Seminar Program Day 2 – Thursday 23 June 2022


  Site Visit

Somerset College Back Of House Tour

Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Somerset College is one of Australia’s leading independent schools for students from Prep-Prep to Year 12. The school operates 3 swimming pools, Pool 1 is a 2.5 million litre Olympic swimming pool(outdoor) , Pool 2 is a 120,000 litre Learn To Swim pool (indoor) and Pool 3 is a 50,00 litre Learn to Swim pool for babies (indoor).

Somerset College have invested in Waterco’s new water treatment technologies that will be on display on Thursday June 23, 2022 as part of the Splash Show. On display will be the latest innovations in commercial pool chlorinators and latest water treatment technologies. Come and see the future of swimming pool water treatment methods all in one location.


Sea World Back of House Tour

Sea World is Australia’s premier marine park featuring an amazing array of marine animals, rides, shows and attractions. Guests at Sea World are able to witness, interact with and learn about marine animals from Australia’s only Polar bears to playful dolphins, seals and penguins, sharks, turtles and rays. Sea World is also renowned for its rides including the awesome $21M Storm Coaster and Jet Rescue Coaster. Sea World is committed to educating the public about the precious marine environment, and plays an active role in marine research and rescue through the not for profit Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation. In 2014 Sea World was awarded the ‘Travellers Choice for Best Amusement Park and Water Park Attraction in the South Pacific’ in TripAdvisors Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Information about seaworld – shark environment vs mammal environment pool differences in plant, temperature and maintenance.

  Session 1  

Exhibition Room 1

People – Risk Minimisation to Profit
Brenda Garrard-Forster – General Manager, People Risk Solutions, AB Philips

You just want to focus on delivering to your customers, not on interpreting laws and awards.

Casual Changes – These changes are already in place – do you know your obligations?

Wages, Underpayments and Award Rates – There are several Awards that could be applicable to the Pool and Spa Industry – do you know which one/s apply to you?  Avoid possible company and director fines and backpay.

Award Raises – are you aware of the changes?

Contracts and Policies – do you have employment contracts and basic policies in place?

Redundancies – Are you considered a small business? Do you know what your obligations are?

Central Room 2

An introduction to Integrated Energy Systems for aquatic centres
Derek Harbison – Negawatt Projects & Stefan Jensen – Scantec

Negawatt Projects and Scantec have partnered to produce an Integrated Energy System for aquatic centres. These systems utilise high efficiency ‘water to water’ heat pumps that produce useful heating and cooling from the one unit. This is industrial equipment that reduces the amount of plant in these aquatic centres, operate very efficiently and have lifespans that are multiples of the heat pumps currently used in this market.

In Europe these heat pumps have been widely used for over 40 years however their use has been overlooked before now due to the low cost of gas in Australia. Now that gas prices have achieved parity with electricity it is time to revisit this technology and see what energy gains can be made using the low grade heat that is available to most aquatic centres.

The bottom line is that these systems are efficient, low maintenance and long life and this also allows for solar PV systems to make a meaningful difference in centre running costs. These systems can be retrofitted to existing centres or can be installed to new builds: the largest energy gains are achieved when new centres are designed to take advantage of the benefits of these systems.

This session discusses heat pumps, CoPs, reliability of industrial heat pumps, GWP and how these systems are configured for aquatic centres.


  Session 2  

Exhibition Room 1

Best Pools Australia –  Preview the new TV show. An interview with host Dave Franklin

Come and get a sneak preview of the first Australian TV programme showcasing our incredible industry.  Hear behind the scenes happenings and detail the making of this initial series with host Dave Franklin interviewed by SPLASH!’s own David Stennett.

David Stennett – Media Manager SPLASH! 

Dave Franklin – Host of Best Pools Australia and Franklin Landscape And Design

Central Room 2

Hydraulics Session

Correct hydraulic installation is an important factor in every swimming pool & spa.

This session will run through what you need to consider before a hydraulic installation such as

  • Correct pipe sizing
  • Consideration for heating requirements
  • Understanding pump flow rates

Gain a better understanding of Australian Standards that affect your business every day

  • 3 Water recirculation Systems
  • 1 – 2007 Public Spas
  • 2 – 2007 Private Spas
  • Outlet cover requirements
  • Dual Outlet requirements
  • Multiple outlet requirements

Michael Brennan – Business Development Executive, SPASA

  Session 3  
1.00pm – 1.45pm

Exhibition Room 1

Increase your Reach – Using Audience Extensions to increase your brands exposure
Cameron Bailey – Sales Director, Reach Lease

  • Introduction
  • Why Reach is importance?
  • What about Frequency?
  • What is an Audience Extension?
  • How does Reach Lease work?
  • How can my brand use Audience Extensions?
  • Questions

Central Room 2

The 15 Minute Marketing Week – How you can effectively market your business in the time it takes to have your morning coffee.
Rob Emmett – Marketing Manager, Hayward Pool Products Australia

As a business within the Pool Industry, facing fierce competition that can access your customers like never before, marketing is vital for customer retention and continued growth. But if you’re a Pool Builder with a bulging order book, run a busy Pool Shop or a popular Mobile Service Company, marketing never seems to make it to the top of the priority list. There just isn’t time!
But what if there was an easy way?

Whether you want to engage in marketing to grow your business, expand or extend the services you offer, or just to cover off the competition. In this session we will teach you the 15-minute marketing week. We will show you the free tools and the techniques that we use to run our own marketing within the Pool Industry and show you how you can do it all in the time it takes you to have your morning coffee.

  Session 4  
2.00pm- 2.45pm


Central Room 2

A Hot Topic – Pool & Spa Heating options to ensure customer expectations are met

There are many considerations and options making the job of selecting the right heating solution complex.
This expert industry panel will candidly discuss the these challenges and the advantages and disadvantages of the many options.

Covering Questions such as:
How should the right heater for the right job be considered?
How should data be presented to consumers about their heating needs and projected outcomes?
What should our industry know / do that they may not be right now (to help us all improve)

Luke Daly, SPASA CIO

Tom Boadle, Sunbather
Tim Martin, EvoHeat
Callum Ross, BOSS Solar
Colin Mauger, Supreme Heating 
Rob Sterland, Pentair

                   Session 5
3.00pm- 3.45pm

Central Room 2

Equipotential Bonding – What pool and spa builders, service technicians and fencing contractors need to know
Anthony King – Senior Technical Advisor, Master Electricians Australia

Provide a comprehensive overview on electrical pool safety including the hot topic of equipotential bonding. This is critical information designed to you ensure your pool installation is safe from the risk of low voltage equipment, ground currents and compliant to electrical state legislation.

If you build swimming pools and spa’s or install pool fencing, this presentation is considered mandatory.

Anthony King is a Technical Advisor at Master Electricians Australia and has been engaged in this role for the past 9 years. MEA’s expertise is recognised within the industry and across government. Anthony is often called upon by Federal and State Government departments to provide technical advice in regard to development of Standards and government legislation.

Anthony represents Master Electricians on the following Australian Standard committees:

  • EL 01 (Wiring Rules)
  • EL 041 (Luminaires)
  • EL 042 (Solar/Batteries for Installations)