The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has named Sabeena Hickman as the organization's new president, chief...
A 9-year-old girl in Citrus Heights, Calif., died after being electrocuted in her family’s...
After a 15-year hiatus, the Journal of the Swimming Pool and Spa Industry is returning as an...
January 27-29, 2015 Atlantic City Convention Center
Trade Show Hours Tuesday, Jan. 27: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29: 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
It’s a new year, and in the spirit of renewal and rejuvenation, The Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show has a brand new name this year: The Pool & Spa Show. The name change reflects the show’s expansion over the past decade — with more than 12,000 industry pros expected to attend this year, it’s grown from a regional show to a global event.
Taking a look at the education lineup, it’s easy to see why. The Education Conference will feature more than 50 technical seminars, from APSP certification courses to specialized areas of study, including seminars about hot tub automation, safety cover installation and vanishing edge installation techniques. Retailers and service pros have a bevy of options available as well — just turn to page 28 and take a look at the course offerings, listed day by day.
And a special note: after the success of last year’s Spanish-language seminars, two classes this year will again be offered in Spanish: Pool Chemistry Basics and Pool Heater Basics. Put it all together, and this year’s show truly has something for everyone.
“Our Show offers companies the chance to create the perfect education schedule for their entire staff from the technicians working out in the field to the office team working to keep your business on track,” says Paulette Pitrak, deputy executive director of NESPA and head of the Education Conference.
When visitors aren’t taking notes in class, they’ll be sure to find something captivating at one of the 400-plus booths on the show floor. Want to cut to the chase? Take a stroll through the Product Boardwalk at the show entrance, which highlights exciting new products and services.
If you were at the show last year, you’re likely looking forward to the Welcome Party, which will again be held at Harrah’s Pool After Dark, one of the nation’s top nightclubs. Tickets are limited and sell out each year, so be sure to get yours early.
Whether it’s your New Year’s resolution to build a better business strategy or refresh your building knowledge, the Pool & Spa Show is bound to get you on the right track.
Sunday, January 26
Monday, January 26
Tuesday, January 27
Wednesday, January 28
Thursday, January 29
Registration is now open for the 2019 PSP Expo, which is scheduled for November 5-7 in New Orleans, La.
From pool and spa construction and maintenance to leadership and profitability, the PSP Expo core educational program offers something for everyone. The PSP Expo is also where the following organizations hold their own widely recognized and respected certification programs:
• GENESIS • PHTA • National Plasterers Council • ...
By this point, it’s no secret that the labor shortage is hurting the pool and spa industry and the greater world of trade work. There just simply aren’t enough people interested in filling these positions despite the fact that trade work provides stable, fulfilling work, career growth and financial reward.
Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs,” thinks it’s a PR problem — and he’s stepping in to help. The read more
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...
The Independent Pool and Spa Service Association has expanded its Education Fund and will now subsidize multiple classes throughout the industry to lower the overall cost of education for service professionals. The subsidized training courses are available to all self-employed swimming pool/spa service professionals in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Texas — regardless of whether or not they are IPSSA...