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  • PSP Expo 2016: Show Highlights

    by Cailley Hammel November 2016

    Last week, pool and spa pros from all over the country came together at the annual PSP Expo, which returned to New Orleans for the first time since 2012. In-between bites of gumbo and sips of hurricanes, attendees enjoyed a bustling show floor, a well-rounded assortment of classes...

  • Stars of the Show: New Products at the PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    This year's PSP Expo will feature more than 525 companies across 137,600 square feet of exhibit space. If your mission at the Expo is to scout for new products, you're sure to find a wealth of them in New Orleans. Below, we take a look at just some of the new developments and popular offerings you'll find in the Big Easy.

    RELATED: Our Guide to the 2016 PSP Expo

     

  • Seminar Spotlight: 'How to Maximize Your Profits Using Manufacturer's Agents'

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    For the past five years, APSP's Manufacturers' Agents Council has presented an eye-opening seminar at the PSP Expo. The program is led by veteran manufacturer representative Charlie Gunter of WEK & Associates, a rep firm that covers the Southwest and Southeastern U.S. representing numerous manufacturers and their product lines.

  • Tips for a Better Trade Show

    by Ted Lawrence October 2016

    Here we are again: Another amazing season has closed, and now it's time to start getting ready for 2017.

  • Shop Talk: What Are You Looking Forward to Most at the PSP Expo?

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    Shop Talk is a new feature in AQUA in which we ask a question to a few pros from all corners of the industry. Would you like to be featured in a future story? Email editors@aquamagazine.com.

    Today's question: What are you looking forward to most at the PSP Expo?

    Jason Vaughan

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  • Last Day to Register For APSP Expo Education

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    Today is the exam registration deadline for APSP University courses at the 2016 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. This is the last time that attendees will be able to take these courses in person this year. Click here to sign up for courses on topics ranging from construction to service to retail.

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  • Expo Returns to New Orleans

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    Show season kicks off again this year with the biggest and best opportunity to learn about new products, connect with colleagues, find new prospects and generally wander through an enclosed pool, spa and patio world — it's time for the PSP Expo!

  • Pool Industry Expo Celebrates Its 30th Edition

    by Eric Herman October 2016

    Pool Industry Expo celebrated its 30th installment in Monterey, Calif., Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, with a downsized show floor but enthusiastic attendance.

    Although this year’s show was confined to a compressed exhibit layout, due to an in-progress expansion of the Monterey Conference Center, organizers reported strong attendance of 4,513. Because...

  • APSP Offers Broad Education Lineup

    by AQUA Editors September 2016

    APSP will offer more than 27 live virtual and online self-paced courses this fall and winter, a comprehensive education schedule design to meet a wide range of needs. Course topics range from pool and spa construction, maintenance and retailing, providing a convenient opportunity to develop and hone skills among company staff.

    Live virtual and online formats allow students to receive training without travel expenses, and computerized testing tracks skill development on a day-to-day...

  • Course of Action: APSP’s Education Program Evolving

    by Barrett Kilmer August 2016

    Mid-June is a busy time of the year for Bob Blanda, owner of Mill Bergen Pools in Brooklyn, N.Y. Salespeople are swamped, construction crews are crazy and Bob is hard to get on the phone. We did eventually track him down in his car, driving from one work site to another.

    "Right now, I could really use eight more guys who know what they're doing. But they're not around," he says. "Anybody who's worth their salt is busy, and if there is somebody floating around looking for work,...