The Speakers Corner has concluded August Show Speakers will be confirmed closer to the event. 

Do Your Homework with Our SPASA Victoria Endorsed Free Seminars

The decision to install a spa or pool is a complex issue and a big lifestyle choice for the whole family. Get the latest professional advice and information from SPASA members at the free Speakers Corner 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 spa or pool. The Speakers Corner is situated on the show floor, no booking required.

 Speakers Corner

Friday 1 February 2019

12:15pm

Choosing the right pool for my area

Mario Aiezza, Victoria and Queensland State Manager, Structerre Consulting

The choice of pool type and location can be influenced by many factors, but the primary factors are soil classification, proximity to adjacent structures and the number and size of trees around the area. This presentation will go through the importance of understanding these factors and ensuring your pool builder has considered and investigated them correctly. We will help you ask the right questions and give you some ideas of what to avoid.

1pm

Start to Finish When Constructing Your Project

David Jarman, Director, Coolabah Building

In this session, David Jarman will discuss the importance of a design, what to look for when engaging a contractor, the importance of a contract and working with your contractor. He will also share important points for when your project is being handed over on completion.

2pm

How to Be a Winner with Your Pool and Landscape Choices

David Kirkpatrick, Director, Outdoor Creations

Join David Kirkpatrick as he discusses how to identify the pitfalls of expensive decisions and avoid them, making smart choices in pool and pool surrounds and how to ensure you get the best value for money.

3pm

A to Z About Fibreglass Pools

Ted Martin, Director, Compass Pools Melbourne

Discover the benefits and options when choosing a fibreglass pool. Join Ted Martin as he discusses their history, what to look for, the position of the pool, the finished product and examples of installations.

4pm

Choosing the Correct Tiles for Your Residential Pool

Keron McCallum-Gaul, General Manager, Klay Tiles

Keron McCallum-Gaul presents some information for consideration when selecting tiles for your residential pool. The presentation will cover topics such as tile formats, slip resistance, surface finishes, colours, pool safety, tile manufacturing, and all the way to the types of glues, grouts and silicon systems used. 

5pm

Evaluating Alternative Decking Options and Installation Costs

David Blackman, National Sales Manager, DECO

This session will provide an overview of the different decking solutions that are available for your pool and spa areas. It will include an overview of materials, maintenance, non-slip options, and installation.

 

6pm

Make Life Easier with a Self-Cleaning Pool

Justin Nicholas, General Manager, Cooke Industries

Do you want an easy-to-own pool?  An in-floor cleaning system can easily be installed into your pool during construction so it cleans itself while you relax. This session will introduce in-floor cleaning systems, explain how they operate and outline the important design considerations to make your new pool a pleasure to own.

Saturday 2 Feb 2019

10:15am

Choosing the right pool for my area

Mario Aiezza, Victoria and Queensland State Manager, Structerre Consulting

The choice of pool type and location can be influenced by many factors, but the primary factors are soil classification, proximity to adjacent structures and the number and size of trees around the area. This presentation will go through the importance of understanding these factors and ensuring your pool builder has considered and investigated them correctly. We will help you ask the right questions and give you some ideas of what to avoid.

11am

Start to Finish When Constructing Your Project

David Jarman, Director, Coolabah Building

In this session, David Jarman will discuss the importance of a design, what to look for when engaging a contractor, the importance of a contract and working with your contractor. He will also share important points for when your project is being handed over on completion..

12pm

More Than the Pool

Scott Wynd, Director, MINT Pool and Landscape Design

What we want from an outdoor area is so much more than a pool. Scott Wynd has 30 years of experience and has won numerous awards both at home and abroad. Scott will share his many tips to achieve a great outdoor space.

1pm

 

How to Be A Winner with Your Pool and Landscape Choices

David Kirkpatrick, Director, Outdoor Creations

Join David Kirkpatrick as he discusses how to identify the pitfalls of expensive decisions and avoid them, making smart choices in pool and pool surround decisions and how to ensure you get the best value for money.

2pm

The Importance of Engaging a Landscape Designer When You Are Considering Building a Pool

Justine Carlile, Landscape Designer, Justine Carlile Landscape Design

Join Justine Carlile as she discusses the importance of engaging a landscape designer when you are considering building a pool. Justine will explain how an experienced and qualified landscape and pool designer can provide a blueprint for your garden giving due consideration to important elements such as the pool and spa, pergola, outdoor room, outdoor furniture, paving, ornamentation, decoration and very importantly, foliage.

 

3pm

Garden and Pool Design - why do some just work?

Ian Barker, Landscaping Victoria

There are far more considerations to be made in the Garden Design Process, than just digging a large hole, when a pool is part of the landscape.

4pm

Designing with Timber

Colin McKenzie, Product Manager, Porta

In this session, Lyle Maybury discusses the key factors to ensuring the timber you use is responsibly sourced, meets sustainable building design criteria and is designed in such a way that it will last for years to come.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how responsibly sourced timber aids in sustainable design
  • The key characteristics of timber and how they are measured
  • How to select the right timber for the right application
  • Good timber design principles
  • Timber fixing, installation and maintenance

5pm

The Shift to Automation and the Future of Your Backyard

Robert Emmett, Head of Marketing, Hayward Pool Products (Australia)

The session will take a brief look at the development of the swimming pool in Australia and highlight the advancement of the industry across Australia. Robert Emmett will demonstrate some of the incredible things that are now possible, such as backyard automation systems, the ability to control your complete backyard from your smartphone.

Sunday 3 Feb 2019

10:15am

Essential Pool Heating advice to beat rising Energy Costs

Tom Boadle, CEO, Sunbather

Most of the energy your pool uses goes into heating the water. Learn how different types of pool heating can cost you vastly different amounts to run and what the most efficient forms of pool heating are. Discover the latest technology and trends with pool covers and how to keep your pool warmer and cleaner, whilst saving money and energy.

11am

"Introducing the Show Garden - More than the Pool"

Scott Wynd and Darin Bradbury, Directors MINT Pool and Landscape Design

What we want from an outdoor area is so much more than a pool. Scott Wynd and Darin Bradbury have had over 30 years of experience and have won numerous awards. Scott and Darin will share their many tips to achieve a great outdoor space.


12pm

The Importance of Engaging a Landscape Designer When You Are Considering Building a Pool

Justine Carlile, Landscape Designer, Justine Carlile Landscape Design

Join Justine Carlile as she discusses the importance of engaging a landscape designer when you are considering building a pool. Justine will explain how an experienced and qualified landscape and pool designer can provide a blueprint for your garden giving due consideration to important elements such as the pool and spa, pergola, outdoor room, outdoor furniture, paving, ornamentation, decoration and very importantly, foliage.

1pm

 

Designing with Timber

Lyle Maybury, Commercial Sales Manager, Porta

In this session, Lyle Maybury discusses the key factors to ensuring the timber you use is responsibly sourced, meets sustainable building design criteria and is designed in such a way that it will last for years to come.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how responsibly sourced timber aids in sustainable design
  • The key characteristics of timber and how they are measured
  • How to select the right timber for the right application
  • Good timber design principles
  • Timber fixing, installation and maintenance

2pm

6 Common errors made when planning a pool

Anthony Scott, Landscape Designer, Channel 10’s “The Home Show” & Landscaping Victoria

Learn from these common mistakes that are seen time and again and make sure that your new pool and landscape are enjoyed by you and your family for years to come.

3pm

Victorian Building Authority - session information coming soon

 

Sessions subject to change.