• Beyond the Buzz: Three Good Reasons to Attend Industry Shows

    by Al Curtis November 2015

    In the early days of my pool career, I worked for a builder here in Michigan. From the start, I constantly wanted to learn more. I pored over the magazines that came through the office, devoured the few books I could find on the subject and constantly bugged my boss about going to the trade shows.

    However, he was more interested in keeping the status quo than expanding his horizons, and the pool shows were just not on his radar.

    It's not that he didn't learn about new...

  • Special APSP Events at Expo

    by AQUA Editors October 2015

    The 2015 PSP Expo starts in just over a week. As you make plans, consider these two events of special interest:

    Panel Discussion: How do you cope with drought?

    APSP’s Recreational Water Quality Committee is hosting a special EXPO event Nov. 11, 11 am - 2 pm, Tradewinds D, Mandalay Bay, in search of industry solutions for coping with the ongoing drought. The panel discussion will feature Jim Egan, Ph.D., LaMotte Company; Greg Garrett,...

  • 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...