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Global first for
ECO POOLS AWARDS
he Australian pool industry levels of government, both water and
T
launched a global first when it held energy are going to become more
what is thought to be the first expensive and are likely to be more highly
national Environmental Awards. regulated in the future. The SPLASH!
The awards for the Australian swimming Environmental Awards are one way of
pool industry were presented at a gala encouraging solutions, and acknowledging
dinner on the Gold Coast organised by those businesses trying to overcome those
SPLASH! the leading trade magazine. challenges,” he said.
Entries were received from every state in Mr Cooper also says that it was very
Australia and also from New Zealand. exciting to see the number of Australasian
“We were very excited at the quality of innovations helping with these challenges,
the entries,” said SPLASH! Publisher, and the degree of creative thought that
Simon Cooper. has been applied by local designers,
“The aim of these awards was to architects and builders.
celebrate and encourage environmental The Residential Environmental Award
swimming pool design and construction. If was won by Aquastone.
MAIN: The winner of Splash magazine’s Eco
our industry is to thrive in these tough The judges said it was a model
awards for residential pools – built by
Aquastone. The judges said the pool included
times, we as an industry need to show the environment-friendly pool. These covered
many excellent features which made it a model community that we take this issue all main criteria areas including water
environment-friendly pool including water
seriously, and that we are on top of both efficiency, energy efficiency, chemical
efficiency, energy efficiency, chemical efficiency
and noise minimisation
the perceived and real challenges efficiency and noise minimisation.
associated with it. As one judge said: “This pool ticks all
ABOVE: Australia’s Gold Coast was the
“There’s no point in hoping this issue the boxes.” The decision was unanimous.
glamorous setting for the Splash event –
which included a special outdoor reception
will go away, because it won’t,” Mr Cooper The highlighted features include:
for delegates says. “As we can see from the highest The judges considered a pool cover of
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