Remco's Coverstar is a fully automatic vinyl pool cover system that is firmly fixed into two tracks. At the turn of a key or the flick of a switch, the rectangular-shaped, automatic pool cover rolls on and off.
S.R. Smith has appointed David Fifield as the company's new business development representative. In his new role, Fifield will work with the company's distributors in Queensland to increase exposure of the S.R. Smith Deckscaping range.
Rather than being a leisure purchase, the humble backyard pool has developed a reputation for taking more time to maintain than to enjoy. It really needs something to shift it firmly back into the realm of leisure. Automation could be the key to that.
Ever since the introduction of mechanical time clocks designed specifically for swimming pool control back in the 1950s, automation manufacturers have been steadily producing technology intended to reduce the physical effort required to operate and maintain pool and spa systems.
The Waterco Aquamaster Pool & Spa is an easy-to-use and energy-efficient automation system. The wall-mount touchscreen control panel can be operated from indoors, allowing home owners to easily manage pool, spa and ancillary function.
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.
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.
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.
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.