Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW & ACT (SPASA)

ASSOCIATION PROFILE
The Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW & ACT (SPASA) is a peak industry body dedicated to the swimming pool and spa industry. As a Not-For-Profit organisation, SPASA’s members include leading pool builders, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, technical servicemen, subcontractors, installers, consultants and other allied trades, all of whom set themselves apart from the rest of the industry by setting standards of skill, workmanship and ethical business behaviour in the best interests of pool and spa owners.
 
This includes:
Government Representation & Advocacy – SPASA members have industry representation in many federal and state
government forums. SPASA liaises directly with government on legislation that affects our industry. SPASA also sits on a number of Standards Australia review committees and has longstanding involvement in government liaison e.g. Australian Consumer & Competition Commission (ACCC); Fair Trading; Department of Health; Department of Planning; Consumer Affairs; Australian Pesticides; and, Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), just to name a few. SPASA has been active in influencing laws and regulations that determine how our industry is governed since its inception.
 
Registered Training Organisation (RTO) – SPASA is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that provides training and assessment to the swimming pool and spa industry in Australia. SPASA courses are highly valued and sought after by industry employers and the wider community. In addition to formal training, SPASA provides a comprehensive CPD Points program throughout the year at little or no cost to members.
 
Consumer & Trade Expos – SPASA hosts a Consumer & Trade Pool & Spa Expo every year. Membership means being able to showcase products or services at discounted rates. Exhibiting at the Consumer & Trade Shows provides significant exposure opportunities to target markets.
 
Chapter & Sector Meetings – Chapter Meetings offer metropolitan, regional and rural members a unique local forum
to express their views and needs. Chapter Meetings are held in every state of Australia. Additionally, there are frequent sector specific meetings giving members the opportunity to raise and exchange ideas in an environment of like-minded individuals.
 
In addition, SPASA has:
Awards of Excellence – SPASA members are eligible to enter the annual Awards of Excellence. The awards are designed to reward and promote achievement in retail, service, design, construction, product innovation and professionalism across all sectors of the industry to the public. The awards give SPASA members a chance to showcase their skills, creativity, innovation, sheer hard work and their spirit. The quality and excellence of
design and installation epitomises Australian pool building at its very best and winners can be proud that they have competed with the best in the business.
 
Pool & Spa Essentials (SPASA Magazine) – Pool & Spa Essentials is the flagship annual magazine from the Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance. Pool & Spa Essentials is a vibrant, quality lifestyle magazine especially designed for consumers considering or renovating a pool/spa, current pool/spa owners, and those wanting to enhance their outdoor home environment.
 
BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE
SPASA implements strategies that continue to set the benchmark for the industry. These include:
1. To uphold the concepts of free enterprise and service to the consumer.
2. To operate at all times in a manner that will enhance the swimming pool and spa industry.
3. To encourage research and development of new materials, products and methods.
4. To co-operate and assist, where possible, with all levels of government in their dealings with the swimming pool and spa industry.
5. To influence and comply with all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.
6. To act fairly and properly at all times towards fellow members of the association.
7. To act in a professional and unbiased manner when called upon to advise, consult or take any action in relation to products, services or works on behalf of a consumer.
 
FURTHER CONTACT AND INFORMATION
Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW & ACT (SPASA)
Chief Executive Officer: Spiros Dassakis
1/33 Daking Street, North Parramatta NSW 2151
PO Box 245 Northmead NSW 2152
TOLL FREE: 1800 802 482
P | 02 9630 6300
F | 02 9630 6355
Association Profile
The Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance (SPASA) represents pool builders, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, technical servicemen, subcontractors, installers, consultants and other allied trades – NATIONWIDE.
Members of SPASA include, all of whom set themselves apart from the rest of the industry by setting standards of skill, workmanship and ethical business behaviour in the best interests of pool and spa owners. As the peak body, SPASA is responsible for overseeing the development of the industry nationwide.
This includes:
Government Representation & Advocacy –  SPASA members have industry representation in many federal and state government forums. SPASA liaises with government on any legislation that affects our industry. SPASA also sits on a number of Standards Australia review committees and has longstanding involvement in government liaison e.g. Australian Consumer & Competition Commission (ACCC); Fair Trading; Department of Health; Department of Planning; Consumer Affairs; Australian Pesticides; and, Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), just to name a few. SPASA has been active in influencing laws and regulations that determine how our industry is governed since its inception.
Training (RTO) Registered Training Organisation – SPASA is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that provides training and assessment to the swimming pool and spa industry in Australia. SPASA courses are highly valued and sought after by industry employers and the wider community. In addition to formal training, SPASA provides the most comprehensive CPD Points opportunities throughout the year at little or no cost to members.
Consumer & Trade Expos – SPASA hosts a Consumer & Trade Pool & Spa Expo every year. Membership means being able to showcase products or services at discounted rates. Exhibiting at the Consumer & Trade Shows provides significant exposure opportunities to target markets.
Chapter & Sector Meetings – Chapter Meetings offer regional members a unique local forum to express their views and needs. Chapter Meetings are held in every state of Australia. Additionally, there are frequent sector specific meetings giving members the opportunity to raise and exchange ideas in an environment of like-minded individuals.
In addition, SPASA has:
Awards of Excellence – SPASA members are eligible to enter the annual Awards of Excellence. The awards are designed to reward and promote achievement in design, construction, innovation and professionalism across all sectors of the industry to the public. The awards give SPASA members a chance to showcase their skills, creativity, innovation, sheer hard work and their spirit. The quality and excellence of design and installation epitomises Australian pool building at its very best and winners can be proud that they have competed with the best in the business.
Pool & Spa Essentials (SPASA Magazine) – Pool & Spa Essentials is the flagship annual magazine from the Swimming Pool & Spa Alliance. Pool & Spa Essentials is a vibrant, quality lifestyle magazine especially designed for consumers considering or renovating a pool/spa, current pool/spa owners, and those wanting to enhance their outdoor home environment. 
 
Building a Better Future
SPASA implements strategies that continue to set the benchmark for the industry. These include:
1. To uphold the concepts of free enterprise and service to the consumer.
2. To operate at all times in a manner that will enhance the swimming pool and spa industry.
3. To encourage research and development of new materials, products and methods.
4. To co-operate and assist, where possible, all levels of government in their dealings with the swimming pool and spa industry.
5. To influence and comply with all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.
6. To act fairly and properly at all times towards fellow members of the association.
7. To act in a professional and unbiased manner when called upon to advise, consult or take any action in relation to products, services or works on behalf of a consumer.
 
Further Contact & Information:
Swimming Pool & Spa Alliance (SPASA)
Chief Executive Officer: Spiros Dassakis
1/33 Daking Street, North Parramatta NSW 2151
PO Box 245 Northmead NSW 2152
TOLL FREE: 1800 802 482
Ph: 02 9630 6300 Fax: 02 9630 6355
Email: info@spasa.org.au
Web: www.spasa.org.au