The latest Edition of the Aquatic Recreation Australia Magazine is out now.

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On behalf of the Board of LIWA Aquatics I would like to wish all members a happy Christmas and New Year. I realise it is a busy time on pool decks across the state and that the warm weather will have people flocking to our pools.
The aquatic industry in this state has a wonderful safety record and I urge you to continually re-enforce the Watch Around Water message every day and in every way you can. Through this message you empower parents and guardians to take their supervision responsibilities seriously and look after their own children in the water. Don't shy away from difficult conversations on the deck as summer brings out new users to our facilities who may not be aware of their role and expectations at your pool.
To all the LIWA Aquatics family have a wonderful time with your families and when back on deck on Boxing Day, always Watch Around Water.

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The Amata Pool in remote South Australia is looking for a manager. The pool manager gets a house with all utilities, plus a locality allowance (of approximately $10K) on top of a $55K salary.

Click here for the position description.

Contact: Greg Wirth

Amata Anangu School
Ph. (08) 8956 2922 / 0434 184 167
Sat Phone 0417 153 801
Fax (08) 8956 7554
PMB 113 Via Alice Springs
Alice Springs Private Bags
SA 0872


Aflex1Nelson-based Aflex Technology transformed Kaiteriteri Beach on Saturday 28th November into a unique inflatable aquatic playground. A fun day for Aflex staff, their family and friends, the company also welcomed beachgoers on the day to join in and play. The inflatable waterpark, measuring an impressive 45 metres long and made up of 18 heavy-duty PVC modules, attracted the young and the young-at-heart alike, providing plenty of fun and challenge for all ages.
100% New Zealand owned and operated, Aflex Technology designs and manufactures inflatable products using flexible fabric technology and exports worldwide to more than 15 countries. Market leaders in the commercial pool inflatable category, the company saw an opportunity to diversify into open water inflatables, known as their 'Aqua Adventure' series. Aflex waterparks around the world include a custom Cartoon Network waterpark in the Bahamas, a waterpark in the UK and another custom-designed waterpark currently being shipped to Dubai. The modular design and unique connecting sleeves of the Aqua Adventure series enables endless configuration possibilities to cater to many locations, budgets and other specific requirements.
Saturday was an opportunity for the Aflex team to enjoy their products out on the water, which are always inflated for testing at their Haven Road factory, but not very often does the whole team have the chance to experience first-hand all of the modules configured into a functional waterpark. Despite the waterpark being set up and packed down in a day at Kaiteriteri, the durable Aqua Adventure products are designed to be anchored in a lagoon, lake, or beachfront for months at a time.
With water safety being of the company's upmost importance, the Nelson Surf Lifesaving Club joined Aflex for the day out on the water ensuring all users were having fun and keeping safe.
The company is no stranger to land-based inflatables, too. In July this year, a 600 metre long inflatable slide designed and manufactured by Aflex for charity Live More Awesome, was verified by Guinness World Records as the world's longest inflatable waterslide, and was featured in a full-length episode of Travel Channel's Xtreme Waterparks series.



The latest design, USA manufactured Pulsar 'System 140' dry chlorine Briquette feeder is proving popular with large commercial pool customers in Australia this season. Improving on a long established design of dedicated Pulsar feeders for use with Pulsar Briquettes (dry chlorine), the new System 140 offers a number of benefits for operators:

  • Most notable is the touch screen control panel which supervises periodic self flushing of the feeder and can shut down the system booster pump at quiet times, or during the night to save energy. A feed timer is also incorporated, but most commonly the chlorination is controlled by a BECSys or Ezetrol pH and chlorine control system which gives a signal to the control panel to activate chlorine feed.
  • The hopper and sump design have been improved to make the Pulsar chemical flow more smoothly through the feeder with less chance of product bridging in the hopper and sludge build-up in the sump. An optional Pulsar cleaning solution pump is available to dose a small amount of de-scalant into the feeder at night, if required to keep the system clean at all times.
  • These units now have less parts and the key parts are more accessible for simplified servicing and changeover.
  • Overall dosing is more accurate and efficient, with less requirement for feeder cleaning and maintenance.
  • Pulsar Briquettes are a very easy and safe form of dry chlorine to handle, with minimal dust. A scoop is provided to assist operators to top up the feeder making the system pleasant to use.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: TIM BATT WATER SOLUTIONS on ph0438-889268, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or






Swimming pool operators and trained Technical Operators need to be mindful that the installation of a variable speed drive may alter the flow rate of water through the filtration system.

Where it is intended to install a variable speed drive on a water body filtration system an application must be submitted to the Department of Health at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the work is approved to be undertaken. DOH has always held that pump replacement is a maintenance item whereas the installation of a variable speed drive is an alteration and requires an application to the EDPH and a written approval before commencing.

Where work has already been undertaken without the approval of the EDPH, the DOH cannot approve work retrospectively. Therefore, the Pool Operator must ensure that the flow rate of the circulation system shall meet the requirements of Section 3.1 General Requirements or be superior in performance to ensure that the pool water can recover after use by the law of consecutive dilutions. The filtration systems shall operate at the full designated flow rate 24/7/365. The Pool Operator will need to certify that the installed work meets the Code of Practice and the certification needs to be undertaken by a competent person known to the DOH.

Only Variable Speed Drives that have been designed for commercial (and public pool) use may be installed. Replacement filters with less capacity than the original (DOH approved) capacity are not permitted to be used in conjunction with variable speed drive pumps.

It is the responsibility of the trained Technical Operator to maintain plant and equipment and to ensure that all replacement filters and pumps comply with the Code of Practice

RLSSWA Pool Manager Aaron Jacobs is opening Fitzroy Crossing's public pool at midnight on welfare paydays in an effort to protect teenagers from alcohol-related abuse, and to prevent them from engaging in petty crime. The Pool was built and developed by the Department of Housing for the community and is managed by Royal Life Saving Western Australia.Aaron

The ABC reporter Ben Collins provides a great insight into the community and the great difference a proactive Pool Manager makes in remote communities.

Click on the link for the full report:  Fitzroy Midnight Swims






RLSSWA Pool Manager Aaron Jacobs with a small friend!



The Shire of Collie are selling a Pool Hoist for $1000 or ono.

Contact Maurice Dhue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all the details:



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WarnumCommunity Pools Revitalisation Program Round Two.

The Community Pools Revitalisation Program (CPRP) is a initiative that can provide up to $30,000 per annum to maintain, upgrade or improve regional aquatic centres.  The second round of funding applications will be made available to local authorites  in current weeks so make sure you stay in touch with your DSR Regional Manager or regularly visit this link for updates.

Our industry partners Royal Life Saving have developed an investment framework to assist regional pools complete the online application for funding.  The attached document provides a list of relevant Royal Life Saving programs and services.  Click this link for RLSSWA Services

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