Not everyone can win big in Vegas, but you can by attending this year’s PSP Expo.

More than 10,500 people from all over the world (80 different countries are represented this year) are expected to gather at Mandalay Bay for the show, with 500 exhibitors showing off the latest exciting developments in residential and commercial pool and spa technology. Add to that the 45 conference sessions on design practices, installation techniques, retail strategies, construction, digital media and management, among others, and it’s clear the PSP Expo is a sure bet.

2018 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Show Hours

Wednesday, October 31, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, November 1 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, November 2 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

In addition to the expansive 134,000-squarefoot show floor, the PSP Expo is host to an array of fun, engaging events. The annual Welcome Party, for example, is always one of the highlights of the week; this year, the party moves off-site to Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, home of Animal Planet’s hit show “TANKED.” Fifty bucks will get you a ticket to the event with complimentary beer, wine and appetizers. (And for Vegas, there are few better deals than that.)

Also new this year is the Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge. In this exciting, new competition, up-and-coming builders were given a fictional client, location and a wish list of features, and tasked to draft an epic outdoor oasis on a $1 million budget. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 9:15 a.m., the five finalists will present their designs and the winner will take home a $5,000 cash prize.

The show floor has a few new attractions as well. At the Connection Corner (booth #1040), attendees can network with fellow pros and get a professional headshot taken. (A great idea if your LinkedIn page could use a refresh!) Take a break between seminars at the Party on the Patio area (booth #2575) and play an outdoor game or two, or visit the Relaxation Station (booth #3519) for massages, refreshments and more.

In response to attendee feedback, the Expo is partnering with APSP University to offer invaluable hands-on learning opportunities. Guests can learn about highly sought-after skills including systems integration for commercial pools, hydraulics and tile application. Visit APSP University at booth #2637 to learn more.

With an impressive educational lineup, sprawling show floor, networking opportunities and fun, it’s a good year to go all-in with the PSP Expo. We’ll see you there.

PSP EXPO SCHEDULE

Sunday, Oct. 28

8 A.M. 

  • Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist (Day 1 of 3)
  • Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician (Day 1 of 3)
  • CONSTRUCTION 401: Advanced Pool Construction (Day 1 of 3)
  • DESIGN 102: Sketching and Freehand Communication
  • Pool and Spa Construction (Day 1 of 3)

Monday, Oct. 29

8 A.M.

  • Certified Pool & Spa Hot Tub Technician (Day 1 of 2)
  • Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist (Day 2 of 3)
  • NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Course (Day 1 of 2)
  • Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician (Day 2 of 3)
  • CONSTRUCTION 401: Advanced Pool Construction (Day 2 of 3)
  • DESIGN 211: Elements of Design (Day 1 of 2)
  • DESIGN 431: Advanced Color Theory (Day 1 of 2)
  • ENGINEERING 211: Basic Fluid Engineering (Day 1 of 2)
  • Pool and Spa Construction (Day 2 of 3)

Tuesday, Oct. 30

8 A.M.

  • Certified Pool & Spa Hot Tub Technician (Day 2 of 2)
  • Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist (Day 3 of 3)
  • NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Course (Day 2 of 2)
  • Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician (Day 3 of 3)
  • CONSTRUCTION 401: Advanced Pool Construction (Day 3 of 3)
  • DESIGN 211: Elements of Design (Day 2 of 2)
  • DESIGN 431: Advanced Color Theory (Day 2 of 2)
  • ENGINEERING 211: Basic Fluid Engineering (Day 2 of 2)
  • Pool and Spa Construction (Day 3 of 3)

5 P.M.

  • SWIMN Event: Supporting Women in the Pool and Spa Industry Networking Event

Wednesday, Oct. 31

7:30 A.M.

  • BUSINESS 204: You Can Be Better
  • ENGINEERING 182: Mechanical System Design - Component Compatibility
  • Don’t Fall In: Avoiding Pitfalls and Traps for the Pool Business Owner
  • Retail Boot Camp
  • 5 Secrets to Sales Success in the Coming Years
  • Swimming Pool Construction Techniques
  • Protecting Your Company From Workplace And Employment Liability
  • CONSTRUCTION 404: Waterproofing & Finishes Panel Discussion - Update

8 A.M.

  •  National Plasterers Council Start-Up Certification
  • Train the Trainer Course

9 A.M.

  • APSP Exams

9:15 A.M.

  • Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge
  • It’s a Different World Now: How to Hire, Train, and Retain Staff in the Pool and Spa Industry
  • Streamlining Home Pool Inspections While Growing your Business
  • DO Sweat the Small Stuff — Sell Small, ADD Big Profit!
  • Water Balance 101
  • Beyond The Waterline: Benefits of Expanding Your Expertise Outside of the Pool
  • 7 Crucial Marketing Secrets for Pool Builders

11 A.M.

  • DESIGN 235: The Impact of Color on your Brand

11:15 A.M.

  • Systems Integration for Commercial Pools, Booth #263

11:30 A.M.

  • Google AdWords – Get Results without Getting Burned, Booth #3027

11:45 A.M.

  • Treating Spas like Pools Could Get You in Hot Water: A Custom Approach to Hot Water Care, Booth #1821

12:30 P.M.

  • Commercial Pool and Spa Leak Detection, Booth #3509
  • DESIGN 123: Trends in Outdoor Design, Booth #1537

12:45 P.M.

  • Tile Applications, Booth #2637

1 P.M.

  • APSP Exams
  • NPC Start-Up Recertification Class

1:30 P.M.

  • Earn More by Selling Less, Booth #3027
  • U.S. Residential Pool Market Report

1:45 P.M.

  • Experiential Retail, Booth #1821

2 P.M.

  • Community Water Safety — 21st Century Aquatic Engagement Through Game Play and Teamwork, Booth #3509

2:30 P.M.

  • BUSINESS 111: GENESIS Lifestyle Program (Wine Tasting), Booth #1537

2:45 P.M.

  • Hydraulics, Booth #2637

3 P.M.

  • Is Your Website Providing “The Ultimate User Experience”?, Booth #3027

3:15 P.M.

  • You are Unique: How to Find and Promote Your Unique Value Proposition, Booth #1821

4 P.M.

  • APSP WAVE Young Professionals Network Event, Border Grill

5:30 P.M.

  • Welcome Party, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing headquarters

Thursday, Nov. 1

7:30 A.M.

  • SERVICE 355: Indoor Air Quality: It Takes a Village
  • DESIGN 135: Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience with Virtual Reality
  • Pool Builders’ Bloopers & Blunders: Lessons Learned from the Mistakes of Others
  • New Federal Pool Pump Regulations: How It May Impact Your Business
  • Strategies for Dealing with the Internet
  • The $50,000 Solution: Eliminating Waste + Inefficiencies = Additional Revenue
  • Let’s Get Visual: Understanding, Appreciating and Selling to All Generations
  • CONSTRUCTION 406: Pool Shell Cracking in Shotcrete/Gunite Construction

8 A.M.

  • ASA Contractor Qualification Seminar Islander E

9:15 A.M.

  • How To Use Video For Every Stage Of The Buyer’s Journey
  • The Magic 8’s of Retail Selling
  • Project Management for NOT Pool Dummies: Tips and Tricks for the Pool and Spa Industry
  • Increase Profits with Swimming Pool Estimating
  • Pool Leak Detection: Turn Headaches into Profits
  • Portable Hot Tub Troubleshooting 101
  • Building Effective Management Skills
  • Outer Space Design Ideas for the Ultimate Outdoor Living Experience

10 A.M.

  • APSP Manufacturers’ Agent Session

11 A.M.

  • DESIGN 107 - Taste of GENESIS / GENESIS Prep, Booth #1537

11:15 A.M.

  • Hydraulics, Booth #2637

11:30 A.M.

  • Alexa is Playing Fair and She is Playing to Win — How to Beat the Internet, Booth #3027

11:45 A.M.

  • Mobile Retail: Selling Anytime/Anywhere, Booth #1821

12:30 P.M.

  • SERVICE 407: Preventing Chlorine and\ Acid Mixing at the Pool: Unintended Releases of Chlorine Gas at Aquatic Facilities, Booth #3509

12:45 P.M.

  • Systems Integration for Commercial Pools, Booth #2637

1:30 P.M.

  • Growing Your Business & Helping Mankind: NSPF / GENESIS / The Pool Spa & Aquatics
  • Alliance at Work, Booth #1537
  • Top 5 Qualities Great Salespeople Share, Booth #3027

1:45 P.M.

  • Best Modern Methods of Marketing My Spa Business, Booth #1821

2 P.M.

  • Hidden Cost of Cyanuric Acid, Booth #3509

2:45 P.M.

  • Tile Applications, Booth #2637

3 P.M.

  • CONSTRUCTION 341: Advanced Construction – Architecturally Integrated Structures and Elevated Watershapes, Booth #1537
  • Generate Leads using Digital Technology, Booth #3027

3:15 P.M.

  • Consumer Financing, Booth #1821

7 P.M.

  • GENESIS Family Reunion and Winemaker Dinner, Canyon Gate Country Club

Friday, Nov. 2

7:30 A.M.

  • BUSINESS 306: Elements of Litigation
  • BUSINESS 105: Project Profiles - Collaborating With a Pedigreed Consultant
  • 8 Steps to Delivering an Astonishing Customer Experience
  • 5 Ways to Improve your Service Profitability
  • How to Build, Renovate or Repair Pools and Comply with APSP Standards
  • 10 Actions of a Successful Construction Owner or Senior Leader
  • Diagnose and Fix Pumps of Today

9:15 A.M.

  • Maintenance Agreements: The Contractor’s Golden Goose!
  • Case Histories — Swimming Pool Failures and How to Avoid Them
  • Exit Or Accelerate: How to Get the Most Value Out of Your PoolPro Business
  • Find, Hire & Retain Self-Motivated Workers
  • Plan and Execute a Digital Strategy on Google
  • How to Sell the Importance of Proper Water Chemistry to Your Customers

11 A.M.

  • BUSINESS 281: Water and Wellness, Booth #1537
  • Three Secrets to Sales and Marketing Success, Booth #3027

11:15 A.M.

  • Systems Integration for Commercial Pools, Booth #2637

11:30 A.M.

  • APSP Commercial Council: Unifying the Industry through Codes and Standards, Booth #3509

12 P.M.

  • Professional Pool and Spa Operator Commercial Certification (Hybrid PPSO)

12:30 P.M.

  • CONTAGIOUS Service!, Booth #3027

12:45 P.M.

  • Hydraulics, Booth #2637

Saturday, Nov. 3

8 A.M.

  • NSPF Advanced Service Technician (AST) Certification