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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!!!

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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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!!!






Proper Pool Startups With NPC

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 Director, National Plaster's Council Podcast...


Employment Roundtable

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 how they are trying to handle this current and emerging...


Female Pool Professionals

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 Heather Linton, Owner at Swim Carefree Podcast...


Tools of the Modern Pool Professional

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://getskimmer.com/ Primate Pool Tools:...


Let's Talk About Salt Chlorine Generators

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!! Podcast Guest: Sean Assam, National Accounts and Commercial Products...


Let's Talk About PoolRX

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 manufacture PoolRx+, an EPA Registered, NSF 50 Certified Algaecide, that eliminates...


Let's Talk About Riptide Pool Vacuum

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 President Podcast Sponsors: Skimmer:...


How Pool Services Techs Can Learn to Protect Themselves

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 Hawaii (SPAH). He has been involved in over 2000 swimming...


Wave Drowning Detection System

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 Mark Caron and Dave Cutler assembled a dedicated team of...


Waterproofing of Elevated Pools/Maintenance of Community Managed Pools

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 one!! Podcast Guests: Betsy Barbieux, owner of Florida CAM...


Pool Fencing as Layer of Protection

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 largest pool fence companies in the world and one of the...


Let's Talk About The Skimmie

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 your business and keep you safer at your job! Podcast...


Artificial Intelligence Technology & Drowning Prevention

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 save lives by reinventing swimming pool safety using...


Episode 22: Let's Talk About National Pool Partners

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 pool service company, operating as a family of regional...


Pool & Spa Apprenticeship Academy

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 started his company at age 10 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it has...


Let's Talk About Primate Pool Tools

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 over thirty years of experience in the pool service industry and...


Let's Talk About Sutro

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 Sutro, Jim Conti, Fractional Chief Sales Officer of...


Terry Arko Talks About Chemical Shortages & HASA

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 service, commercial sales, and product development. He has...


2021 VGB Updates With Aquastar

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 Pool & Spa Safety Act drain cover standard, and past Chairman...


Legislative Bills & Drowning Prevention

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 Hall of Fame and their part in this over the years. More...