The SpaRetailer Podcast

The SpaRetailer Podcast

Latest Episodes

Episode #50, The PHTA’s Strategic Action Plan, with Sabeena Hickman
December 02, 2020

When Sabeena Hickman joined the newly formed PHTA in the fall of 2019, she thought she knew what her biggest challenge would be — continuing to merge two legacy associations. What neither she, or anyone, anticipated was the world being turned upside do...

Episode #49, Surviving a Pandemic as an OEM with Jerry Greer from Core Covers
November 18, 2020

How he went from being a wild kid, to a star Yellow Pages salesman, to hot tub industry entrepreneur. For every business partnership that’s soured, Greer has the opposite tale. We talk to him about his life in the hot tub industry and what happened to ...

Episode #48, Two Drinks with the Legend
November 04, 2020

Neither Jeff nor Megan were able to enjoy the libations during this conversation between two industry legends. Haviland graciously recorded a podcast episode for us, and John “Legend” Bokor, who we had on back Episode #39 chats lakeside with longtime H...

Episode #47, Flourishing During Corona, with Kathi Belcourt
May 28, 2020

Aqua-Tech Pools, Hot Tubs and Bathrooms has pivoted to not only survive the pandemic, but to thrive. Showroom manager, Kathi Belcourt, shares what they’ve done to keep sales flowing. This episode is sponsored by Strong Spas.

Episode #46, Find and Convert Online Leads with Ben Poggemiller
April 15, 2020

Ben Poggemiller is a digital marketer turned hot tub business owner in Manitoba, Canada. He’s used his marketing background to put together a successful system to collect leads and sell spas without ever seeing a customer face-to-face.

Episode #45, Selling Spas in the Time of COVID — Webinar Recast
April 10, 2020

Listen to a rebroadcast of a free webinar conducted by Clear Comfort and SpaRetailer. Megan is joined by Steve Berens to discuss how to conduct business while also social distancing. A few of the things covered include: Technologies for engagement and ...

Episode #44, Coronavirus Fallout and Silver Linings, with Don Riling
April 01, 2020

Don Riling, owner of Olympic Hot Tub, joins Megan on the podcast to talk about COVID-19 and how it is impacting his Seattle business. Riling had to close all of his stores after the state issued a stay-home mandate, which meant laying off 16 people.

Episode #43, Training with Greg Welsh
March 05, 2020

If you haven’t met Greg Welsh you’ve probably heard his name before. Welsh is a longtime sales trainer in the hot tub industry, having started his career selling hot tubs in Portland before working for Watkins Manufacturing.

Episode #42, Selling to a New Generation with Steve Berens of Clear Comfort
February 19, 2020

Jeff and Megan talk to Steve Berens, the founder and CEO of Clear Comfort. Steve talks to us about his AOP system and what it does, but also what the next generation of hot tub buyers is going to demand from their hot tubs and buying experience.

Episode #41, New Marketing Tools with Jamie Novak from NC Brands
February 05, 2020

Jamie Novak, NC Brands brand manager at BioLab, joins us on the podcast. Novak is about to complete her MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and talks about new marketing techniques to help you stand out in all the advertising noise.