• Awards Announced, Fan Voting Begins

    by AQUA Editors October 2015

    Recipients of the 45th annual International Awards of Excellence (AOE) have already been revealed in the October issue of AQUA Magazine, but this year's Fan Voting has just begun. All 70 award-winning installations are eligible for the Fan Favorite Award. Each installation can be viewed at where anyone can vote for their favorite installation and then share it on social media. Voting begins today and runs...

  • Genesis Presents PSP Lineup

    by AQUA Editors September 2015

    Genesis has announced its suite of educational programs for the 2015 PSP Expo, a slate which offers IACET and additional continuing education credit options. International-level courses in watershape hydraulics, structures and cosmetic innovations will be available for industry professionals in the building, design and landscape architecture fields.

    The Genesis programs are categorized into four groups: Design, Engineering, Construction and Business, with a matrix that helps define...

  • APSP's WAVE Network to Hold 1st Behind-the-Scenes Event

    by AQUA Editors September 2015

    For three years now, APSP’s WAVE Young Professionals Network has served as a place where the next generation of pool and spa professionals can meet and discuss the industry’s future. This year, APSP is excited to announce its first behind-the-scenes event in which WAVE members will travel to Zodiac Pool Systems’ headquarters in Vista, Calif., for a day of in-depth education.

    Early next month, more than a dozen young professionals from all corners of the industry — including...

  • We Want Escape

    by Rich Gottwald September 2015

    Everything we do at APSP is towards one goal: to put more pools in the ground and sell more hot tubs. The pool, spa and hot tub industry needs to grow to ensure its long-term success. To be successful, we need everyone in the industry to work together toward that common goal. 

    One way APSP is working to sell more pool, spas and hot tubs is with a new consumer outreach campaign called Escape. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about the benefits of pools, spas and hot...

  • APSP University Certification Courses at Expo

    by AQUA Editors September 2015

    APSP University, a growing provider of pool, spa, and hot tub training, will offer certification courses for pool and spa builders, designers, and hot tub and service providers at the 2015 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, being held Nov. 7-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Two courses will be offered: The Pool & Spa Construction Course (PSCC), and the Certified Service Technician Course (CST).

    “APSP University offerings at the...

  • Upcoming Virtual Courses from APSP University

    by AQUA Editors August 2015

    APSP continues its virtual course offerings for pool and spa industry professionals who want to advance their education and skills from their home or office.

    APSP University’s virtual classrooms allow attendees to interact with the instructor and ask questions, giving attendees a more complete online educational experience.

    September 9: Pool & Spa Inspection Virtual Course

    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (EDT)

    In this three hour virtual course from...

  • AQUA Announces Alliance with APSP

    by AQUA Editors July 2015

    AQUA magazine is pleased to announce an alliance with the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, the largest association representing the pool and spa industry. AQUA will become the media partner to APSP, providing information about the Association's extensive efforts in education, business development for pool and spa companies, standards, safety, lobbying, research, and other areas.

    As part of the agreement, APSP will retire AQ magazine, its quarterly publication, and each...

  • Housing Open for 2015 PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors June 2015

    Going to Vegas for the PSP Expo? Housing is now open to attendees and exhibitors though the official hotel vendor, PSP Housing, powered by onPeak.
    Taking place November 10 to 12 in the Bayside Halls B-D at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, the show will offer commercial and residential pool/spa builders, retailers, service...

  • In Commemoration: Monica Ransom

    by AQUA Editors June 2015

    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend and co-worker Monica Ransom, after a short bout with brain cancer, in Long Beach on June 4th. Monica was an important part of the AQUA Show staff for 15 years from 1992 until its sale in 2006. 

    Monica started with AQUA in 1990, and when the AQUA Show began in 1992, she was instrumental in running the California office. After the sale of the Show,...

  • Upcoming Asian, NZ Pool And Spa Shows

    by Scott Webb April 2015

    Although trade show season in North America is a fall/winter sport, on the other side of the world, the season is just kicking into gear. Three shows will open in the coming weeks in China, Singapore and New Zealand.

    China International Sauna, Spa & Pool Fair 2015 will run May 9-11 at the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. 

    According to show organizers, the annual event will cover 18,000 square meters in area and feature 300...