Aquastone, Residential Award Winner

Out from the Blue, Residential Award Finalist

Harry Seilder and Associates, Commercial (Indoor) Award

SSL, Commercial (Outdoor) Award

Poolside Frankston, Highly Commended Pool Shop
The first national Environmental Awards for the swimming pool industry have been presented at a gala dinner on the Gold Coast by SPLASH! magazine. Entries were received from every state in Australia and also from New Zealand.

Simon Cooper publisher of Splash Magazine“We were very excited at the quality of the entries,” says SPLASH! Publisher, Simon Cooper.

“The aim of these awards was to celebrate and encourage environmental swimming pool design and construction. If our industry is to thrive in these tough times, we as an industry need to show the community that we take this issue seriously, and that we are on top of both the perceived and real challenges associated with it.

“There’s no point in hoping this issue will go away, because it won’t,” Mr Cooper says. “As we can see from the highest levels of government, both water and energy are going to become more expensive and are likely to be more highly regulated in the future. The SPLASH! Environmental Awards are one way of encouraging solutions, and acknowledging those businesses trying to overcome those challenges,”
he says.

Mr Cooper also says that it was very exciting to see the number of Australasian innovations helping with these challenges, and the degree of creative thought that has been applied by local designers, architects and builders.


Residential Environmental Award (Sponsored by Foundation Sponsor, Sunbather)
Winner: Aquastone
Finalist: Out from the Blue

Commercial Environmental Award (Sponsored by Sancell)
Indoor Pool Award: Harry Seidler and Associates
Outdoor Pool Award: SSL

Pool Shop Award (Sponsored by Pentair)
Highly Commended: Poolside Frankston

The Awards were judged by independent experts in their fields:

• Julian Gray, CEO, Smart Approved WaterMark
• David Hallet, General Manager, Archicentre
• Peter Seebacher, Australian Greenhouse Office
• Alan Lewis, Pool Consultant, Aquazure
• Facilitated by Chris Maher, Editor, SPLASH!

Press release 9 September 2008