67 episodes

A podcast dedicated to running a hot tub business from SpaRetailer magazine, the definitive trade publication for the hot tub industry.

The SpaRetailer Podcast Megan Kendrick

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A podcast dedicated to running a hot tub business from SpaRetailer magazine, the definitive trade publication for the hot tub industry.

    Episode #67, the Acrylic Repair Pros with Multi-Tech

    Episode #67, the Acrylic Repair Pros with Multi-Tech

    For more than a decade Multi-Tech Products has been supplying acrylic repair materials to the hot tub and bath industries, working behind the scenes with manufacturers and acrylic suppliers. Under new ownership, the company is now stepping out in front of the industry, hoping to streamline the ordering process for retailers and consumers. Meet the new owners and hear about their plans for the future, and what they’ve seen going on in the hot tub industry from their unique vantage […]

    • 1 hr
    Episode #66, Support the Hot Tub Industry with Steve and Tracine

    Episode #66, Support the Hot Tub Industry with Steve and Tracine

    The International Hot Tub Association has been working to protect the hot tub industry since 2008. Now part of the PHTA, the chair and vice-chair of the organization’s leadership team joins the podcast to talk about its membership drive. Steve Stigers, vice president of marketing at Watkins Wellness, and Tracine Marroquin, vice president of marketing at Jacuzzi Group may be competitors, but the two work together to ensure the hot tub industry doesn’t get roped into undo legislation. To do […]

    • 31 min
    Episode #65, Selling Hot Tubs (Locally) Online with Gunnar Graven

    Episode #65, Selling Hot Tubs (Locally) Online with Gunnar Graven

    Gunnar Graven is the second generation in his family at the helm of Steepleton in Louisville, Kentucky, but the fourth generation overall to run the business founded in 1908. Graven has turned his company’s website into its third location — making a concerted effort to ramp up online sales, including selling hot tubs online. Graven talks us through the evolution of their website and how they beat his ecommerce sales goals six times over. This episode is sponsored by Marquis. AQUATIC […]

    • 45 min
    Episode #64, When a Marketer Starts Selling Swim Spas with Ben Poggemiller

    Episode #64, When a Marketer Starts Selling Swim Spas with Ben Poggemiller

    Ben Poggemiller is back on The SpaRetailer Podcast to share what his company has been doing to sell swim spas. Before 2021, there hadn’t been much of a focus on swim spas at Urban Life Pools & Hot Tubs, but now they are all-in. Hear Poggemiller’s tips to putting together a successful swim spa marketing campaign. Hear Ben Poggemiller on other episodes: Episode #54, The Long Game with Ben Poggemiller Episode #46, Find and Convert Online Leads with Ben Poggemiller […]

    • 49 min
    Episode #63, NASCAR and Hot Tubs with Ryan Truex

    Episode #63, NASCAR and Hot Tubs with Ryan Truex

    This episode’s guest is NASCAR racer Ryan Truex. Truex drives the #40 Chevrolet for Niece Motorsports, emblazoned with Marquis logos. As a Marquis brand ambassador, Truex has done lots of fun promotions and collaborations, unlike what is typically seen in the hot tub industry. He also hosts his own podcast from his Marquis hot tub, with guests joining him in the water. Truex says his Marquis spa is an integral part of his post-race recovery. This episode is sponsored by […]

    • 36 min
    Episode #62, So What Exactly IS Happening in the Chemical Industry, with Alicia and Andrea from BioLab

    Episode #62, So What Exactly IS Happening in the Chemical Industry, with Alicia and Andrea from BioLab

    In addition to the supply and demand stress that everyone in the industry has felt, BioLab had the added challenge of a factory fire. Hurricane Laura caused a fire that destroyed its plant that manufactures trichlor, one of the main forms of chlorine used in the swimming pool (and sometimes spa) industry. Alicia Stephens and Andrea Chaney from BioLab are on the podcast to help explain what happened and why, besides the fire, you’re experiences chemical shortages and delays. They […]

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

Pete.Basso ,

Such a Great Way To Stay in Touch w Our Industry

Great job Megan. I love listening to these podcasts. The topics are relevant and keep us in touch w what’s happening in our industry. Fascinating content and guests who all bring very poignant information. It’s fun to listen to the great minds of the industry, there’s so much to learn. Thanks for hosting, you’re doing such a wonderful job.

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