The first big show of 2016 is officially here: the Pool & Spa Show. If you made it to Atlantic City for the show, you're in for a bevy of events, cool products and education for the next few days. Not sure what to add to your schedule? No worries — we did the work for you. Here's just a few of our picks from the education lineup:

If you’re new to pool building:
Basic Tile, Coping and Glass Tile Installation
“This session shows the best practices for basic tile and coping installation following the guidelines of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). A proper installation should last decades but failure to follow the correct procedures will result in delaminations, cracking, and other problems (glass tile is expensive and time consuming to install).” Held today, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., room 401.

If you want to brush up on your skills in the field:
Safety Covers: Measuring for Success
“Learn how to A-B measure any pool or spa for a successful safety cover installation.” Held today, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., room 320

Intermediate Water Chemistry
“This seminar will cover the physical, chemical and biological factors of pool care. Going into more depth than basic water chemistry, the presenter will demonstrate that proper control of all three factors is necessary to providing healthy, clean water. Discussion will also include how to treat algae problems when they do occur.” Held today, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., room 411.

If you want to get better at troubleshooting:
Hard to Find Leaks: Techniques to Get to the Bottom of Things
“Leaks never end. Attend this important and popular seminar to learn how to find and repair those leaks quickly and effectively and make your customer happy.” Held today, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., room 312.

Stains, Scale and Discolorations: Identification and Troubleshooting
“This seminar will assist yiou in identifying the most common pool stains and discolorations. Learn how to accurately identify the factors that may have  contributed to the discoloration.” Held Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., room 304.


If your New Year’s resolution was to make more money this year:
Increase Profits Through Customer Loyalty
“Customer loyalty is the measure of a company's present and future success. This new program, recommended for owners, managers, and anyone who interacts with the customers, will demonstrate how to convert customers from satisfied to loyal, through strong customer service.” Held today from 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., room 418

Strategies To Win In A Challenging Economy
“Businesses can choose not to participate in the 'gloom and doom' cycle. Why do some businesses continually outperform in their marketplace even when it appears many factors are working against their success? While everyone is screaming, ‘The sky is falling,’ smart business people know what to do, what not to do, and what to stop doing.” Held Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., room 315

How To Survive (And Thrive) with E-Commerce
“It may feel like David vs. Goliath’ when you try to compete against the monsters like eBay and Amazon, but there are still ways you can compete. Instructor Brett Lloyd Abbott will identify business practices that will explore this competition. Attend this session to help you determine whether or not e-commerce is right for you, and if so, exactly how you should implement it.” Held Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., room 315.

Finally, if you want to meet the AQUA team:
Say hello at booth 2129!