This morning the Minister for Local Government, Barbara Perry, put out a media release announcing stronger NSW swimming pool laws. The announcement relates to pool fences, with the requirement that all backyard swimming pools in NSW have a four-sided barrier, regardless of the size or the location of the property they are on.
The Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW (SPASA) has reaffirmed its position as the swimming pool and spa industry’s peak body, and announced a number of new initiatives.
“SPASA NSW is aware of a new association being formed which claims to represent retailers and technicians,” says general manager Spiros Dassakis. “SPASA NSW continues with its commitment in providing a vital association for members across the full gamut of the swimming pool and spa industry.
The NSW Government has axed the privatised builders’ warranty insurance market and plans to take over the scheme. NSW Premier Nathan Rees said yesterday he “will not allow a situation where NSW builders cannot get cover, potentially jeopardising a $20 billion industry which employs 250,000 people”.
SPASA gained Registered Training Organisation (RTO) status on 24 July 2009, following comprehensive preparation to ensure compliance.
“Becoming an RTO is an enormous coup for SPASA NSW, and is a vital first step in gaining national recognition of the pool and spa industry, with our provision of training which is tailored to our industry’s specific requirements,” says SPASA NSW general manager, Spiros Dassakis.
The Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW (SPASA NSW) is pleased to report that improved safety for pool and spa users is moving a step closer with a new Australian Standard for swimming pool suction point covers published this month. This new Standard is the culmination of almost two years’ intensive lobbying by the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW (SPASA NSW).