• Sneak Peek Alert: New Products at the PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors October 2014

    There's tons of reasons to get excited for trade show season. A big one: It's when manufacturers big and small reveal their latest offerings. Below you'll get just a taste of what you can find at next week's PSP Expo — if you see anything you like, make sure to see it in person! 

  • Off to the Orange State

    by AQUA Editors October 2014

    photo of the Orlando, FL skyline at night

    2014 PSP Expo

    Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Exhibits: Nov. 5-7 Conference: Nov. 2-7

    Between ever-warm temperatures, theme parks and attractions, Florida has a lot going for it as a family-friendly destination. Another big piece of the (key lime) pie: swimming. According to...

  • Why Trade Shows are Perfect for Pool Builders

    by Brett Lloyd Abbott October 2014

    photo of the Orlando skyline

    We at AQUA can go on and on about how awesome trade shows are, but really, what’s in it for you? AQUA contributor Brett Lloyd Abbott makes a strong case for why pool builders in particular have a lot to gain from show attendance.

    Before I joined the swimming pool industry, I spent about 20 years in high-tech sales and marketing....

  • Southeast Pool & Spa Show Moves 2015 Show

    by AQUA Editors August 2014

    After years of hosting the Southeast Pool & Spa Show in Atlanta, show organizers announced the 2015 show will move to Charlotte, N.C.

    According to the official press release: "By relocating the show from Atlanta to Charlotte, it will draw additional attendees in the Southeast region. In addition, the location will offer attendees a...

  • Online Registration Open for 2014 PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors July 2014

    photo of the 2013 PSP Expo
    A photo from last year's show in Las Vegas, courtesy of the PSP Expo.

    Planning on heading to Orlando for this year's PSP Expo? Take note: online registration for attendees is officially open. Show organizers are excited to note a new online registration system, launched for...

  • Landscape Design Conference Co-Locating with the 2014 PSP Expo

    by Cailley Hammel June 2014

    As the industry continues to evolve, one of the issues we’ve stressed is growing the relationship between the pool building and landscape design industries. That goal has reached a new step with a major announcement: The PSP Expo has partnered with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, which has agreed to co-locate its...

  • 2014 Orlando Pool and Spa Show Preview

    by Cailley Hammel February 2014

    photo of Orlando flag | Jiri Flogel

    This year, all roads lead to Orlando. The popular vacation destination is home to not one, but two industry trade shows this year, starting with the Orlando Pool and Spa Show this month followed by the 2014 PSP Expo in November.

    First up is the mainstay show of the sunshine state: the Orlando...

  • VIDEO: Chatting with Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show Organizers

    by Cailley Hammel February 2014

    The 2014 Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show was all about change. Namely, a change in identity. 

    As the show floor opened on Tuesday, Jan. 28, show organizers made a big announcement: Going forward, the show will have an entirely new name — The Pool and Spa Show. 

    According to NESPA Vice President and 2014 Show Chair John Migliaccio, “What has made this show a success is that it is made by pool and spa people for pool and spa people. It has really given us...

  • 2013 PSP Expo Sees Double-Digit Attendance Growth

    by Cailley Hammel January 2014

    photo of 2013 PSP Expo

    Hanley Wood Exhibitions is excited to officially announce significant attendance growth at the 2013 PSP Expo in Las Vegas. According to the final count, total attendance numbered 11,120, a 16 percent increase from 2012’s expo in new Orleans. The conference program also saw a 16 percent increase in attendance over the previous...

  • A.C: The Place to Be

    by Cailley Hammel January 2014

    photo of Atlantic City streets
    Shutterstock | Ritu Manoj Jethani

    Ladies and gentlemen, we’re in the thick of trade show season. One thing we’ve learned so far: As the economy continues to improve and the pool and spa industry grows stronger, trade show season hasn’t been this exciting in quite some time. And organizers of the Atlantic City...