Malfunctioning pool heater leaves teenager dead from carbon monoxide exposure

05 April, 2017 by Alice Richard

A teenager in the US has died and 14 others sickened after a pool heater leaked poisonous carbon monoxide gas into a hotel pool area.

Four events in one for 2018 ASSA conference

29 March, 2017 by Alice Richard

The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) is bringing together four events around its national conference in 2018.

Australia a winner at KL 2017 Games

22 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Australian Innovative Systems (AIS)

Two Brisbane-based companies have been involved in the design and disinfection of competition swimming pools at KL 2017, the Kuala Lumpur 29th Southeast Asian Games, with Will Marcus of ARGO Architects specifying AIS's EcoLine water disinfection systems.

Victorian drowning toll rises sharply

16 March, 2017 by Alice Richard

A spike in fatal drownings in Victoria has the state's Life Saving body worried, with 11 more drownings recorded in the 2016–17 financial year than the average. Since July 2016, the state has experienced a grand total of 39 drowning deaths, a sharp increase on the five-year average of 28 drowning deaths.

News homes for Rio Olympic pools

15 March, 2017 by Alice Richard

Temporary pools from the Rio 2016 Olympics have been dismantled and will be sent to their new homes for permanent installation before the end of 2017. Completed by Myrtha Pools, the temporary pools were used for both warm-ups and races during the Olympics.

Country Poolies Conference heads to Queanbeyan

08 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: NSW Country Pool Managers

Celebrating its 21st year, the NSW Country Pool Managers Conference will this year be held in Queanbeyan from 17–19 May.

Surf-Air Wave Ride inflatable continuous wave ride

07 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Australian Waterslides & Leisure Pty Ltd

The Surf-Air Wave Ride is a surfing attraction with a fully inflatable ride surface and side walls. Unlike other flow surfing rides that have a hard fall surface and concrete surround walls, the ride has 'soft-fall' technology that improves rider safety.

Sydney pools crack million mark after heatwave

02 March, 2017 by Alice Richard

In just seven months, more than one million customers have passed through the turnstiles of the City's five fitness and aquatic centres — the fastest time the milestone has been reached in any financial year.

AWL to distribute portable inflatable wave ride

01 March, 2017 by Alice Richard

Murphy's Waves has appointed Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) as the sole Australian distributor of its portable inflatable continuous wave ride, the Surf-Air Wave Ride.

EvoEnergy to turn up the heat at WhiteWater World

01 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Evo Industries Australia Pty Ltd

WhiteWater World's water heating system is set to receive an energy-efficient overhaul, with EvoEnergy commencing a system upgrade for the water park's 30 slides, water rides and pools in March 2017.

Wallace & Tiernan Barrier M UV water treatment system range

27 February, 2017 | Supplied by: Evoqua Water Technologies Pty Ltd

Available through Evoqua Water Technologies, the Wallace & Tiernan Barrier M range of UV systems is primarily designed for the treatment of water with flow rates ranging from 10 to 1150 m3/h.

$400m Sunshine Coast water park gets the go-ahead

23 February, 2017 by Alice Richard

A $400 million 'active lifestyle destination' has been given development approval (DA) by the Sunshine Coast Council. SANAD Capital purchased a 25-hectare plot on Steve Irwin Way in January 2016 for the development.

Ardent Leisure takings down 50% after WhiteWater World tragedy

13 February, 2017 by Alice Richard

WhiteWater World operator Ardent Leisure reported a 50% drop in revenue in January 2017, but said that visitation is increasing.

Creatures from the sea

13 February, 2017 | Supplied by: Natureworks

Natureworks was engaged to design, manufacture and install heavy-duty sea creature sculptures at the Broadwater Parklands water playground. The characters had to be extremely durable, resistant to full sun exposure and meet the Australian Standards for playground installation, including height restrictions, anti-slip finish and entrapment avoidance.

Junk food constitutes 92% of purchases from swimming pool kiosks

07 February, 2017 by Alice Richard

Almost all food options sold at swimming pool kiosks are nutritionally poor, research from Deakin University has shown. A survey of Melbourne's four largest aquatic centres found that 92% of what children consumed from the on-site kiosks was classified in the most unhealthy range.

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