For resource-stretched council, it's pool fences versus cladding

14 November, 2017

Victoria's City of Moreland council is in danger of falling behind in pool safety checks as it devotes resources to external cladding inspections, according to a recent article in the Herald Sun.

Inaugural SPASA Leadership Convention: take-home tips from our three speakers

13 November, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

At SPASA's inaugural Leadership Convention, the three keynote speakers — Michael McQueen, Dr Jason Fox and Alisa Camplin OAM — shared their strategies for success, encouraging attendees to look at the big picture and plan for future growth within their businesses.

AstralPool Australia/Fluidra merges with Zodiac

06 November, 2017 | Supplied by: AstralPool

Fluidra and Zodiac Pool Solutions have announced a merger, expected to close in the first half of 2018. Fluidra will maintain global headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, and North American headquarters in San Diego, CA. The merged company will keep Fluidra's name and operate in more than 45 countries, including Australia.

What's your business exit strategy?

02 November, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Victoria

If you're a SPASA Vic member and you can't answer that question, you may want to get along to the association's AGM on 8 November and listen to guest speaker Greg Johnson, Principal Consultant of Ascend Business Partners.

LATICRETE welcomes new technical sales rep

01 November, 2017 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE Australia has announced the appointment of Glenn Mannix as its new technical sales representative. He'll be working with the company's NSW customers, alongside Joe Tabone and Craig Hunter.

Zodiac brings back Freestyle Rewards program

31 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Zodiac Group Pty Ltd

Zodiac is rewarding both retail and trade customers this summer. Under the trade-based Freestyle Rewards program, pool shop professionals can earn points and claim rewards when they sell eligible Zodiac products.

Waterco Advance training platform wins 4 Gold Awards

26 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Waterco has rounded out 2017 by taking home the coveted SPASA National Training and Excellence Award — adding to three state wins for the Waterco Advance program.

Jonas Leisure fitness centre membership management app

26 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Jonas Leisure

Jonas Leisure has launched a mobile-friendly solution to help leisure and fitness centres manage sales and sell memberships.

Hayward Pools recruiting for Victorian sales team

26 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Hayward Pool Products Australia

Hayward Pool Products is looking for an experienced salesperson to join the Melbourne team, managing accounts throughout Victoria.

Katoomba pool could be filled in to save council money

25 October, 2017

Katoomba looks set to be the latest public pool casualty, with locals up in arms over the Blue Mountains City Council proposal to close the 50 m outdoor pool in an effort to curb high maintenance costs.

Poolwerx chairman inducted into FCA Hall of Fame

23 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Poolwerx

Poolwerx Chairman Rod Young has been honoured at the recent MYOB Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) Excellence in Franchising Awards, and inducted into the council's Franchise Hall of Fame.

Employee or independent contractor — do you know the difference?

23 October, 2017 by Sophie McDonald* | Supplied by: HR Central

Limit your risk as a franchisor, franchisee or small business owner when it comes to classifying your workers correctly. Read on for tips from Sophie McDonald of HR Central on how to tell the difference between employees and independent contractors.

CPD points available for SPLASH! show training courses

20 October, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has announced that it will host a series of training courses at the 2018 SPLASH! trade show, which can be used to acquire CPD (continuing professional development) points.

Demand response projects announced for NSW, Vic and SA

20 October, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Pilot projects for power demand response have been announced for Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. While this is one way to reduce energy use, SPASA Australia is objecting to the use of demand response for pool pumps.

New sales executive for SPASA Australia

18 October, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has appointed a new sales executive: David Stennett. Stennett will oversee sales for the SPLASH! magazine and expo, as well as bringing his diverse knowledge and skills to the association. Stennett's appointment comes after the resignation of Karen Jacques from the role of national sales manager of SPLASH!, effective 20 October 2017.

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