Western Pool & Spa Show
Western Pool & Spa Show Interview with Randy Beard & Dave Penton – Western Pool & Spa Show 2014! Each year I make the annual trek to the Western Pool and Spa show in Long Beach California. As a veteran of more than 30 years I thoroughly enjoy the show as it is casual, friendly and always surprising. The WPSS is the true west coast swimming pool show destination for education with some 88 industry classes offered many offered in Espanola. With a show floor that’s bustling with new products and established brand and the opportunity to rub elbows with Industry experts. This year 2014 was no exception. As I perused the many aisles with distinctive products that I both know and those I hadn’t seen before,It wasn’t a surprise to see several industry icons sharing in the shows hype. This industry veteran Steve Gutai is a legend in the world of swimming pool hydraulics. He has educated a world of eager clients and students alike world wide. If you’re like me, always hungry for new innovative plumbing designs that can set you apart from your competition, you will wait to speak to him knowing that what you walk away with will be actionable information. I have been very interested lately in Jandy’s Nature2 mineral system. It was not surprising that Steve knew more on this topic than anyone I had spoken with in the industry. This one conversation truly convinced me that this system should be taken more seriously and be a highly sought after alternative to the popular salt water sanitation systems. Another person who I was very surprised to see was a legendary but humble pool builder by the name of Randy Beard. For many reasons Randy is one of my favorite people in the industry. I say this because Randy started like Many of us, in the trenches with a pole and a net. Yes, Randy began his career cleaning pools and turned a desire to build pools into a recognizable brand known as pure water pools in Costa Mesa California. However I wouldn’t call Randy a pool builder because what He really does is create spectacular environments where people live, love, relax and enjoy. Pure Water Pools design and execution absolutely live up to the statement famously coined by Vance Gillette, “it’s all about the experience!” I must say, that my last meeting made my trip. Jimmy Reed from Rock Solid Tile is the most recognizable name in the glass tile business. His unique style and demeanor let you know immediately that he is a creative visionary who sees beauty in the very slightest details. With these attributes he has risen to the top working with such professionals as David Tisherman, Randy Beard, Skip Phillip and young gun David Penton. Mr. Reeds work will impress you. I encourage you to seek out Jimmy’s photos for inspiration. The western pool and spa show lives up to its name “Best in the west” One of the shows biggest highlights is the always popular new truck giveaway. Lucky recipient ( Need to find out the winner) took home a new ( what truck did they give away)! I arrived home ready for new challenges and plenty to read. I didn’t win the truck but there’s always next year. You can bet I will be there. I truly hope to see you all next year, Peter Anthony Langevin Randy Beard – purewaterpools.com Dave Penton – fluiddynamicspools.com
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