The SpaRetailer Podcast

The SpaRetailer Podcast


Latest Episodes

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, didn’t want anything to do with the family business. But now she’s 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 owner’s dream. They do the work and you don’t 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

Episode #70, The PHTA WAVE Young Professionals Network with Rick Harvey
March 02, 2022

Rick Harvey, director of sales (Pool Division) at KIK Consumer Product/Biolab Inc. is the current chair of the PHTA’s WAVE Young Professionals Network. Megan, who is the WAVE vice-chair, and Rick sit

Episode #69, Re-release Selling Hot Tubs (Locally) Online with Gunnar Graven
February 16, 2022

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. Read more about the compa

Episode #68, Get the Google Guarantee with Lorne Sederoff of SearchKings
February 02, 2022

As a local business you surely have filled out your Google My Business listing, gathered as many reviews as you can and have even done some paid advertising to get your company at the top of local sea