$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.

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.

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.

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.

NZ inflatables company appoints new business manager

06 February, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Aflex Technology Ltd

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.

Regional WA pools receive funding boost for safety and training

27 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

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.

Aquatics and Recreation Victoria appoints new CEO

20 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

Grant Connors has been named as the new chief executive officer of Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV). Connors was appointed to the role after former CEO Anthony McIntosh left to join Little Athletics Victoria.

Safety review clears two Dreamworld rides

19 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

The Tail Spin and Tower of Terror rides were cleared by a multilevel safety review including Workplace Health and Safety Queensland's audit, Dreamworld's internal engineering review, pitt&sherry's independent review plus an external peer-review by LTC, a UK-based theme park safety specialist.

Anti-evaporation technology revealed in Qatar

19 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

Crystal Lagoons, the creator of the world's largest artificial lagoon, has met with Qatari real estate developers to reveal a new film-based evaporation technology that reportedly lowers water waste rates by up to 70%.

BlueFit appointed to manage $24m Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre

18 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

Facility management company BlueFit has been appointed to manage the new $24 million Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre in Bexley. The centre will open to the public on Australia Day.

Top tips for keeping your Wave 300XL cleaner in top condition

16 January, 2017 by John Davie | Supplied by: Orimatech (Poolworx Pty Ltd)

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this is particularly true of robotic pool cleaners — especially in commercial facilities where time is money. Here are a few easy-to-manage tips to keep your Wave 300XL cleaner in top condition.

S.R. Smith SwimWall System

05 December, 2016 | Supplied by: S.R.Smith

The S.R. Smith submersible SwimWall System provides pool space flexibility through its ability to separate pool space in less than 1 min. It can be designed to span the entire pool width or just part of a pool, effectively doubling the number of available lanes in a 50 m pool or converting select lanes to 25 m.

Wallace & Tiernan DEPOLOX Pool E 700 P pool management system

01 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Evoqua Water Technologies Pty Ltd

Available from Evoqua Water Technologies, the Wallace & Tiernan DEPOLOX Pool E 700 P pool management system has been designed for measurement and control functions as well as process control in pool water treatment applications.

Wallace & Tiernan OSEC on-site hypochlorite generation systems

24 November, 2016 | Supplied by: Evoqua Water Technologies Pty Ltd

Wallace & Tiernan OSEC electrolysis units for on-site generation of hypochlorite are available through Evoqua Water Technologies. The systems produce sodium hypochlorite by electrolysing a brine solution.

Cairns aquatic centre wins EA Project of the Year Award

10 November, 2016 by Alice Richard

The Tobruk Memorial Pool redevelopment has been awarded the Cairns Regional Project of the Year Award. The multimillion-dollar aquatic centre took out the prize at the Cairns Regional Engineering Awards, hosted by Engineers Australia.

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