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April 2009 Blog Posts (15)

Business Owners have famlies too!

A customer the other day reminded me of something important, personalize your business. Unfortunately a large number of American citizens today believe that if you own a business you should provide non paying services on demand to them and that you already have enough money, you don't need anymore. But yet they will buy on the internet and in catalogs and not local because they get a cheap price. This only happens when they don't need services.



This customer requested warranty work… Continue

Added by Wendy Purser on April 24, 2009 at 4:39am — 6 Comments

Friday's Questions For Business Success Part 26

It's All About The Questions We Ask



Mastering success in your swimming pool business includes many aspects, but it always requires attention to detail and the ability to "truthfully" self examine your behavior and performance.



To facilitate "self examination", I have researched and prepared 150 specific questions to not only ask, but to use as a guide to closely examine your business health.



We continue in the series asking deep introspective questions you can… Continue

Added by Rex Richard on April 24, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

United We Stand!

Dear Fellow Pool Geniuses,



Today we hit another milestone, a HUGE one! We now have more than 2000 members in our community!



The next milestone is 2500. But you may be thinking, "why should I care if the PGN grows or not"? Great question, and there are several answers why you should care, but here's one.



For years our industry has been separated, fragmented, and unable to connect in any meaningful way. Remember the saying first quoted by… Continue

Added by PGN Admin on April 23, 2009 at 6:32pm — No Comments

APRIL IS SWIMMING POOL SAFETY MONTH IN FLORIDA

On Thursday, April 16, both the House and Senate resolutions were acknowledged in each chamber. As a long time member of the FSPA, I am appreciative of their hard work and consistent efforts to represent the best interests of the pool industry in our Florida communities. Visit the FSPA website (linked on the PGN) to learn more about their advocacy efforts and your opportunity to support the pool industry on a local level. The camaraderie and professional fellowship evidenced here on the PGN is… Continue

Added by PoolDraw on April 21, 2009 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Online Video Library now in French and Spanish! VizTerra in English!

Se habla Espanol? Parlez vouz Francais? Online Video Library now translated in Spanish and French! The first series of VizTerra videos now online! http://www.structurestudios.com/videos/

Added by Structure Studios on April 21, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Darrell's First Blog Post

Hi everyone. My name is Darrell and this is my first post.



Very cool site you have going on here Rex.



Lots of great information, I'm glad I stumbled across it.



I have been a maintiance supervisor for a major pool builder in Austin Texas for the past three years.

Its a great company but times have been tough for all companys this year and they had to cut my pay.



I still work for them but made a life choice to open my own service company and take… Continue

Added by Darrell Dragoo on April 19, 2009 at 2:16pm — 4 Comments

A World with Clean, Safe Potable WATER…

A World with Clean, Safe Potable WATER…

With most of the World’s water reserves diminishing and the remaining supply either too polluted to use, why hasn’t someone brought forward a solution to this global problem…?



Developed and perfected in 1979 by Dr. Stephen Verdon and first applied to swimming pools and spas in Bahamian hotels until Dow and other chemical company's began to see a considerable loss of revenue from the hotels who no longer needed to buy significant amounts of… Continue

Added by Janelle on April 17, 2009 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

Friday's Questions For Business Success Part 25

It's All About The Questions We Ask



Mastering success in your swimming pool business includes many aspects, but it always requires attention to detail and the ability to "truthfully" self examine your behavior and performance.



To facilitate "self examination", I have researched and prepared 150 specific questions to not only ask, but to use as a guide to closely examine your business health.



We continue in the series asking deep introspective questions you can… Continue

Added by Rex Richard on April 17, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Invitations to Pool Genius

Invitations to all members of the Arizona Pool Dealers Association have been sent out, by Litchfield Park Pool Service LLC.

Added by Bart Mitchell on April 16, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

The Best Business Card in the Universe Guaranteed

If you haven't seen this, go take a look..lol

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1907003

My favorite quote: Life isnt about being liked, its about being effective. lol :)

Added by Best Service Pools on April 14, 2009 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Update 1.682 Now Available!

Its spring cleaning time here at Structure Studios (that desert sand gets everywhere!) and we have a laundry list of improvements and a few new features that we dusted off and made all shiny and clean for you!



First on the list is the new stage specific coping feature. Stage 12: Coping and Tile is gone. Now you can simply select your shape with the Move tool in 2d, and under Stage Options, check the box for Add Coping. You can then adjust the coping width and even change the lip… Continue

Added by Structure Studios on April 14, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Friday's Questions For Business Success Part 24

It's All About The Questions We Ask



Mastering success in your swimming pool business includes many aspects, but it always requires attention to detail and the ability to "truthfully" self examine your behavior and performance.



To facilitate "self examination", I have researched and prepared 150 specific questions to not only ask, but to use as a guide to closely examine your business health.



We continue in the series asking deep introspective questions you can… Continue

Added by Rex Richard on April 10, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Sad Pool Owners

It never fails this time of year to receive the large amounts of service calls concerning structural failure of a pool. The customer wants to share their frustrations, hopelessness and "I wish I had spent a little more", or "I should have bought from you" and in detail recites all the wrongs of themselves and the pool builder. When I suggest they call the person who built the pool for help the answer is always the same, "I won't let him on my property again" or "They won't answer the phone." I… Continue

Added by Wendy Purser on April 5, 2009 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Solar Pool Heating, Without Panels

Heating a pool greatly enhances and extends its enjoyment. But, the cost to keep the water warm and inviting requires a great deal of energy, and most conventional pool heaters are inefficient in terms of energy costs.



Installing a more efficient and environmentally-friendly heat source can reduce high utility bills and extend the swimming season. This is especially true if pool owners take advantage of the sun by using a solar pool heater.



The sun offers the most… Continue

Added by James Kantorowicz on April 3, 2009 at 9:32am — 7 Comments

Friday's Questions For Business Success Part 23

It's All About The Questions We Ask



Mastering success in your swimming pool business includes many aspects, but it always requires attention to detail and the ability to "truthfully" self examine your behavior and performance.



To facilitate "self examination", I have researched and prepared 150 specific questions to not only ask, but to use as a guide to closely examine your business health.



We continue in the series asking deep introspective questions you can… Continue

Added by Rex Richard on April 3, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

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