Master Builders welcomes ABCC Bill

09 February, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Master Builders Association of Australia

The government's move to re-establish the powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has been welcomed by Master Builders Australia. The ABCC Bill was reintroduced in the parliament on 2 February.

Seal of approval

08 February, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

Delford Smith returned from a business trip one day with an idea. He wanted to build a water park in his home town of McMinnville, Oregon — a historic city located in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country and strategically nestled between the Pacific Coast and Portland.

Passive design standards take hold

01 February, 2016 | Supplied by: Ducon

As designing to German Passive House performance standards becomes more widespread, integrated solar thermal systems divert excess heat to swimming pools, providing the perfect heating solution.

D&D Technologies MagnaLatch ALERT gate latch and electronic alarm

27 January, 2016 | Supplied by: D&D Technologies

D&D Technologies has developed the MagnaLatch ALERT, a combined gate latch and electronic alarm. The device offers a dual alarm system of flashing LED lights and an audible alarm to alert pool owners when a pool gate is left open.

New Guinness World Record for 'World's Largest Crystalline Lagoon'

11 December, 2015

Purification and filtration innovator Crystal Lagoons has set a new Guinness World Record for the 'World's Largest Manmade Crystal Clear Lagoon', breaking its own 2007 record for the iconic 8-hectare San Alfonso del Mar crystal lagoon in Chile.

Daisy pool sales templates

10 December, 2015 | Supplied by: Daisy Pool Covers

Based on the success of Daisy dig templates, which take the guesswork out of digging for fibreglass pool installations, the company's range of sales templates helps potential pool owners visualise their new pool.

Ceramic Solutions Stark bulkheads

09 December, 2015 | Supplied by: Ceramic Solutions

The limitations placed on local government budgets and cost of new-build aquatic centres has led many facilities to review the type of upgrades and provisions aquatic facilities can achieve. With many venues having existing 50 m long pools, bulkheads — otherwise known as booms — offer a way to accommodate a variety of water activities simultaneously within separate areas of the same swimming pool.

Where the mountains meet the sea

30 November, 2015 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

In Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, there is no shortage of scenery, or beautiful homes with lavish pools and expansive gardens. At the epicentre of Brentwood, Malibu, the Santa Monica Mountains and the community of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades is known as the spot in Southern California 'where the mountains meet the sea'.

Asbestos warning for pools

16 November, 2015

According to information from WorkCover NSW via SPASA, a small number of older Australian swimming pools — dating pre-1980 — may have had minute levels of asbestos added to the marble sheen interior when it was first applied.

Cooke Industries QuikClean Anti-Vortex single-channel drain

11 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Cooke Industries

The QuikClean Anti-Vortex single-channel (AVSC) drain from Cooke Industries sits flush within the pool floor and virtually disappears beneath its pebble, render or tile finish lid.

Another day, another pool fencing story

29 October, 2015

The death of a four-year-old boy in Tasmania's Launceston back in 2014 prompted the state's coroner to call for mandatory fencing laws earlier this month. Tasmania introduced legislation in 1994, but it only applied to pools built after that date.

Aqua Technics Pool ColourGuard fibreglass pool surface finish

26 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Aqua Technics Pools

Pool ColourGuard from Aqua Technics is an advanced surface finish for fibreglass pools. It incorporates patented technology to ensure that swimming pool interiors will not fade and will resist the effects of ultraviolet rays.

A focus on wellness

21 October, 2015

The newly refurbished SoleVital health centre in Bad Laer, Germany, incorporates a new building housing a swimming pool area, an exercise and treatment pool with a height-adjustable floor, an 'experience' room with a steam bath, a wellness department complete with gymnastics hall and rooms for physiotherapy and other treatments.


15 October, 2015 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE LATASIL sealant is a high-performance, one-component, neutral-cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications.

Modular Wall Systems fencing solutions

08 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Modular Wall Systems

A rendered masonry wall can add instant value to a home, but bricks are expensive, building is a messy process and render can be prone to cracking. With the surge in demand for bricks and the increasing cost of bricklayers, many home owners are looking to alternative fencing solutions.

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