard's Super Clear Clarifying Tabs have been updated to better fit with the company's label design. The individual tablets are packaged in a self-standing pouch that is easy to open and includes updated branding.


Simple solution ensures accurate water sample collection

19 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Slapband Bottle

Tom Gorgievski was finding that his customers' water samples were throwing all kinds of inconsistent results due to poor sample collection techniques. Seeking a better way to help his clients maintain their pools, he invented an ingeniously simple device to ensure water samples are collected correctly.


2017 BioGuard Pool Schools dates announced

18 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: BioLab Australia & New Zealand

BioGuard has announced the dates for its 2017 Pool Schools, which will be held around Australia and New Zealand throughout the latter part of the year, beginning in Brisbane in July.


A guide to automatic scheduling

10 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Trimble Field Service Management

There are many benefits to deploying an automated scheduling system, and from a software implementation point of view, it's fairly simple. The change management process doesn't end here, however.


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