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It’s important to correctly
plumb pipework under-
ground for air blowers.
Incorrect plumbing can
result in water entry into
the pipework or blower
causing blower motor
failure through direct wa-
ter contact or overheating
as a result of excessive
pipework should exit
the spa horizontally at
injector height where
possible. It should loop
700mm min above water
level as close to the spa
as practical, or be fitted
with a check valve.
Pipework should NEVER
go downhill (unless it’s fit-
ted with the 700mm loop).
If pipework is laid down-
hill towards the air blow-
er, any water that enters
will never be able to be
fully evacuated to the spa.
This causes a restriction
in the pipework and back
pressure on the air blow-
er, resulting in blower
If downhill plumbing is
unavoidable, a 700mm
loop is essential at the
spa, as well as a spring
loaded drain valve below
the air blower.
Never run pipework
vertically down from the
air injectors more than
one metre as excess head
pressure will be difficult
to overcome without the
use of dual stage or high
pressure air blowers at
For more information
contact technical support
at Australian Spa Parts
1300 736 025.
Spa Tech Tips
Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has pur-
chased a fourth production facility just across the
road from the company’s head office at 51 Milleni-
um Street, Tingalpa, Queensland.
The new, 1900m2 facility at 50 Millenium Street
opened in February and houses AIS’s commer-
cial production and R&D departments; with the
company ’s management, residential production
and anode production facilities remaining at their
current, head office location.
AIS CEO Elena Gosse said that as AIS’s 20
year-plus reputation for quality and innovation
had grown, so too had the demand for its products.
The decision to consolidate all areas of the business
into the one street will allow AIS to increase
production capacity by 150 per percent as well as
improve the working environment for its more
than 50 employees.
“It is certainly an exciting time in AIS’s history
as we expand our business and centrally locate our
teams in order to meet increasing market demand
for our products,” says Gosse.
“ We see the consolidation of our production fa-
cilities in one location as an opportunity to further
improve our standards of production and quality
control; enhance the level of collaboration between
our staff; increase creativity and innovation and
improve our operational efficiencies.
“ With our technology exported to over 55
countries I am very proud that we are expanding
and remaining an Australian owned and operated
business at a time where many other businesses are
moving their manufacturing plants offshore.”
International Quadratics (IQ) has unveiled a fresh
new look to celebrate its 40th year in the swim-
ming pool and spa industry.
The IQ business has grown from manufactur-
ing pool cleaning products and chemicals to now
operating in three divisions:
• Swimming Pool and Spa Chemicals: Manu-
facturing and supply of a full range of quality
• Commercial Equipment: offering over five thou-
sand different product lines for the commercial
pool sector, catering for inside the pool and
plant room as well as around the pool deck.
• Theralux: a mineral pool bathing system for
the residential pool offering high quality and
environmentally friendly equipment.
“ With IQ turning 40 this year, some might think
it’s a mid-life crisis with all this change, but the
honest truth is that the company has never felt as
fit and rearing to go,” says Eddie Lloyd, IQ’s mar-
keting director. “Our brand was simply overdue to
catch up with who we are and what we represent.
The first thing you will notice is a lot more colour
and vibrancy. I think it depicts the company well,
how we view the industry and the attitude we
place on the work we do.”
Lloyd says the staff and management discussed
the changes for some time.
“ We found that no matter what area of the
business, the common ground between all our
customers, be it commercial or domestic, was that
the end product always revolved around communi-
ty, fun, leisure, play, safety, exercise and relaxation,”
“I’m confident that our new look is back in
line with our professional offering and our vision
of continual support, loyalty and reward for our
As part of the revamp, Pierce Pool Supplies –
the 118-year-old company that merged with IQ in
2008 – has also gained a new logo.
Meanwhile, IQ has launched a new dealership
program, inviting all pool shops and service-based
businesses to “Discover a world of reward, support
Lloyd says the finished product is essentially a
functioning business model that allows pool shops
and servicemen to tap into and draw out items that
offer convenience, efficiency and growth opportu-
The model concentrates on offering new
technology systems, marketing programs, retail
and POS refreshment and importantly continued
education and training for pool professionals. It
also boasts a generous rewards points system and a
You can check out IQ’s new look on their new
website and also enter the draw for more than
$3500 worth of IQ Enhance mineral additive by
registering your interest about their Diamond
AIS enables increased
production with new facility
IQ looking fresh at 40
AIS’s new 1900m2 facility at
50 Millenium Street Tingalpa
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