The SureClose ReadyFit hinge and closer from D&D Technologies is easy to install, with no special tools or holes in posts required. Designed to replace conventional, individual commercial gate hinges and closers, the hinge closer provides smooth, bind-free performance.
Australian and New Zealand governments are preparing a consultation RIS which will present the aims and reasoning for a set of proposals to improve the energy efficiency of pool pumps and invite submissions from companies and members of the public.
Brauer Industries has scaled down its commercial ozone technology to produce a residential line of OzoneSwim pool purification systems. The systems combine ozone with a mineral/salt cell to create soft, hygienic and odour-free water for backyard pools and spas.
Brauer Industries has developed a line of secondary advanced oxidation process (AOP) disinfection systems suitable for learn-to-swim, hydrotherapy and aquatic centre pools by combining both ozone and UV technology to produce a highly reactive oxidising agent.
Waterco has released the E360 system that helps enhance water circulation, in turn reducing energy and chemical use. Key to the system is the Q360 Turbine Valve, an efficient valve that alternates maximum flow to each of the three nozzle-down jets, ensuring the entire pool is well circulated.
More than 60 residents in Hornsby were evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out at the Pool and Spa Warehouse on 3 April. It took 50 firefighters five hours to extinguish the blaze.
After the market was flooded with shoddy imports, pool cover suppliers joined forces to form the Pool and Spa Cover Association of Australia (PASCAA), a national organisation that ensures the integrity of the industry by putting pool covers through their paces.
Following on from our Industry Roundtable on pool covers and enclosures, we talked to some more pool cover experts to hear their opinions on the state of the industry. Simon Boadle, director of Sunbather, and Sancell's Kathleen Wrigglesworth share their thoughts on pool covers.
For our pool covers and enclosures Industry Roundtable — our eighth Roundtable to date — we explored both ends of the spectrum: high-end pool enclosures that run into the tens of thousands of dollars and simple but effective solar covers.
Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has been named as a finalist in the 2016 Australian Small Business Champion Awards (ASBCA) in the Manufacturing Business category. AIS CEO Elena Gosse is also a finalist in the Business Entrepreneur category.
Hayward Pool Products (Australia) has upgraded its Super Pump to a variable-speed model. The Super Pump VS has an 8 star energy rating and delivers up to 80% savings on swimming pool running costs when compared with traditional single-speed pumps. This self-priming pump is designed to provide dependability and corrosion-free service while reducing maintenance requirements.
Sancell has changed the dome profile of its polyethylene pool blankets. The Streamline Dome Profile has a rounded bubble 18 mm wide and just 3 mm high.
Shawn Scurrah has been announced as Hayward Pool Products' new national sales manager. Scurrah commenced the role on 21 March and will work out of the company's Melbourne head office.
Former S.R. Smith Australia product manager Jeremy Smith has been appointed as the company's business development manager. Smith will work with distributor partners to increase the company's Deckscaping range.
Available from Pool Ranger, the Reltech Ecoflo V3 and V5 Pro pumps enable pool and spa owners to choose how to run their pumps in the most efficient way to decrease electricity costs and carbon emissions.