The SpaRetailer Podcast

The SpaRetailer Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode #83, Building a Legacy with Joe King from King Technology
November 16, 2022

Joe King has been in the pool and spa industry for most of his life — and much of that spent at the helm of King Technology. The company is best known in the spa industry for its FROG product, and it

Episode #79, Outdoor Retailer Adds Hot Tubs…in 2021
September 21, 2022

Randy Antrikin is not one to sit still and as he continues to expand his backyard retail and construction business, hot tubs started to look like an attractive product to sell. Of course, there was

Episode #78, John Napodano from Pettis Pool & Patio
September 07, 2022

As Pettis Pools & Patio celebrates its 60th year in business, owner John Napodano reflects on its founders and the companys success. As a veteran of the hot tub industry, Napodano talks about the imp

Episode #77, Take Your Body Back in Time with Chris Ogden
June 08, 2022

Recently featured in the Stores section of SpaRetailer, Chris Ogden, general manager of Time Machine Hot Tubs, is our podcast guest. Ogden began selling spas in 1999 and now heads one of the most uniq

Episode #76, A Pandemic Survival Story with Cole Taylor of Southern Leisure
May 25, 2022

Southern Leisure Spas & Patio was supposed to be a pool supply store that grew into a pool remodeling and construction company. However, owner Cole Taylor pivoted once he saw that it was the hot tubs

Episode #75, The Next Generation of Water Care with Sutro
May 11, 2022

Ravi Kurani grew up in the pool and spa industry his parents owned a supply store in southern California. Kurani went on to get a mechanical engineering degree and then an MBA. It was actually a pro

Episode #74, Ohio Pools & Spas with Amanda Annis
April 27, 2022

Amanda Annis, president of Ohio Pools & Spas, didnt want anything to do with the family business. But now shes all in and shares her thoughts on everything from employee reviews, selling used hot tu

Episode #73, Save Big Money on Card Processing Fees, with Matt Rej
April 13, 2022

Merchant Cost Consulting is every small business owners dream. They do the work and you dont pay them a dime unless they deliver and in this case they are delivering pretty significant savings in

Episode #72, Building a Greener Hot Tub, with Forest Knight of Isotec
March 30, 2022

It took Isotec International many years to perfect a polyurethane that could replace the typical polyester resin used to back hot tubs. Acrylobond not only offers to same strength as polyester resin,

Episode #71, Monomoy Buys Marquis, with Jim Johnston
March 17, 2022

On January 25, Monomoy Capital Partners announced its acquisition of both Artesian Spas and Marquis. (Read more about the acquisition(s) here.) On this episode of The SpaRetailer Podcast, Megan sits d