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Let's Talk About Pools

Lauren Broom-Space Coast Pool School

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!!!

How Pool Services Techs Can Learn to Protect Themselves
Jan 31 2022
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 pool related insurance claims since 1982.Ray holds a Master of Science degree from Purdue University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1990 and his legal practice today is limited to members of the swimming pool industry. In 1999 Ray became a licensed swimming pool repair contractor in California and he is water chemistry certified by IPSSA. In 2000, Pool Industry Expo awarded him the Doug Tanner Award for his lifetime contributions to the swimming pool industry. He is a founder of the IPSSA Scholarship Fund, which provides educational grants to self-employed service technicians.For over three decades, Ray has been a frequent lecturer to the pool service industry. He has presented seminars at the APSP International Pool Show, the Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show, The Orlando Pool Show, The Texas Public Pool Conference, sponsored by the City of College Station, Texas, The Annual Western Pool & Spa Show in Long Beach California, The Desert Pool Show in Phoenix, Arizona, the Southwest Pool Show and Pool Industry Expo in Monterey, California. His seminars focus on the legal and insurance issues facing pool service technicians and he offers practical advice to the pool industry on identifying and reducing risk.Podcast Sponsors:Skimmer:
Pool & Spa Apprenticeship Academy
Oct 3 2021
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 & ChairmanDavid 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 been operating continuously for over 50 years. David is a licensed contractor, and his company currently services approximately 600 accounts weekly. He graduated with honors from Menlo School of Business Administration, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Accounting. He is currently serving as the Region 1 Director & Chief Financial Officer of the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA). He is also on the Board of Directors for Pool Industry Expo. David is a nationally recognized speaker and has been teaching business seminars for pool service company owners over the last 30+ years, to help the industry improve profits and professionalism. He is a frequent contributor to articles for several trade. Jennifer Farwell, Program Director & Coordinator Jennifer has 30 years of operations management experience in highly regulated industries. She spent 10 years in Title & Escrow and worked as a Vice President for a national company, where she led the Southwest Region offices and received the Presidents Circle award several years in a row. Most recently, she worked for the former Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) as Director of the Western Office. With the help and support of industry leaders and volunteers, she established a new Chapter in California, formed a California Coalition for the adoption of the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC), and expanded membership and Association-supported education. She has served on several non-profit committees supporting healthy living and economic growth, including: the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX), the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), the American Cancer Society, and Women’s Empowerment. She feels privileged to work in support of programs and issues that improve the quality of lives.Podcast Sponsors:Skimmer:  Drowning Detection System:
Let's Talk About Primate Pool Tools
Sep 26 2021
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 used their knowledge as  pool techs to design the world’s first carbon fiber pool service pole. After years of weekly pool maintenance they realized they were having to replace their aluminum poles multiple times a year due to wear and tear. Arguably the most important tool in the pool service business, they realized there were pool pros looking to invest in higher quality poles with superior durability and performance. They began developing what became the carbon fiber Primate Pole series in 2013, and began selling early versions of the pole in 2014. Today, Primate Pool Tools has developed multiple models of the Primate Pole series as well as a unique extension system that has truly raised the bar for quality in the pool service industry. Primate Pool Tools was founded to provide professionals in the pool service industry the option to invest in higher quality tools that hold up in a tough work environment.Podcast sponsors:Primate Pool Tools: Skimmer:
Legislative Bills & Drowning Prevention
Aug 2 2021
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 about the guest:Dr. Bill Kent has been a leader in the professional swimming pool industry since the 1970’s.  Bill holds a degree in Physics, an M.B.A., and a 2015 Doctorate in Global Business.  During the past decades, Bill has served as National President of Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (1996), as well as President of Florida Swimming Pool Association (1975-78), the National Swimming Pool Foundation (2003-6), and is currently Chairman of the Board of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (2017-2023).Bill’s company, Team Horner Group, evolved from just three to around 600 employees over the past decades; company activities include manufacturing, wholesale distribution, importing, and global exporting.  In 2016, the company was converted to an employee-owned business (ESOP).  Team Horner was the 2016 winner of the national “Psychologically Healthy Workplace” award given by the American Psychological Association.   Bill’s favorite saying is “The BEST is yet to come”.  Podcast sponsors:Camereye     www.camereye.aiSkimmer