Do Your Homework at our FREE Seminar Sessions

The decision to install a pool or spa today is a complex issue and a big "lifestyle choice" decision for the whole family. Get the latest professional advice and information from SPASA members at the free show seminars to help ensure you get it right.

Hear from the experts to ensure that you are armed with all the right information when planning and purchasing your new pool or spa. The seminar theatre is situated on the floor of the Expo and you do not need to book.

 

 Free Seminar Programme

Friday 3 Feb 2017

1.00 pm

Lighting, the All important Finishing touch

Asher Newton - Gardens at Night

Learn about the benefits of incorporating outdoor lighting into your project, how and when to start planning and how to avoid common pitfalls.

2.00 pm

How to Maximise Lifestyle Through Quality Landscape Design

Stephen Read - Stephen Read Landscape Design

You install a new pool! Then what? How do you bring it all together, from the house to the garden? How do you create a garden that will increase value to the property whilst also creating a place where family and friends come together to enjoy the great outdoors.

2.45 pm

Garden & Pool Design. Why Do Some Just Work?

Ian Barker - Ian Barker Gardens

Discover the key elements behind successful pool & garden design with landscaping expert Ian Barker. This presentation will offer specialised industry tips and advice on how to make the right decisions when planning your garden.

3.30 pm

Benefits of in-floor Cleaning & Circulation

Justin Nicholas - Cooke Industries

Learn the benefits and advantages of new technologies in-floor cleaning systems and the importance of circulation in maintaining a healthy and hassle free pool.

4:15pm

Key Consumer Advice for Prospective Pool & Spa Owners

Brendan Watkins - SPASA

Get the facts and get it right. Find out about the main issues that need to be considered before purchasing a pool or spa. SPASA's CEO presents on everything consumers need to know. This session covers contracts, insurance, current regulations, permits, barriers, building surveyors and important consumer advice on how to find the right builder and the questions you need to ask. This session is not to be missed!

5:00pm

Considering a Fibre Glass Pool? Learn the A- Z

Ted Martin - Compass Pools

Hear an overview of the benefits and options in choosing fibreglass pools. Learn the history of fibreglass pools to what to look for, the position of the pool to finished product and examples of installations.

6:00pm

Stunning Landscapes & Your Pool Design

Justine Carlile - Justine Carlile LANDSCAPEdesign

Well known Justine Carlile will present on the importance of engaging a landscape designer when considering building a pool or spa. Learn how you can be provided with a blue-print for your garden in considering a broad range of elements including the all-important foliage.

7:00pm

What You Need to Know When Installing a Pool for the First Time?

Greg Op de Coul - Leisure Products

Hear from a leading industry member on all of the critical information required when planning a new swimming pool. The focus includes, including: which pool or spa type is right for me, equipment selection, dosing, permits, insurance, heating, automation and trades.

7:45pm

A Swimming Pool, One Part of the Jigsaw

David Kirkpatrick - Outdoor Creations

A fun and highly informative presentation by former Channel Ten gardening presenter David Kirkpatrick, about the advantages of having a swimming pool designed as part of the total landscape; not just a standalone item. It is the world of what you don’t know you don’t know, you will explore with David.

 

Saturday 4 Feb 2017

11.00 am

Considering a Fibre Glass Pool? Learn the A- Z

Ted Martin - Compass Pools

Hear an overview of the benefits and options in choosing fibreglass pools. From the history of fibreglass pools to what to look for, the position of the pool to finished product and examples of installations.

11:45am

Stunning Landscapes & Your Pool Design

Justine Carlile - Justine Carlile LANDSCAPEdesign

Well known Justine Carlile will present on the importance of engaging a landscape designer when considering building a pool or spa. Learn how you can be provided with a blue-print for your garden in considering a broad range of elements including the all-important foliage.

12:30pm

Buying the Right Spa to Suit Your Lifestyle

Rob Kruber - Spa Industries Global

Interested in buying a spa and knowing your options? Hear about new technologies to save on running cost and how to select the right model spa or swim spa for your lifestyle. Learn also how to maintain your spa with healthy sparkling water.

1:15pm

Key Consumer Advice for Prospective Pool & Spa Owners

Brendan Watkins - SPASA

Get the facts and get it right. Find out about the main issues that need to be considered before purchasing a pool or spa. SPASA's CEO presents on everything consumers need to know. This session covers contracts, insurance, current regulations, permits, barriers, building surveyors and important consumer advice on how to find the right builder and the questions you need to ask. This session is not to be missed!

2:00pm

Benefits of in-floor Cleaning & Circulation

Justin Nicholas - Cooke Industries

Learn the benefits and advantages of new technologies in floor cleaning systems and the importance of circulation in maintaining a healthy and hassle free pool.

2:45pm

How to Choose the Right Pool for Your Area- An Engineers Perspective

Mario Aiezza - Structerre Consulting Engineers

The choice of pool type and location can be influenced by primary factors such as soil classification,  proximity to adjacent structures and trees around the area. From an engineer’s perspective you will learn these factors to ensure your pool builder has considered and investigated them. Learn to ask the right questions.

3:30pm

Lighting, the All important Finishing touch

Asher Newton - Gardens at Night

Learn about the benefits of incorporating outdoor lighting into your project, how and when to start planning and how to avoid common pitfalls.

4:15pm

5 Top Tips to Successfully Integrate Your Pool and Landscape Design

Steve Taylor - COS Design

Learn 5 top tips to successfully integrate your pool and landscape design. This presentation from high end landscape designer Steve Taylor you wil include from creating a brief, to its form and function and include safety considerations with the all important décor.

5:00pm

Swim Ponds Over the Past 8 Years

Vaughn Greenhill - Phillip Johnson Landscapes

How to design landscapes that include water that integrate with your pool, and then flow in to our Natural Pools. Swim ponds have been around in Europe for over 30 years, yet the implementation in Australia is limited. Vaughn will give you viable alternatives in Australia.

6:00pm

Heating & Conserving Energy in Swimming Pools

Anna Kraulis - Sunbather

Heating swimming pools and spas and conserving energy is critical. This session will cover all types of heating available for the right application including the variety of cover roller available to suit all budgets and conserve energy, heat loss and evaporation.

6:45pm

A Swimming Pool, One Part of the Jigsaw

David Kirkpatrick - Outdoor Creations

A fun and highly informative presentation by former Channel Ten gardening presenter David Kirkpatrick, about the advantages of having a swimming pool designed as part of the total landscape; not just a standalone item. It is the world of what you don’t know you don’t know, you will explore with David.

 

Sunday 5 Feb 2017

11.00 am

Lighting, the All important Finishing touch

Asher Newton - Gardens at Night

Learn about the benefits of incorporating outdoor lighting into your project, how and when to start planning and how to avoid common pitfalls.

11:45pm

What You Need to Know When Installing a Pool for the First Time?

Greg Op de Coul - Leisure Products

Hear from a leading industry member on all of the critical information required when planning a new swimming pool. The focus includes, including: which pool or spa type is right for me, equipment selection, dosing, permits, insurance, heating, automation and trades.

12:30pm

Key Consumer Advice for Prospective Pool & Spa Owners

Brendan Watkins - SPASA

Get the facts and get it right. Find out about the main issues that need to be considered before purchasing a pool or spa. SPASA's CEO presents on everything consumers need to know. This session covers contracts, insurance, current regulations, permits, barriers, building surveyors and important consumer advice on how to find the right builder and the questions you need to ask. This session is not to be missed!

1:15pm

Heating & Conserving Energy in Swimming Pools

Anna Kraulis - Sunbather

Heating swimming pools and spas and conserving energy is critical. This session will cover all types of heating available for the right application including the variety of cover roller available to suit all budgets and conserve energy, heat loss and evaporation.

2:00pm

Stunning Landscapes & Your Pool Design

Justine Carlile - Justine Carlile LANDSCAPEdesign

Well known Justine Carlile will present on the importance of engaging a landscape designer when considering building a pool or spa. Learn how you can be provided with a blue-print for your garden in considering a broad range of elements including the all-important foliage.

2.45pm

Buying the Right Spa to Suit Your Lifestyle

Rob Kruber - Spa Industries Global

Interested in buying a spa and knowing your options? Hear about new technologies to save on running cost and how to select the right model spa or swim spa for your lifestyle. Learn also how to maintain your spa with healthy sparkling water.

3:30pm

Choosing the right pool for your area- an engineers perspective

Mario Aiezza - Structerre Consulting Engineers

The choice of pool type and location can be influenced by primary factors such as soil classification,  proximity to adjacent structures and trees around the area. From an engineer’s perspective you will learn these factors to ensure your pool builder has considered and investigated them. Learn to ask the right questions.

5:00pm

Door Prize

 

 

Sessions may be subject to change.