Maria and I had a few Pleasant surprises at the show. First, we sold several Pool-Bouee and had to keep making more each evening. And keeping in mind boaters were at the lake for sure on this July hot day, we did manage to meet up with a couple of boaters that tested the waters on Bouee-Pro for the Lake set-up. In fact, we’re going to meet up with them at Saguaro Lake next weekend (weather permitting). It’s a 30-footer actually with twin V8s. We think these will catch-on from word of mouth in-use because they are so new and folks don’t quite understand them yet. One person thought it was a stake for the sand, so we have some work to do there on the communication.
Thanks to everyone that purchased or bought into Bouee-Products, including serious interest from two pool companies and a Home Products online retailer. Ya, I’d say it was a success. Literally HUNDREDS of people said “What a great idea…” or “I love these!”
John and Maria
Bouee Products are contagious. What started as a simple idea for my Pool has grown into a product-line with the best yet to come. As a skilled boater, with Coast Guard Certifications while in Grade School, I grew up around water. But somehow got stuck in Phoenix… for 35 years, I KNOW!
Anyway, Bouee is French for Buoy and hand made in Chandler, Az. The aluminum molds are machined at Tech Shop locally, and the plastic parts molded by hand, one at a time. Although Made in America (and partially in my home), some materials do come from Canada and Overseas.
For Bouee-Pro, the design of the Ballast weight is unique. It’s actually a SS Rod that’s inside the bottom of the blue pipe. It originally had a bolt on the end to capture it, but the fear was that folks might remove the bolt and the rod could drop on their foot. Plus, if someone were to dive in next to the Bouee, they could hit anything protruding on the end. Water should always be fun and safe!
So we came up with a re-forming process that re-heats and pinches the bottom end of the tube from three directions. Now the weight will not fall out unless you completely dismantle the product, including the top pin. Trust me, it almost nailed my foot a dozen times. That cannot happen.
More later as I detail out the products on this site.