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Pool Troopers Partners with Pool Chlor to Expand Phoenix, AZ Footprint

Pool Troopers has officially secured its fifth partnership of 2021 with Pool Chlor

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Pool Troopers Partners With Pool Chlor

Tampa-Based Pool Service Company Partners with Fifth Company to Grow Across the Sunbelt Region

Phoenix, AZ – May 6, 2021: Pool Troopers has officially secured its fifth partnership of 2021 with Pool Chlor AZ (“Pool Chlor”). Pool Chlor is an iconic leader in the pool service industry and has been serving the Phoenix area since 1955. Pool Chlor took off over 65 years ago when the owners, a chemical engineer and a chemist, perfected the balance of chemical compounds used in pool treatment. 

Phoenix is a newer market for the Tampa-based pool service company. Through the partnership, Pool Troopers will expand their footprint and service more residential pools in the greater Phoenix area. Pool Troopers currently services the Florida, Texas, and Arizona markets and ranked #1 on the Top 50 List by Pool and Spa News for the last two consecutive years.

In October 2020, Pool Troopers partnered with Shoreline Equity Partners, to accelerate growth across the Sunbelt Region, including executing an aggressive acquisition strategy. Pool Troopers has developed proprietary industry-leading software which has allowed their service model to be scalable and irreplicable. Through its current footprint and recent partnerships, Pool Troopers has further established its position as one of the largest pool service companies in the United States.

Gary Crayton, Chief Executive Officer of Pool Troopers, said, “I have been working in the pool business for more than 30 years. There have been a lot of great leaders in our industry, and John is one of the greatest. He has given so much back to the pool industry in terms of sharing knowledge, best practices, and chemical treatment expertise. Through our partnership with Pool Chlor, I am excited to give backyard freedom to more pool owners in Phoenix. We are honored to partner with John and the entire Pool Chlor team.”

John Cardall, Owner of Pool Chlor, said “I have known Gary and the Pool Troopers team for years. As I approach retirement, I wanted to be sure that I left my customers and employees with a team that had experience in the pool industry and extensive knowledge about the chemical treatment process. Like us, Pool Troopers has been around since the 1950s and has seen all of the changes in our industry. I have loved serving the Phoenix area and could not be more excited to partner with Pool Troopers to continue our legacy.”

Dave Hahmann, President of Pool Troopers, said, “Pool Chlor’s commitment to having the backs of their customers and others in our industry aligns with our mission. Family first is the way we treat teammates, and we are excited to welcome the Pool Chlor team to the Pool Troopers Family!”

Pool Troopers is on a mission to bring freedom to all pool owners and pool company owners. Whether pool company owners are looking to accelerate growth or plan for retirement, Pool Troopers has been helping companies across the US achieve their goals and continue their legacies.

About Pool Troopers

As the premier provider of chemical, cleaning, maintenance, and repair services for residential and commercial pools, Pool Troopers serves 16,600 customers in Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Pool Troopers was ranked #1 in 2019 and 2020 on the Top 50 list by Pool & Spa News & Jandy. Pool Troopers founded in 1952 is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information about partnerships and acquisitions, please visit https://pooltroopers.com/sell-your-company/.

About Pool Chlor

Founded in 1955, Pool Chlor was started by a chemist and a chemical engineer on a mission to improve the quality of chemical compounds in pool treatment. Pool Chlor was built on a foundation of quality and is committed to being economical, convenient, and reliable. Pool Chlor offers residential pool chemical service to the greater Phoenix area.  For more information, please visit https://poolchloraz.com/.

About Shoreline

Shoreline is a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on actively partnering with leading management. The Firm’s goal is to develop and implement collaborative solutions with portfolio company professionals to drive growth as well as scale and optimize operations. Shoreline professionals employ a straight-talking, egalitarian, and transparent approach to working with companies. Our model considers a broader set of stakeholders in our decisions with a meaningful portion of the Firm’s profits being contributed to philanthropic initiatives. Investing out of the Firm’s inaugural $300 million fund, Shoreline seeks to lead equity investments of up to $100 million per transaction in support of buyouts, recapitalizations, and corporate divestitures. Targeted businesses have enterprise values ranging from $25 million to $250 million and EBITDA of $3 million to $25 million. The Firm strives to partner with management teams of non-capital-intensive businesses primarily within the specialized manufacturing, value-added distribution, and business and industrial services sectors, among others. For more information, please visit https://shorelineequitypartners.com/.

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Editor in Chief of Pool Magazine - Joe Trusty is also CEO of PoolMarketing.com, the leading digital agency for the pool industry. An internet entrepreneur, software developer, author, and marketing professional with a long history in the pool industry. Joe oversees the writing and creative staff at Pool Magazine. To contact Joe Trusty email [email protected] or call (916) 467-9118 during normal business hours. For submissions, please send your message to [email protected]

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Poolside by CGT offers new CARRERA MARBLE

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Poolside by CGT New 2023 Carrara Marble

Poolside by CGT is delighted to now offer its new Carrara Marble vinyl pool liner pattern for 2023.  The new pattern imitates the beautiful appearance of natural marble.  Printed on a white liner material and enhanced with the company’s exclusive aquafinish protective topcoat that provides superior chemical resistance and an industry leading UV protection. The simplicity and beauty of this natural stone marble, inspires calmness and relaxation and complements today’s popular deck and coping treatments.

In order to visualize how the new pattern will look in the pool, Poolside by CGT provides a comprehensive tool for visualizing pool liner patterns in a pool including the ability to simultaneously select various popular deck options to truly visualize the pool’s final look and feel.  The Poolside by CGT Visualizer makes the liner selection process fun and easy.  The program starts by allowing the user to select from either a freeform or rectangular pool shape, then simply choose a liner design from the Poolside by CGT liner collection and choose a surrounding deck surface.  The user can select from flagstone, paver, travertine, wood or concrete decking options, then explore their pool combination in five (5) different views of the pool including an aerial overhead view and both a day and night view of the pool with pool lighting.  This powerful tool is the perfect for pool builders to provide to their customers so the client can get creative and even download a PDF of their favorite design.  The Visualizer tool helps consumers to choose their pool liner pattern with confidence.  This online tool works great with a desktop, tablet and even a mobile device.  Go to www.visualizer.poolsidebycgt.com  to try it out! 

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Water Tech Corp Voted Best Place to Work 2022 by NJ Business Journal

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WaterTech celebrates Best Places to work NJ

Water Tech Corp, manufacturer of the original Pool Blaster, as well as popular Volt and Precision battery powered pool cleaners, is pleased to have been selected as a Winner of the 2022 New Jersey Best Places to Work recipients!  Water Tech won in the category of smaller companies to work for—as the winners are selected within the small, medium and large company size categories.  “We are so proud win this award during the year of our 20th anniversary,” says Guy Erlich, Founder and President of the company.  “The employees at Water Tech are a family and we have a lot of fun together making it a great place to work.”

With 19 different US patents on pool and spa cleaners alone, Water Tech has been able to use its intellectual property and unique product designs to systematically ensure its success in the marketplace and from 2005 and the present date, Water Tech has also received the “Pool & Spa News & Readers’ Choice Award” for “Best New Product” approximately seven (7) times!

The award ceremony took place on September 29, 2022.  To learn more about the award and read more about the award winners, visit:

City/State:  E.  Brunswick, NJ

Website:  www.watertechcorp.com

Phone:  800-298-8800

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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

One year into its national apprenticeship program, the association shares successes

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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, November 14-20. National Apprenticeship Week showcases the value of Registered Apprenticeship programs and how they provide a critical talent pipeline to help our nation’s economy. During this week, PHTA is sharing updates on the PHTA Registered Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program™, which launched in August 2021.

The PHTA Apprenticeship Program is the only nationwide program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor for the pool, spa, and hot tub industry. It allows the pool profession to be more competitive with other industries that are also struggling for entry-level talent. This program is free for PHTA members and combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction and skills-based education.

Having a registered apprenticeship program means that pool maintenance and service is now considered a skilled trade, opening the doors with high school guidance counselors, veterans, and community workforce boards.

PHTA is pleased to announce that there are currently 23 companies across 15 states enrolled in the apprenticeship program, and nearly 30 apprentices have begun their on-the-job training. Apprentices receive 182 hours of online education through the PHTA online education portal.

The companies currently enrolled are:

  • Anderson Poolworks, Wilsonville, OR
  • Aquatic Dynamics Inc, Mt. Sinai, NY
  • Atlantic Solutions, Chapel Hill, NC
  • B&B Pool and Spa Center, Chestnut Ridge, NY
  • Gold Medal Pools, Lewisville, TX
  • Goodall Pools & Spas, Camp Hill, PA
  • Gorlin Pools, Lakehurst, NJ
  • Great Valley Pool Service, Frazer, PA
  • Idaho Pool Remodeling, Meridian, ID
  • Lehmann Pools and Spas, Mahwah, NJ
  • Luke Pool Service, Inc, Cumming, GA
  • NW Arkansas Pool & Spa, Rogers, AR
  • Penguin Pools, Waukesha, WI
  • Pool Doctor NM, LLC, Traverse City, MI
  • Poolwerx – Forest Lane, Dallas, TX
  • Preserve Pools, Summerville, SC
  • Pure Swim, Van Nuys, CA
  • Rin Robyn Pools, Hackettstown, NJ
  • Strong Refuge Pools, Wilsonville, OR
  • Swimming Pool Services, Waukesha, WI
  • The Better Pool Guy and Home Solutions, Inc, Clemont, FL
  • The Pool People, Inc, Eldersburg, MD
  • Vue Custom Pools, Greensboro, NC

“We consistently hear from PHTA members that workforce development and employee recruitment and retention are top business concerns,” says Sabeena Hickman, CAE, President & CEO of PHTA. “The pool and hot tub industry has so many wonderful career opportunities. We’re focused on not only delivering that message, but actively developing these apprentices into skilled, qualified workers who will become valued industry professionals. We are proud to be able to offer the PHTA Registered Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program and hope that more members take advantage of this opportunity in the coming year.”

In addition, PHTA and its Apprenticeship Task Force are currently developing a second apprenticeship program for pool construction laborers. PHTA is looking forward to launching this new program in early 2023.

To learn more about the PHTA Apprenticeship Program, visit https://apprenticeship.phta.org/ or contact Seth Ewing, PHTA Senior Director of Member Programs and Services, at [email protected] or 703-838-0083, ext. 159.

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About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with over 3,600 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub, and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge, and profitability. Additionally, PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety, and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer, and keeping pools open to serve communities. For more information, visit www.phta.org.

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