Let's Talk About Pools

Let's Talk About Pools

Episodes will tackle different topics within the aquatic pool industry that will entice listening from pool service companies, apartment and maintenance technicians, community and property association managers, and parks and recreation professionals.

Episodes

September 19, 2021 55 min

In Episode 19, Ravi Kurani and Jim Conti are interviewed about smart technology used to test pool water called Sutro.  Sutro is a water testing and data analytics company. It is a sensor-driven, connected, learning device to right-size your water chemistry. It automates testing - keeping you and your family safe, and saving you time and money. Let's Learn More About Sutro!!

Podcast Guests:
Ravi Kurani, Founder and President of Su...

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In Epsisode 18, Lauren Broom interviews Terry Arko of HASA Pool about the current state of the industry over the past summer in terms of chemical shortages and what he thinks is on the horizon as we enter Fall 2021. He also talk about the HASA chemical liquid chlorine feeder.

Terry Arko has more than 40 years’ experience in the recreational water industry, working in service, repair, retail sales, chemical manufacturing, technical ...

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August 17, 2021 80 min

Episode 17 highlights the 2021 Virginia Graham Baker VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act Updates for main drain covers. This episode will get the pool industry members educated on this topic as we will see it affecting us during the year.

Podcast Guest:
Steve Barnes is the Director of Science and Compliance for Aquastar Pool Products. He is the Co-Chairman of PHTA Technical Committee, is Chairman of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 the Federal VGB P...

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In this episode, guest Dr. Bill Kent discusses Florida legislative bills in regards to drowning prevention. Yes, politics can come into play and is very important in drowning prevention. He discusses the bill that has local school districts ask parents of incoming Kindergartners if they can swim or not and if not then the parents are given information on local resources on swim lessons. We also talk about the International Swimming...

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July 25, 2021 32 min

In Episode 15, Host Lauren Broom discusses the use of Stenner Pumps with Cindy Schieber for liquid chemical feed. This is a great episode to listen in to for the pool service tech with the given state of the industry with shortages in Tri-chlor tablets.

For over 13 years, Cindy Schieber has been working with water and pool professionals around the United States with the Stenner Pump Company. Her current role is Channel Partner Sale...

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Episode 14 has the host Lauren Broom interview Stacey Hoaglund on the topic of Special Needs Children & Water Safety so that aquatic professionals can better understand how to help the ASD group in regards to water safety to help with drowning prevention.

Stacey Hoaglund is a mediator, disability consultant, advocate, and trainer. She is the coordinator of the Florida Partners in Policymaking program, advocate with Family Netwo...

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Episode 13 Lauren Broom interviews Amanda Throndsen.
Summer Series Continues.....
Topic: Florida Drowning Stats & Layers of Protection when it comes to childhood drowning and prevention, our special podcast summer series.
 
Amanda currently works for the Florida Dept. of Health in Tallahassee as the Safe Kids Florida State Coordinator in the Violence and Injury Prevention Section (VIPS). She was working on the US Consumer Product ...

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In episode 12, Lauren Broom interviews Richard Kauffman on childhood drowning & prevention.  This is the start of the summer series on Childhood Drowning & Prevention.

Richard Kauffman is the founder of Save 185K LLC The Kels Group aka The Drowning Warriors Podcast and Kels Marketing with over 30 years’ experience in business and marketing along with 26 years of personal real-life experience in regard to water safety and dro...

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May 28, 2021 34 min

In Episode 11,   Lauren Broom discusses all about pool heating with Tom Soukup , owner of Patriot Pool Heating.

Tom Soukup, the founder and President of Patriot Pool Heating, began this journey over 12 years ago as a boiler expert.  Over the years, Tom has been brought into the pool heating industry as a consultant and designer for hydronic pool heating.  This consulting led to Patriot Pool Heating being formed in 2017, which focuse...

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In Episode 10, Lauren Broom interview Tom Schaefer, Technical Sales Director with Clear Comfort on alternative sanitization using AOP.

Enjoy this episode as we are heading into chemical shortages and their system could be beneficial to look at.

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In Episode 9 a roundtable speaks about the future of pools in 2021.
We speak about chemical shortages, materials shortage, COVID 19 and the economy and much more.
Special Podcast Guests:
Tom Soupkup, Owner of Patriot Pool Heating, Inc.
Eric Knight, Vice President of Business Development, Orenda
Ward Chace, General Manager, Conely Company
Tom Schaefer, Technical Sales Director, Clear Comfort

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In episode 8, Eric Knight is the guest to speak about winterization of pools the Orenda way.

Eric Knight is the Vice President of Business Development at Orenda Technologies.
He is a former competitive swimmer who got into the aquatics business to improve indoor air quality in indoor swimming pools. Eventually this led to water chemistry, and now Eric focuses most of his time on research and educating the industry on water chemistry...

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Episode 7 is all about the 2021 Texas Winter and how it affected the pool industry.

Podcast Guest: Chris Bowen
Owner of Bowen's Pools, been in business for 4 years. They service around 165 pools a month, renovate close to 150 pools this year and build 20-25 pools. They have won Best of Denton County and have been named Living Magazines Best Pool Company 2 years in a row for both. He is a member of the Tributary revelation, member...

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March 12, 2021 30 min

Podcast guests: Jack Nelson, CEO & Ryan Hash, Director of Customer Support

Founded in 2017, Skimmer is the leading pool service software in the market - and it's the most intuitive and easiest to use pool service app available! 

 We have known many pool guys (and gals) over the years, and all of them loved providing pool services for their customers, but they were tired of trying to run their businesses with stacks of paper o...

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February 23, 2021 34 min

Episode 5 is about the Pool Trader App
Pool Trader is a free app made by a fellow pool pro. A place everyone in the industry can go to buy, sell and trade pools. The mission is to help all my fellow pros to get as tight a route as possible, maximizing profit, and giving you more time each week.

You can also advertise your company for free to alert other pros you are looking for more work. Free app, free leads, everyone working togeth...

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January 29, 2021 19 min

In this episode, Aaron Trapp, Marketing & Sales ManagerACID Magic | Certol International, LLC  was interviewed regarding the product Acid Magic, a non-fuming muriatic acid. 

Company/Product bio:

Certol International has been manufacturing chemicals for the healthcare industry since 1979; detergents, disinfectants, sterilant and others. In 2001 ACID Magic was introduced as a safer alternative to traditional muriatic acid with adde...

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Episode 3 features podcast guest, Jennifer Amato, Owner of Piranha Pool Service based in Tucson, Arizona. This episode details how her and her husband started a pool service company from training to equipment etc.

She worked as a corrections officer in Ohio and decided that just wasn't for her. Her future husband and Lead Tech, Nicholas Foulk, came up with the idea to start a pool company. They moved in August 2020 to Tucson and...

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Episode 2 of Let's Talk About Pools Podcast is the latest information regarding COVID-19 and pools as we enter into a period of time with increased cases across the country. Listeners can learn how to minimize infection by methods and other practices that they can follow in their facilities. This topic is conducted with host Lauren Broom and guest speaker Craig Sears.

Guest Speaker: Craig Sears

Craig Sears is President and Owner ...

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November 22, 2020 46 min

Episode 1 of Let's Talk About Pools features guest Harold Evans from Orenda Technologies. He speaks candidly about the pool industry and the contributions his company has brought to it with Podcast host Lauren Broom.

A little bit about Orenda......

An Orenda pool is one you would happily let your kids and grandkids play in.  It is a pool full of water without long-term byproducts. A pool managed with proactive pool care, more del...

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