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  • New Mini-Movie Promotes Trade and Technical Careers

    by AQUA Editors September 2018

    For a generation kids have been told they had to go to college to get a good job. Technical schools rebranded themselves as colleges, and hard trade skills and job experience were de-emphasized in favor of classroom instruction and theory. But as pool and spa professionals know, there are good careers in the trades, and if more people knew about the potential more would be choosing that path. The problem is that too few do, as anyone who has problems finding good help knows all too well.

  • APSP University Announces 2018 PSP Expo Course Lineup

    by AQUA Editors August 2018

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announces its education lineup for pool and spa builders, designers, service providers and retailers at the 2018 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
     
    APSP University Certification Courses offered include:
    PSCC Pool & Spa Construction...

  • The Million-Dollar Pool Design Challenge

    by Eric Herman June 2018

    It’s an idea that could potentially change how people regard the aquatic design profession — especially those considering entering the industry. At the very least, it sure sounds like fun!

    The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge will debut at this year’s International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas. The contest, which is being staged in conjunction with APSP and the association’s WAVE committee of...

  • Registration Open for 2018 PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors June 2018

    Registration has officially opened for the 2018 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, which returns to Las Vegas, Nev., for the first time since 2015. The exposition, sponsored by The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, will be held October 31 to November 2 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Bayside Halls D-F.

    Pre-conference, which includes certifications programs offered by APSP, Genesis, National Swimming Pool...

  • Registration for 15th Annual WAHC Now Open

    by AQUA Editors April 2018

    Registration for World Aquatic Health Conference 2018 is now open. Hosted by NSPF, WAHC 2018 will be held in Charleston, S.C., October 10-12.

    Aquatic specialists convene at the WAHC for professional development, to network with...

  • Preview: 2018 Everything Under the Sun Expo

    by AQUA Editors February 2018

    For 46 years, pool and spa pros have flocked to Orlando for a show that offers a bit of everything under the sun. That tradition continues this year as the Florida Pool and Spa Association presents the Everything Under The Sun Expo.

    This year, as in years past, the show will attract a large service contingent; it’s an excellent chance to pick up Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) certification, prep for an installer license or brush up on a variety of topics from heat pumps to...

  • WAHC 2018 Dates Announced

    by AQUA Editors January 2018

    Organizers of the World Aquatic Health Conference invite industry pros to save the date for this year’s event: October 10-12 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, S.C.

    The WAHC is an educational conference designed to help aquatic industry professionals discuss, learn and network with like-minded people. Each year, attendees report having gained new information and valuable connections that directly benefit their field of...

  • 2017 PSP Expo: Sights From Day 1

    by AQUA Editors November 2017

    The 2017 PSP Expo is in full swing here in Orlando, and attendees are making the most of it by scoping out new products, taking in education and networking with fellow industry pros. Couldn’t make it to the show — or simply want to relive the first day? Below, we share a few glimpses of the show, from special events and cool booths to fun moments on the show floor.

    Making an Entrance
    You know you're at a pool and spa show when the parking lot is full of trucks...

  • The Expo After the Storm

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo

    Exhibitions: November 1 – 3
    Conference: October 29 – November 3
    Orange County Convention Center (North Halls A&B)
    Orlando, Fla.

    Exhibit Hours:
    Wednesday, November 1: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Thursday,

    ...
  • APSP Launches New Industry Certification

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is launching a new certification, the Professional Pool & Spa Operator Course (PPSO for short), based on extensive feedback from state and local health departments and industry participants.

    The new certification course zeroes in on the core skills needed for safe and efficient pool and spa operations, and is designed to meet the learning styles...