Hello Readers! Winter isn’t exactly prime swim season, if you know what I mean. It’s much better spent with feet up beside a warm, crackling fire. Yes, we do sneak in a few moments’ rest and relaxation here and there, but really, this time of year you’ll find us dodging snowflakes as information swirls around us. We spend these cold months preparing for our favorite time of year – swim season! So, what exactly have we been up to? Learning more and sharing that knowledge with others. Here’s the scoop:
We exhibited at the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) show where Doreen’s quilt stole the show at the annual auction. She put over 100 hours of work into that masterpiece and it raised $4,000 PCOA education fund. It was a fantastic time to make some new friends and reconnect with some of our favorite clients.
During the month of December, Gary & Doreen attended several distributor seminars, gleaning valuable insight on products, running a business and marketing their fine reputation. Various other employees have attended chemical, electric and equipment seminars as well.
A Gary Thull Pools entourage just returned from the Northeast Spa & Pool Association’s Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show a few days ago. The two days spent attending classes, combing the show floor and learning about innovative new products and processes were certainly productively spent. Running into industry friends was a great plus too. Even one of our younger crew members experienced the overwhelming feeling we all have had at our first glance of the packed show floor. Talk about information overload! He came away with a smile though. Upon their return, Gary was home for about 10 hours before hitting the road again to take in a concrete coating seminar in Ohio.
There are still more exciting opportunities on the horizon for us. A Blue Hawaiian Fiberglass pool seminar, a Hayward CAT controller class, a Pentair Equipment seminar and a BioGuard meeting are all on the agenda for Gary, Doreen and various crew members. Additionally, we are thrilled to be exhibiting at the Central PA Builders Association Home & Garden Show again this year.
Perhaps you feel a little tired when you see what Gary Thull Pools has been up to. Never fear! We feel energized and more equipped for the warm weather ahead. We’re anxious to get our hands dirty, making your family’s pool experience better than ever.