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news World’s deepest pool to open in Poland. . . . . . . 54 Royal Life Saving celebrates 125 years of Aussie service . . . . . . . 54 ACCC initiates proceedings against Jump Swim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Crystal builds first US public lagoon The first publically accessible Crystal Lagoon project in the USA has been opened at the Epperson development in Tampa, Florida. Since its opening ticket prices have increased from $US10 per person to $US25 per person, based on the popularity of the facility. Additionally, entrance to the lagoon had to be restricted after reaching peak capacity.

The lagoon was designed for private residential use but has an added public accessibility. It has been built as a real estate lagoon in a rural community 35 miles outside of Tampa, leading Crystal to be hopeful that their dedicated public access lagoons – especially those developed in urban areas – will garner an even greater popular response.

Skypools planned for Indonesian national swimming competition . 55 Teen helps Indigenous kids keep healthy and safe by learning to swim . . . 57 The high life. . . . . . . . . 60

The lagoon was designed for private residential use but has an added public accessibility

In Brief Royal Life Saving Society Queensland is hosting its bi-annual Aquafutures International Conference at BLK Performance Centre Runaway Bay, August 16-18. This year’s conference is about implementing the new processes and moving the aquatic industry into the future. This year RLSSQ will be covering first aid, pool plant operations, training, guidelines to safe pool operations standards (GSPO) and the new supervision plans – the only workshop in Queensland for the new GSPO. Contact: www.aquafutures.com.au Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) is spending $50 million dollars on new attractions including the New Atlantis ride for Sea World, planned to become a destination in its own right where guests experience the myths, mysteries, quests and challenges in the new fully immersive precinct, including sleek, eye-catching and architecturally aesthetic theming including waterfalls, fountains, statues and hanging gardens. Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USA, sent employees to the hospital as guests complained about “electric shocks” on social media. Fox News reported that the Volcano Bay, a water park in Universal Studios, closed due to a technical issue with the Orlando Fire Department responding to reports of an incident at the park. The employees sent to the hospital were later released and the park reopened the next day. A spokesperson said they closed the park early while working to resolve the issue, adding that from an abundance of caution, a small number of team members were transported to the hospital and all were released and fine.

52 SPLASH! June/July 2019

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SPLASH June-July 2019  

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

SPLASH June-July 2019  

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