The pool industry is plagued by a shortage of quality talent … or is it? A Google search on the state of labor in the pool industry reveals an ocean of ominous headlines chronicling talent shortages, cross-company poaching, a perception problem and even an epidemic of suicide among construction workers.
Finding the value in trade show networking to benefit your business In 1996, Tom Landi and his wife, Jennifer, purchased what would become Landi Pools & Games out of Vineland, New Jersey. Tom Landi recalls that, at the time, they lacked knowledge of the products and equipment available to the
How Gohlke Pools’ service revenue went from 20 to 50 percent By Jim Raposa When a major storm bears down on the open sea, cargo ships can be vulnerable to major damage, sinking and possible fatalities. In such a dangerous scenario, the captain must put the safety of his
How to collaborate, communicate and manage the upper echelon of pool builds By Andrew Lisa The swankiest section of Miami Beach is home to a $20 million-PLUS mansion that features a perfect rectangle of blue water levitating above the landscaping, apparently unbound by the laws of physics. The water
Are traditional pool color palettes old news? Twenty years ago, you used to say to your customers, ‘You can choose whatever color you want as long as it’s white or blue.’ Stick around the industry long enough, and you’ll hear some variation of this. Though there was a time