Seminars2018

 Speakers Corner

 

Saturday 10 Aug 2019

11am

Consumer Advice for Prospective Spa & Pool Owners

Chris Samartzis, CEO, SPASA Victoria

Chris Samartzis, 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

Garden and Pool Design – Why do some just work?

Ian Barker, Landscaping Victoria

There are far more considerations to be made in the Garden Design Process, than just digging a large hole, when a pool is part of the landscape.

1pm

 

6 Common errors made when planning a pool

Anthony Scott, Landscape Designer Channel 10’s “The Home Show” Landscaping Victoria

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

Choosing the Right Pool for My Area

Mario Aiezza, Structerre Consulting

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.

 

3pm

More Than the Pool

Scott Wynd, Director, MINT Pool and Landscape Design

What we want from an outdoor area is so much more than a pool Scott Wynd has 30 years of experience and has won numerous awards both at home and abroad. Scott will share his many tips to achieve a great outdoor space.

Sunday 11 Aug 2019

11am

Evaluating Alternative Decking Materials

Jamie Blackman, DECO

Review of decking materials and their costs for pool and spa areas. Includes information on materials, maintenance, non-slip and installation.


12pm

The Value of Investing in Landscape Design

Lisa Ellis, Director, Lisa Ellis Gardens Pty Ltd

Whether you’re overhauling your garden– or you’re creating something new – a landscape designer is the key to a fabulous and functional outdoor area.  An experienced and professional landscape designer will help you get the most our of your space and budget, and help you avoid costly mistakes.

1pm

 

A to Z About Fibreglass Pools

Ted Martin, Director, Compass Pools Melbourne

Discover the benefits and options when choosing a fibreglass pool. Join Ted Martin as he discusses their history, what to look for, the position of the pool, the finished product and examples of installations.

2pm

How to be a Winner with Your Pool and Landscape Choices

David Kirkpatrick, Director, Outdoor Creations 

How to identify the pitfalls of expensive decisions and avoid them. How to identify the pitfalls of expensive decisions and avoid them. How to make the smart choices in pool and pool surround decisions.How to ensure you get the best value for money with your choices. 

3pm

Consumer Advice for Prospective Spa & Pool Owners

Chris Samartzis, CEO, SPASA Victoria

Chris Samartzis, 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.

Sessions subject to change.