Tamworth aquatic centre plans brought forward

19 June, 2017 by Alice Richard

Tamworth Regional Council has brought forward plans for an aquatic centre in response to lobbying by a local group. The planning and design was originally set to be completed by December 2020, but the council has now promised to have the project 'shovel ready' by December 2018.

Waterco Electroheat PRO 100 kW commercial-grade heat pump

15 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Available from Waterco, the Electroheat PRO 100 kW heat pump commercial-grade pool heater is designed to deliver efficient large-pool heating in an easy-to-operate and -install package. Each unit can heat up to 250,000 L and can be manifolded for larger pools.

Privacy curtain at council pool sparks anti-Muslim backlash

30 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

A Sydney council's decision to install privacy curtains around a 25 m indoor pool has drawn criticism from the community, due in part to media reports that the curtains were installed to appease the local Muslim community.

Filter media delivers crystal clear water for hydrotherapy pool

29 May, 2017 | Supplied by: AstralPool

The Alan Shearer Activity Centre is a specialist recreational, sensory and social centre for people with disabilities. With its hydrotherapy pool having seen better days, the centre's management set about replacing it with a £500,000 state-of-the-art facility that was bigger and better. Whitewaters Ltd, the pool specialist that handled construction of the new pool, chose OC-1 filter media to handle the pool's filtration.

Survey reveals alarming attitudes to swim hygiene

25 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

A survey of swimming pool users in the US has revealed some laissez-faire attitudes to swimming pool use and health. The results show that many adults don't take swimming hygiene seriously, with as many as one in four adults (25%) saying they would swim within one hour of having diarrhoea.

Swim school founder nominated for 2017 Franchise Woman of the Year

22 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

The founder of JUMP! Swim Schools Fairfield has been nominated for the 2017 Australian Franchise Woman of the Year. Amanda Hicks opened the swim school in 2015 with just 62 students. The school now has nearly 500 students and Hicks plans to open her second franchise in late 2017.

Diverse and interesting program at 2017 Country Poolies conference

19 May, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: NSW Country Pool Managers

Organisers of the NSW Country Pool Managers Conference have announced the date and location of the 2018 conference: 16 to 18 May in Nambucca Heads on the NSW mid-north coast. The venue and dates were announced on day two of the 2017 Country Pool Managers Conference, which is being held in Queanbeyan.

Non-slip flooring creates Magic on Carnival Cruise ships

19 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Sport + Venues (Australia)

In 2015, Life Floor had one eye on the growing cruise ship industry, believing its floor tiles would be perfect for on-deck water parks. Starting with a 'trial run' on Carnival Magic in February 2015, Carnival Cruise Line has now installed the product on nine of its ships in under 13 months.

Theme park operators suffer significant visitor downturn

11 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

The tragedy at Whitewater World in October 2016 is affecting not only Dreamworld's visitor numbers, but also those of its competitor, Village Roadshow Limited (VRL). Visitor numbers for VRL's Gold Coast parks were down 9.4% for the nine months to 31 March 2017.

Coffs council criticised as pool tender awarded to out-of-town contractor

10 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

Coffs Harbour Council has come under fire from locals for its decision to award the tender to manage three pools to out-of-town management company Lane 4 Aquatics. Currently, the pools are managed by local operators but Lane 4 will commence operations on 1 July.

Swimsuit dryer launches in Asia

27 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimsuit Dryer Australia Pty Ltd

The Dry Togs swimsuit dryer is now available in Asia, following its launch at swimming pool and wellness event Global Piscine Asia. The appliance was featured on the innovations stand at the event.

Horizontal filters keep water crystal clear for 1000 visitors per day

24 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Horizontal Waterco Micron filters keep water crystal clear and deal with flow rates in excess of 18,000 L/min at the Splash Kingdom water park in Nacogdoches, Texas. The water park caters to around 1000 visitors per day — up to 60,000 each summer.

Waterco Hydrostar Plus composite plastic pump

18 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Waterco has expanded its Hydrostar Plus series by producing a larger, commercial thermoplastic 12.5 hp model that can deliver 2500 litres of water/min. It has been engineered for aquatic facilities, water parks and large-scale commercial swimming pools.

Bega Valley Shire pools up for tender

12 April, 2017 by Alice Richard

Bega Valley Shire Council will soon invite tenders for its five outdoor pools. The council has indicated it will open tenders for its pools in Eden, Bega, Bemboka, Candelo and Cobargo in mid-April.

Waterborne inflatables Australian Standard announced

07 April, 2017 by Alice Richard

Standards Australia has published and confirmed a new Australian Standard for waterborne inflatables used in amusement park and water park rides — AS 3533.4.5:2017, Amusement rides and devices, Part 4.5: Specific requirements — Waterborne inflatables.

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