Australia's peak swimming pool and spa industry body has partnered with the country's longest-running pool and spa trade publication, Pool+Spa, to deliver a powerful new information and marketing channel for the aquatics industry. SPASA Australia has formed an alliance with Westwick-Farrow Media to publish a quarterly magazine to inform, educate and engage pool and spa professionals, as well as to build the profile of the Australian pool and spa industry.
Registrations are now open for the SPASA Australia Leadership Convention, a one-day event that will be the first of its kind for the Australian pool and spa industry.
Swimming can lower the risk of early death by 28%, a new report has found. The report, commissioned by Swim England, found that regular swimming may be associated with a decrease in early death, particularly death caused by cardiovascular disease.
After Ben Beale's sudden and tragic death in April, Aquatic Leisure Technologies has announced several staff changes. Lynley Papineau will take over the role of managing director, with Lynley and Ben's father Lew Beale moving into the role of executive chairman after 30 years as managing director.
I speak to a lot of people thinking of taking a plunge, be it opening a new business or division, launching a new product, staffing potential growth or changing careers. How do you know if you're making the right decision? I like to use a model by author and implementation guru Peter Cook.
Olympian Alisa Camplin OAM has been announced as the third speaker at SPASA Australia's inaugural Leadership Convention in August.
The 'that's not my job' mentality is a potential symptom of a deeper problem that can affect a whole team if not fixed quickly. So how can a manager proactively address this mentality?
Small businesses will benefit from changes announced in the 2017/2018 federal Budget. The instant asset write-off program has been extended for 12 months, enabling small businesses with an annual turnover of up to $10 million to immediately deduct eligible assets each costing less than $20,000.
SPASA Australia is continuing to proactively lobby Standards Australia to make changes to the Australian Standard AS1926.1 Swimming Pool Safety Part 1: Safety Barriers for Swimming Pools. The CS-034 Committee is currently reviewing the Standard.
Award-winning speaker Dr Jason Fox has been locked in for the 2017 SPASA Australia Leadership Convention. Dr Fox is described as "a modern-day wizard-rogue, author and leadership adviser". He is known for his science-based motivational approach, which he calls "motivation design".
SPASA Australia has struck up a collaborative affiliation with the US-based Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the world's largest and oldest association representing the pool and spa industry.
SPASA WA has announced its new committee and office bearers for 2017, after a vote was held at the annual general meeting on 11 April. Chris Hirst of Reflections Pool & Spa Care has been named as the new president, replacing outgoing president Ernie Bevilaqua, who will retain a position on the committee for 12 months.
SPASA Australia is considering establishing a Technical Committee to review two Australian Standards relating to fibreglass pools. SPASA is seeking expressions of interest in a Technical Committee to review the Standards.
Edition 7.5 of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG) has been released. Updated every two years, the latest version of the ADG became effective on 1 March 2017. A one-year transition period applies, during which either Edition 7.4 or 7.5 can be used.
The Australian Standard for safety barriers for private swimming pools is currently under review. SPASA Australia is involved in the revision of AS1926.1—2012 and is urgently seeking feedback from the industry.