Letter to the Editor RE: 'Multiple Pools, one set of equipment'

25 May, 2016

Regarding your article 'Multiple pools, one set of equipment?' [Pool+Spa May/June 2016], I agree with everything published, but my first thought was overflow issues. If the system has been set up correctly, and the water drawn from each pool is equal, and the return water also equal, then everything should run smoothly.

The Blue Glass Pebble Company New Zealand pebbles

24 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Blue Glass Pebble Company

The Blue Glass Pebble Company is a supplier of New Zealand pebbles for swimming pool surfaces. The New Zealand white pebble gives a true white colour with few imperfections. When used in pools, it gives a clean, crystal blue hue to the water with a crisp, vibrant finish.

Dodgy builder skips out on fines, convictions

23 May, 2016 by Alice Richard

The law has caught up with a NSW builder who charged clients huge deposits for landscaping and pool building work before disappearing with the money. However, in keeping with his modus operandi, he has now skipped town and is thought to be living in Western Australia.

Mapei Mapesil AC silicone sealant

12 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Mapei

Mapei's Mapesil AC is a single-component, solvent-free silicone sealant with acetic cross-linking at normal temperatures. It is easily workable and available in 31 colours (including transparent) from the company's coloured Grout and Silicone range.

Wiring rules are changing — have your say

09 May, 2016 by Alice Richard

The Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules have been revised and Standards Australia has released a draft Standard for public comment.

LATICRETE and Europe Imports seminar a success

06 May, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

Europe Imports recently hosted an informative LATICRETE and Ezarri Swimming Pool training seminar at its store in Seven Hills, NSW. There was a great mix of pool builders, pool tilers and mosaic tilers in attendance.

NSW Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection Program now in force

03 May, 2016 by Alice Richard

The NSW Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection Program has now commenced, coming into effect on 29 April. How will the program affect your business? Are you already feeling the effects? Let us know!

Govt announces changes to pool barrier inspection regulations

14 March, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

The government has announced amendments to pool barrier compliance regulations. Home owners will be able to sell a property with a notice of non-compliance, with new owners given 90 days to undertake any repairs required to make the barrier compliant.

Serial offender pool builder busted for unlicensed work

11 March, 2016 by Alice Richard

A pool builder who has been unlicensed since 1990 has been prosecuted by NSW Fair Trading for a host of offences. Garrie John Maxworthy (trading as Maxworthy Pool Restorations) pled guilty to charges including unlicensed contracting, carrying out substandard building work and demanding an excessive deposit.

Modular pools making a comeback

10 March, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimart

In July 2015, Swimart signed an agreement with Sterns Pools to supply its above-ground pools to Swimart stores. Swimart's foray into modular swimming pools appears to be paying off, with first-season results well ahead of expectations. The franchise group said this bodes well for the coming season.

29 April deadline looms: SPASA still concerned about fencing legislation changes

07 March, 2016 by Spiros Dassakis | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

Changes to the NSW swimming pool legislation are due to take effect on 29 April 2016. It is not unreasonable that many stakeholders feel very nervous when there is no announcement or promotion of the swimming pool inspection program with less than 8 weeks to go.

Perth construction boom benefits peripheral businesses

29 February, 2016

While the Perth construction boom is slowing slightly, the need for peripheral constructions like retaining walls and outdoor spaces will continue to grow, according to a leading builder of limestone retaining walls.

Improve profitability and productivity with free technical tile and stone seminars

19 February, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

After their success in 2015, LATICRETE's Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminars will run again this year. An intensive training program, the seminars focus on the needs of construction professionals in the ceramic tile and stone industry, for those who want to improve their profitability and productivity by using LATICRETE products.

LATICRETE HYDRO Ban Adhesive & Sealant

18 February, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

HYDRO BAN Adhesive & Sealant from LATICRETE is a one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. This product is specifically formulated to meet today’s Green Building Standards, as it contains no harmful components, has excellent adhesion on a wide variety of substrates and is VOC compliant.

LATICRETE appoints new Victorian technical sales rep

15 February, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

Erin Fraser has been appointed as a new technical sales representative with LATICRETE Australia. Reporting directly to Neil Warden, LATICRETE Australia's national sales manager, Fraser will be based in Victoria.

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