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Benefits of Having a Small Pool At Your HomeHave you ever thought about clever ways to improve your time at home? Have you ever thought to invest in a small swimming pool? Have you ever thought what might be the benefits of having one? Well, if so, then this is the place to be as we’re going to explain to you the benefits of having a small pool at your home.

Tons of Fun

The best thing about a pool, regardless of size, is that it offers you tons of fun. We’ve all wanted a pool as kids, and now we can have it. Thinking about it now, I still want the same things I did as a kid, and a pool is definitely one of those things.

Help Get You Into Shape

A small pool might not be ideal for getting you into shape, but it can certainly help you. Your pool can be the place where you do your exercising. Did you know that water exercises such as swimming helps work every muscle in your body? As a matter of fact, swimming is a type of activity that is most recommended if you want to address the issue of muscles. It’s the best activity for stamina, and it’s great for the mind as well. But did you know that you can also do your exercises inside the pool? This beats having to pay for gym fees, and you can dump into the water every time you feel like it.

Smaller Pool Means Less Maintenance

One of the biggest drawbacks to big pools is the fact that they require regular maintenance, which can be so boring and exhausting. The biggest benefit of having a small pool is the fact that it requires less maintenance and less work.

The question of flexibility is oftentimes subjective when it comes to pools. The first thing to note is that most small pools are made out of eighter vinyl or concrete, which are quite flexible materials. But in terms of quantity, larger pools have more options since they can also be made out of fiberglass. However, concrete and vinyl are better than fiberglass, so we have that one to remember.

The other thing to note is that a smaller pool requires less space and fewer materials to produce. This makes it ideal for you to choose different styles and shapes using the flexible materials of your choice. If you want to check more benefits click here.

It Might Be a Small Investment, But It’s an Investment None the Less

It’s definitely worth having a pool around, as it racks up the price of your property. Though it costs money, it definitely adds more to your overall property cost. Smaller pools require cost less money than bigger pools, and they add less value to your property than bigger pools. But the main thing to note here is that it still adds value regardless.

It Helps You Sleep Better

A benefit when it comes to your overall health, swimming pools are great for improving your sleep. If you ever feel stressed and cannot sleep, just hop in for a quick swim and you’ll be sleeping before you know it.

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Pool Spa Fence LawsFrom 1st December this year, local councils will register all backyard pools and spas in their area, with property owners being required to submit a current certificate of compliance for their pool or spa safety barrier.

SPASA Victoria CEO Chris Samartzis, applauds the Andrews Government for bringing in this new legislation that will ensure the safety of all Victorians. “Backyard pool and spa owners can now relax and enjoy the fantastic lifestyle that comes with pool and spa ownership, knowing that their wonderful asset will now be safer than ever. Thank you Minister Richard Wynne,” says SPASA Victoria CEO, Chris Samartzis.

Local councils will take charge of this mandatory registration scheme from December, with all pool owners required to contact their council by April 14 next year and pay the proposed small $37 registration fee.

Inspection certificates for all pools built before 1994 must be lodged by 30 October 2020. For pools built between 1994 and 2010, it is proposed that owners will have until 30 April 2021, with all pools built after 2010 requiring to be certified by 29 October 2021.

Councils are tipped to charge pool and spa owners a $20 fee to lodge their inspection compliance certificates, a process they will be required to undertake just once every three years. Households are also tipped to have 20 days to bring their pools into compliance if an inspector identifies any safety concerns.

The state government introduced this new scheme after numerous coronial investigations found that un-maintained and non-compliant pool barriers had contributed to the deaths of children in backyard pools.

The Victorian Coroner recommended strengthened pool safety laws after investigating several drowning cases.

“As the peak body of the swimming pool and spa industry in Victoria, SPASA Victoria is delighted that these new safety measures will increase the enjoyment of pool and spa ownership for all Victorians”, said SPASA Victoria CEO, Chris Samartzis.

Read SPASA Victoria's Media Release HERE

 

For further information please contact:

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For Media Comment: Chris Samartzis, CEO SPASA Victoria – 0418 443 758

laguna pools poty 2019The magnificent Melbourne Room of the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was alight on Saturday night as winners of the 2019 SPASA Victoria Awards of Excellence were announced. 

With over 440 industry stakeholders in attendance, the SPASA Victoria Awards of Excellence Gala night is the largest industry event of its kind in Australia and the most anticipated industry event on the Victorian calendar.

A total of 39 Awards of Excellence categories made up the SPASA Victoria Awards of Excellence program, including major awards - Product of the Year, Spa of the Year and Remco Pool of the Year.

The 2019 Remco Pool of the Year was awarded to Laguna Pools, the 2019 Spa of the Year Award was awarded to Out From The Blue and the 2019 Product of the Year went to Sunbather for their CoolPv product.

For the first time ever, SPASA Victoria also recognised ‘Industry Achievement’ milestones, acknowledging organisations that have demonstrated longevity within the Victorian pool and spa industry – Sunbather 45 years, Albatross Swimming Pool (Aust) 50 years and Neptune Swimming Pools 60 years.

Expertly emceed by Australian media personality and former Australian rules football player Sam Kekovich, guests were treated to mid-show entertainment by Marcus ‘Elvis’ Jackson and cover band ‘Unlimited’.

A total of 45 Gold and Highly Commended awards were presented to well deserving SPASA Victoria members.

CEO of SPASA Victoria, Chris Samartzis said, "This year's high number of award entrants again demonstrates excellence across the board and proves that SPASA Victoria members are true leaders within the national industry. Our high award entry numbers show healthy competition amongst our most passionate and talented members.”

“The Victorian pool and spa association represents a very mature industry which has evolved over the past 60 years to become truly world class. The innovation and sheer ‘wow factor’ present in Victorian backyards exceeds much of what is celebrated in Europe and America. There’s never been a better time to invest in a pool or spa,” Mr Samartzis said.

With images of the best pools and spas in Victoria on prominent display around the prestigious Melbourne Room, guests were treated to superb food and entertainment which led to a night enjoyed by all.

A full list of award winners can be viewed HERE

SPASA Victoria Media Release - SPASA Victoria Awards of Excellence 2019 Winners Announced

For more information contact Kathryn on 8526 7799 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SPASA Victoria - Pool Spa Fence LawsSPASA Victoria is extremely proud to be announced as a finalist for the Association Achievement of the Year Award!

The Association Achievement of the Year Award is presented to an association that has made an outstanding achievement in a particular project, area of operations, governance, activity or initiative.

“SPASA Victoria is thrilled to be nominated for this important award. For over a decade, SPASA Victoria advocated for mandatory pool and spa barrier inspections in Victoria and we are elated that the decision to implement a mandatory barrier inspection program in Victoria has been made by the Andrews Government,” says SPASA Victoria CEO, Chris Samartzis.

The award is judged by Associations Forum, a body committed to assisting associations and charities in governance, operations, membership and finances.

SPASA Victoria entered this award with a submission on their Pool and Spa Safety campaign, which resulted in legislation change that mandated pool and spa barrier inspections in Victoria.

The Association Awards will be presented at Association Forum’s National Conference Dinner on Monday 15 July 2019.

Read SPASA Victoria's Media Release - 'SPASA Victoria Proud Finalists for Association Achievement of the Year Award - 4 July 2019' HERE

 

For further information please contact:

Kathryn Barres – Marketing Communications Co-ordinator
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women s forumWith an all-female panel of experts, this forum will be a candid discussion on the challenges faced by women in industry, climbing the corporate ladder, marketing your business successfully and finding that perfect work-life balance. Ask questions and get advice. Don't miss it!
 
SPASA Victoria's Women In Industry Panel Event details:
Thursday 30 May 2019
11am - 2pm
Novotel Glen Waverley
 
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With Special Guest Panellists:

Katrina McCarter - Founder and CEO of Australian company 'Marketing to Mums', Katrina is a marketing strategist who specialises in understanding mothers as a powerful market sector through experience and research.
 
Katherine Grace - Passionate about effective, low-cost marketing for small and medium businesses Katherine is a speaker and webinar presenter for organisations including the HIA and the AIPP, and an award winning Business Coach (Asia-Pacific and Global awards for Best Client Results).
 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Kirsten has substantial business skills and experience both within Australia and internationally and is an experienced non-executive director.
 

MC:

Pat Panetta - On the air since his community radio days as a 17 year old, Pat's sense of fun and warm style has always appealed to audiences.  With an honest approach and a creative mind, Pat is sure to entertain as the MC of this inaugural SPASA Victoria event.
 
Please join us for our 'Women in Industry' panel event 11am - 2pm at Novotel Glen Waverley on Thursday 30 May 2019. 
 
Champagne on arrival.
Finger food lunch provided.
 
This event is FREE to SPASA Victoria Members
Non-Members $45
 
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Real.estate.com article Mar 2019Backyard swimming pools have gone from scorned to superb features in the eyes of Geelong homebuyers.

The backyard pool was the most successful keyword used by Victorian house hunters, with nearly 3 million finding properties using the terms 'pool' and 'swimming pool' on realestate.com.au in 2018. But it’s no surprise to Barry Plant agent Kieron Hunter who said the backyard pool is in vogue, especially around Highton.

Yet it wasn’t always that way, with Geelong buyers once looking at them as all maintenance and hassle, Mr Hunter said. Buyers 20 years ago were even provided the estimated cost of filling them in, he said.

“Pools are so in vogue right now — everybody wants a pool,” he said. “The technology has changed now in how they actually run, how they’re filtered, how the computer systems work. They pretty much manage themselves, some are even self-cleaning, and you don’t have to be handling chemicals.”

More than 300 properties with swimming pools were traded in the past 12 months, data from CoreLogic found. Mr Hunter said a pool was a must-have for a property at the top end of the Highton market.

“They are definitely a requirement when you start getting into about the $900,000 range. “They want a pool, or room to put a pool,” he said.

Mr Hunter said entertaining is top priority in high-end markets and how much the outdoor deck is kitted out will dictate the level of interest a property attracts. He said crowds would be almost double to see a similar build house where the deck has screens and a pizza oven, compared to one with a bit of a deck.

Ray White, Lara agent Terry Cleary said while people always seek internal features like ensuites and airconditioning, the pool, entertainment area and a shed remained the most sought after.

“For families and grandparents, garages and pools remain very high on the checklists,” he said. “When it comes to outside, entertainment areas with pools, outdoor areas and sheds remain very high.

The list of most successful keyword search terms shows buyers value entertaining, views and the water more than ensuring a house has a study, built-in robes or solar panels.

Read this article in full HERE

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