Hayward Australia and Cooke Industries have raised more than $20,000 for Australian charity Soldier On after the companies' managing directors completed the Kokoda Trail back to back to raise awareness and funds for ex-service men and women.
The development of automation has important implications for the pool and spa industry. Let's take a look at the benefits that remote pool management systems can bring to a builder's or technician's business, and to their clients.
Electrochemicals manufacturer Electrolube was recently approached by a company in Australia for assistance with a particularly unusual application: the customer needed protection for an underwater LED lighting unit.
A family-owned pool shop in Canterbury, NSW, has won the Specialised Retail Business Award at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Andy & Sons, a family business from the Sydney suburb of Canterbury, beat 12 other finalists in the category to take home the award.
The Viron Connect LITE range is an entry-level and expandable integrated pool automation system that can be easily upgraded to include a full-colour touch-screen controller. The AstralPool internet gateway can then be easily added to enable full control from the ConnectMyPool app.
The ELAN Entertainment & Control System, from Core Brands, integrates pool and spa features including climate, lighting, irrigation, filters, security and more, all of which can be controlled with the ELAN app through a simple interface on any device.
Hayward Pool Products Australia has recently appointed two new district sales managers — one for Western Australia and one for Victoria. Both are new to the pool and spa industry, which Shawn Scurrah, Hayward's national sales manager, said will bring fresh enthusiasm and ideas to the team at a time of exciting growth opportunities.
Pentair NSW Sales Manager Harry van Veen has retired after 23 years with the company. Adrian Plebani (formerly with Zodiac) has been recruited to fill the position.
Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has launched a domestic version of its EcoLine chlorine generator for freshwater swimming pools. Used in resorts, water parks and competition pools around the world, the technology is now available for the home pool owner.
Waterco has launched its new mobile-optimised website, which contains hundreds of catalogues, manuals, case studies and data sheets. The online hub has been designed with a 'friendlier' user face to allow for easy navigation.
From Hurlcon to AstralPool: the evolution of Australia's largest manufacturer and equipment supplier13 March, 2017 by Peter Wallace | Supplied by: AstralPool
In November 2016, I finished up as MD of AstralPool Australia, 26 years after the company was founded as Hurlcon. During this time the company transformed from a small importer into one of the leading pool equipment manufacturers and suppliers in Australia. The following are some key lessons we experienced through that journey.