PoolWerx lends hand to flood hero

Thursday, 07 April, 2011

Australia's leading pool and spa care network PoolWerx has banded together with suppliers to lend local hero and Emergency Management Queensland Rescue Pilot Mark Kempton a helping hand with his floodravaged backyard.

When Grantham was hit by a wall of water last month, Mr Kempton along with his team winched 28 flood victims to safety despite the fact his own Yeronga house was being inundated.

Mr Kempton said the extent of the damage to his backyard was unimaginable.

"My pool was submerged by the flood water which completely inundated my backyard and the entire bottom level of my house" he said. "Considering the amount of mud and debris in the pool I don't know what I would've done without PoolWerx's help. They offered their expertise for free and spent about two weeks sorting out everything from the muddy water to the damaged equipment."

The work conducted by PoolWerx on Mark's pool is valued at $6,000 including equipment and chemicals donated by AstralHurclon and Zodiac.

Mr Kempton said he was overwhelmed by PoolWerx's generosity.

"I'm forever grateful to PoolWerx for the sheer amount of labour they put in to turn my pool from a swamp to the crystal-clear state it's in now."

"With the house looking like a bombshell, it's a relief to escape to the pool and cool off with my wife and kids. It's our way of relaxing in the middle of the mayhem."

PoolWerx Commerical and Technical Executive Anthony Wheatley said Mark deserved to be rewarded for his rescue efforts.

"I was touched by Mark's selfless act and I wanted to show him the kindness that he showed the Grantham community," he said. "We're extremely proud to help out such a deserving family."

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