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86. Crystal Yu from Jewels for Pools was showing their new rendered pool surface. “It’s 100 per cent glass finish but acid wash only. So builders don’t have to worry about getting rid of the slurry, and they’re not limited to the applicators only doing pebblecrete. You put it on like a normal render, just smooth it off and the next day acid wash it, that’s it. You don’t have to expose the aggregate. It’s a lot smoother than our current product and a far better choices of colour.” 87. Long-time SPLASH! attendees at both the trade show and the training (they became NSPI certified at SPLASH! Asia in 2013) Gurcharan Kaur and Arjeet Singh of AJ Crystal Pool (with their daughter). Kaur says she enjoyed the show. “Some of the interesting things I found were the paint for the pools, and Zodiac chlorinators – they’ve upgraded the product – and also the ICH robots. We came in a group this time and went sightseeing – we enjoyed that. We went whale watching, it was fantastic. The whales were so friendly, they were so near to us. And the kids enjoyed it too.”

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88. Michael Kettewell from the Blue Glass Pebble Company: “We are getting a lot of work with commercial precincts now, hotel pools, public lagoons both here and throughout the Asia Pacific. Our newest colour is Cosmic Black. It’s never going to be as popular as the blues, but there definitely is a segment of the market that wants as dark as you can get it. And this is as dark as we can possibly make.” 89. Luther McLachlin from Bauer Industries says that the first day was very good and hopefully they’ll get some good results and some sales on the back of it. 90. Terry Miller from The Pool Tile Company showing some of his swimming pool tiles. 91. AstralPool’s BlueConnect product was a major talking point at the show.

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92. Peter Hogg of Magnum Filters says the show was good. “We’re here to fly the flag and it’s good to see everybody and I don’t have to travel around Australia. It saves me a lot of money to tell the truth to get a stand, because everyone’s here. They see we’re still here, see we’re still serious. We’d never miss it. And the numbers seem to be here – it’s definitely bigger. It’s bigger than the UK show, it’s bigger than Spatex.” 93. Phil Curry (right) from Concept Pools: “The show was great. Everything I expected and more.”

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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....