1 MARCH 2011
Important information for swimming pool owners in flood affected areas
The Swimming Pool & Spa Association (SPASA) NSW is warning owners of Kiama's flood-affected pools not to empty their pools without first checking with an expert due to the risk of serious damage.
Swimming Pool & Spa Association warns against unsupervised emptying of pools
"Draining a pool whilst the surrounding soil is saturated creates significant structural issues for the pool, plumbing and surrounds," explains SPASA ceo Spiros Dassakis.
5 JUNE 2011
SPASA NSW invests in bricks and mortar Milestone achievement for the industry body
The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of NSW (SPASA) NSW has announced a significant milestone with the purchase of commercial premises for the association's headquarters and main training centre.
"This, on top of becoming a Registered Training Organisation in 2010, is a momentous achievement," says SPASA NSW ceo Spiros Dassakis. "Not only will it enable us to expand our administration functions, having these premises will give us the ability to grow our training facilities and create specialised environments, including setting up working filtration and hydraulic equipment."
20 JUNE 2011
Who scooped the pool for excellence?
SPASA NSW Pool & Spa Awards 2011 – winners announced
Exceptional achievements in creativity, innovation and design excellence from NSW and ACT pool and spa companies were recognised this weekend at the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW's (SPASA NSW) annual gala awards dinner.
3 MAY 2011
Important information for the entire swimming pool & spa industry
Status – AS1926.3 -2010 Testing
SPASA NSW provides status on the new Australian Standard: AS1926.3
SPASA NSW announced in mid March that Queensland Testing Laboratory (QTL) had updated its testing capability and now have AS1926 Part 3 Clauses 5, 6.1, 6.2 and Appendices A & B included on its Scope of Capability.
1 MAY 2011
Revised pool and spa safety standard becomes law
Huge leap forward, says SPASA NSW
A major pool and spa safety milestone has been achieved, with a new Australian Standard for pool and spa suction point covers becoming law on 1 May 2011. Revisions to the Australian Standard 1926.3-1993 Swimming pool safety – Water recirculation and filtration systems has taken more than two years of intensive lobbying by the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW (SPASA NSW).