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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WhiteWater World operator Ardent Leisure reported a 50% drop in revenue in January 2017, but said that visitation is increasing.
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.
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.
Aflex Technology has appointed a new business manager: Frank Witowski. Having operated his own successful businesses for many years, Witowski will manage the company's day-to-day business functions and assist in its continued growth as a global brand.
The Western Australian Government has pledged $176,272 to Leisure Institute of Western Australia Aquatics (LIWA Aquatics) initiatives, including pool safety-related projects and training. The funds were allocated as part of the Community Pool Revitalisation Program.