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Mom and pops are crumbling, the customer is loosing!

       I was just reading the latest article in Aqua titled "Fight For A "Cleaner" Sales Channel" by Scott Webb. It was well laid out and I have made some responses to the article.

Here is the body of the article:

When Internet retailing began over two decades ago, traditional retailers with storefronts and parking lots and cash registers…


Posted on April 2, 2013 at 4:05pm — 2 Comments

What is going on?

This headline is what first came to mind when I was told, on the phone no less and it was my day off!!, that I was being laid off due to restructuring. My first response was "what is going on?" feeling a bit skeptical about the initial reason. You see the store I was managing was having the best month of July ever, the customer retention was at an all time high and the store morale was as if we were a family.

Let me give you a bit of background, I accepted the role of store manager as a… Continue

Posted on August 5, 2009 at 7:44am — 7 Comments

Green, Green or Green. What is the motivation?

This is a question I asked myself a while back.

After 18 years in the industry I was trying to figure out, What's next? What am I destined to do in this industry? Am I just going to continue with what I am doing?

Let me start with a bit of background.

I started in the pool and spa industry in March of 1990 as an assistant manager for Leslie's Swimming pool supplies. I had never owned a pool or spa, the only exposure to the industry was going to a local chain of pool stores that… Continue

Posted on December 26, 2008 at 11:16am

Another Hot tub trade association?

The other day I recieved my newest issue of Pool and Spa News and right there on the front cover, "New Hot Tub Association Formed", my first reaction was "What?".

As I started to read the article I realized it was an organization that is being supported by true leaders in the industry, including Watkins and started by Andrew Tournas (owner of Thermospas) now that got me a bit intrigued and as I read further I noticed representatives from other associations were bad mouthing the new… Continue

Posted on December 4, 2008 at 11:43am — 6 Comments


At this time of the year when all the trade shows are heating up and we are trying to get our ducks in a row for next season why not consider starting a little "GREEN" movement of your own. Over the last couple of years I have been increasingly focused on "green" alternatives for our industry. Don't misunderstand, I am not a fanatic or someone that lives entirely green, actually quite the opposite. My initial motivation was to save money on the consumables that my family uses and as I have… Continue

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 2:07pm — 5 Comments

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At 8:39am on March 16, 2010, Tom Repp said…
Justin...I'd like to know more how the group is moving forward with a more green approach.
At 8:38am on March 16, 2010, Tom Repp said…
Hello and thanks for the note. We've been manufacturing green technologies for various industries long before it was fashionable to be green. Great to hear the pool industry is actively moving in that direction.

Our company, Great Lakes Bio Systems (www.greatlakesbiosystems.com) manufactures enzyme based products for pools and spas. Great to see Harold from Orenda Technologies also participates in this group. Enzymes are an effective means to controll "bio loading" in pools & spas reducing the need to backwash or waste water.

I'm happy to help any way that I can. Let me know. Tom
At 8:10am on January 20, 2010, Matt Cellura said…
Thanks. We have been trying to sell the "green" idea for a while and are hoping that it picks up as it will be beneficial for all. We have used the VGB act to help push variable speed pumps and are trying to make the push for solar heating and heat pumps instead of traditional gas heaters. What solar heaters are you using/selling?
At 9:06pm on December 7, 2009, Bruce Hudson said…
Haven't seen you posting in a while, but noticed you are on "the Wave". Hope all is well with you and yours.
At 5:58am on August 25, 2009, Harold Evans said…
You might want to look at www.perpetualpoolcare.com that is my son's company go to the green pool service link. You are welcome to use his ideas. In a crummy economy he is growing.
At 5:56am on August 25, 2009, Harold Evans said…
great forum for info exchange we need to embrace the green thing our customers want it. All good stuff.
At 3:42pm on August 21, 2009, Tal Millican said…
YOU'RE invited...to my website to see one cool pool tool: www.multi-tork.com


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At 12:31pm on August 21, 2009, Mark Viau said…
I have been in the pool industry for 20 yrs. I have always pushed the envelope with eco friendly products and educated myself in most phases of alliteratives for our industry. What exactly do you do?
At 10:41am on August 6, 2009, Jamie Koteski said…
Thank you very much, glad to be a prt of it all and I def plan to GO GREEN much more!
At 6:02am on May 13, 2009, Renay Lampher said…
Hi there Justin,

Wonderful looking family you have there!
Please allow me to introduce myself,
my name is Renay, I represent Dolphin Waterslides!
Please allow us the opportunity to present our products to you
and any potentially interested clients, shall you have any that are looking to add fun and entertainment to their Backyard Oasis!
For more information, simply let me know and I'll be happy to oblige!


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