In this episode we had the pleasure of sitting down with several industry experts and even better, we got to do it poolside! Joining us for the chat is Ledge Lounger Founder and President Christopher Anderson, David Pavlesic of Paragon Pools, and Brian Drury & Cory Stanley of Decorative Pools & Landscape.
In this episode, we interview industry leader Javier Payan of Payan Pool Service. Javier is also the chapter President of the PHTA San Diego Chapter, which has been building a ton of buzz around the industry. He is very proud of the work he did for IPPSA as their safety and public relations person, which involved helping promote their water safety videos.
In this episode, we interview Jacy Walkup who is the marketing director at Ledge Lounger. We knew we had to get Jacy on the podcast because Ledge Lounger as a team really understands social media and branding. Jacy graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in marketing, has a background in fashion, and has helped build one of the most iconic brands in the swimming pool industry.
In this episode we interview our good friends John Smieszek and Gordon Berry of Liquid Evolution Pools. We first met them at a Tributary event where we got to check out a few of their pools. One of those pools we have seen go through several stages of the build process which you have probably seen on our Instagram page. This has sparked a true friendship and we are honored that they trust us enough to invite us to their job sites
Episode 50, what a milestone for the Pool Chasers community! In this episode we thought we would do something a little different and give you a more behind the scenes look into our journey with Brothers and Pool Chasers. We thought it would be beneficial to interview Tyler’s wife Megan and get her perspective of everything.
In this episode we interview Genesis Ambassador and Co-Founder Brian Van Bower. Brian is also an SWD Master, CEO of Aquatic Consultants Inc, and the President of BVB Consulting LLC. We were very honored to sit down with Brian to discuss his journey through the industry.
In this episode we sit down with Pure Swim founder and CEO Rich Gallo. Pure Swim is a high-end maintenance and repair company based out of the San Fernando Valley California. Rich has taken his business to new heights and we discuss how you can do that as well.
In this episode we interview Ruben Galvan who is the Vice President of training and organizational development for Fluidra (Zodiac/Jandy). We discuss the importance of HR and why making it a priority will set your business up for success.
In this episode we interview our good friend and the owner of Precision Aquatics, Dustin Anderson. His company focusses primarily on the commercial pool maintenance sector of the industry. Dustin has a real passion for the industry and wants it to be taken to another level.
In this episode we sat down with Skip Phillips who is the co-founder of Genesis, founder of Questar Pools, and Robb Report’s “worlds most influential swimming pool designer”Skip has been on the top of our list to interview since we started the podcast and we were so honored that he took the time to talk with us.
We were lucky enough to hear Neal’s presentation while he was in town with our friends at Broadly and we thought it would be good for you all to hear it as well. Neal discusses the key points of his think like an app presentation which we feel has a ton of value for you and your business.
In this episode we interview an Arizona Legend! We sat down with Tim Murphy who is the founder and CEO of Presidential Pools, Spas, and Patio as well as Blue Square and Pebble Radiance. Presidential is the number one builder in Arizona as they have built over 29,000 pools in Phoenix and Tucson combined.
In this episode we interview the Chlorine King himself Erik Taylor. Erik is the owner of Chlorine King Pool Service, the host of the Chlorine King Podcast, and of course the creator of the Chlorine King YouTube channel. Erik has a passion for helping the industry and he is constantly producing content to help both the pool professionals and home owners alike.
In this episode we interview David Penton. David is the CEO of Fluid Dynamics Pool and Spa in Fullerton, California. Fluid Dynamics is a certified SWD Master within the Society of Watershape Designers which requires the completion of 150 hours of education within Genesis University.
In this episode we interview The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance President and CEO Larry Caniglia and Chairman Chris Curcio. We dive into the answers to several questions we have been hearing since the merger announcement of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
In this episode we interview Alissa Magrum of Colin's Hope. Colin's Hope is a nonprofit organization that was started in honor of Colin Holst who drowned in a lifeguarded pool at the age of 4. We were very honored that Colin's family and Alissa would allow us to discuss Colin's story. They want to get the message out there that drowning is preventable and we hope that message is brought to light in this episode.
In this episode we interview Bruce Wettstein and Ken Scheer who are the owners of Pure Water Industries. Pure water industries is a custom Reverse Osmosis trailer built to recycle swimming pool water. They are both pool owners themselves and they have been in the industry for many years, so they have a great understanding of its needs.
In this episode we discuss Coral Seas products Green to Clean and Yellow Out as well as Algae. Chris refers to an algae spore as pac-man who gets trojan horsed into thinking the product is a phosphate only to get ripped apart from the inside out by these amazing products. This one is one of the most entertaining ways we have heard algae being discussed.
In this episode we discuss what enzymes are exactly and how they are used. We discuss how Pool Perfect and Spa Perfect work and that they are multi-faceted enzymes which helps them break down organic material better. We learned a lot on this one and we think you will as well.
In this episode we dive into phosphates, what they are exactly, and how they are a fuel for algae blooms. We discuss Natural Chemistry’s Phos Free product and how they were one of the first brands to really focus on eliminating phosphates.
In this episode we interview our friend and industry leader Chris Marcano. Chris is the Director of Training and Education for NC Brands. This includes Natural Chemistry, SeaKlear, and Coral Seas. Chris is well known throughout the industry for traveling from trade show to trade show teaching classes and helping the industry get more knowledgeable.
In this episode we interview our friend and one of our mentors Brett Gereau of Advanced Pool Specialists. Advanced Pool Specialists is what Brett does now, but he has had quite the journey through the pool industry. He has been in the industry his entire adult life and is very passionate about it.
In this episode we interview our favorite photographer Jimi Smith. Jimi has an amazing and unique story that he shares with us. From growing up in Georgia, to living on the island of St. Thomas, and many adventures such as working as a diver to even treasure hunting. His nomad lifestyle can be summed up by his Instagram bio which states God, Family, Photography, and Pools. He has shot photos for many of the top builders in the world and his photos have been featured in many articles and magazines. His photos have even been showcased on the cover of Luxury Pools magazine multiple times. It was an honor for us to have him in the studio.
In this episode we interview Brad Parker who is the Director of Digital and Brand Marketing for Zodiac. He came in to talk to us all about Jandy Quitting the Internet! This is a hot topic of discussion throughout the industry, as the policy took effect January 1st!
In this episode we make a very BIG announcement! We have officially sold our pool service accounts to move into Pool Chasers full time! Its a very big move and risk, but we feel very strongly that we are the right people to help change this industry for the better.
We had the pleasure of interviewing the Executive Director of The Northeast Spa & Pool Association Dominick Mondi. We got a chance to discuss The Pool and Spa Show in Atlantic City and some of the great benefits of attending. We discuss going into the show with a plan as well as leaving with a plan to make your business better in 2019.
We had the pleasure of interviewing the President of the Southwest Pool and Spa Show Michael Miller. We got a chance to discuss the show and some of the great benefits of attending. Attending the show is a great way to get a head start on growing your business in 2019.
Ledge Lounger is an in-pool and outdoor furniture company that was founded in 2011. They are known for designing outdoor furniture and accessories, made out of high-quality materials that withstand the sun, weather and, chemicals of the outdoor and pool environments.
In this episode we interview James Burns of Doc Dean's Pools. We love how aggressive they are being with the social media world as we have been all about that from the very beginning. Doc Dean's Pools is doing a lot of great work out in Florida and we are excited that they are so passionate about helping their customers by providing an excellent service experience.
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!