Let's Talk About Pools

Let's Talk About Pools

The podcast introduces different topics within the aquatic pool industry that will entice listeners from pool service companies, apartment and maintenance technicians, community and property association managers, and parks and recreation professionals.Let's Jump Right In!!!

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September 26, 2022 37 min

In season 2, episode 39, Lauren Broom interviewed Wayne Ivusich regarding water chemistry and proper water testing procedures. He gives great insight in how important these topics are to pool service professionals. This is a must listen to episode for all pool service professionals!!

Podcast Guest:
Wayne Ivusich, PHTA CPO Instructor

Podcast Sponsors:
Skimmer:  https://getskimmer.com/
Viking Capital:  https://poolloan.net/

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In season 2 episode 38:
Lauren Broom interviewed Joel Gray of Jack's Magic and we had a conversation about pool stain identification and how to treat pool stains. This episode is for you if want want to know how to manage pool stains!!

Podcast Guest:
Joel Gray. Regional Sales Manager
Jack's Magic

Podcast Sponsors:
Skimmer:  https://getskimmer.com/
Pool Parts To Go: https://poolpartstogo.com/

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July 22, 2022 26 min

In season 2 Episode 37, Lauren Broom hosts a podcast on UV disinfection with guest John Psaroudis with Aquionics. This is an awesome way to add secondary disinfection to any aquatic venue, pool or spa. Listen in about advantages of this type of disinfection, but also other things to think about before choosing this type of disinfection.

Podcast Guest:  John Psaroudis, Aquionics

Podcast Sponsors:
Skimmer:  https://getskimmer.com/
RayPak...

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In season 2, episode 36, Lauren Broom interviewed Michelle Hlavsa and Chris Edens of the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) regarding recreational water illnesses(RWI's) Cryptosporidium(Crypto) and Legionella. If you love learning about public health, recreational water illnesses or just how to maintain your aquatic venue so that you can reduce the chance of an outbreak then this is the episode for you! People can get sick from t...

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June 17, 2022 78 min

In Season 2, episode 35, Lauren Broom interviewed Ken Westfall of National Plaster's Council regarding proper startup water chemistry and procedures for new plaster on pools. This is an awesome episode for those that are doing new startups from pool builders to gain new customers. This episode is even awesome for pool professionals who have been in the industry a long time. Listen In!

Podcast Guest:  Ken Westfall, Technical Dire...

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May 16, 2022 45 min

In season 2, episode 34, Lauren interviewed guests from both sides of the aquatics industry regarding the current employment situation and how it is affecting the pool industry. The effects are discussed from a guest from the parks and recreations aquatic industry and another guest from the pool service industry. Some of the effects have been the same and some are different depending on the side of industry you are in. We discussed...

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May 1, 2022 43 min

In season 2 episode 33, Lauren Broom spoke with four strong female pool professionals. They spoke about the positives and hardships of being a female in the pool industry. They encourage all of us to continue to professionalize our industry for all professionals!!

Podcast Guests:
Andrea Nannini, Owner at  Hibiscus Pools
Jules Johnson, Operations Manager/Coordinator at  Mission Pool & Supplies
Kristen Melo, Owner at Preserve Pools
He...

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April 11, 2022 78 min

In season 2, episode 32, Lauren Broom interviewed a roundtable of unique individuals on the pool tools that the modern  pool professional can utilize for their jobs. Listen  to this  episode, you do not want to miss this one!!

Podcast Guests:
Kevin Embree with Skimmer
Matt Lopez, Riptide Pool Vacuum
Joseph DiAnna Sr. & Joseph DiAnna Jr. , Primate Pool Tools
Eric & Jenel Resh, Piranha Pool Products

Podcast Sponsors:
Skimmer:  https...

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In season 2, episode 31, Lauren Broom, host, interviewed Sean Assam with AquaCal on salf chlorine generators. Listen in to this episode if you really want to learn about this topic from someone like Sean that I have found to be the most knowledgeable on this topic. He is often the one teaching in Florida at pool trade shows on this topic. He makes understanding it so easy!! Listen in to learn more!! You won't regret it!!

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February 25, 2022 34 min

In season 2, episode 30, I spoke with Fred Schweer, VP of Sales, Pool RX.  We spoke about this game changer for the pool industry using minerals to prevent algae in the pool water. The "Less is More Approach" when it comes to saving the "working power" of the chlorine in your pool. 

PoolRx Worldwide, Inc. is a privately held company located in San Clemente California, and has been in business since 1994. They manufac...

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February 23, 2022 35 min

In Episode 29:  Lauren Broom interviewed representatives of Riptide Pool Vacuum, some of the Modern Pools Tools of Pool Professionals!! It was an awesome conversation about this very important tool for pool professionals. If you are new, learn more about it or if experienced learn about some new upcoming things with this great piece of technology that helps all pool techs!

Podcast Guests:
Dave Sargent, President
Matt Lopez, Vice Presi...

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Season 2, Episode 28 Laure Broom interviewd Ray Arouesty, on how pool service techs can learn to protect themselves and others in the pool area. His extensive experience makes this episode a must listen for all pool services professionals. 

Ray Arouesty:
President of Arrow Insurance Service, Inc. and is the exclusive insurance broker for the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA) and The Swimming Pool Association of Haw...

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January 7, 2022 50 min

In the first episode of the second season, Lauren interviews the Mark Caron and Dave Cutler, both co-founders of the Wave Drowning Detection System. The journey began after a tragedy occurred at a town park where one of the cofounders lived. A nine-year old boy drowned despite five lifeguards and six camp counselors watching the water that day. After learning that drowning is all too common and that most are preventable, cofounders...

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In the last episode of season 1, and the last episode of 2021....in episode 26, this is a special roundtable episode regarding waterproofing of elevated(suspended) pools and also maintenance and care that should be taken towards community managed pools in regards to health and safety. Be sure not to miss this exciting episode. Everyone from community association managers, pool techs and property managers will learn a lot on this on...

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December 17, 2021 33 min

In episode 25, Lauren interviews Eric Lupton, President of Lifesaver Pool Fence about how pool fencing as a layer of protection can help in drowning prevention. This is definitely another great episode in the drowning prevention series that you do not want to miss.

Podcast Guest:
Eric Lupton
President of Life Saver Pool Fence. He began his career at Life Saver Pool Fence in 1997 and has grown it to its current status as one of the la...

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November 12, 2021 18 min

In Episode 24, Lauren interviews the owner and creator of The Skimmie, a simple but unique tool that allows the cleaning and removal of skimmer baskets to become an easier task for homeowners and all pool service professionals.  Ever wonder what critter may be in all those leaves inside of the skimmer basket and you have to put your hand in there. Well, not anymore! Listen in to this short episode and see if this invention can help...

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In Episode 23, Lauren Broom interviews Sai Reddy, Founder & CEO of Camereye. In this episode, we will discuss how new technology like artificial intelligence(AI) can help with one of the many layers of protection in drowning prevention!

CamerEye™ is the first Artificial Intelligence Smart Fence and safety ecosystem to provide faster distress detection and help save lives.
Our mission is to make the world a safer place and help sa...

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In episode 22: Lauren Broom, host interviews Hal Denbar with National Pool Partners to see what they have offered and their uniqueness in the pool industry. We speak about the professionalizing of the pool industry and how National Pool Partners is being a integral part of this idea.

Podcast Guest:
Hal Denbar, Founding Partner and President of National Pool Partners
National Pool Partners (NPP) is the nation’s premier multi-regional ...

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October 3, 2021 35 min

In Episode 21, Lauren Broom interviews David Hawes and Jennifer Farwell with Pool & Spa Apprenticeship Training Committee about the first Nationally approved pool and spa apprenticeship program in the United States! Listen in and hear about how they are helping to professionalize our pool industry!

Podcast Guests:


David Hawes - President & Chairman

David Hawes is the President and CEO of H & H Pool Services, Inc. He starte...

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September 26, 2021 43 min

In episode 20: Josepha Dianna Sr. & Joseph Dianna Jr. talk about their carbon fiber pole that is used by many pool professionals across the world!! They tells us how this great product came about and how it has changed the life of many pool professionals. They will even gives us some hints about new things coming in the near future!! Listen in!

About our guests:
Joe DiAnna Sr. & Jr., the founders of Primate Pool Tools, have o...

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