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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.