Do Your Homework at our FREE Seminar Sessions

The decision to install a spa or pool today is a complex issue and a big "lifestyle choice" decision for the whole family. Get the latest professional advice and information from SPASA members at the free show seminars 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 seminar theatre is situated on the floor of the Show and you do not need to book.

 Free Seminars

Friday 2 February 2018

1pm

Amazing Projects: More Than The Pool
Scott Wynd, MINT Pool & Landscape Design
Scott Wynd, multiple Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist with over 25 years’ experience in pool and landscape design shares his tips to create amazing landscape projects. Moving beyond the confines of your pool to the landscape and surrounds, Scott shares the secrets of how your project can go from ‘nice’ to ‘wow’ and make your pool a real asset to your property.

2pm

Building, Landscaping & Pool Construction
David Jarman, Coolabah Building and Landscaping Construction
Building, landscaping and pool construction can be a daunting task. This seminar will focus on the importance of choosing the right contractors for the job, what to be aware of and a step by step process of construction that will enable you to achieve your building and garden dreams.

3pm

Natural Stone Pool Coping, Paving and Feature Walling
John Hardy, Yarrabee & Castlemaine Stone Solutions
The surrounding pool coping, paving and feature walling forms a significant part of the overall picture and it’s essential to make the right choice when deciding on natural stone. This session will provide you with information about the various types of natural stone options, emphasising the importance of correct product selection from a serviceability, durability, safety (i.e. slip resistance) and design perspective. See various stone products used in a range of different projects with an explanation as to why a particular stone was used and what properties made it the right choice.

4pm

Consumer Advice for Prospective Spa & Pool Owners
Brendan Watkins, SPASA VIC
SPASA’s CEO presents everything consumers need to know on purchasing a new pool or spa. This session covers contracts, insurance, current regulations, permits, barriers, building surveyors and important consumer advice on how to find the right builder and the questions you need to ask.

5pm

Using Timber in Outside Areas
Lyle Maybury, Porta
Nothing can fully compare to the warmth, beauty and style of natural timber, but as it’s a natural product some care needs to be taken when selecting, installing and maintaining to ensure your outside area looks its best for many years to come. Learn useful hints, tips and advice from Porta about how to successfully use timber in your outside area.

6pm

Choosing the Right Pool for My Area
Mario Aiezza, Structerre
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.

 7pm

 Make Life Easier with a Self-Cleaning Pool
Justin Nicholas, Cooke Industries 
Do you want an easy-to-own pool? An in-floor cleaning system can be easily 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 3 February 2018

11am

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

11.30am

Choosing the Right Spa or Swim Spa to Suit Your Lifestyle
Rob Kruber, Just Spas
Having water in your backyard is the Australian Dream. Choosing the right option to suit your lifestyle can be daunting with many different products and options to choose from. Join Rob for a comprehensive guide to choosing the perfect spa, swim spa or pre-fabricated pool for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

12pm

Using Timber in Outside Areas
Lyle Maybury, Porta
Nothing can fully compare to the warmth, beauty and style of natural timber, but as it’s a natural product some care needs to be taken when selecting, installing and maintaining to ensure your outside area looks its best for many years to come. Learn useful hints, tips and advice from Porta about how to successfully use timber in your outside area.

1pm

Overview of the 2018 ODJ Feature Garden
Justine Carlile, Justine Carlile Landscape Design Overview of the 2018 
Overview of the 2018 Outdoor Design Junction Feature Garden and the importance of engaging a landscape designer when you are considering building a pool

2pm

Consumer Advice for Prospective Spa & Pool Owners
Brendan Watkins, SPASA VIC
SPASA’s CEO presents everything consumers need to know on purchasing a new pool or spa. This session covers contracts, insurance, current regulations, permits, barriers, building surveyors and important consumer advice on how to find the right builder and the questions you need to ask.

3pm

How to Have Your Dream Garden and How to Avoid the Pitfalls
David Kirkpatrick, Outdoor Creations
You want a garden that you are proud of. Too often the pool is considered as a standalone item without consideration of how it fits into the whole picture of the whole landscape. This can result in the landscape being disjointed and in fact costing more than if it were planned correctly from the outset. Learn what basic pitfalls to avoid and how to best plan your project so it turns out to be the space you dreamed of. 

4pm

All About Fibreglass Pools
Ted Martin, Compass Pools Vic Pty Ltd
Hear an overview of the benefits and options in choosing fibreglass pools. Learn the history of fibreglass pools, what to look for, the position of the pool to the finished product and examples of installations.

5pm

Make Life Easier with a Self-Cleaning Pool
Justin Nicholas, Cooke Industries 
Do you want an easy-to-own pool? An in-floor cleaning system can be easily 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.

 

6pm

Heating Your Pool Efficiently in an Energy Crisis
Tom Boadle and Anna Kraulis, 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 technologies and trends with pool covers and how to keep your pool warmer and cleaner whilst saving money and energy.

Sunday 4 February 2018

11am

What You Need to Know When Installing a Pool for the First Time
Greg Op de Coul, Rheem Australia 
Hear from a leading industry member on all of the critical information you need to know when planning for that terrific new swimming pool experience. This session will cover the major decision-making topics, including: which pool type and shape is right for me, what do I need to do, what will the pool builder do, and other trades required outside the pool builder.

12pm

Heating Your Pool Efficiently in an Energy Crisis
Tom Boadle and Anna Kraulis, 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 technologies and trends with pool covers and how to keep your pool warmer and cleaner whilst saving money and energy.

1pm

Overview of the 2018 ODJ Feature Garden
Justine Carlile, Justine Carlile Landscape Design
Overview of the 2018 Outdoor Design Junction Feature Garden and the importance of engaging a landscape designer when you are considering building a pool.

2pm

Pool Design - Maximise the Potential of Your Space
Anthony Scott, 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.

2.30pm

All About Fibreglass Pools
Ted Martin, Compass Pools Vic Pty Ltd
Hear an overview of the benefits and options in choosing fibreglass pools. Learn the history of fibreglass pools, what to look for, the position of the pool to the finished product and examples of installations.

3pm

Consumer Advice for Prospective Spa & Pool Owners
Brendan Watkins, SPASA VIC
SPASA’s CEO presents everything consumers need to know on purchasing a new pool or spa. This session covers contracts, insurance, current regulations, permits, barriers, building surveyors and important consumer advice on how to find the right builder and the questions you need to ask.

4pm

Amazing Projects: More Than The Pool
Scott Wynd, MINT Pool & Landscape Design
Scott Wynd, multiple Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist with over 25 years’ experience in pool and landscape design shares his tips to create amazing landscape projects. Moving beyond the confines of your pool to the landscape and surrounds, Scott shares the secrets of how your project can go from ‘nice’ to ‘wow’ and make your pool a real asset to your property.

5pm

Door Prize Draw

 

Sessions may be subject to change.