The SpaRetailer Podcast

The SpaRetailer Podcast

Latest Episodes

Episode #67, the Acrylic Repair Pros with Multi-Tech
November 03, 2021

For more than a decade Multi-Tech Products has been supplying acrylic repair materials to the hot tub and bath industries, working behind the scenes with manufacturers and acrylic suppliers. Under new

Episode #66, Support the Hot Tub Industry with Steve and Tracine
October 20, 2021

The International Hot Tub Association has been working to protect the hot tub industry since 2008. Now part of the PHTA, the chair and vice-chair of the organization’s leadership team joins the podcas

Episode #65, Selling Hot Tubs (Locally) Online with Gunnar Graven
October 06, 2021

Gunnar Graven is the second generation in his family at the helm of Steepleton in Louisville, Kentucky, but the fourth generation overall to run the business founded in 1908. Graven has turned his com

Episode #64, When a Marketer Starts Selling Swim Spas with Ben Poggemiller
September 22, 2021

Ben Poggemiller is back on The SpaRetailer Podcast to share what his company has been doing to sell swim spas. Before 2021, there hadn’t been much of a focus on swim spas at Urban Life Pools & Hot Tub

Episode #63, NASCAR and Hot Tubs with Ryan Truex
September 08, 2021

This episode’s guest is NASCAR racer Ryan Truex. Truex drives the #40 Chevrolet for Niece Motorsports, emblazoned with Marquis logos. As a Marquis brand ambassador, Truex has done lots of fun promotio

Episode #62, So What Exactly IS Happening in the Chemical Industry, with Alicia and Andrea from BioLab
May 26, 2021

In addition to the supply and demand stress that everyone in the industry has felt, BioLab had the added challenge of a factory fire. Hurricane Laura caused a fire that destroyed its plant that manufa

Episode #61, Learning from the Past, Building for the Future with David Carleton
May 05, 2021

No matter how good or bad you were at marketing and promoting your pool and spa business in 2020, most of the dealers and manufacturers listening to this podcast had a significant increase in sales in

Episode #60, BOPIS and Other Retail Trends to Try with Ted Lawrence from Poolcorp
April 21, 2021

Ted Lawrence, the corporate category retail manager at Poolcorp, brings a global perspective to hot tub and swimming pool retail and supply chain. We talk about setting up buy-online-pick-up-in-store

Episode #59, More Supply Chain Woes with Bob Confer
April 07, 2021

If you’ve learned more about the global supply chain in the last year than ever before, you’re not alone. Today we’re talking to Bob Confer from Confer Plastics in North Tonawanda, New York. Confer su

Episode #58, Commercial Real Estate and COVID, with Brian Quint
March 24, 2021

We’re talking about expansion again. Obviously, it’s a weird and interesting time to think about adding a new location. On the one hand, there are some amazing commercial real estate opportunities out