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This is podcast is dedicated to discussions around design and construction of watershapes, poolscapes, landscapes, and architecture both residential and commercial. Our goal here is to have a space where honest open discussion of topics related to design and construction challenges takes place, and questions and answers are encouraged by all. This podcast is being moderated by numerous SWD Masters who have been recognized for their expertise within the field of swimming pool design and construction, and who are certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) for completing all of the educational requirements for graduation from the Genesis University program. We hope that this is a place where you'll listen and submit your questions, and celebrate your accomplishments with like-minded individuals.

This is podcast is dedicated to discussions around design and construction of watershapes, poolscapes, landscapes, and architecture both residential and commercial. Our goal here is to have a space where honest open discussion of topics related to design and construction challenges takes place, and questions and answers are encouraged by all. This podcast is being moderated by numerous SWD Masters who have been recognized for their expertise within the field of swimming pool design and construction, and who are certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) for completing all of the educational requirements for graduation from the Genesis University program. We hope that this is a place where you'll listen and submit your questions, and celebrate your accomplishments with like-minded individuals.
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This is podcast is dedicated to discussions around design and construction of watershapes, poolscapes, landscapes, and architecture both residential and commercial. Our goal here is to have a space where honest open discussion of topics related to design and construction challenges takes place, and questions and answers are encouraged by all. This podcast is being moderated by numerous SWD Masters who have been recognized for their expertise within the field of swimming pool design and construction, and who are certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) for completing all of the educational requirements for graduation from the Genesis University program. We hope that this is a place where you'll listen and submit your questions, and celebrate your accomplishments with like-minded individuals.

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Episodes

Episode #39 | Michael Nantz with Danny Wang: Social Media & Why Instagram Is Still Important

12/10/2019
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On this Episode of ask the masters, Master Michael Nantz sits down with Danny Wang a social Media guru. He discusses how he grew his Instagram account in just a couple months and how it’s still important for your business today. Enjoy this social media in depth episode.

Duration:00:47:43

Episode #38 | Grant Smith with Chris Gregory | Cast In Place Pools

12/3/2019
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We shift gears to Canada on Episode 38. Master Grant Smith chats with Chris Gregory of Eco-Pools and discusses cast in place pool projects and, how's the weather up there in Canada? For information visit our website, www.askthemasters.org

Duration:00:36:43

Episode #37 | Paolo Benedetti with David J. Peterson | Master Profile: David J. Peterson

11/26/2019
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Lots to be thankful for this year, same can be said for David John Peterson Jr. who has been a pioneer and a corner stone in the industry. Which brings us to EP37 featuring Paolo Benedetti with David J. Peterson President and CEO of Watershape University enjoy this Master Profile Edition. Watershape.Org Event-Pools.com

Duration:00:30:42

Episode #36 | Ryan Oakes with Daniel Pitts: Custom Concrete Rockwork

11/19/2019
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On this week's episode Master Ryan Oakes sits down with Daniel Pitts of Ocean Rock Industries and discuss custom concrete rockwork. Enjoy this in depth episode.

Duration:00:52:45

PSP Expo Recap & Upcoming Events 2020 | EP35

11/12/2019
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On this episode we have David Penton with special guest Randy Beard as we recap New Orleans and the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo plus some breaking news on upcoming events.

Duration:00:08:17

Episode #34 | Grant Smith with Bill Drakeley | Bill Drakeley: Master Profile

10/29/2019
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On this 34th episode of the Ask The Masters podcast we’re going into the trenches with Master Bill Drakeley of Drakeley Pool Company. Bill is a third generation pool builder and a leader in the North American concrete construction industry. Enjoy this master profile episode. Bill is the first and only pool builder to sit as a Voting Member on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 506 Shotcrete. He is also Chairman of the ACI Pool Shotcrete Subcommittee, and is the former president...

Duration:00:41:45

Episode #33 | John Lautner & Associates: Helena Arahuete Invites The Masters Into Her Studio

10/22/2019
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On this 33rd episode of the Ask The Masters podcast, we’re doing something a little different this week. We had the opportunity to visit the John Lautner and Associates offices with an exclusive invite from the one and only; Architect Helena Arahuete. Follow along as we take you on a one-of-a-kind, timeless journey that draw inspiration and architecture together. Enjoy this special episode. This episode has been brought to you by PENTAIR.

Duration:01:00:23

Episode #32 | Michael Nantz with Ryan Oakes | Master Profile: Ryan Oakes

10/15/2019
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On this 32nd episode of the ask the masters podcast, we’re featuring Ryan Oakes, he’s a Master, Builder, and a natural born artist. He discusses his love for the arts and what sparked his passion with fellow Master Michael Nantz. You don’t want to miss this conversation. This episode has been brought to you by HAYWARD Pool Products.

Duration:01:01:40

Episode #31 | Working with Architects on Complex Projects | Master Roundtable Discussion

10/8/2019
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On this 31st episode of the ask the masters podcast, we have a roundtable discussion featuring all of the masters as they break down several topics, including working with architects on complex projects. All hands on deck for this one, enjoy.

Duration:00:52:13

Episode #30 | Paolo Benedetti with Rick Chafey: Architecturally Integrated Water Elements & Complex Swimming Pool Construction

10/1/2019
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EP30 brings us Masters Paolo Benedetti and Rick Chafey discussing Architecturally Integrated Water Elements and Complex Swimming Pool Construction. This episode has been brought to by Pentair. Visit Pentair at www.Pentair.com Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, Rate, and Share. Thank you.

Duration:00:47:28

Episode #29 | David Penton & David Peterson: Properly Sizing Hydraulics for Safety and Efficiency

9/24/2019
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On this week's podcast we're talking hydraulics and how to properly size them for safety and efficiency. With hosts SWD Masters David Penton and David John Peterson Jr. will dive in deep into the World of hydraulics. We'll also have SWD Master Ryan Oakes of Clearwater Construction Group joined on the phone by Product Manager Scott Petty of Hayward Pool Products to talk a little about pool pumps, and much more. This episode has been brought to you Hayward Pool Products.

Duration:01:07:12

Episode #28 | Paolo Benedetti & Rick Chafey: Acrylic Windows in Swimming Pools

9/17/2019
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This episode is brought to you by Aquatic Glazing International. On this week's episode 28, Rick Chafey & Paolo Benedetti discuss, Acrylic Windows in Swimming Pools. Lots of questions and answers as we go in depth into acrylic window troubleshooting and tips on how to properly install these types of projects.

Duration:00:47:42

Episode #27 | History of Automation | David Penton with Tom Schoendienst

9/10/2019
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On this week's podcast EP27, we take a look at the history of automation with long time expert Tom Schoendienst of Pentair. We discuss the past, present and future of automation. Enjoy this informative episode. This episode is brought to you by PENTAIR.

Duration:00:48:35

Watershape University Announcement | Rick Chafey with David Peterson & Bill Drakeley

9/3/2019
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BREAKING NEWS! Rick Chaffey sits down with David Peterson & Bill Drakley on the latest news @ WaterShape University! "WU" after a busy week, the Podcast will resume as normal next week with the "History of Automation." Stay tuned to hear from the grandfather that created the trend in WATERSHAPING AUTOMATION!

Duration:00:07:11

Episode #26 | David Penton with Ken Milbery | Waterproofing Series: Waterproofing a Pool - Why this is the wrong xxxxx

8/27/2019
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On this week's podcast we begin a Waterproofing Series with expert Ken Milbery of Lunada Bay Tile. This multi-episode discussion on waterproofing will cover the basics along with some technical material with your host, David Penton . Enjoy this moisture free episode. This episode is brought to you BASECRETE. Visit BasecreteUSA.com for more information on waterproofing options.

Duration:00:47:01

Episode #25 | Wild Wild West: Locations Without Permits, Codes, Or Inspections

8/20/2019
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On this episode we discuss areas where permits, codes, and in some cases inspections do not exist. SWD Masters Paolo Benedetti and Rick Chafey discuss how to adjust to those circumstances and what are your obligations when standards aren’t enforced. Enjoy this in depth episode.

Duration:00:20:58

Episode #24 | David Peterson with Paolo Benedetti: Anatomy of an Expert Witness Case

8/13/2019
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Today on Episode 24, we discuss the Anatomy of an Expert Witness case with SWD Masters David Peterson and Paolo Benedetti. They'll be discussing about the process of an expert witness case from beginning to end and how to avoid litigation. Enjoy this informative episode. This episode has been brought to you by the WatershapeSociety. Contact a certified trained builder/designer in your local area today, visit WatershapeSociety.Org

Duration:00:39:49

Episode #23 | Michael Nantz & Paolo Benedetti | Travel Salesman - Working outside of the United States on Construction projects - tips and cautions

8/6/2019
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Travel Salesman with SWD Masters Michael Nantz and Paolo Benedetti. Will cover on working outside of the United States on Construction projects and sharing some of their tips and cautions to be aware of.

Duration:00:43:43

Episode #22 | Paolo Benedetti with Rick Chafey: SWD Master Profile

7/30/2019
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This episode is brought to you by the Watershape Society | For Episode 22, Paolo Benedetti sits down with one of his fellow SWD Masters. We get an inside look at one of the co-founders of Ask The Masters, Rick Chafey. Rick founded Red Rock Contractors in 1998, based out of Arizona, Rick has taken his education and his real life experience and applied it to Red Rock Contractors, helping to develop Arizona’s most complete custom residential and commercial contracting company. Along with...

Duration:00:34:09

Episode #21 | Grant Smith with Steve Berens: Advanced Oxidation - What is it, and how is it used in a swimming pool

7/23/2019
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On this week's episode Grant Smith sits down with Clear Comfort CEO Steven Berens as they discuss AOP - Advanced Oxidation - What is it, and how is it used. Enjoy this informative show. In April 2014, Steve Berens, CEO and co-founder of Clear Comfort, optimized a patented, proven industrial water treatment technology for pool and spa water treatment. The company manufactures all its products locally in Colorado. Clear Comfort is now operating in homes, hotels, universities, YMCAs, water...

Duration:00:52:42