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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 www.tbwsaquatic.com

 

 

 

 

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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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Funding from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program, through the Department of Sport and Recreation, has been made available to LIWA Aquatics to assist regional facilities to access first aid equipment, industry training and development and investigate water usage. The funds will be available from the 1st of July 2015 and LIWA Aquatics will contact regional facilities and managers to ascertain the needs and requirements of their facilities during the 2015/16 season.  More on this exciting initiative shortly.

The Interim Australian Standard AS 3533.4.5 Amusement rides and devices – Specific requirements - Waterborne inflatables was published in August 2012 with an expiry date of 6 August 2014. The objective of the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 is to provide requirements and guidance specific to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of waterborne inflatable equipment and facilities that will protect health and safety of both operating staff and patrons of these devices. As an Interim Standard, the document should be regarded as a developmental Standard and liable to future alteration.

Recognising the need for continued work on the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 Amusement rides and devices – Specific requirements - Waterborne inflatables, Standards Australia (SA) Technical Committee ME-051, Amusement Rides and Devices, has decided to extend the period for the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 until 6 August 2016.

The AS 3533.4.5(Int) - 2012 document with the new expiry date of 6 August 2016 will be published on 8 April 2015. An Interim Standard, which can be either an Australian (AS) or a joint Australian/New Zealand (AS/NZS) Standard, is a provisional Standard with a two-year life.

An Interim Standard may be prepared in a subject field where not all requirements have been finally determined or where national consensus is anticipated but has yet to be realised. An Interim Standard provides both a guide to the direction that future standardisation in the specified field may take and a mechanism to collect public feedback on the subject.

Standards Australia is conscious of the need for continued work on AS 3533.4.5 and remains committed to the openness and rigour of its standards development process. If you have any comments on an interim standard, please send them to
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Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced $14,932,083 would be allocated in Annual and Forward Planning Grants in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

"The grants cover projects like installing floodlighting on ovals, upgrading bowling greens, extending existing sporting ovals, building sports pavilions and resurfacing a track," Ms Davies said.

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