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August 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Kick Start Your Business

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you are driven and want to succeed. If you didn’t have the drive and the will power to undertake your own business or enterprise, you wouldn’t call yourself an entrepreneur, right?

What can you do to jump start your business, make it grow, and take away some of the natural growing pains many entrepreneurs suffer? Here are my tips:

  • Keep your eye on the prize. Your ultimate goal is to turn a profit. Don’t…
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Added by Rex Richard on August 22, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Ashton Kutcher should train your employees

The pool industry in North America is very seasonal, which means that most businesses hire seasonal staff on an annual basis. This can sometimes be trying, because we often work with high school students who may or may not have the work ethic that leads to a well run, profitable business.



In addition to being seasonal, there is actually a lot of work that goes into a pool industry job. On the retail end of things, there is a lot of training required to…

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Added by Monique Nelson on August 15, 2013 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

Avoid These Entrepreneurial ‘Sins’

There is no magic bullet when it comes to taking the leap into being an entrepreneur but there are some steps you can take to avoid some of the pitfalls that have befallen those that have gone before you.

In my talking and working with those with the entrepreneurial spirit, there are a few “sins” I have uncovered during my conversations:

  1. They lack customer focus. You can’t rely on the idea that if you build something or offer a service that people will just flock to it.…
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Added by Rex Richard on August 12, 2013 at 7:14pm — No Comments

A new way to add color to your pool designs. Large Format Porcelain with Any Image (i.e. for a pool's sun deck)

These porcelain panels are completely waterproof, frost proof, fade proof, pool chemical resistant, slip resistant, and very scratch resistant.  Any image can be kiln-fired as the glaze and it will never fade. Panels are 1200mm x 2400 mm (~47.25" x 94.5") and are 10mm (~0.39") thick (smaller sizes too).  The following images are an example of using the look of an exotic stone that would not otherwise hold up well to pool chemistry.  For more pictures see: …

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Added by Dave White on August 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

How Healthy is Your City?

The 2013 American Fitness Index has recently been released - you can view the entire study / results here: http://americanfitnessindex.org



It is phenomenally interesting.
At a quick glance you can discover the Healthiest - and least Healthy - of the top 50 Metropolitan cities in the USA. If a quick glance isn't enough to satisfy…
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Added by Monique Nelson on August 6, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments

I am passionate about swimming. Let me tell you why.

Blog by:  Laurie Batter, originally posted on NSPF's blog at http://www.nspf.org/en/blog.aspx

It's 6am, the sun is just up, and I’m strapping on goggles and preparing for my daily lap swim. It’s a passion I have.…

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Added by Laurie Batter on August 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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