The Pool & Spa Show

Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, N.J.

Conference: January 22 – 25 Exhibits: January 23 – 25

Exhibit Floor Hours Tuesday, January 23: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 24: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, January 25: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Welcome to the new year, one that analysts project could be bright for pool and spa retailers. If your New Year's resolutions involve sharpening your sales skills, discovering new must-have products and learning a few new tricks of the trade, you're in luck. The Pool & Spa Show in Atlantic City, N.J., one of the industry's most popular trade shows, is just around the corner.

Among the highlights this year is the return of The Wall, a vibrant 2,000-square-foot space that offers a hands-on look at the latest industry technologies and innovations. Simply walk to aisle 1300 and take in demonstrations across a variety of subjects, including automation, lighting, heaters, tile/coping and more.

Looking to try something new? In addition to a robust schedule of education, The Pool & Spa Show has a lineup of specialty sessions that offer a deep dive into a focused subject. Have a newbie on the team? Send them to "From Rookie to All-Star: The Fundamentals of Pool & Spa Service," where they'll spend an afternoon learning about basic industry terminology, water chemistry and troubleshooting in the field. Want to learn more about plaster pools? "Diagnosing Plaster Finish Problems" is available in the Northeast for the first time at The Pool & Spa Show.

For those looking to blow off a little steam after a full day of learning and networking, there's the annual Welcome Party. This year it's returning to the Saloon Bar at the Wild Wild West (Bally's Casino). Last year's event had live music, food, games and a mechanical bull — and given how popular it was last year, tickets are likely to sell out early. Get yours for $20.

Ready to kick off 2018? So are we. We'll see you at the show.

Sunday, January 21

8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

APSP Certified Service Technician Course (Day 1)

8:30 A.M. - 5 P.M.

NSPF Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course (Day 1)

1 P.M.

APSP Certified Hot Tub Technician Course (Day 1)

APSP Certified Maintenance Specialist Course (Day 1)

APSP Certified Pool & Spa Construction Course (Day 1)

The Stand Out Business: 4 Steps to Separate Your Business From The Pack

Monday, January 22

8 A.M.

APSP Certified Hot Tub Technician Course (Day 2)

APSP Certified Maintenance Specialist Course (Day 2)

APSP Certified Pool & Spa Construction Course (Day 2)

APSP Certified Service Technician Course (Day 2)

Diagnosing Plaster Finish Problems

8:30 A.M. - 5 P.M.

NSPF Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course (Day 2)

8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

GENESIS CONSTRUCTION 202: Reinforced Concrete Pools

9 A.M.

NPC Pool Start Up Certification

Your Business Roadmap: How To Achieve Success in 2018

12:30 P.M.

Basic Water Chemistry & Testing 101

Employment Related Liability for Small Businesses

Retail Stores Providing a Unique In-Store Experience WILL Thrive

SPANISH Pumps/Motors: Options, Installation and Programming

Understanding the Principals of Proper Circulation & Hydraulics

What Backyard Automation and The Internet of Things (IoT) Means for Your Business

Basic Electricity for Service Technicians

Managing the Multi-Generational Workforce

Selling in the Home: The Total Design Process

12:30 P.M. - 5 P.M.

From Rookie to All-Star: The Fundamentals of Pool & Spa Service

2:15 P.M.

A Comprehensive Understanding of Leak Detection

Assuring The Continuing Success of Your Family Business

Codes, Liability and Safety Issues for Pool Companies

Finding Employees — Sourcing Tips Including Social Media

Keep It Clear: The Challenges and Solutions for Keeping Pools Clear

SPANISH Understanding the Principals of Proper Circulation & Hydraulics

Tuesday, January 23

8 A.M. - 11 A.M.

APSP Certified Service Technician Course (Day 3)

8 A.M.

APSP Certified Hot Tub Technician Course (Day 3)

APSP Certified Maintenance Specialist Course (Day 3)

APSP Certified Pool & Spa Construction Course (Day 3)

8:30 A.M.

Are You Hearing or Listening to Your Customers?

Changes to the NEC 680 in the 2017 Edition

General and Professional Liability Basics for Pool Companies

How to Build, Renovate or Repair Pools and Comply with APSP Standards

Increasing Efficiency in The Field Can Increase Profits by 3-5%

Intermediate Water Chemistry

Pool Math for Pool Technicians

Project Profiles — An Interactive Discussion on Design & Construction (GENESIS CONSTRUCTION 171)

Right & Wrong Ways to Promote Your Service Business

Salt + Generators. Then What?

SPANISH Basic Water Chemistry

The Buzz About Fiberglass Pools

Cementitious Interior Finishes — A New Approach

Heaters - Installation and Troubleshooting

Leak Detection: Expert Panel Tips, Techniques and Troubleshooting

Staining, Scaling & Discolorations

Stop Managing — Start Leading

Top 10 HR Issues and OSHA Compliance

9 A.M. - 11 A.M.

Tile & Coping Essentials includes Hands-On Workshop

10:15 A.M.

Fiberglass Pool Installation and Problem Solving

Getting to The Heart of Retail Business

How Effective Is Your Facebook Advertising Campaign?

Pentair Automation and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Sales Essentials (for Beginners to Seasoned Professionals)

Spa Water Chemistry: It's Not Just a Little Pool

SPANISH Intermediate Water Chemistry

Submerged Lighting (GENESIS ENGINEERING 141)

Using Today's Technologies to Manage Your Pool Business

Vinyl Liner Measuring — AB Method and Beyond

What You Need to Know About the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) From A Code Official's Perspective

Wednesday, January 24

8 A.M.

APSP Certified Maintenance Specialist Course (Day 4)

APSP Certified Pool & Spa Construction Course (Day 4)

APSP Certified Service Technician Course (Day 4)

8:30 A.M.

Hayward Automation and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Heat Pump Technology: Selection & Application

Hybrid Pools Open New Opportunities and More Sales

Interior Pool Finishes: Truths & Myths — Understanding the ANSI/APSP/IIC/NPC — 12 Standard

Solar Pool Heating: Sales, Design & Installation

SPANISH Automatic Controls: Operation & Options

Understanding the VGB-2017 (Suction Entrapment SRVS) Update

Water Balance

What's In Your Contract? Litigation Proofing Your Business

When Things Go Wrong — Dealing with Difficult Behavior

Advanced Water Chemistry: CYA, Disinfection & Algae

Chlorine Generators: Installation & Troubleshooting

Creating The "Absolute Customer Experience" Service That Gets Your Customers Talking

Electrical Bonding & Grounding

The Psychology of the Sale

Vinyl Liners: Prepping for Installations, Replacements and Renovations

Women In Leadership: Taking Command of Your Business and Career

8:30 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Spa Pack Diagnostics: Advanced Troubleshooting and Repair Skills

9 A.M. - 11 A.M.

Tile & Coping Essentials includes Hands-On Workshop

10:15 A.M.

Creating the Backyard Water Park: Selling Entertainment Centers for Additional Profit Dollars

Empower Your People

Fleet Safety for Pool Contractors

How To Sell the Importance of Proper Water Chemistry to Your Customers

New Pool Pump Regulations: Understanding the New Opportunities

Pumps/Motors Operation and Installation

Put Your Point of Sale (POS) System to Work for You

Retirement Planning

Salt Water Troubleshooting: Beyond the Basics

SPANISH Pool Math for Pool Technicians

Taking Better Photos and Videos with A Drone

What's So Scary About Automatic Pool Covers?

Zodiac Automation and the Internet of Things (IoT)

1 P.M. - 4 P.M.

NPC Pool Start UP Recertification

1 P.M. - 5 P.M.

APSP Certification Exam Testing Day

Thursday, January 25

8:30 A.M.

Algae: Why We Get It, How We Get Rid of It and the Truth About CYA

Be Unique: How to Win Your Client

Chlorine Free: Is It For Me?

Diving Deeper Into Using Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube-Advertising

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Competition

Measuring Your Meter? What Your Electrical Meter Can (and Can't) Do for You

SPANISH Heaters — Installation and Troubleshooting

Strategic Planning Using SWIM Analysis

Why Using A Systems Approach to Waterproofing Work