Photo by Jesús Bustamante Jacuzzi’s manufacturing plant in Tijuana, Mexico, sustained fire damage...
S.R. Smith, the Canby, Ore.-based manufacturer of swimming pool slides, rails and other deck...
Hasa, a leading producer and distributor of high-quality water treatment products, has entered...
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.
APSP Certified Service Technician Course (Day 1)
NSPF Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course (Day 1)
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
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
NSPF Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course (Day 2)
GENESIS CONSTRUCTION 202: Reinforced Concrete Pools
NPC Pool Start Up Certification
Your Business Roadmap: How To Achieve Success in 2018
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
From Rookie to All-Star: The Fundamentals of Pool & Spa Service
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
APSP Certified Service Technician Course (Day 3)
APSP Certified Hot Tub Technician Course (Day 3)
APSP Certified Maintenance Specialist Course (Day 3)
APSP Certified Pool & Spa Construction Course (Day 3)
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
Tile & Coping Essentials includes Hands-On Workshop
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
APSP Certified Maintenance Specialist Course (Day 4)
APSP Certified Pool & Spa Construction Course (Day 4)
APSP Certified Service Technician Course (Day 4)
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
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
Spa Pack Diagnostics: Advanced Troubleshooting and Repair Skills
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
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)
NPC Pool Start UP Recertification
APSP Certification Exam Testing Day
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
Photo by Jesús Bustamante
Jacuzzi’s manufacturing plant in Tijuana, Mexico, sustained fire damage Saturday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m. local time. According to local read more
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