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.

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.

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