We had an interesting day at the recent SPLASH trade show held at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast.
When you have been in the industry for a long time these shows seem to be very much ‘same old, same old’.
The pool industry is very cut-throat with all the major players trying to out do each other.
While just a few years ago energy efficient equipment & robotic cleaners were new & different, now every manufacturer had these to show off.
This can only be a good thing for the consumer.
We checked out many different solar heating suppliers & their components, as well as what everyone had to say about how good their multi-speed pumps & robotic cleaners were, different types of sanitation from normal sea salt chlorinators, mineral salt blends such as Magnapool & Aqua Therepe, ozone generators & oxidizers combined with sonic waves, automatic chemical controllers, digital & remote controllers for just about everything, new filter designs & filter media, some incredible pool lighting innovations, custom filter boxes, gas heaters & electric heat pumps, pool covers & rollers from the basic to the incredible & even complete pool enclosures.
It was great to catch up & chat with some old friends & acquaintances that we don’t get to see too often.
It was also great to see how environmentally friendly the industry is becoming.
I came away with a reinforced belief that we, as a business that prides itself on providing our clients with the very best, energy efficient, longest lasting, user friendly, up to date & competitively priced equipment available, are still on the right track.
It was a well-run event & the suppliers all put a lot of effort into their displays so congratulations from Northern Rivers Pools to the organizers & the SPLASH team on their efforts.
And we didn’t even go into the Casino for a flutter…. But that’s a good thing!