• Pentair Wins Best New Product at 2018 PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    Pentair’s latest automation innovation, the IntelliConnect Control and Monitoring System, was named Best New Product at the 2018 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. Pentair received the award for the second year in a row, having won Best New Product for its energy-efficient UltraTemp ETi...

  • In Review: 2018 PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    The pool and spa industry took Las Vegas by storm last week at the PSP Expo, with thousands walking the aisles, taking in industry education, networking and, of course, having fun along the way. (Which is never hard to come by in Las Vegas, especially when the first day of the show falls on Halloween.) Below you’ll find just a few highlights from the show floor and beyond.

  • A Spooky Time in Las Vegas

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    The PSP Expo is just around the corner, and the very first day of the show happens to fall on Halloween. Interested in making your Vegas trip a little spookier? In the "spirit" of the holiday (pun intended), we developed a list of just some of the Halloween activities you can enjoy while in town. From big bashes to eerie museums (and a whole lot of zombies) there's something for everyone. See you in Vegas!


  • In Vegas, the Odds Are in Your Favor

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    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,...

  • 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...