Wave pools and water parks in the works

01 December, 2017

Wave pools and water parks are the order of the day at the moment, according to reports published on Australian Leisure Management.

Potentially cancer-causing chemicals in Katherine pool have locals worried

26 September, 2017 by Alice Richard

Locals in the NT town of Katherine have raised concerns over chemical levels in their town pool, with PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) levels almost reaching the maximum permitted level.

EvoHeat expands into Singapore

20 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Evo Industries Australia Pty Ltd

EvoHeat is going global, with the company announcing a strategic business decision to expand into Singapore. The expansion company, Evo Industries Singapore, will officially launch in late September 2017.

Swim school software distribution deal announced

18 September, 2017 by Alice Richard

Jonas Leisure has been named as the exclusive distributor of Udio's school and course management software, which is designed to connect swim schools and aquatic facilities with the parents of young swimmers online in real time.

Submersible pool separation system maximises flexibility for aquatic centre

18 September, 2017 | Supplied by: S.R.Smith

After the UQ Aquatic Centre was damaged in the Brisbane floods, the university seized the opportunity to upgrade its existing 50 m pool. The upgrade included installing an S.R. Smith SwimWall System to provide more options for programming.

Redeveloped aquatic centre utilises EtherNet/IP

04 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

The recently redeveloped Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre at Lidcombe in Sydney's west utilises industrial controllers and an EtherNet/IP network provided by Omron.

Filter media minimises running costs for community pool

22 August, 2017 | Supplied by: AstralPool

The town of Dartmouth lacked a community pool for year-round learn-to-swim classes and recreation. In late 2016, following many years of the community working hard to raise funds, a 25 m indoor pool was built and opened to the public. OC-1 filter media was selected for its effectiveness and energy efficiency.

Council fined $15K for swim centre chlorine discharge

21 August, 2017 by Alice Richard

Lake Macquarie City Council has been issued with a $15,000 fine by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) after 16,000 L of chlorinated water was discharged into a creek from the West Wallsend Swim Centre.

Study finds connection between indoor pool lifeguards and respiratory problems

16 August, 2017 by Alice Richard

Lifeguards who work more than 500 hours a year at indoor pools are two to six times more likely to suffer respiratory problems than those who work fewer hours, a Canadian study has found.

Inclusion program wins national innovation award

14 August, 2017 by Alice Richard

Belgravia Leisure's Access and Inclusion Program has been jointly awarded the top prize for the Programs, Activities and Events category at the Sports, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards.

Swim schools urged to support child safety initiative

26 July, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

Learn-to-swim schools are being encouraged to support Learn2Swim Week, an initiative that aims to boost the number of children learning to swim. Learn2Swim Week offers free swimming lessons for children under five at partnered swim schools around the country.

Swim teacher named National Teacher of Aquatics for water safety program

26 July, 2017 by Alice Richard

A swimming and water safety teacher has received national recognition for her inclusive and accessible swimming program. Jill Heffernan was presented with the 2016 National Teacher of Aquatics — Access and Inclusion Award by AUSTSWIM.

Attractions industry boom sees increased numbers at trade expo

03 July, 2017 by Alice Richard

The Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), held from 13–16 June in Singapore, attracted an estimated 7500 participants, including 5100 qualified buyers and 375 exhibiting companies from 34 countries.

Perth's first free-standing rooftop composite fibreglass pool installed

03 July, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Aqua Technics Pools

The Park Regis Hotel in Subiaco, Perth, is now home to Western Australia's first free-standing rooftop composite fibreglass pool. The custom-designed pool, constructed and installed by Aqua Technics Commercial, was lifted by crane to the top of the nine-storey hotel.

Belgravia appointed to manage 10 aquatic facilities in Moreton Bay region

19 June, 2017 by Alice Richard

Belgravia Leisure has been appointed to manage 10 aquatic facilities across the Moreton Bay region. The company will now manage council pools at Bribie Island, Caboolture, Deception Bay, Woodford, Albany Creek, Ferny Hills, Lawnton, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes and Dayboro.

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