17 March, 2015 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

PERMACOLOR Select from LATICRETE is a high-performance cement grout. According to the company, it offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution.


10 February, 2015 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE has added eight bright additive colours to its SPECTRALOCK GROUT DAZZLE line: Blue Hawaii, Tangerine Orange, Limeade, Pretty in Pink, Lemonade, Ruby Slippers, Candied Apple and Purple Haze.

Free access to National Construction Code now available

09 February, 2015 by Alice Richard

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has made the National Construction Code (NCC) available online at no cost to builders or tradespeople. The code is available to access in sections that are most relevant to different building sectors.

BIOTOP Living Pool Converter System

27 November, 2014 | Supplied by: Natural Swimming Pools

The BIOTOP Living Pool Converter System converts conventional pools to chemical-free pools. The existing pool is only minimally rebuilt. The existing water circuit, comprising a skimmer, pump and sand filter, can still be operated. Only the chlorination system is shut down.

Tiling the Marina Bay Sands pool in the sky

19 November, 2014 by Eric Carson | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE materials were selected for architect Moshe Safdie's ambitious infinity-edge pool design that spans three 55-storey hotel skyscrapers on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Measuring over three times that of an Olympic-sized swimming pool on a cantilevered rooftop observation deck, the Sands SkyPark signature design element was no ordinary pool tile application.

Letter to the Editor: Backwash lines

13 November, 2014 by Alice Richard

The final paragraph of 'The Good, the Bad and the Sludgy' [Pool+Spa Nov/Dec] states: "... every 90° elbow is the equivalent of another length of pipe - another 6 metres." In fact, a 40 mm elbow is the equivalent of only 1.6 m of pipe and a 50 mm elbow 2.2 m of pipe.

ParexDavco Rejuvenation Grout

31 October, 2014 | Supplied by: ParexDavco

Parex Davco Rejuvenation Grout restores discoloured or damaged grout without the need to remove the old grout and then re-grout the area.

Ezarri Australia Gem range of mosaic tiles

17 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Europe Imports Pty Ltd

Ezarri Australia has launched a range of glass mosaic tiles based on the characteristics found in gemstones of the Australian outback. The Gem range comprises five colours: Aquamarine, Sapphire, Emerald, Topaz and Tourmaline.

Fittings to handle the heat

13 October, 2014 by Alice Richard

Looking to reduce gas bills for its heated swimming pool, Perth College decided to install an evacuated tube (EVT) solar pool heating system. Supreme Heating WA chose the Viega Propress system for its ability to withstand high water temperatures.

How to ensure a pool surround is up to scratch

08 October, 2014 by Alice Richard

When it comes to pool surrounds, tile consultant Colin Cass says there are three main issues to consider to ensure the job's done right: choice of materials, allowing for movement and material care and maintenance.

Boral Abode and Stoneworks Travertine pavers

04 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Boral

Boral has added two colours to its concrete paver range, with a Charcoal coloured paver added to the Boral Abode range and a Bluestone coloured paver added to the Boral Stoneworks Travertine range.

Efflock Hydrophobic Sealer for Masonry

01 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Efflock

Efflock has released a second label under its brand - a Hydrophobic Sealer for Masonry. It is particularly suitable for use on highly porous stone and concrete, and offers good protection against salt absorption, making it suitable for pool surrounds.


19 September, 2014 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

PERMACOLOR Grout is a high-performance cement-based grout. It provides consistent colour while resisting efflorescence and blotchiness.

BIOTOP Living Pool combinations

01 September, 2014 | Supplied by: Natural Swim Ponds

Available in Australia from Natural Swim Ponds, BIOTOP Living Pool combinations offer an alternative to the conventional chlorinated swimming pool.

Skypebble pool interior products

29 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Sky Pebble

Skypebble has extended the colour range of its pool interior products. The products are available in three finishes, based on three sizes of pebbles: Pebblesheen, Pebblefina and Skypebble Original.

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