• Major Changes Slated For Mid-America Show

    by Scott Webb August 2013

    The Mid-America Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Show has announced major changes to this year’s event at the Schaumburg Convention Center in suburban Chicago, January 13-18, 2014.

    Plans for the 2014 Show include the addition of a new Outdoor Living component, a longer show format and expanded show education including Belgard Hardscapes training,...

  • Connecticut Finalizes New Pool Builder Licensing Program

    by Eric Herman July 2013

    Working in conjunction with the Northeast Spa & Pool Association and a host of industry experts in the region, Connecticut’s Swimming Pool Association recently finished work on a new swimming pool builder licensing program, a measure aimed at bolstering consumer confidence in the state’s residential pool and spa construction...

  • 9 Tips for Attending Trade Shows

    by Phillip M. Perry February 2013

    So much to learn. So many people to see. And so little time.

    Perhaps that was your overall impression at this year’s PSP show in New Orleans. Perhaps you face that predicament at every pool and spa show.

    You are not alone: Confronted with crowded aisles and hectic booths, attendees often return home with no more than a confused...

  • Recap: 2013 Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show

    by AQUA Editors February 2013

    The 2013 Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show, which took place Jan. 28 to Jan. 31, buzzed with excitement as the pool and spa industry showed signs of a much-awaited turnaround. 

    Activity on the show floor was non-stop as attendees from around the world, from business owners to distributors and manufacturers, readied themselves for a strong 2013 and a...

  • To Orlando, We Go

    by Cailley Hammel February 2013

    photo of Orlando skyline | Songquan Deng

    New year, new you. If your New Year’s resolutions involved sharpening your skills and bettering your business, there’s no better way to start than by making plans to attend Orlando Pool and Spa Show.

    Taking place February 15-16 at the Orange County Convention Center, organizers...

  • PSP Grows Attendance For 3rd Straight Year

    by AQUA Editors December 2012

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    The busy show floor at PSP 2012.

    photo of Michael Phelps at the PSP show

    Michael Phelps dropped by the Master Spas booth.

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    AQUA's booth at the
  • Tips for Shopping the Trade Show Floor

    by Merry Wise November 2012

    The national show is upon us, and once again, those of us who have prowled the aisles of numerous trade shows will be checking out the cool new stuff for pools and spas! Besides comfy shoes, you might want to go armed with some ideas to make the most of your time at the show and discover something great to make your business even better this year.

    First of all, when I attend a trade show, I like to look over the map of booths and write down the ones I don't want to miss and set them...

  • Back to the Big Easy: PSP Moves to New Orleans

    by Barrett Kilmer October 2012

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    Pool and spa pros return to New Orleans. Can they tap into the city’s comeback mojo?(photo credit: Pawel Gaul |

    After four consecutive years at Mandalay Bay, the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo will leave Las Vegas for New Orleans, a city that last played host to the show nearly a decade