NT pool challenges Treasurer's mathematical ability

22 May, 2015 by Alice Richard

When is an Olympic pool not an Olympic pool? When it's in Darwin, apparently. Darwin's Parap Pool has caused confusion after the Darwin City Council applied for government funding to change the pool length to bring it to Olympic-standard length.

Work begins on Big Banana waterslides

01 May, 2015 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimplex Aquatics

Construction work on the Big Banana's $1.6 million waterslide complex has begun, with the Coffs Harbour Mayor turning the first sod. Swimplex Aquatics will manage the project, which will include 96 and 100 m open-body slides, a 119 m raft ride and a 45° 'kamikaze' slide.

Investigations begin on leaky Canberra Olympic Pool

01 May, 2015 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Australian Leak Detection

Investigative work has commenced on Canberra's Olympic Pool after the pool was found to be losing 46,000 litres of water each day - the equivalent of an Olympic pool's worth of water every fortnight.

Waterslide breathes new life into aquatic centre

15 April, 2015 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimplex Aquatics

The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre's waterslide was a 'hand-me-down' in serious need of repair. Swimplex Aquatics won the tender bid for the $700,000 project in May 2014, began site works in late July and handed the site over to council in October.

Stay of execution for Epping Aquatic Centre

09 April, 2015 by Alice Richard

Epping Aquatic Centre has temporarily dodged a bullet after Hornsby Shire Council decided to defer voting on its demolition. The council will vote on the matter in June to allow time to gather further information and consider alternatives.

Future of council pool uncertain

08 April, 2015 by Alice Richard

The future of Epping's Dence Park pool hangs in the balance with Hornsby Council debating whether or not to reopen the 55-year-old pool for the next summer season after it closed for the winter on 31 March.

Canberra pool springs a 46,000 litres-a-day leak

24 March, 2015 by Alice Richard

Canberra is often full of leaks of the political kind, but now the city has sprung a literal leak - and it's a big one. The Canberra Olympic Pool is reportedly losing an estimated 46,000 litres of water each day - the equivalent of an Olympic pool every two weeks.

Computer-aided drowning detection system saves British woman's life

05 March, 2015 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Maytronics Australia Pty Ltd

Installing a computer-aided drowning detection system has paid off for a British aquatic centre - 10 years after it was first installed.

Bringing pools to schools to improve water safety skills

18 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Lack of access to a pool can mean that some kids don't ever have the chance to learn to swim. A unique program in New Zealand is tackling this issue in an unusual way.

Solar hot water system delivers immediate gas savings

04 February, 2015 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Supreme Heating

Looking to reduce costs and meet sustainability targets, the City of Melville decided to install a solar hot water system at its LeisureFit Booragoon facility. Supreme Heating WA carried out the installation of this 160-panel project.

A win for council, community and environment

28 January, 2015 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: The Pool Enclosure Company

Looking to extend the swimming season and increase revenue while meeting sustainability targets, Randwick City Council had a pool enclosure from The Pool Enclosure Company installed at its Des Renford Leisure Centre.

Patronage and safety standards increase in WA aquatic centres

23 January, 2015 by Alice Richard

West Australian aquatic centres saw more than 10 million visits each year and enjoy high safety ratings, according to a new report from the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia (RLSSWA).

Keeping the Pies warm - and cold

14 January, 2015 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Commercial Aquatics Australia

As part of a $10 million makeover of the Westpac Centre, Commercial Aquatics Australia designed and installed hot and cold recovery pools for the facility, which is the training hub for the Collingwood Football Club.

Free public pool safety guide released

08 January, 2015 by Alice Richard

The inaugural edition of the National Guide to Public Pools & Aquatic Centres has been released. The safety guide is distributed free of charge to operators of Australian public swimming pools, aquatic centres and water parks.

Seven reasons to choose fabric structures

07 January, 2015

With fabric structures offering a unique alternative to traditional roofing structures, fabric architect MakMax Australia shares seven key reasons why facilities and venues of all types - and their architects and designers - should consider using fabric structures.

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