Pool Chasers is a podcast created by the former owners of Arizona-based Brothers Pool Service. As professionals in the pool industry, they use the podcast to offer expert advice and opinions based on years of knowledge and experience.
On Episode 58, the brothers interviewed Paul Sim, the president of Solar Pool Technologies, to talk about how individuals who service, repair, build or design pools can make use of the Solar-Breeze NX2 automatic pool skimmer.
Brothers Pool Services used the Solar-Breeze NX2 when running their routes. “The Solar Breeze NX2 works similar to a “roomba” but for the pool,” said Pool Chasers. “We found it to be very useful in pools surrounded by a lot of debris or in pools that had an in-floor system. It can be used with any pool though, and we used it in so many ways.”
The brothers also found that having a Solar-Breeze allowed them to focus more on the water chemistry and equipment maintenance at each visit rather than having to spend so much time skimming. “In most residential cases, you are only at a client’s pool one or two times each week and having a Solar-Breeze will help to keep that pool swim-ready when you are not there,” said Pool Chasers. “It’s a great option to help you keep your pools clean and your customers happy.”
Listen to the interview here:
0:30 – Meet President of Solar Breeze, Paul Sim
03:27 – Growing up on a 3,000-acre farm in Saskatchewan Canada
07:30 – Move to Phoenix in 2003 selling firetrucks and more
09:40 – Transition into Solar-Breeze
10:25 – Beta testing in 2011
11:40 – Harvesting in a seasonal market
12:30 – A million dollars in sales in 2014 and almost 0 in 2015
13:20 – Positive feedback inspires to create Kickstarter and not fold business in July of 2015
14:35 – Our first time seeing a Solar-Breeze was at a customer’s house
18:00 – Product testing
22:00 – New attachment to help with hitting vacuum hoses
23:40 – Not much excitement from pool professionals in the beginning
32:30 – What technology is involved and how it works
53:00 – How to explain the product to a customer
56:30 – Warranty information
01:02:00 – Upcoming changes
01:03:30 – How to get in contact with Solar Breeze and dealer pricing information.
01:05:45 – Favorite business book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins
01:08:49 – End
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