If you don't have rocks in your head, perhaps you should. A prestigious South Australian private boys' school is expecting to save more than a third of its energy costs by harnessing the earth's warmth to heat and cool its sports centre.
For its 20th anniversary, the Country Pool Managers Association has put together a stellar line-up, packed full of interesting and relevant presentations. To be held in Forbes, the conference will run from 18 to 20 May.
By the end of next year, Melburnians will not have to commute to the Mornington Peninsula to catch a wave. Instead they will be able to pop down to a man-made lagoon next to the Essendon Football Club in Tullamarine.
Blackpool Zoo in the United Kingdom is home to the largest sea lion enclosure in the United Kingdom. It was recently transformed from drab concrete to a natural, modern and sea lion-friendly environment. Waterco products were used to keep the water pristine.
A Parisian aquatic centre is drawing heat for one of its swimming pools from an unlikely source: a tech company's data servers. The Butte aux Cailles centre, in the 13th arrondissement, will heat a pool with energy taken from a batch of computer servers located underground.
Polin Waterparks has received a Silver Award at the Istanbul International Inventions Fair for its King Cobra waterslide. The waterslide took out the award "in recognition of excellent and creative efforts to invent King Cobra".
Waterco's Micron horizontal commercial filters have been awarded NSF/ANSI Standard 50 certification, becoming the largest filters of this type to be certified to this Standard to date.
The Velocity starting block series from S.R. Smith has a sleek, strong fibreglass footboard made with resin injected transfer technology. The large, 817 x 715 mm platform surface is covered with TrueTread, a non-slip composite material with a raised diamond pattern.
While I respect anyone who has 35 years experience in this industry, Mr Cockerell's remark ['Public pool filter standards urgently needed'] about a Standard for private pool filters is way off the mark. There is and has never been an Australian Standard, nor do I believe has there been such an industry standard.
Industry standards for public pool filter systems are urgently required to decrease health risks for swimmers, swim instructors and lifeguards, a prominent pool engineer has claimed.
South Australia has reported the highest number of Cryptosporidium cases since 2007, with 409 cases notified by 26 December 2015, compared to just 198 in 2014.
Inflatables specialist Aflex Technology provides inflatable units for use in pools and aquatic centres. The range incorporates obstacle courses, slides, animals, pool toys and modular adventure products to encourage active play.
Water safety is a major concern for all Australians, and it is the responsibility of all adults to ensure that children are well supervised at public pools and aquatic centres at all times. In response to this, Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with Swim Australia, has released the National Guide to Public Pools & Aquatic Centres 2015/16.
Mount Alexander Shire Council is to develop plans for an indoor swimming pool in Castlemaine, on a different site to a controversial proposal that was abandoned three years ago.
NSW Health is urging people who have been unwell with diarrhoea to avoid swimming pools until at least two weeks after they have recovered, following a sharp increase in cryptosporidiosis cases in NSW.