Whether you own a business or whether you service, repair, build, design, or market pools, we want to build a podcast tailored to fit our needs. We will be interviewing business owners, pool service and repair companies, builders, manufactures, marketing and social media experts, as well as many others that can help progress, inspire and entertain us all.
Fleet Management - Business Tip of the Month with Eddie Skehan of National Pool Partners
In today’s edition of Business Tip of the Month, we’re joined by Eddie Skehan, Vice President of Operational Excellence for National Pool Partners. Our discussion today is all about fleet management. In particular, he speaks on the advantages of GPS tracking, which include heat mapping, using gamification to promote good driver habits, performing preventive maintenance, recovering lost vehicles, and geo-tracking.
Green to Clean TikTok Star Mark Jones (@poolpr0mj) of Blue Street Pools
Today we speak with Mark Jones, Owner of the New Orleans-based Blue Street Pools. Mark entered the pool industry in 2017, marketing himself solely through flyers which he disseminated around his neighborhood. But his breakthrough would come in 2020 when he settled on TikTok to promote his business. Encouraged by a friend, he created an account on the social media platform. Six months later, Mark had gained 100,000 followers on TikTok. Today, he has over 2.1 million.
October - News and Notes with Megan Kendrick of Pool Pro Magazine
The news stories we cover include a new mobile app out of Austin, TX called “ATX Swims”, through which users can directly purchase tickets to the city’s swimming pools; an accident involving a falling tree branch at a resort in Honolulu; an initiative to teach primary school children in Marle, France how to swim using a mobile pool; and Scottsdale, AZ’s green pool and mosquito problem. Megan then goes over recent industry news, including a number of recent M&As and emerging movers and shakers.
Sutro - The Future of Pool Water Chemistry Controlled by an App & Professional Reagents with Jim Conti
Jim Conti is the Head of Sales at Sutro. The brainchild of founder Ravi Kurani, Sutro began with a focus on ORP technology before the company made the pivot to reagent-based testing with photometry, resulting in Sutro’s flagship product, the Sutro Smart Monitor. Jim explains the limitations of ORP and what led the team at Sutro to home in on incorporating Reagent Cartridges by LaMotte into their current technology.
Valuing Your Legacy - Business Tip of the Month with Justin Kuperberg of National Pool Partners
In today’s edition of Business Tip of the Month, we’re joined by Justin Kuperberg, Chief Development Officer at NPP. Our discussion centers on what we believe are the three things that owners should consider when thinking about the future of their business: legacy, net worth, and intangibles. Listen in as Justin speaks on the common factors that sellers overlook when selling their business and the steps that immediately follow.
AquaStar - Vertical Integration, State of The Art Research Facility & VGBA Updates with Todd Pieri & Steve Barnes
In this conversation, we sit down with AquaStar Pool Products COO Todd Pieri and Director of Science and Compliance Steve Barnes. Listen in as Todd and Steve illustrate the importance of referring back to the fundamentals. Steve also shares how AquaStar built their state-of-the-art facility and explains how the main drains are tested as well as how they must meet NSF standards. The two also discuss the story of AquaStar and how it grew to be the multifaceted company it is today.
TX home owner
I had a company for many years doing my pool maintenance but I took over during the pandemic because had extra time. My pool was always clean but never got an explanation of what was done, one day asked the tec how many gallons it had and he missed by 5K, your podcast gave me all information I need to keep LSI balanced. The podcast is well balanced with quality interviews and great information and you are fun to listen to. Now that my pool is balanced I’ll help a couple of friends and who knows maybe will buy a route and get in the business.
Really enjoy you Podcast!
Just wanted to share my appreciation for your podcast. I own Atlanta Leak Pros in Atlanta and we do leak detection and structural repairs to pools, and just really appreciate you bringing awareness to the industry and public, spreading awareness about the right way to do things. It’s mind blowing how many people are in this industry with such a limited knowledge of pools. Thank you!
Green horn pool guy
Thank you for doing this podcast. I’m looking to get into the field in upstate NY. This podcast has given me confidence and a ton of knowledge ( only 12 episodes in). Look forward to getting caught up. Thanks again!