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  • A.C: The Place to Be

    by Cailley Hammel January 2014

    photo of Atlantic City streets
    Shutterstock | Ritu Manoj Jethani

    Ladies and gentlemen, we’re in the thick of trade show season. One thing we’ve learned so far: As the economy continues to improve and the pool and spa industry grows stronger, trade show season hasn’t been this exciting in quite some time. And organizers of the Atlantic City...

  • Genesis 3 Reaches New Highs at 2013 PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors December 2013

    photo of Genesis 3 at the PSP Expo
    Genesis 3 Co-Founder and President Brian Van Bower (left) and Skip Phillips, VP and co-founder of Genesis 3 (far right) congratulate Thomas Rayburn (center) for winning the 2013 Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy award.

    For Genesis 3, the 2013 PSP Expo celebrated...

  • Recap: Attendees Pack G3 Classes at 2013 PSP Expo

    by Cailley Hammel December 2013

    Genesis 3 kicked off their largest-attended schools for 2013 with pre-conference events held at the 2013 PSP Expo November 9 – 14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. With more than 130 attendees participating in the Basic Construction School, Perspective Drawing Workshop and three Design Schools offered, the classes were filled to capacity to gain the invaluable knowledge Genesis 3 educators have to offer.

    “Our Design Schools give students knowledge...

  • Q&A With the PSP Expo's Show Director

    by AQUA Editors December 2013

    The 2013 PSP Expo was an exciting time — and that’s not just because the show was in Las Vegas for the first time in two years. With a sprawling show floor of education, products and event, the PSP Expo's three days at Mandalay Bay had a lot to offer attendees. 

    So what's the verdict on the 2013 PSP Expo? While official attendance numbers are still being calculated (and we'll cover that information as it is released), we spoke with Tracy Garcia, CEM and show...

  • 5 Things We Learned at IPSPE 2013

    by AQUA Editors November 2013

    Photos of vinyl pool projects [1] Waking Up in Vegas: IPSPE 2013 Guide

    by Cailley Hammel November 2013

    photo of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
    James Marvin Phelps

    After a rousing year in the Big Easy, it’s time to once again set our sights on the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas for this year’s IPSPE. With show attendance on the rise in recent years — attendance at 2012’s New Orleans show grew by 5 percent over the previous year — and...

  • Brush Up Your Networking Skills for IPSPE

    by Cailley Hammel November 2013

    “Networking.” It's not only a popular buzzword in the business world, but it's a task, like exercising and flossing, that we're supposed to do on a regular basis. 

    But what does that mean, exactly? In short, networking is about developing relationships with fellow professionals who might be of use to you later. (And vice-versa.) However, unless you’re a total social butterfly, that can sound a little intimidating. 

    So instead, think of networking in...

  • Glad To Be Back in Vegas

    by Scott Webb November 2013

    Scott Webb“What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in New Orleans goes home with you.”— Laurell K. Hamilton, fantasy and romance novelist

    Not exactly sure what Laurell is referring to, but I have to say that I’m really glad to be back in Vegas for this year’s IPSPE. Some people liked last year’s venue; I am not among them....

  • 17,000 Attend Barcelona Show

    by Scott Webb October 2013

    photo of the Salon Piscina show in Barcelona

    An excellent turnout buoyed enthusiasm at Salon Piscina last week, as over 17,000 pool and spa professionals from all over the world made the trip to the Gran Via exhibition center in Barcelona.

    The show cemented its international credentials with 62 percent of attendees traveling to the show from more than a hundred countries,...

  • Five Things I Learned at Piscina Barcelona

    by Scott Webb October 2013

    It’s morning on day three of the four-day Piscina Barcelona show, and I’ve had a couple days to get my head together.

    I’ve never been to the Barcelona show before, and I didn’t know what to expect. I certainly had a number of misconceptions about the event itself;...