The 2012 SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show, the largest event for the wet industry, was held on the Gold Coast at the end of July. The doors opened to more than 100 exhibitors, 40 plus hours of education, a welcome reception, a site visit to Paradise Resort, SPLASH! Environmental Awards Dinner with MC and Olympian Duncan Armstrong and the ever popular SPLASH! Andrew Simons Memorial Golf Day. SPLASH! was once again the must attend event for manufacturers, retailers, pool builders, contractors, architects, landscapers, engineers and service technicians. As the industry continues to address the challenges of the GFC, the environment and energy efficiencies the week proved to be a meeting point for the industry.