Translate to:

I know you will be in Vegas at the APSP show this year. I thought what we could do is set a time up and have a meet and greet to all the PGN memebers who are there, real informal and casual, what do you think?

Views: 234

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Concerning winter business opportunities; I work with many pool businesses in the northeast and New England that sell and install wood stoves and fireplaces. This business seems to be very good this year so far due to the rising cost of oil and natural gas.
Mike , as my experience has been here in the Northeast as well. Other alternatives for builder/retailers has been conversion of the retail area to a Holiday Showcase/X-mas Store. This has been succesfull in keeping traffic in the store and also creates opportunities for more pool sales. For a service companies; I have a number of guys doing outdoor decorating through the holiday season They find with the dedicated openings and closings it is an opportunity to keep the service teams employed year round.
There still is a lot of opportunity out there but you have to be willing to move outside your comfort zone at times.
I think our business name and logo says it all. Our billiard wing was added 3 years ago and we have been pretty sucessful with it. Our retail cue and accessory sales have been great, especially with the 40points profit we make on them. The downturn has hit the billiard market as well this year, but our accessories are still selling well.
To all out there weve taken a totally different track weve started a company selling and providing GPS fleet and asset tracking services. We all know lots of contractors and service companies. Weve been doing this for three years now and have also help set up a number of fellow pool contractors in the business. If anyone is intrested or needs help or information we would be happy to share. The money in this type of business is in the residual billing like home alarm systems
In South Carolina, I see dealers in the pool industry turning to several of the ideas already mentioned.  Billiards, Christmas shops, wood stoves and fireplaces, small heaters like the Edenpure system all can provide a dealer with a winter business opportunity.  I really like your idea of going in a totally different direction Troy with your fleet and asset tracking services. For retailers and service companies that focus only on residential, try looking at picking up a few commercial pools.  An indoor pool needs regular service and many contracted commercial pools still bring in revenue in the off season.

We have a great product for winter business, our sand filter cleaner.  You can get schools, Y's, athletic clubs and hotels to use this product.  It is very profitable and pretty easy to convince prospects to clean their filters. 


For example, you sell 1 gallon of our cleaner per 300 pounds of media for a deep cleaning.  You can sell the cleaner for about $55 per gallon.  This adds up quickly when most accounts have more than one filter.


Bill Soukup


We were thinking about cooking and kitchen gadgets since we added Strahl entertaining wear, looks just like glasswear.but it is unbreakable and works nicely around pool/spas. So I was thinking around winter holidays people cook more and buys gifts

Has anyone else tried this are please give feedback. Thanks


Sign in


 or Sign Up
By signing in, you agree to the amended Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Forgotten your password?


Latest Activity

kevox712 is now a member of Pool Genius Network
Kim Skinner commented on Kim Skinner's blog post Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
"Thanks Kevin, I like hearing that there are good plaster companies out there, and that they do good…"
Kevin Misley commented on Kim Skinner's blog post Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
"Great info Kim. My plaster contractor will tent my pools if any threat of rain is present and also…"
Lyle Watson replied to Ben Jewell's discussion Open Pit DE Vacuum Filters
"I worked on several of these systems, many, many years ago. Are you still seeking…"
Richard A. Falk commented on Richard A. Falk's group Water Chemistry
"Thanks Lester.  This is actually the second time they ran the article describing the history…"
Feb 12
Lester Eric Brehm commented on Richard A. Falk's group Water Chemistry
"Congratulations for getting some credit for your work on CYA in Service Industry News ! !"
Feb 12
Kevin Misley replied to John McGehee's discussion Issues with using rainwater for everything pool construction and maintenance related
"John About 7-8 years ago, I was asked by a GC to bid on a project whereas a college was expanding…"
Feb 12
Kim Skinner posted a blog post

Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years

All pool plaster finishes should last 20 years or more. However, some last only 5 to 7 years, and…See More
Feb 11

© 2019   Created by PGN Admin.   Powered by Pool Genius Network

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service


Live Video