Pool Magazine - Podcasts for the Pool Industry

Pool Magazine - Podcasts for the Pool Industry

The pool podcast hosted by Pool Magazine discusses various topics and events going on in the Swimming Pool Industry. We interview some of the largest Pool Builders, Pool Service Companies, Pool Manufacturers and other thought leaders working in the world of pools & spas today. Follow one of the leading news sources in the pool industry on www.poolmagazine.com. Why follow our Pool Podcast? Pool Magazine offers a different spin than the typical fare found in most industry trade publications. We're all about what is new and currently happening in the pool world. The strength of our digital publication allows us to focus on up to the minute news and events as they pertain to the pool industry. We're reporting news pool industry professionals want to know about. Running a company and want your finger on the pulse of what is going on in the pool industry? Subscribe to our podcast and our digital publication.


September 21, 2023 13 mins

Recently, ASP, America's Swimming Pool Company made an announcement that they will begin pool construction franchising. Already widely known for its pool service and renovation franchise, ASP hopes to double down on the success they've had in the service sector as they bring their new construction division online. To get some clarity as to the plans for implementing their new construction franchise, we spoke with Jimmie M...

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In this episode of Pool Magazine Podcast we chat with Michael Kaufman, President of ProTuff Products. Their brand of pool poles and nets have become a leading prosumer product that is receiving high ratings and positive reviews on Amazon for their durable and innovative products and frictionless warranty on replacement parts and returns. We discuss why their pool cleaning equipment has been leading the category on Amazon and what d...

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The Pool Bladder promises a safe and convenient way to store your pool water while performing liner installations, repairs, and other pool renovations. We caught up with Jim Dorsey, Director of Sales for Kayden Manufacturing to learn a little bit more about this product and how it's helping pool contractors save time and money on their liner jobs.

Guest: Jim Dorsey, Kayden Manufacturing
Sponsor: GENESIS


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Kevin Woodhurst has had a long history in the pool industry. With over 3 decades of experience designing and building custom pools, there isn't much he hasn't come across. On this episode, we chat with Woodhurst about his experience working in nearly all facets of the industry and why conceptual design remains such a core focus for him today.

Guest: Kevin Woodhurst - Design Consultant for Claffey Pools

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Since 1983, Maytronics has been an established name in the robotic pool cleaner space. After the enormous popularity of the Dolphin Premier series, they're hoping to capture some of that same success with their eagerly anticipated Liberty series of cordless robotic cleaners. In order to learn a little more about this exciting new product lineup we spoke with Peter Basso, Sr. Director of Sales for Maytronics.

Guest: Pe...

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Hayward has established a new program this summer called "GET PAID TO UPGRADE", a campaign which rewards pool contractors for replacing an existing piece of pool equipment with any qualifying Hayward product. To learn more about how pool contractors are taking advantage of the program, we spoke with Scott Reynolds, owner of Purpose Pools, a leading Las Vegas pool contractor and one of the leading installers in the nation ...

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Tenjam has exploded onto the pool scene with its exciting line of resin-based rotomolded pool furniture.  Listen in as we chat with Mike Collins, President and Owner of Tenjam to learn more about the company, their line of products, and what differentiates them from some of the other brands on the market.

Guest: Mike Collins - Tenjam
Sponsor: AquaBluMosaics.com

Publisher: Pool Marketing - #1 Marketing Agency f...

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On this episode of Pool Magazine podcast we have the distinct pleasure of chatting with Keith Zars, owner of Keith Zars Pools, they’re consistently rated as one of the top pool companies in the country and certainly the local leaders in their hometown of San Antonio, TX. We take a sneak peek at one of their latest over-the-top resort-style residential pool projects and chat with the Zars about what it takes to run a top-rated pool ...

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The Florida Swims Foundation has unveiled its new “Swim for Life” license plate that is now available for pre-order through the Florida Swims Foundation website in conjunction with the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. Elizabeth McMurray and Dallas Thiesen of the Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) explain how the "Swim for Life" specialty license plate will benefit the Florida Swims Foundation and its initiative...

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Recently, GEHA and The Hunt Family Foundation made a heartwarming announcement to sponsor swimming lessons for children in Haughton, Louisiana – the hometown of Kansas City Chiefs RB Joe Delaney.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Joe Delaney's heroic act of sacrificing his life while trying to save three children from drowning. In honor of his memory and selflessness, both GEHA and The Hunt Family Foundation have decided ...

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On this episode of Pool Magazine Podcast we had the opportunity to catch up with Steve Berens, CEO of Clear Comfort, one of the leading AOP providers on the market today. AOP (Advanced Oxidation Process) has rapidly gained traction in the pool and spa industry over the past decade and Clear Comfort is riding that wave to bring this enhanced technology to a larger market. Listen in as we discuss their recent acquisition, plans for g...

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The Attendant is a revolutionary new product that is designed to improve all aspects of the pool ownership experience. The cloud-based pool automation technology continuously monitors your equipment, water quality and temperature to determine the most energy-efficient way to keep your swimming pool in pristine condition.

This vendor-agnostic automation system is completely compatible with the Big 3 and has become increasi...

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Basecrete Technologies the leaders in waterproof bond coatings for the swimming pool industry have made incredible headway with two offerings that made our top 50 list of hot new pool products last year - OnDeck and SKIN. We caught up with Vito Mariano, President of Basecrete to discuss an important new announcement about Litokol that is sure to make pool contractors smile. Listen in as we discuss their plans for 2023.


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When we talk about sophisticated water features, pencil jets offer an inobtrusive and seamless look under the coping to add character to a swimming pool. To better understand how pool contractors are using this feature we spoke with Blake Swanson, pool builder and owner of Premier Pools & Spas South Bay in California.

Swanson recently posted an example of the application in the Ask The Masters group on Facebook and we ...

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A new rule has been passed by the U.S. Department of Energy that will affect the pool/spa industry. The DOE regulations are aimed at lamps that emit between 310 and 3,300 lumens. The regulation is performance-oriented and in line with the agency's recent release of Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps, which are designed to manage energy consumption across various applications and industries. We chat with Be...

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When it comes to the best products consumers are looking for in an Outdoor Kitchens, Ryan Maltbie has his finger on the pulse of what homeowners want. As CEO of BBQGrills.com he has built one of the leading shopping portals for grills and outdoor kitchens. Maltbie shares some insight as to what products are hot and trending in the backyard and filled us in about his upcoming rebrand to BBQS.com

Sponsored by: Ledge Lounger<...

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Tal Thevenot knows a thing or two about designing award-winning backyards. As President and Principal Designer of AquaTerra Outdoors, Thevenot has won acclaim with his approach to creating luxury custom outdoor living environments. Recently we had the chance to catch up with Thevenot and discussed what has helped propel his firm to become one of the leaders in the industry. We also talk open-plan pool designs, and creating a seamle...

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Recently we had the chance to catch up with industry-acclaimed tile artisan Jimmy Reed of Rock Solid Tile at the Western Pool & Spa Show in Long Beach, CA. We wanted to get his feedback on a video he posted to social media where he was called in to consult on a pretty disastrous tile installation gone wrong.


On the surface, it looked like a beautiful job but once Jimmy started his ...

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Paul Porter is CEO of Premier Franchise Management (PFM) and a bonafide American success story. His unlikely path and humble origins are truly remarkable but perhaps what is more inspiring is the organization he has grown. PFM manages four unique brands, Premier Pools & Spas and Pinnacle Pools & Spas which focus on pool construction, while its sister brands, Premier Pool Service and Pinnacle Pool Service, anchor the pool se...

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While it's true that the pool industry may have traditionally been a male-dominated field in years past, that perception is rapidly changing. Take Holly Waldhauer for instance. As the owner of Mermaid Lagoons and Vice President of the East Central Chapter of the Florida Swimming Pool Association, Holly has been turning the heads of seasoned veterans in the pool industry with her beautiful tile work. 

Recently her firm...

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