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2016 SPASA South Australia Awards of Excellence winners announced

20 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA South Australia

SPASA South Australia has named its 2016 Awards of Excellence winners. The SA pool industry gathered at the Adelaide Oval on 18 June to acknowledge the state's best performers.


Fierce competition at the 2016 SPASA WA Awards of Excellence

13 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Western Australia

The WA pool and spa industry converged on the Hyatt Perth on 11 June for the 2016 SPASA WA Awards of Excellence. SPASA WA saw increased participation across all sectors of the industry, with more than 200 entries and more than 400 attendees to the event.


From big tobacco to pool supplies: finding your niche

13 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Pool Systems

Warwick Heathcote started his career in Big Tobacco but, dissatisfied with the job, joined the pool industry. He founded Pool Systems in 1983, where he remained as managing director until 2002. He then continued as a non-executive director and major shareholder until retiring in 2014. He shares his experience of starting a company from scratch.


Accreditation awareness campaign wins industry award

08 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

A commitment to accreditation for pool technicians has landed Poolwerx the Marketing Campaign of the Year award at the 2016 SPASA Queensland Awards of Excellence.


Standing behind value — not price

06 June, 2016 by Spiros Dassakis | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

One of the most important strategies in business to remember is that money isn't the only factor in a negotiation. Negotiation is not just about the money. It is also about deadlines, quality, customer service, satisfaction, expertise and after-sales care.


SPASA Queensland announces Awards of Excellence winners

06 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

The Queensland pool industry has named its top performers of the year at the 2016 SPASA Queensland Awards of Excellence. The best of the state's industry were wined and dined at the Brisbane Sofitel on 4 June for the presentation dinner.


Updates to CPR guidelines clarified by industry body

06 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

Guidelines for CPR changed earlier this year, causing some confusion in the industry. The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) released the ANZCOR Guidelines for CPR in January 2016, which replaced earlier ARC guidelines.


Earn CPD points at Qld pool safety information seminar

31 May, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission is running a seminar series called From Our Side of the Fence. Held in a number of locations in Queensland throughout June and July, the free two-hour, face-to-face pool safety information seminar is worth two CPD points.


More people swimming in more pools, more often

09 May, 2016 by Lindsay McGrath | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

In his first industry column for Pool+Spa, SPASA Australia's new CEO, Lindsay McGrath, outlines his take on SPASA's reason for existence and future initiatives.


Guest speakers to attend SPASA Qld Brisbane meeting

04 May, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

SPASA Queensland members will be treated to presentations from two guest speakers at the Brisbane meeting on Wednesday 11 May.


Consultations open for comment on NSW public swimming pools

19 April, 2016

You can have your say on provisions relating to public swimming pools in NSW as the Public Health Act 2010 is now up for review.


Changes to NSW pool and spa compliance

15 April, 2016

Selling and leasing a house with a pool is about to become harder in NSW.


National regulation for pool pump energy efficiency — under consideration

28 March, 2016 by Rick Miles* | Supplied by: E3 Program

The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program is currently examining the costs and benefits of introducing mandatory Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance Standards (MEPS) for residential pool pumps.


54 schools in seven weeks: CPR Awareness Campaign goes statewide

24 March, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: NSW Country Pool Managers

A Tamworth pool manager is taking his passion for CPR awareness across the state, covering 27 regional towns, 54 primary schools and around 5000 students. Over seven weeks and more than 4000 km, Cameron McFarlane will be taking his Primary School CPR Awareness Campaign on the road.


SPASA seeks feedback on safety barrier Standard

21 March, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

SPASA NSW & ACT is seeking feedback from its members on the Australian Standard relating to swimming pool safety barriers after SPASA Australia formed a Technical Committee to review the Standard.


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