What is SPASA?
The Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) is a self-regulated organisation in which members agree to abide by its rules, regulations and strict code of ethics in the conduct of their business. SPASA is the recognised authority on pools and spas, equipment and maintenance. The association is made up of leading pool and spa builders, equipment and chemical suppliers and service organisations, such as pool shops. They can be easily identified as they all proudly display the SPASA logo. There is a staffed association office in Western Australia. If you have any queries, please contact us. If we cannot answer your particular question, you will be put in touch with a member who specialises in your area of concern.
Pointing you in the right direction
Whenever we return home from holidays we are always reminded of how lucky we are to live in beautiful Western Australia. So next time, why not holiday at home instead? Rather than spending thousands on your next short-lived holiday, why not invest that money in a swimming pool or spa and make your holiday last a lifetime? A pool or spa is a valuable investment in your home, as well as your family's health and lifestyle. It's important to select the right one for your needs. As you will see throughout this site and our SPASA Magazine, the choice is almost unlimited, depending on location, lifestyle and personal preference. Australia builds and manufactures some of the most beautiful and technically advanced pools and spas in the world. Many of the award-winning installations you see throughout this publication have been honoured at national and international level. Western Australia is fortunate to have a number of pool suppliers - including the best there is by way of pool and spa construction techniques, filters, chemical treatments, heating equipment and pool and spa cleaners.
A Complete Service
Members of SPASA pride themselves in offering a total service. This begins with discussions about your needs, advice on the type of filter, water sanitising, fencing, paving, heating, pump cleaning equipment, blankets, maintenance and much more. They will then obtain the necessary permits, undertake the complete construction, fill the pool and correctly balance the water in it.
A growing demand on pool builders for assistance in landscaping has led to them acquiring considerable design and construction skills in this area. Many intending owners find it convenient to leave everything to the pool builder. The same applies to lighting. Whether it be for underwater lighting or lighting the pool surrounds, your pool builder can advise and arrange for the work to be done by qualified trades people.
While modern technology has improved the efficiency and operation of pools and spas, it has also increased the amount of knowledge required to keep things running smoothly. The good news is that SPASA runs regular training courses to keep members up to date and fully informed. Members who attend the courses and qualify are awarded a Pool Technician's certificate, your proof of their proficiency.
Your Handover Book
When your pool is completed, your SPASA member will present you with a booklet containing useful information regarding the upkeep of your pool and equipment, together with a record of your pool and its specifications.
The annual awards provide an opportunity for members to show their products in a spirit of friendly competition. There are categories to cover all types of installations and renovations. Photographs of gold, silver and bronze award-winning entries for 2014 are displayed in this magazine to give you an idea of what's happening at present in pool and spa design and installation.
The Completion Guarantee is only available from a SPASA Member.
Unlike residential home construction, there is no government statutory insurance for residential swimming pools available in Western Australia. A major benefit for consumers who contract with a member of SPASA is that we guarantee, in the unlikely event that your builder is unable to complete your pool, SPASA will arrange for it to be completed by another of its members (conditions apply). Remember to ask your pool builder if they are a member of SPASA and do they provide a completion guarantee.
Finally, it's worth remembering that a pool or spa is a major investment. You want it to go right. It should go right. It can go right. The most satisfactory way to protect your investment right from the start is to choose a SPASA member - it's the best assurance you can have.
SPASA Accredited Pool Shops
Your SPASA-accredited pool shop is the place to go for quality-assured chemicals, especially chlorine. There are various grades of chlorine and using cheap chlorine is no guarantee of efficient sanitising. Never hesitate to seek advice. You'll find our members willing to share their knowledge with you and they will gladly point you in the right direction. To keep your pool water in correct balance, take a sample to your SPASA-accredited pool shop once a month. They'll provide, usually free of charge, unbiased advice on the analysis of the water and make recommendations for any corrective action that may be required. Look for the SPASA logo at your local pool shop.