Home' Splash Magazine : SPLASH Feb-Mar 2016 Contents Alex Kemsley, manag-
ing director of Compass
Ceramic Pools UK has
been elected president
of the British Swimming
Pool Federation. He had
been chairman of BISHTA
(the British and Irish Spa
and Hot Tub Association)
and also a pool industry
Solar Sun Ring’s breach
of trademark lawsuit
against Secard Pools is
continuing, after medi-
ation recently failed. In
2014 the California-based
manufacturer Solar Sun
Rings filed against fellow
Pools and at least 10
retailers including Wal-
Mart, Home Depot, Sears,
Kmart and Lowes. The
lawsuit revolves around
a Secard product called
NoAir Solar Heat Squares.
Solar Sun Rings claims
the name and design of
that product is too similar
to the plaintiff’s and could
The third EUSA (European
Union of Swimming Pool
and Spa Associations)
awards took place at last
year’s Piscina & Wellness
exhibition in Barcelona. In
all, 79 projects from eight
countries were submitted
to compete. The annual
event is held at a different
trade show each year,
so that each country
can host the event. Gold
awards went to: Diffazur
Piscine, France; BL/sprl,
Belgium; London Swim-
ming Pool Company, UK;
Piscine 15, France; Home
Counties Pools and Hot
The Blue Glass Pebble Company Pty Ltd has been
sold to Noosa resident Mary Anne Benoiton.
While Benoiton is the new financial owner of the
company, the day-to-day running of the business
and the principal point of contact will remain the
manager Michael Kettewell.
The company had been previously owned by a trust.
“As a company we are continuing to grow off the
back of our renowned product quality, customer
ser vice and passion for what we do” says Kettewell.
“ With Mary Anne at the helm this will continue
into the future.”
Contact details are: Blue Glass Pebble Company
Pty Ltd, 5 Delta Street, Geebung, Queensland,
4034; phone 1800 281 991, mobile 0401 695 337,
AIS’s CEO, Elena Gosse is calling for industry
support to help her achieve her fundraising goal
for the Dancing CEOs charity event to help wom-
en and their children escape domestic violence.
In April she will be swapping the boardroom
for the dancefloor as part of Dancing CEOs gala
event. All funds raised will go to Women’s Legal
Service Queensland (WLSQ) to help deliver
free legal aid and welfare assistance to those who
need it most.
It ’s easy to help. Simply donate $5 to Gosse’s in-
dustry challenge via the secure everyday hero link,
which can also be accessed via splashmagazine.
com.au. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
If 500 industry members each donate $5, she
will be $2500 closer to reaching her total $10,000
mandatory fundraising goal.
The domestic violence statistics are frightening:
• On average two women each week are killed by
domestic violence in Australia.
• Domestic violence has long lasting effects on
one in four children.
• Last year WLSQ helped 3200 Queensland
women and their children but an estimated
16,000 calls went unanswered.
• WLSQ needs over $200,000 to implement a
new phone help-line and answer 700 per cent
more calls from women in need.
How you can help:
• Any donation (no matter how big or how small)
• A $35 donation allows WLSQ to provide assis-
tance for a woman and her children for a month.
• A $60 donation will allow WLSQ to provide an
hour of free legal help on a domestic violence or
family law matter.
• A $420 donation allows WLSQ to provide as-
sistance for a woman and her children for a year.
Gosse urges everyone in the swimming pool in-
dustry to join her in taking steps to help eradicate
“I would love it if every SPLASH! reader
considered making a tax-deductable donation, no
matter how small, to help me achieve my $10,000
fundraising goal,” she says.
“You can donate as an individual or a company
and in your own name or anonymously. I would
be so proud if I could be the top fundraiser and
say, on behalf of the swimming pool industry, that
together we are making a stand against domestic
Contact: For a link to the give.ever ydayhero/
au/elena-gosse-dancing-ceo-s page go to the
QuickLinks tab at splashmagazine.com.au.
Elena Gosse in action on the dance floor
Blue Glass gets new owner
Dancing CEOs help tackle
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