Episode 27: 40 Years of Evolution Through the Eyes of Greg Garrett
In this episode we interview Greg Garrett. Greg is an expert in Water Chemistry and Pool Surfaces. Greg is the current owner of Applied Material Technologies and the former Technical Services Director of the National Plasterers Council. We have heard Greg’s name bounce around for years, but were so stoked when we finally got the chance to meet him, attend one of his classes, and eventually have him come to the studio!
He and his partner Bob Lowry have now started a new educational program called The Pool Chemistry Training Institute. They saw a need in the residential world and are doing their best to fill it. We are so excited for its future.
We learned so much on this episode and we hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did.
Here are some industry books that Greg recommends.
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See you out there Pool Chasers!
14:55 Growing Up
25:00 Most difficult Part of Industry
30:40 Changes in the Industry
44:00 Learning About New Things
47:06 Helping Without Question
55:45 Best Place to Look For Answers
1:09:50 Carbonate Alkalinity
1:45:07 Education Is Important
1:46:30 Evolution of Surfaces
1:54:00 Startup Mistakes
2:06:10 Calcium Nodules
2:09:35 Finding Time to Take A Class
2:13:35 Its All About Helping
2:26:40 Greg's Class