Home' Splash Magazine : SPLASH Aug-Sept 2015 Contents 1. Close call as boy
caught in spa suction
A 13 year old boy
was trapped in an
unprotected spa outlet
at an apartment block in
Milsons Point, Sydney.
2. ATO finds 2.3 billion
"black" tradie dollars
Last financial year, the
ATO's data matching
regime recouped more
than 2.3 billion dollars of
additional tax revenue.
3. 500 patrons injured in
water park explosion
powder exploded at the
Formosa Fun Coast water
park in Taiwan, resulting
in five deaths and 183
4. Aussie retailers get
on board for Hawaiian
A total of 134 members
made the long trek to
Hawaii for the fourth
annual Alliance Pool
5. Tintometer gets
The 130 year old British
company, The Tintometer
Ltd, was presented with
the Queen's Award for
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Freedom Pools Riverina owner Stuart Pollard
has been hospitalised with serious injuries
following a gas explosion at Kooringal.
Emergency services were called to the
Plumpton Road residence in July after the
explosion, which appeared to be caused by
an exploding LPG gas bottle while laying
bitumen on a driveway.
Police, paramedics and re ghters arrived
quickly and Pollard and another man were
treated at the site before being taken to Wag-
ga Base Hospital. e other man's injuries
were less serious and he was released.
However, Pollard had serious burns to his
face, hands and legs.
His brother-in-law, Byron Wooden, has set
up a support page asking for donations for his
run in the Bridge-to-Brisbane Marathon. He
will run in bandages to raise money for Pollard's
medical expenses and to support the family.
"Needless to say this experience is life
changing for Stuart and the family," says
Wooden on the gogetfunding website. "Day
by day he is ghting hard and we are very
proud of his progress on this long road to
recovery that lies ahead.
"Without going into the detail there are
other family medical challenges adding to the
emotional and nancial strain. To say the least
it has been a very long 18 months for the Pol-
lards, and our thoughts are with them as they
pull together to support Stuart. Any support
you are able to o er is greatly appreciated."
Pollard will be familiar to anyone attend-
ing the SPASA NSW & ACT Awards of
Excellence, where he collected 10 awards for
Freedom Pools Riverina.
SPLASH! wishes him all the best for a
To donate, visit gogetfunding.
Country pool builder injured in explosion
Kreepy Krauly battles blues with car promo
Stuart Pollard in
intensive care after
Kreepy Krauly's Win a Blue Car promotion
has delivered more than $100,000 to the
With every sale of a Kreepy Krauly automat-
ic pool cleaner between August 2014 to March
2015, the manufacturers made a donation to
beyondblue to support its work in reducing
the impact of depression and anxiety in our
community. Additionally, every purchaser who
made an extra donation had their name entered
in a draw for a brand new Blue Fiat 500.
e lucky winner was Alan McDougall of
Western Australia -- one of thousands who
dug into their own pockets, and he was re-
warded by driving away with a brand new car.
"Win a Blue Car has been a fantastic
success," says Grant Craig, managing director
of Kreepy Krauly distributor, Autopool. "As
well as our nancial support, the promotion
helped expose beyondblue's message to sever-
al million people across the country.
"With more than three million Australians
currently living with depression or anxiety,
we couldn't think of a better community or-
ganisation for Kreepy Krauly to support than
beyondblue. Kreepy Krauly is about family
fun and good times. It's a feel-good product
-- and now every purchaser has something
extra to feel good about -- the fact that their
purchase also supported beyondblue."
beyondblue chairman Je Kennett echoed
those sentiments in paying tribute to Kreepy
Krauly's important contribution and thanking
everyone who participated in the Win a Blue
Anyone can get immediate help for depres-
sion and anxiety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
by calling beyondblue on 1300 22 4636.
Lucky winner Alan
the keys to a new Blue
Fiat from beyondblue
chairman Jeff Kennett
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