Shop History

Since 2010, Poolside Beaconsfield has grown to be one of Victoria’s most successful pool and spa businesses. We specialise in quality pool and spa chemicals and the products, services and technologies we offer ensure our customers world class standards across all product lines.

We are excited about the rate of growth and prosperity in this area and our intention is to offer all pool and spa owners the opportunity to shop wisely, understand what they’re buying and see long term results. We are proudly involved in the community, including sponsorship of the Beaconsfield Football Club.

The Poolside brand is the retail arm for Bioguard, the world leader in quality pool and spa chemicals. Their patented products guarantee the highest quality, most cost effective, smartest and safest chemicals and concepts available today.

Our Team

Grant Forbes – Director

Grant acquired Poolside Beaconsfield in October 2016. He studied management at Deakin University before entering an extensive career in the automotive industry. He has held senior management and directorial roles with Chassis Brakes International, Bosch Chassis Systems and PBR Automotive. With the decline of the car manufacturing industry in Australia, Grant decided to purchase Poolside Beaconsfield, seeing an opportunity for business growth, community involvement and work/life balance. With his children studying at Beaconhills College and his wife Robyn owner of an award winning Brazilian Butterfly salon in Rowville, Grant has a commitment to building strong customer and supplier relationships.

Andrew Castelli – Senior Technician

A local and well known identity, Andy has been with us since February 2010. He joined us following a contract with Astral Pools and is qualified as a service technician with most major pool and spa manufacturers. He has technical expertise in all aspects of pool and spa maintenance along with solar repair and installation. His strong customer base is indicative of his quality workmanship and ethic.

Chad Dunscombe – Technician

Chad has been a part of our team since 2013. Having qualifications and experience in both hospitality and plumbing, Chad progressed to a career in the growing pool and spa industry. He has a Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service, industry and supplier training and sound relationships with our customers. Chad is responsible for pool cleaning and maintenance, installation of equipment such as pumps and chlorinators, and all general repairs.

Tracey Byrne – Sales and customer service representative

Tracey is most often your first point of contact with Poolside. Having extensive retail experience, particularly in the pool and spa industry, Tracey joined our team in 2013. She has a Certificate IV in Retail Management and thorough knowledge of our product range. Tracey manages our bookings and welcomes the opportunity to assist with any queries regarding our products and services.

Nathan Bell – Sales and customer service representative

Nathan works with us on a casual basis while also undertaking a degree at Box Hill Institute. He is most often manning our store on Saturdays, but also provides additional help during peak times.

Melissa Justice – Bookkeeper / Office Manager

Melissa joined the Poolside team in January 2017. She has over twenty years’ experience working in administrative roles and qualifications in office administration, multimedia, information services and writing. Melissa is responsible for accounts, marketing, and the general maintenance of all office functions.