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.

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.

BioGuard Super Clear Clarifying Tabs

19 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: BioGuard

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.

2017 BioGuard Pool Schools dates announced

18 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: BioGuard

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.

April Pools Day is no joke

27 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

Following the release of a study that found a staggering 75% of Australian parents say they lack the necessary CPR skills to save a life, Poolwerx has teamed up with Australian Red Cross and Laurie Lawrence's Kids Alive program to launch April Pools Day.

Franchise opportunities available

20 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Clark Rubber

Clark Rubber has a number of franchise opportunities available across the country, for both existing and greenfield sites. Three models are available: the full retail model of a Clark Rubber Store; a Clark Pool and Spa shop; and a mobile pool service territory with a Clark Pool Care Service mobile van.

Jim's turns 90 — and counting

13 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Jim's Pool Care

Jim's Pool Care owner and General Manager Brett Blair is planning to crack the century this year. Now 13 years old and with more than 90 franchises, the company is on track to celebrate its 100th mobile franchise in 2017.

Zodiac Pure Solutions app

07 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Zodiac Group Pty Ltd

The Zodiac Pure Solutions retail app is designed to help users recommend the most suitable chemical products and correct dosages to their customers. It is suitable for use with all pool types, from traditional freshwater pools to mineral pools.

Pooltrackr announces first distribution deal with Lo-Chlor

20 February, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Pooltrackr Limited

Pooltrackr has announced its first distribution deal with chemicals manufacturer Lo-Chlor Chemicals. An end-to-end job management app, Pooltrackr has already attracted interest from hundreds of parties, from sole traders to global enterprises.

Purex Chemicals Pure Care VETO microorganism treatment system

13 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: AstralPool

Pure Care VETO removes microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium, Giardiasis and E. coli that affect swimmers' health and can be used to manage a one-off situation or as part of an ongoing maintenance program.

Franchise expands model with mobile franchisees

07 February, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimart

Swimart has enhanced its bricks-and-mortar model with the launch of its first two mobile franchisees, one in Byron Bay and the other in Mackay. This expands the company's network to 73 franchise outlets and more than 250 mobile service vans across Australia and New Zealand.

Cyanurate: stabilising outdoor pools

06 February, 2017 by John McKenny* | Supplied by: Macquatics Training

Cyanurate is probably the most misunderstood and overused chemical in the aquatics industry. Let's go over the basics to clear up any misconceptions. In this article, John McKenny discusses cyanurate: what it does, why it's important and how best to use it.

Pentair Racer LS pressure-side cleaner

23 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Pentair Aquatic Systems

The Pentair Racer LS pressure-side cleaner is designed for maximum debris material. Its quad-jet technology delivers 25% more cleaning power than other pressure-side cleaners, according to the company.

Pentair Prowler 920 Robotic Pool Cleaner

16 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Pentair Aquatic Systems

Available from Pentair, the Prowler 920 Robotic Pool Cleaner offers good cleaning for in-ground pools. It gives the pool's walls and floor a deep scrubbing and strong vacuuming action, all the way up to the tile line.

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