SPASA NSW & ACT members will soon vote on the proposed merger with SPASA Australia. A general meeting has been set for Wednesday, 26 October, at which members will have the opportunity to vote on the future direction of the association.
The Poolwerx franchise system has been ranked in the top quintile of the worldwide franchising sector in an independent report ranking the credit profile of franchise systems. The report was completed by franchise information and business intelligence firm FRANdata.
The NSW Government has released the Lambert review of the Building Professionals Act 2005, and has also issued a response to the review.
Many Australian companies invest heavily to send their sales managers to the US for training each year, but new research suggests this investment may not be as wise as you'd imagine.
Royal Life Saving has released its National Drowning Report 2016. The 2015/16 financial year saw a 5% increase on the previous year, with males drowning at far higher rates than females. Forty-five drownings occurred in swimming pools, accounting for 16% of total drownings.
It's not rocket science, but approaching and talking to a complete stranger, cold calling and networking can terrify the best of us. Here are three top tips I have seen used in our fantastic industry to grow your network and, hence, your business.
The question of whether out-of-ground pool walls constitute compliant swimming pool barriers in NSW has been raised at a local government meeting.
The Building Professionals Board is hosting a roadshow throughout NSW to update certifiers on proposed amendments to online lodgement of DAs and complying development certificates.
Swimming pool experts are being sought to provide feedback on proposed continuing professional development (CPD) activities for swimming pool certifiers. These independent experts will review a CPD program developed by the BPB and advise whether the proposed activities are suitable.
It's not rocket science: a well-researched, carefully prepared grant application will always be considered more favourably than one that is poorly planned and written, regardless of how deserving the project is. Lawrance Ryan, Grants and Executive Projects Officer from Cowra Shire Council, shares an insider's tips and tricks for securing grant funding.
The ALFAQ (Australian Leisure Facilities Association Queensland) annual general meeting saw a changing of the association's guard, with David Speechley, ALFAQ president of a number of years, stepping down from the position.
SPASA has called on all industry stakeholders to provide their support and feedback to a project proposal submitted to Standards Australia for the revision of AS1926 Swimming Pool Safety Part 1: Safety barriers for swimming pools.
The best of the Australian pool and spa industry converged on Jupiter's Casino on the Gold Coast on 18 August to honour its top performers at a gala dinner following the Splash! show.