Misty Knight and Bryan Banta Pool pros and their favorite product reps share how they succeed togetherBy Michelle L. Cramer Misty Knight, technical sales manager for Zodiac Pool Systems, says her customers become like extended family. Bryan Banta, owner of B&B Pools in Pompano Beach, Florida, can attest to that.
The Carry-Along Vacuum is Now Standard Equipment A RipTide XL works its magic in a pool in Tustin, California Pool pros use portable vacs to battle leaves, sand and just about everything else that can get into a poolBy Andrew Lisa At least half a dozen manufacturers now make portable
Determining the right time to expand your teamBy Kim Patterson For small businesses, hiring additional employees is often a tough decision. Is the timing right? How do I know what positions to hire for, and what we can afford to pay those people? Brand new business owners often put a
Two companies poised for rebirth and growth join forces We’ve all seen it happen in the pool and spa industry: Someone gets a pool or hot tub — and for awhile, they are excited. They use it often. But over time, the water becomes hard to manage. They have to
Pool industry employees share how they got here and what they love about their jobsBy Michelle L. Cramer The pool industry is full of people from all walks of life. Some fell into the industry by accident and never left. Others grew up in a family pool business and knew