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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPASA Queensland members will be treated to presentations from two guest speakers at the Brisbane meeting on Wednesday 11 May.
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.
Selling and leasing a house with a pool is about to become harder in NSW.
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.
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 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.