Kokoda trek raises $21,940 for charity

19 June, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Hayward Pool Products Australia

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.

Pool automation: making a splash with builders and pool owners alike

05 June, 2017 by Bret Jacob* | Supplied by: ELAN Home Systems

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.

AstralPool Viron XT variable speed pump range

01 June, 2017 | Supplied by: AstralPool

AstralPool has introduced the Viron XT variable speed pump range. The pumps have nine-star energy efficiency, fast primers and overdrive functionality. Two models are available: the P320XT and P520XT.

Encapsulation resin protects underwater LED lighting unit

31 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Electrolube

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.

Pool shop wins Small Business Champion Award

24 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

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.

Daisy UBR (Under Bench Roller) pool cover storage

24 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Daisy Pool Covers

Daisy Pool Covers has launched an addition to its roller range — the Daisy UBR (Under Bench Roller). It is not just a roller, but also a useful poolside addition to complement pool settings.

AstralPool Viron Connect LITE pool automation system

17 May, 2017 | Supplied by: AstralPool

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.

ELAN Entertainment & Control System

02 May, 2017 | Supplied by: QualiFi Pty Ltd

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 hires district sales managers for WA and Victoria

02 May, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Hayward Pool Products Australia

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.

Hayward SharkVAC Robotic Pool Cleaner

01 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Hayward Pool Products Australia

The Hayward SharkVAC Robotic Pool Cleaner is the last cleaner in the Hayward range to have a design refresh, giving the Clean Team range of cleaners a cohesive, modern look.

S.R. Smith custom swimming pool rails and ladders

19 April, 2017 | Supplied by: S.R.Smith

Whether it's a minor variation to a standard rail configuration or a one-off design, S.R. Smith's rail and ladder production team can manufacture to the user's precise specifications.

Pentair sales manager retires after 23 years on the job

12 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Pentair Water Australia Pty Ltd

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.

AIS EcoLine chlorine generator for domestic pools

27 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Australian Innovative Systems (AIS)

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 unveils new website

21 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

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 supplier

13 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.

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