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  • Registration Open for 2016 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo

    by AQUA Editors July 2016

    Registration is now open for the 2016 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. This year, the exposition returns to New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for the first time since 2012. The conference program will be held October 30 to November 4, and the expo hall will be openNov. 2-4, 2016.

    Last year’s exposition drew 11,556 total attendees. This year’s exposition will feature over 525 companies in 137,600 square feet of exhibit space.

    “We’ve...

  • Easy Pool/Spa Chemical Formulas

    by Bob Lowry May 2016

    I know what you are thinking when you see a chemical symbol, equation or formula. You are saying to yourself, "Oh no! I hate chemical formulas." And you immediately scan the rest of the article to see how many more of these formulas there are. If there are a lot of them you usually decide not to read the rest of the article or at least skip the formulas. I used to be the same way and I still...

  • Educating the Industry with Water in Motion

    by Lenny Giteck April 2016

    As show organizers considered the impending Pool & Spa show in Atlantic City this year, they decided to plan something really special to help educate industry members on the nuances of pool hydraulics. And playing on a number of references both in and outside the industry, they decided to call it "The Wall."

    Primarily the brainchild of Trish McCormick, manager of NESPA's The Pool & Spa Show, and Paulette Pitrak, NESPA's deputy executive director, The Wall was developed as...

  • WAHC Opens Registration

    by AQUA Editors April 2016

    Registration has opened for the 2016 World Aquatic Health Conference. The three-day event, hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, is taking place at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., October 19-21.

    This scientific and educational conference is offering participants an early registration rate of $445 and can save attendees as much as $150 when purchased between April 1 and May 31. A 2016 special is being...

  • SE Show Moving to Nashville

    by AQUA Editors March 2016

    Organizers of The Southeast Pool and Spa Show have announced the event is moving to the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. for 2017. For the past two years, the show was held in the Charlotte Convention Center, where it had moved from its previous home in Atlanta.

    This is in line with a small trend in certain pool and spa shows, which in recent years have shown willingness to switch locations to help ease travel burdens for some attendees and make the show more accessible. (PSP...

  • The Western Pool & Spa Show: A Comforting Tradition

    by Eric Herman March 2016

    I attended my first Western Pool & Spa Show way back in 1990, when it was held in Pasadena instead of its current long-time home in Long Beach, Calif.Over the ensuing years, I’ve attended (I think) 11 installments, the latest being this past March 10-12. 

    Right as I walked into this...

  • CPSA Announces Bevy of Agreements

    by AQUA Editors March 2016

    The California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) has announced several new affiliation agreements with pool industry partners designed to consolidate industry efforts and support.

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), the Western Pool and Spa Show, and the Foundation for Pool and Spa Industry Education (FPSIE) have all finalized affiliation agreements with CPSA, and the association is close to finalizing an agreement...

  • 2016 NDPA Conference Opens March 29

    by AQUA Editors February 2016

    The 14th annual National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference will open its doors March 29 at the Hilton Phoenix Mesa in Mesa, AZ. The event serves as a perennial opportunity for organizations and individuals interested in drowning prevention to come together.

    Topic highlights of this year's conference include Technology In Drowning Prevention and Global Perspectives and Research on Drowning Prevention.

    At its 2015 Conference in Dallas, NDPA announced a new...

  • Mid America Show Will Stay in Indy

    by AQUA Editors February 2016

    Organizers of the Mid America Show have decided to retain their Indianapolis location for next year's show. Last month, the show was held in Indianapolis for the first time; it's success has led to a return engagement.

    "The move from Chicago to Indianapolis in January resulted in a boom in attendance and a very successful Show for both exhibitors and attendees. As word on how the Show flourished, booth space is expected to sell out early for 2017, and attendance is expected to...

  • Plaster Standard Approved

    by AQUA Editors February 2016

    APSP has announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the ANSI/APSP/International Code Council (ICC)/National Plasterers Council (NPC) –12 2016 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas.

    APSP, the only industry organization accredited by ANSI to develop and promote national consensus standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas, collaborated with the NPC on the development of ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC–12 2016.

    "Before now, there was no...