PASCAA & SPASA Merger Complete

Daisy Pool Covers are happy to see that the Pool and Spa Covers Association of Australia (PASCAA) has completed the merger with the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia (SPASA). The finalisation of the merger has established the Pool and Spa Covers of Australia (PASCA) advisory group.

The industry’s peak body, SPASA represents the swimming pool and spa market across Australasia, while PASCAA is a collaboration of leading Australian manufacturers and fabricators of pool and spa covers.

Derek Prince, Vice-President of PASCAA, says that PASCAA is proud to merge with the peak industry body.

“SPASA Australia set out to and has achieved their clear goals to build our national industry body and PASCAA has seen the importance of one body to unify our swimming pool industry. This merger will deliver a better outcome for the swimming pool industry and ultimately the consumer.”

Since the announcement in February 2020 that the two associations intended to unify, work has undergone meet the goal to better support the present and future needs of the industry.

“SPASA actively seeks to represent and deliver benefits to all sectors of the industry in every region,” says Lindsay McGrath, SPASA CEO. “This merger another step in providing a better result for our members.”

“This group of SPASA members, like many of our advisory groups, provides specific insights and knowledge that directly contributes to policy development and advocacy programs,” says McGrath

“I see these members having the success we have seen from other advocacy groups such as fibreglass manufacture, heat pump and solar committees who have recently been involved in the initiation and updating of Australian and new standards,” he says.

Stefan Ossenberg, SPASA chairman, and Derek Prince, PASCAA vice president, jointly issued the following statement: “SPASA and PASCAA are dedicated to the service of our industry. As the aquatics industry continues to evolve, the association must keep up with the demands of members, regulators and consumers. We are excited to build a vision where we can achieve even more together.”