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Episode 170: October - News and Notes with Megan Kendrick of Pool Pro Magazine

Pool Chasers Podcast

Release Date: 10/04/2021

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Episode 170: October - News and Notes with Megan Kendrick of Pool Pro Magazine show art Episode 170: October - News and Notes with Megan Kendrick of Pool Pro Magazine

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The news stories we cover include a new mobile app out of Austin, TX called “ATX Swims”, through which users can directly purchase tickets to the city’s swimming pools; an accident involving a falling tree branch at a resort in Honolulu; an initiative to teach primary school children in Marle, France how to swim using a mobile pool; and Scottsdale, AZ’s green pool and mosquito problem. Megan then goes over recent industry news, including a number of recent M&As and emerging movers and shakers.

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Episode Summary: 

Today’s special episode is the October edition of our “News & Notes” series, in partnership with Pool Pro Magazine. 

The news stories we cover include a new mobile app out of Austin, TX called “ATX Swims”, through which users can directly purchase tickets to the city’s swimming pools; an accident involving a falling tree branch at a resort in Honolulu; an initiative to teach primary school children in Marle, France how to swim using a mobile pool; and Scottsdale, AZ’s green pool and mosquito problem. 

Megan then goes over recent industry news, including a number of recent M&As and emerging movers and shakers. 

She also gives a shout-out to Patriot Pool & Spa, who once again was named the fastest-growing pool service company in the U.S. by Inc. 5000. 

Tyler and Megan speak on upcoming events for pool pros, including those of AQUA Magazine, the Virtual World Aquatic Health Conference, and the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo™. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • 03:17 - Flowbird’s new app for Austin, TX, ATX Swims 
  • 04:19 - Seven people injured at Hilton Hawaiian Village 
  • 05:33 - A mobile pool to teach children how to swim 
  • 06:59 - A century-old pool is set to be remolded 
  • 08:02 - Green pools and mosquito problems in AZ 
  • 09:31 - Recent M&As in the swimming pool industry 
  • 11:08 - PHTA creates education cohesive pathways 
  • 12:45 - Patriot Pool & Spa Inc. of NPP on Inc. 5000 list 
  • 13:08 - AQUA Magazine's new trade show 
  • 14:27 - Tyler discusses PIE show visit 
  • 16:37 - Virtual WAHC and the International PSP Expo 
  • 18:00 - New movers and shakers in the industry 
  • 18:51 - Highlighting an article in Pool Pro Magazine 
 
 
 
 

Movers and Shakers 

  • Ted Lawrence to Biolab/KIK as new VP of Sales Excellence 
  • Sabeena Hickman to NDPA Board 

Pool Pro Magazine Article Highlight 

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