• 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...

  • Bright Reflections In Orlando

    by AQUA Editors February 2015

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    The Everything Under the Sun Expo

    February 13-14 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Florida

    For many in the pool and spa industry, the best reason to head for Orlando this winter is the Everything Under The Sun Expo at the Orange County Convention Center starting February...

  • A Birthday Party At The Pool & Spa Show

    by Scott Webb January 2015

    AQUA Executive Editor Scott Webb in front of the Bel-Aqua booth at the Pool & Spa Show.
    AQUA Executive Editor Scott Webb in front of the Bel-Aqua booth at the Pool & Spa Show.
    The Bel-Aqua booth features a fun golf challenge. Participants who got...</div></li><li> <a class=Atlantic City: It's Showtime!

    by AQUA Editors January 2015

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    The Pool & Spa Show

    January 27-29, 2015 Atlantic City Convention Center

    Trade Show Hours Tuesday, Jan. 27: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29: 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    It’s a new year, and in the spirit of renewal and...

  • Expo Returns to Orlando

    by Scott Webb November 2014

    Scott WebbTomorrow marks the first day of the 2014 PSP Expo. Thousands of builders, retailers and service people have ventured to the Sunshine State for the biggest pool and spa show of the year. It’s a fitting location.

    Last time we were here for Expo was 2007. As we arrived in Orlando that November, the economy was just sliding into recession, but at the time, no one had any...

  • 2015 PSP Expo: Day 1 Picks

    by AQUA Editors November 2014

    It’s official — trade show season has begun. The pool and spa industry’s biggest trade show, the PSP Expo, opened this morning to large crowds of industry pros eager to roam the trade show floor and soak up some new knowledge.

    RELATED:See the Full 2015 PSP Expo Schedule

    In addition to more than 135,000 square feet of show floor space, today’s agenda is packed with a full...

  • 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

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    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

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    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....