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“Let’s Talk About Pools.”

The podcast for pool pros who want stay in the know.

Episode 8: Let’s Talk About Winterization of Pools with Orenda

 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 and best practices.

Episode 7: Let’s Talk About 2021 Texas Winter & Pools

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 of Genesis 3 Inc. and was named to PoolPro Magazine’s Top 30 under 40 last year. 

Episode 6: Let’s Talk About Skimmer

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 or hard to use software. All of them tried finding a better solution and were frustrated with their options as nothing was built for the modern pool professional. 

 So we decided to build the pool service app our pool guys wished existed, for pool guys & gals everywhere – Skimmer!  We now have a lot of happy customers with over 6,000 users servicing over 150,000 pools per month – and we are growing quickly!

 Skimmer is an online-based app built for both back office professionals and pool techs and is available on the desktop (web app admin), iPad and iPhone & Android devices (for pool techs).  
Skimmer makes running a pool service company completely paperless by managing contact and service information for all of your customers, mapping & optimizing daily service routes for all technicians and listing items required for the day’s routes. 

Episode 5: Let’s Talk About The Pool Trader App

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 together in one place, Pool Trader!

Episode 4: Let’s Talk About Acid Magic

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 added safety, storage and shipping benefits all without compromising performance and strength. ACID Magic recently won the Best Service Industry Product at the 2019 International Pool | Spa | Patio meeting. 

Episode 3: Let’s Talk About Starting A New Pool Company

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…

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 began their journey. It has been an amazing experience so far. Piranha Pool Service is a small, family owned business that cares about making sure our customers receive quality service and look forward to networking and building friendships within the community we live as well as the pool service industry. 

Episode 2: Let’s Talk About Covid-19 and Pools Here & Now

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…

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 of Sears Pool Management Consultants, a 23-year old firm specializing in the operation and management of commercial swimming pool facilities in the Metro Atlanta area.  Growing up in Atlanta, Craig swam competitively year-round from the age of 9 through college. Craig received a degree in Biology from Washington and Lee University and an MBA in Management from Georgia State University. With over 25 years experience in the aquatics industry, Craig has been a lifeguard, a swim coach, swim lesson instructor, pool manager, sales manager, and even a bartender before founding Sears Pool Management in 1997. Craig served as President of the GA Chapter…..

Episode 1: Let’s Talk About Orenda

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 deliberate practices, and minimal chemical use, treated with mindfulness, preventing common problems that pool operators fight every day.

Our line of natural pool chemicals are formulated with a solid foundation in science and meet the strictest standards of quality and purity in the industry: Certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 50.

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