Do Your Homework with Our SPASA Victoria Endorsed Free Seminars

THE AUGUST 2018 SPEAKERS CORNER HAS NOW CONCLUDED. THE FEBRUARY 2019 PROGRAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE EVENT.

The decision to install a spa or pool is a complex issue and a big lifestyle choice for the whole family. Get the latest professional advice and information from SPASA members at the free Speakers Corner 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 Speakers Corner is situated on the show floor, no booking required.

 Speakers Corner

Saturday 11 August 2018

11am

Consumer Advice for Prospective Spa & Pool Owners
Brendan Watkins, SPASA Victoria
Brendan Watkins, CEO of SPASA Victoria, will discuss 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.

12pm

Choosing the Right Pool for Your Area
Mario Aiezza, Structerre Consulting Engineers
Many factors influence the type of pool you choose and its location but at the top of the list are soil classification, proximity to adjacent structures and the number and size of trees surrounding the area. This session will look at the importance of understanding these factors and ensuring your pool builder has considered and investigated them correctly. Discover how to ask the right questions and what to avoid.

1pm

Amazing Projects - More Than Just 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. Scott is an expert in creating beautiful and functional outdoor spaces that are an asset to your lifestyle.

2pm

Design and Construction
David Jarman, Coolabah Building
Discover project tips with expert, David Jarman, who will explore:                         
- The importance of designing the area
- Finding the right contractor 
- Signing a contract
- When under construction 
- After service once the project is complete

3pm

Choosing the correct tiles for your residential pool
Keron McCallum-Gaul, KLAY
Keron presents some information for consideration when selecting tiles for your residential pool. The presentation will cover topics such as tile formats, slip resistance, surface finishes, colours, pool safety, tile manufacturing as well as types of glues, grouts and silicon systems used.

 

 

Sunday 12 August 2018

11am

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

12pm

Choosing the correct tiles for your residential pool
Keron McCallum-Gaul, KLAY
Keron presents some information for consideration when selecting tiles for your residential pool. The presentation will cover topics such as tile formats, slip resistance, surface finishes, colours, pool safety, tile manufacturing as well as types of glues, grouts and silicon systems used.

1pm

 

6 Common errors made when planning a pool
Anthony Scott, Landscape Design and host of Channel 10’s “The Home Show”
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.

2pm

Avoid the Dangers of Making an Expensive Mistake
David Kirkpatrick, Outdoor Creations
David Kirkpatrick explores the concept of the pool being part of the landscape, not a standalone item, while addressing the expensive pitfalls of making decisions on the run without great independent advice.

3pm

Consumer Advice for Prospective Spa & Pool Owners
Brendan Watkins, SPASA Victoria
Brendan Watkins, CEO of SPASA Victoria, will discuss 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

Design and Construction
David Jarman, Coolabah Building
Discover project tips with expert, David Jarman, who will explore:                         
- The importance of designing the area
- Finding the right contractor 
- Signing a contract
- When under construction 
- After service once the project is complete

 

Sessions subject to change.