41 episodes

Welcome to Australia and New Zealand's biggest Pool and Spa Podcast- SPLASH! Simply the best place for all the latest innovations, investments and happenings. Full of insights, interviews and inspiration to help you reach your goals and stay motivated! SPLASH! Podcast showcases the best of our industry as featured in the latest SPLASH! Magazine, e-News and website. We are proud to raise the profile of the best professional industry that there is. Sit back and listen in. Ready. Set. SPLASH! ***Probably the world's greatest podcast ever.

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    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

Welcome to Australia and New Zealand's biggest Pool and Spa Podcast- SPLASH! Simply the best place for all the latest innovations, investments and happenings. Full of insights, interviews and inspiration to help you reach your goals and stay motivated! SPLASH! Podcast showcases the best of our industry as featured in the latest SPLASH! Magazine, e-News and website. We are proud to raise the profile of the best professional industry that there is. Sit back and listen in. Ready. Set. SPLASH! ***Probably the world's greatest podcast ever.

    Stunning Stuff and a Soft Spot

    Stunning Stuff and a Soft Spot

    This one is all about you!  Luke and David take you on tour of the  product and service being recognised and awarded around the grounds  (we have not forgotten you kiwis and New Zealand still to come).  

    We look at the upcoming industry day of excellence and leadership  in Melbourne on Sep 2, 2022.  This is a significant leap forward for all of us to hear from 4 incredible keynote, highly sought after speakers.   This is not the typical corporate guff but the stuff of people and future building.  

    In order to achieve something you have never achieved you have to be willing to do something you have never done.

    https://gallery.spasa.com.au  -  find the fabulous photo of Luke!
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    • 26 min
    ROHMO is the New FOMO

    ROHMO is the New FOMO

    If you missed SPLASH! 2022 Trade Expo on the Gold Coast the FOMO (fear-of-missing-out) can now only be described as ROHMO (regret-of-having-missed-out).  It truly was a world leading, first class and landmark event for pool and spa professional trade in this region.
    We take a moment to reflect and look at how far we have come.
       
    Veda Dante (regular SPLASH! feature editor) interviews Brenda Gerrard-Forster from 'HR Anywhere' about some critical considerations in the ever-changing complexity of managing employees from conditions to pay.
    Veda also interviews Matteo Callegaro who shares some of the interesting history and pedigree around giant Italian pump manufacturer DAB.

    As always... Ready. Set. SPLASH!

    Video Highlights SPLASH! 2022     https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/6hhck8xla2
    Photo Explorer SPLASH! 2022     https://allincreative.pixieset.com/splash22/

    • 29 min
    Extracting the Best from Your Coffee

    Extracting the Best from Your Coffee

    Coffee maybe the metaphor but your people are the focus.  With over one-third employees actively looking for a new job and the replacement cost reported as high as 250% of that wage it seems retention of good people is a critical issue.    We unpack why the opportunities afforded by the upcoming SPLASH! Trade Show providing  education, engagement and entertainment may be the keys to help you retain your staff.
    We also have a terrific discussion with SPLASH! Trade Show Platinum Sponsor - Fluidra about their investment in industry and more. 

    • 21 min
    The Times They Are A Changing

    The Times They Are A Changing

    Winter is no longer coming. It is here.  The election is no longer looming . It is done and won. The old methods and standards of doing business for industry are changed through time and necessity.  The market is changing and consumers are constantly changing.  The consumer has put us in high demand over the last two years but what happens when the seemingly unending quarterly growth is over? 
    The experience of women in the workplace and specifically our industry has been a undergoing change for the better.   We speak with Daena Bougoure-Latchford from SPASA who is leading the way for woman of industry with the WAVES initiative about these changes and how you can be involved.
    The times, they are indeed a changing.   Ready. Set. SPLASH!

    • 30 min
    Pass the Salt

    Pass the Salt

    With salt supply for sale post Australian east coast floods continuing to be another challenge we look at how the industry and consumer is responding.  Also new figures show demand continues to be at a high for our product and services and there are continued upward pressures on pricing.     Join David with Luke in this episode to unpack all of that, preview the upcoming SPLASH! trade expo including  a quick conversation with the Australian Swim School Association.   An inspiring new intro is revealed to the crowd favorite 'Top 5 Online News Stories' that leaves Luke speechless.  
    All this and more... Read. Set. SPLASH!

    Podcast sponsored by:
    - Fluidra
    - Hayward
    - AIS Water 

    • 25 min
    Simplifying Systems & Marketing to Millions

    Simplifying Systems & Marketing to Millions

    Millions of views and 100,000+ followers of your brand sound impossible? Join David in a conversation with  an innovative pool manufacturer on the Sunshine Coast who has done just that to generates real sales.  

    Can the use of industry specific software be used to integrate our processes and data?  
    We seek to shed some light onto the challenges of making complicated systems more simple from a user interface and operational process. It is complex but Julian from Pool Site Quote walks us through ways new software is simplifying these matters for you.

    Out thanks to the sponsors of this podcast:
    AIS Water
    Fluidra
    Hayward

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

takaiguy ,

Room to improve

The podcast has some interesting information but overall suffers from groupthink, a lack of diversity, and a lack of engagement.

The hosts mention how the pool industry is improving with lots of innovation. I would love to see them investigate the innovations in greater detail and explain how and why they are worthwhile for business owners and the end user. To really engage listeners they should create more narrative and take us on a journey. Listen to differing opinions and explain to us why the opinion presented is the right one.

They also suggest that the industry is diversifying with more young people, and women. Where are they? How about diversity in other aspects such as gender, educational and cultural background, sexuality, and skin colour? A truly diverse range of voices invites new perspectives and promotes better ideas and more critical evaluation of existing ideas. I would love to see more of that!

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