Welcome to the Country Pool Managers website
The idea for the group was formed in 1996 to provide an affordable conference and 'get together' for country based Pool Managers. Through this forum, all communities large and small could benefit.
The first conference was held at Mudgee in 1997 and attracted 70 pool and 15 trade delegates. The event was wrapped up with a BBQ dinner on the verandah of the soldiers club.
In 1998 the conference was held in Wellington where a more formal approach
was adopted. A steering group was formed which included Mick O'Sullivan
(Mudgee), Mick Austin (Wellington), Brian Lynch (Cowra), and Les Drury
(Lithgow). Billy Smith (Engadine) joined the team as MC. The conference
would rotate at these venues, keeping it central for all.
Attendees have steadily increased over the years to the current number of around 160 managers. The trade show attracts about 30 aquatic industry businesses. Conferences have since been held in Parkes (2003), Young (2004), Maitland (2005), Muswellbrook (2006), Gilgandra (2007), Port Stephens (2008), Port Macquarie (2009), West Wyalong (2010), Forbes (2011), Katoomba (2012), Cowra (2013), Lake Macquarie (2014), Tamworth (2015), Forbes (2016), Queanbeyan (2017), Nambucca Heads (2018), Armidale (2019) and Barooga (2020).
Extra training sessions have been added to meet new qualification standards with more being planned for the future.
2020 conference CANCELLED
Due to the declining situation which is happening in Victoria, the 2020 Conference will not proceed in August.
It is disappointing but we must consider the safety of everyone in such trying times.
A huge thanks to Tony Tranter for the work he has done in putting such a great agenda and conference together.
2020 Country Pool Managers Conference - Barooga
Wednesday 12th to Thursday 13h August 2020
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