We're in the midst of aquatic centre overdrive at the moment, with the Rockhampton Second World War Memorial Aquatic Centre officially opening for business.
Work on the $32.5 million Craigieburn Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre project is officially underway. According to Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss, the Australian Government has committed $9.1 million to the project under Round One of the National Stronger Regions Fund. The facility encompasses a fitness centre, health and wellness centre and an indoor aquatic hall.
Families in Alpha, Central West Queensland, no longer have to wait for warm weather to enjoy a swim, with the town's new heated pool officially open for public use.
Given the vulnerable nature of those requiring hydrotherapy, water quality is vital. Leicester Hospital's filtration system struggled to cope with high bather numbers. Waterco's Glass Pearl Media brought the water quality up to scratch quickly and reduced maintenance requirements.
Twelve months after Simons Green Energy installed a 229 kW cogeneration system at Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Wagga Wagga, the numbers are in - and they prove that cogeneration was a sound investment for the centre.
The YMCA Lagoon Leisure & Fitness Centre in Auckland was looking to improve water clarity, reduce water loss and CAC, and save money but was wary of committing to a new system before seeing results. A trial with Zelbrite filter media proved to be the answer.
Inflatables can be a great way to attract new business to your facility or to keep things interesting for your patrons. But it's not all fun and games: make sure you ask yourself the right questions before you take the plunge and invest in inflatables.
The CA$140 million Terwillegar Centre includes the second-largest water park in the province of Alberta, Canada. It was designed to cope with a bather load of 10,000 people per day. Austrian company WAPOTEC helped design the centre's water treatment plant.
As energy prices and global temperatures rise, the world is increasingly looking to new ways to generate energy. So, what's new in the world of pool heating? It's no longer just about solar, heat pumps and gas - there are some fascinating new developments out there.
Scully Outdoor Designs has available a learn-to-swim platform and stainless steel lifeguard tower suitable for commercial aquatic facilities.
When is an Olympic pool not an Olympic pool? When it's in Darwin, apparently. Darwin's Parap Pool has caused confusion after the Darwin City Council applied for government funding to change the pool length to bring it to Olympic-standard length.
S.R. Smith has expanded its line of Swim N' Dunk commercial-grade basketball games with the 76 cm setback Extended Reach RockSolid game.
Investigative work has commenced on Canberra's Olympic Pool after the pool was found to be losing 46,000 litres of water each day - the equivalent of an Olympic pool's worth of water every fortnight.
Construction work on the Big Banana's $1.6 million waterslide complex has begun, with the Coffs Harbour Mayor turning the first sod. Swimplex Aquatics will manage the project, which will include 96 and 100 m open-body slides, a 119 m raft ride and a 45° 'kamikaze' slide.
The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre's waterslide was a 'hand-me-down' in serious need of repair. Swimplex Aquatics won the tender bid for the $700,000 project in May 2014, began site works in late July and handed the site over to council in October.