front coverIn this Autumn Edition, we have feature articles on:

- The Winter Pool in 2022 by Rainwise Pools Melbourne

An Insiders perspective including information from Compass Pools Melbourne, TG Pools & Cantwell Pools

- A comparison between Lithium Hypochlorite and Dichlor use in Spas by Bond Chemicals

We launch the Inaugural Australian Pool & Spa Awards 2022 and the Melbourne Backyard & Garden Show.

Another bumper issue of Aqua Magazine, made by the industry for the industry!


CoverAQUA – Summer Awards 2021

MPBAA’s Official Trade Magazine for the industry, by the industry

Welcome to the next edition of AQUA Magazine – our quarterly magazine representing everything our wonderful industry has to offer nationwide!

In this special Awards Edition, we recap the winners of the prestigious 2021 Remco Pool of the Year (by Aquarius Pools), the 2021 Spa of the Year (by Beechworth Custom Pools), and the 2021 Product of the Year (by Pentair).

We share some photos from our night of nights and chat with 2 of our judges - Mr Patrick Jost (Jost Architects) & Mr Colin Sloggett (East Coast Pools).

We also acknowledge the Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mr Cliff Cooke, and say thank you to Aloha Pools, Cookes Pools & Spas, Waterco and Falcon Pools for their valuable contribution to our industry over the last 30+ years.

Read the 2021 Summer Awards Edition of AQUA Digital Trade Magazine HERE

Read our previous editions HERE

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60years of excellence gold winnerThe SPASAVIC 60th Anniversary Awards of Excellence 2021

Winners Announced.

Click here for a full list


Early bird (2 for 1 Adult) tickets are now available to purchase HERE online.

For years February has been synonymous with the biggest and best Pool & Spa Expo in the Southern Hemisphere.

This year, the SPASAVIC POOL & SPA EXPO is back in exactly the same format that you know and love - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Wharf, Melbourne on Friday 4th to Sunday 6th February 2022


AQUA – Spring 2021

MPBAA’s Official Trade Magazine for the industry, by the industry

Front coverWelcome to the next edition of AQUA Magazine – our new quarterly magazine representing everything our wonderful industry has to offer nation-wide!

In this, our third edition, you'll hear from our CEO Chris Samartzis as he opens up about our new name.

We chatted with industry leaders:

  • Andrew Pullen (Spa World/Vortex Leisure),
  • James Lascelles (OFTB),
  • Rachael Pritz (RB Retail & Service Software Solutions),
  • Andrew Whyte (Whyte Gardens),
  • Paul Simons and Jeff Feldman (Lo-Chlor). ‘

All respected industry professionals who kindly offer their insights into issues impacting our industry from their unique perspectives.

We featured the one and only Georgia Harper (of Georgia Harper Landscape Designs). Georgia tells us a little about herself and shares her experience as one of our MPBAA Awards of Excellence Judges this year.

We are very proud of this magazine and promise to continue sharing trends and insights from the most respected, credible and trusted professionals within our industry. This includes you. Contribute to YOUR magazine and help us showcase anything that is new, different, unique, innovative and informative about our great industry.

Read Spring 2021 Edition of AQUA Digital Trade Magazine HERE

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MPBAA Primary ColourAs of 1st of September 2021, the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Victoria will become Master Pool Builders Association Australia.

This decision has been 18 months in the making and is part of the evolutionary process of our organisation and industry. After a range of feedback and external consultant reviews, it became evident that our industry was looking for and needed a focused body to cater to the growing demand within our sector.

WE STAND FOR: Enduring quality of life, character, workmanship, product, and service.

“An Australian Master Pool Builder embraces quality in all aspects of their business. They take pride not only in their workmanship but in their values of integrity, ingenuity, and mastery. Our members represent the best and most respected professionals in the industry. Together we commit to delivering inspired, quality pool and spa solutions that bring Australian families enjoyment, connection, and wellbeing for years to come.

That is what enduring quality means to us.” says CEO - Chris Samartzis.

For further information and media comment please contact:

Chris Samartzis, CEO MPBAA – 0418 443 758



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  20. Small Scale Construction FAQ Update
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  23. SPASAVIC Pool Shops Are Open For Click & Collect Orders!
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