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Just how good is the pool market in Australia? Cal Stanley looks at how the Australian market stacks up against the biggest market in the world – the USA – and finds that while we’re smaller overall, in terms of pools per capita we more than hold our own.

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The new Fluidra explained The merger of Fluidra and Zodiac has created the biggest pool and spa industry supplier both globally and locally. We speak to the local managing directors to learn about the new structure and their future plans.

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Australia’s best: the 2018 national award winners All the winners from the night of nights on the Gold Coast, presented at the National Awards Gala, showcasing the very best across the nation in every category.

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All the winners from all the states All the awards of excellence winners from New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

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Crucial clarity in The Meg’s underwater studio Before filming The Meg, American movie giant Warner Bros Studios needed assurance that the underwater dive tank was able to create a blank canvas for filmmakers, meaning the water had to be crystal clear.

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SPLASH! 2018 buzzes with record attendance Once again the SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show has raised the bar for locally held events, and once again we bring a comprehensive rundown on the most impressive show ever held on these shores, as well as the associated events that made up SPLASH! Week.

Father’s legacy in award winning pool The joy of winning the 2018 National Pool of the Year award was tinged with sadness for Freedom Pools’ Adam Bugden, as it was the last pool his father Alan worked on prior to his untimely passing.

regulars News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Chemistry tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Pool DAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Commercial news . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

New products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Spa tech tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Ad index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Industry moves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Profile for The Intermedia Group

SPLASH August - September 2018  

SPLASH! is the leading trade publication for the Australasian “wet industry”, incorporating the swimming pool, spa and aquatics industries....

SPLASH August - September 2018  

SPLASH! is the leading trade publication for the Australasian “wet industry”, incorporating the swimming pool, spa and aquatics industries....