The Everything Under the Sun Expo is one of the mainstays of the pool and spa industry. Located in sunny Orlando, it’s easily accessible for the thousands of Florida-based professionals — and generally a nice place to escape to if you’re visiting from afar. The show has long held a reputation as one of the strongest industry trade shows, particularly for service technicians, which comprise about 65% of show attendees.

There are several reasons why industry pros hold the show in such high regard, and they begin with the comprehensive education program that includes more than 50 sessions,  including some in Spanish. Aspiring and established builders should note that Genesis will be on site offering classes for the first time since 2014, including a paid educational track and four free sessions. Representatives from Pentair, Aquastar Pool Products, Clear Comfort, Pebble Tec, RayPak, Taylor Technologies, NC Brands, LeakTronics and Hayward, among others, will also be on hand to lead technical sessions.

While the event officially runs Friday, February 22 to Saturday, February 23, the Expo technically kicks off on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with the “Red, White and Pools” Welcome and Awards Reception. Located in the Exhibit Hall Prefunction Area, the event will celebrate pool pros for their outstanding service and accomplishments in 2018. (RSVP by February 15 to attend for free, otherwise it’s $20/person at the door.) Once the doors close on the first day of the show, count on heading to B.B. King’s Blues Club for the annual Friday Night Party, this time called “Red, White and Blues at B.B. King’s.” For $35 (or $40 at the door), guests can enjoy an open bar, food and live music.

Whether you’re there for team building, to brush up on your skills or to simply hang out with old friends, you can’t go wrong at the Everything Under the Sun Expo.

SHOW SCHEDULE

*Schedule and times are subject to change.

Wednesday, February 20

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     FSPA Florida Public Pool Specialist - Day
     1 of 2
     Room: W303C

Thursday, February 21

8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
     LP Gas - Florida Statute Chapter 527 Sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas
     Room: W304C

8 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
     8 Hours of LP Gas - Includes all 3
     Scheduled LP Gas Classes
     Room: W304C

8 a.m.
     CONSTRUCTION 251: Commercial Pools & Waterparks - GENESIS
     Room: W304D

     FSPA Florida Public Pool Specialist - Day
     2 of 2
     Room: W303C

     Hayward University
     Room: W304E

     Succession Planning - Insuring the Future of Your Company
     Room: W304A

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
     Frequently Overlook Insurance Coverages and Policies
     Room: W304B

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
     Silica Awareness and Exposure Control in the Swimming Pool Industry
     Room: W304B

10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
     LP Gas - Chapter 5J-20 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Inspection
     Room: W304C

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     AquaTech “Hoops” Hands on Operator Pool School
     Room: W305B

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
     Workers’ Compensation for the Swimming Pool Industry
     Room: W304B

1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
     Swimming Pool and Spa Basic Electrical Requirements
     Room: W304B

1 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
     LP Gas - Emergency Response
     Room: W304C

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
     Chapter 489 - Prohibitions and Penalties
     Room: W304B

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
     FBC Advanced Module: 2017 Swimming Pool Updates
     Room: W304B

Friday, February 22

8 a.m.
     6-Steps to Safer Digging
     Room: W304E

     Point, Click, Wow! Tips and Tricks Using PowerPoint
     Room: W305B

     Variable Speed Heat Pump Technology
     Room: W304C

     CONSTRUCTION 406: Pool Shell Cracking in Shotcrete/Gunite Construction - GENESIS
     Room: W304D

     Generadores de cloro salino: instalación y manejo - Today’s Salt Chlorine
     Generators: Installation and Management
     Room: W204C

     Leak Detection: Business, Marketing and Technical Strategies
     Room: W304B

     Optimizing Profits in Pool Construction
     Room: W304G

     The Unique Aspects of Hot Water Chemistry & Testing
     Room: W303C

     Water Chemistry: LSI, Phosphate Control and Enzymes
     Room: W304A

     Water Features: Design, Construction and Performance
     Room: W304H

     Web Based Pool Controls
     Room: W304F

     Writing Your Business Plan
     Room: W305A
9 a.m.
     64E-9 Health Code for Public Pools, Closures, Violations & Remedies
     Room: W304E

     Basic Troubleshooting for Gas Heaters
     Room: W304C

     Stop Guessing and Start Understanding What Drives the Buying Habits of
     Today’s Home Pool Owners
     Room: W305B

     Creating In-Pool Entertainment Zones
     Room: W304G

     Prevention and Removal of Stains
     Room: W303C

     Technologies that are Transforming the Swimming Pool Industry
     Room: W304H

     The Relationship Between Organic Load and Disinfection Byproducts
     Room: W304A

10 a.m.
     Building Your Cash Flow Budget
     Room: W305A

     CONSTRUCTION 309: The Beauty of the Edge - Vanishing Edge, Grass Edge, and
     Perimeter Overflow Pools - GENESIS
     Room: W304D

     El corazón del sistema, Pool / Spa Pumps & Motors - The Heart of the System,
     Pool/Spa Pumps & Motors
     Room: W204C

     FBC Advanced Module: ANSI-15 and ANSI- 7 Flow Requirements and TDH
     Room: W304F

     Options and Considerations for Pool Renovations and Repairs
     Room: W304E

     Pool and Spa Filtration Options and Circulation Requirements
     Room: W304B

     Swimming Pool and Spa Basic Electrical Requirements
     Room: W304C

     Technology, Efficiency, Profits - Improve All 3!
     Room: W305B

11 a.m.
     Avoiding the Nemesis of Efflorescence
     Room: W304A

     Be a Five-Star Business
     Room: W304G

     Circulation & Hydraulics with Reduced Speed Technology
     Room: W304H

     Pool Water Chemistry Basics
     Room: W303C

12:30 p.m.
     How to Provide Your Customers with A Natural Water Treatment Solution
     Room: Learning Lab 3

     New V-Green Retrofit Variable Speed Replacement Motors
     Room: Learning Lab 1

     Understanding the Basics of Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) Systems.
     Room: Learning Lab 2

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
     DBPR-CILB Laws and Rules
     Room: W304B

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     CILB Swimming Pool Specialty Contractor Licensing Practical Examiners Course
     Room: W305A

2 p.m.
     E-Commerce Licensing
     Room: Learning Lab 2

     IntelliConnect
     Room: Learning Lab 1

     Solar Pool Heating Best Practices: Design, Installation & Service
     Room: Learning Lab 3

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     ETi Hybrid Pool Heater
     Room: Learning Lab 1

Saturday, February 23

8:30 a.m.
     Algae: Why We Get It, How We Get Rid Of It, and the Truth About CYA
     Room: W303C

     Basic Heat Pump Selection, Operation and Installation Parameters
     Room: W304B

     FBC Advanced Module: Energy Efficiency Regulations
     Room: W304F

     Instalación adecuada de bomba de calor y prácticas de plomería - Proper Heat Pump
     Installation and Plumbing Practices
     Room: W204C

     Marketing Your Company: Strategies and Tools to Compete in the Online World
     Room: W305B

     Pool Water Problems that Seem to Defy Conventional Wisdom!
     Room: W304A

8:30 a.m.
     2018 VGB Act Compliance Workshop: A Comprehensive Course for Effective
     Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Suction Outlets Systems
     Room: W304C

     Culture Change, Gaining Team Alignment
     Room: 305A

     Illuminating the Most Complex Pools with Today’s Advanced LED Lights
     Room: W304G

     Coaching Strategies to Increase Sales and Improve Profitability
     Room: W304H

     Salt Chlorine Generators with Detailed Troubleshooting
     Room: W304E

8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
     CONSTRUCTION 341: Advanced Construction - Architecturally Integrated
     Structures and Elevated Watershapes - GENESIS
     Room: W303D

Sunday, February 24

9:30 a.m.
     The ABC’s of GEN X, Y, & Z - How to build Pools they Care About
     Room: W305B

     Workplace Safety - What Every Employee Should Know
     Room: W304F

9:30 a.m.
     Electricidad para el profesional de piscinas y spas - Electricity for the Pool and Spa
     Professional
     Room: W204FC

     Electricity for the Pool and Spa Professional
     Room: W304B

     Myth Busters: Cracking Open the Most Common Water Chemistry Myths
     Room: W303C

     Start-Up Techniques and After Care for a Beautiful Interior Plaster Finish
     Room: W304A

10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
     CONSTRUCTION 171: Project Profiles - An Interactive Discussion on Design and
     Construction - GENESIS
     Room: W304D

10:30 a.m.
     Chapter 489 - An Overview of Contractors Responsibilities
     Room: W304F

     Organizing Your Service Calls for Maximum Efficiency
     Room: W305A

     Waterproofing - Applying the Future Now
     Room: W305B

     Working, Growing and Winning Together
     Room: W304G

12:30 p.m.
     AquaRite & Blue Essence Troubleshooting
     Room: Learning Lab 1

     IntelliFlo VSF Variable Speed Pump Programming
     Room: Learning Lab 2

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
     Raypak Digital Gas Heaters: Practical Skills Backed By Confidence
     Room: Learning Lab 3

2 p.m.
     IntelliConnect
     Room: Learning Lab 2

     VSOmni - Product Overview & Application
     Room: Learning Lab 1

10:30 p.m. - 11:20 p.m.
     Cost Reduction of Workers’ Compensation Claims & Premiums
     Room: W304C