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Significant anniversaries for Pierce Pool Supplies and International Quadratics

Significant anniversaries for Pierce Pool Supplies and International Quadratics
June 18, 2018

2018 is a significant year for Pierce Pool Supplies and International Quadratics with the Sydney-based companies marking both their 120th anniversary and 80 years in the swimming pool industry – making it the oldest existing aquatic business in Australia.

An historial achievement close to the minds and hearts of all its team members and distributions partners, David Lloyd, Managing Director of IQ and Pierce Pool Supplies, explains “this is a special birthday for us all, and I am so proud that Pierce Pool Supplies continues to thrive and evolve in the commercial aquatic space”.

“Feeding a business to sustain it’s presence and growth, I think, affords a company some well-earned bragging rights.

“I couldn’t be happier when I look back on the company’s history and all the people that have contributed to our time in market (and) I would like to give a special and sincere thank

you to all our ongoing loyal customers, as our existence is only here because of your support.”

Pierce Pool Supplies history
In 1898, Albert Henry Pierce established the company of A.H Pierce as a supplier of a wide variety of products to councils and retailstores throughout NSW.

In 1938, the NSW Government, in an attempt to get over the Great Depression, loaned large sums of money to municipal and shire councils to invest in infrastructure projects such as sewerage plants and public swimming pools.

The company of A.H Pierce (laterto become known as Pierce Pool Supplies) started importing dry chlorine powder for use in sewerage plants and swimming pools.

In those days little was known about how to treat swimming pool water and many problems were encountered by the pool operators. Harold Pierce, who had taken over the company when his father died, was regularly travelling throughout the country and supplying the councils and pools and became an expert in both sewerage and pool treatment as well as becoing the conduit for passing information throughout the pool industry on how to treat these public pools.

He eventually encouraged the formation of what is now known as the ARI (Australian and Recreation Institute) and was the foundation patron of this organisation.

Pierce went on to develop and supply a wide range of products which were used in public pools. The A.H Pierce company remained in the families’ hands until 2008 when it was purchased by International Quadratics (IQ) Pty Ltd.

As IQ’s commercial pool division, Pierce Pool Supplies continues to service and supply the public pool industry throughout Australia and New Zealand, continuing the legacy of Harold Pierce of offering not just products but expert advice and training to the public pool industry and also continues to develop new problem solving chemicals and hardware. 

For more information, click here to contact International Quadratics Pty Ltd via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Suppliers Directory.

8th February 2016 - NEW BRANDING FOR INTERNATIONAL QUADRATICS

23rd March 2015 - INTERNATIONAL QUADRATICS LAUNCH REVOLUTIONARY TABLET TO KILL WATER RELATED BACTERIA

4th September 2014 - IQ AND PIERCE POOL SUPPLIES APPOINTED EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR S.R.SMITH PRODUCTS

23rd August 2013 - INTERNATIONAL QUADRATICS’ ACHIEVEMENTS RECOGNISED WITH TWIN AWARDS


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