For 46 years, pool and spa pros have flocked to Orlando for a show that offers a bit of everything under the sun. That tradition continues this year as the Florida Pool and Spa Association presents the Everything Under The Sun Expo.

This year, as in years past, the show will attract a large service contingent; it’s an excellent chance to pick up Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) certification, prep for an installer license or brush up on a variety of topics from heat pumps to basic hydraulics.

The education program will feature a number of particularly valuable seminars on practical installation techniques to business advice.

On Thursday at 11 a.m., Jennifer Hatfield from FSPA offers an overview of contractor responsibility, updating builders on ever-evolving rules for Florida contractors. Then, at 2 p.m., David Griffiths, vice president of sales at IBKB Insurance by Ken Brown, offers tips on reducing the cost of workers’ compensation.

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On Friday morning at 8 a.m., Darren Merlob, president and owner of LeakTronics/Torque Lock will discuss cutting-edge leak detection methods and structural repair solutions, a guide to the investigating leaks, repair techniques and ways to prevent cracking.

Ready for a break from the classroom? The Friday Night Private Industry Party gives attendees a chance to relax at Cuba Libre, only a stone’s throw from the convention center on International Drive. $35 in advance, either at registration or at the FSPA booth, gets you unlimited beer, wine, mojitos and sangria, food and music from a live band.

All together, with another fine educational program, acres of exhibits and numerous chances to mix with industry peers, this year’s Everything Under The Sun Expo offers an enticing off-season getaway for pros in the Southeast and beyond.

Show Schedule*

*Schedule and times are subject to change.

Thursday, February 8

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Education Sessions
7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Exhibitor Move-in
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Show Registration Open
6:30 p.m.: Awards & Welcome Reception

Friday, February 9

6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Show Registration Open
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Education Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open
12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Learning Lab courses inside exhibit hall
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Friday Night Private Party at Cuba Libre

Saturday, February 10

6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Show Registration Open
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Education Sessions
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Learning Lab courses inside exhibit hall
3:45 p.m.: Exhibitor Move-out

Class Schedule

Wednesday, February 7

8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) 
(Day 1 of 2)
 | Room: W231A

Thursday, February 8

8 A.M. - 11 A.M.
EPA Section 608 Prep
 | Room: W231C

8 A.M.
Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) 
(Day 2 of 2)
 | Room: W231A
Hayward University | Room: W330A
LP04-08 Installer C license Exam Prep
 | Room: W231B
Product and Service Pricing for Profit - Workshop
 | Room: W240A

10 A.M. - 10:50 A.M.
Avoiding Payroll Pitfalls, Dangers and Disasters
 | Room: W230AB

11 A.M. - 11:50 A.M.
Chapter 489 - An Overview of Contractor Responsibility
 | Room: W230AB

1 P.M. - 1:50 P.M.
Construction Quality and Contractual Liability
 | Room: W230AB

2 P.M. - 2:50 P.M.
Reducing the Cost of Workers’ Compensation | Room: W230AB

2 P.M. - 5 P.M.
EPA Section 608 Exam | Room: W231C

3 P.M. - 4:50 P.M.
FBC Advanced Module: Entrapment Protection
 | Room: W230AB

Friday, February 9

8 A.M.
Get Great Customer Reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp
 | Room: W230B
How Pools Work
 | Room: W240B
Pristine Water from Design to Maintenance
 | Room: W230C
10 Steps to Success
 | Room: W240A
Cutting Edge Leak Detection Methods and Structural Repair Solutions
 | Room: W230A
Florida Construction Lien Law | 
Room: W230D
Hybrid Pool Heating - Solar & Heat Pumps: Getting Your Customer the Best of Both Worlds
 | Room: W330A
The Fair Labor Standards Act: Wage and Hour Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
 | Room: W240C
The Unique Aspects of Hot Water Chemistry & Testing
 | Room: W330B

8 A.M. - 10:50 A.M.
Advanced Salt Chlorine Generators - Installation and Trouble Shooting
 | Room: W240D

9 A.M.
FBC Advanced Module: Swimming Pool Updates
 | Room: W230B
Point, Click, WOW! Tips and Tricks for Using PowerPoint
 | Room: W240B

10 A.M.
Pool Pump Efficiency Standards
 | Room: W230C
Understanding Basic Hydraulics
 | Room: W230A
Understanding the Types of Pool Renovations
 | Room: W240B
Commercial Saline Chlorination
 | Room: W230B
Dispatching for Profit
 | Room: W240A
How I Learned to Love my Competition
 | Room: W240C
Hydraulics for the Service Professional
 | Room: W330A
Web Based Pool Controls
 | Room: W330B

10 A.M. - 11:20 A.M.
Basic Electrical Requirements for Pools and Spas
 | Room: W230D

11 A.M.
Driver Awareness and Managing Risk
 | Room: W240D
Know the Past, Grow Your Market
 | Room: W230C
Prevent Pool Popping Accidents
 | Room: W240B
Proper Heat Pump Installation and Plumbing Practices
 | Room: W230A

12:30 P.M.
The Practical Application of UV/Ozone in Residential Pools
 | Room: Learning Lab 1
UltraTemp ETi Hybrid Heater
 | Room: Learning Lab 2

1:30 P.M. - 2:20 P.M.
DBPR-CILB Laws and Rules | Room: W230A

2 P.M.
Introducing Combo Connect Junction Box/Transformer & Ready Set Valve Actuator
 | Room: Learning Lab 1
ScreenLogic
 | Room: Learning Lab 2

2:30 P.M. - 4:20 P.M.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
 | Room: W230A

3:30 P.M.
Benefits of using NSF Certified Test Methods
 | Room: Learning Lab 1
Good, Better, Best... Century Centurion PRO, VGreen VS Motors and VLink Wireless Motor Interface
 | Room: Learning Lab 2

Saturday, February 10

8 A.M.
Construction Contracts
 | Room: W230C
From Construction to Technology | 
Room: W230B
Gas Supply Issues and Troubleshooting for Pool & Spa Heaters
 | Room: W240D
Laws, Codes and Standards In the Pool and Spa Industry
 | Room: W240B
Monthly Money Matters - the Monthly Financial Review
 | Room: W240A
Ultimate Pool Care for the Next Decade
 | Room: W330A
Bulletproof Marketing
 | Room: W330B
Electricity for the Pool and Spa Professional
 | Room: W230D
Pool Operations and Energy Conservation
 | Room: W240C
Water Chemistry Basics: LSI, Phosphate Control, and Enzymes
 | Room: W230A

9 A.M.
Chapter 489 – Prohibitions and Penalties
 | Room: W240D
Installation and Understanding Heat Pumps
 | Room: W230B
Review of Florida Start Up Procedures
 | Room: W240B
The Value of Written Agreements with Subcontractors
 | Room: W230C

10 A.M.
How to Find and Keep Today’s High-End Pool Owner Customers | 
Room: W330A
The Practical Aspects of UV/Ozone Systems for Residential Pools
 | Room: W230A
Understanding Advantages and Installation of Pavers
 | Room: W240D
Workers’ Compensation Update
 | Room: W330B
Culture Change - Gaining Team Alignment
 | Room: W240A
FBC Advanced Module: ANSI-15 and ANSI-7 Flow Requirements and TDH
 | Room: W230C
Heat Pump Operation and Selection | Room: W240B
Make Your Website Roar
 | Room: W230D
The Benefits of using NSF Certified Test Methods
 | Room: W230B
Water Balance for Pools & Spas
 | Room: W240C

11 A.M.
Algae: Why We Get It, How We Get Rid of It, and The Truth About CYA
 | Room: W230A
The Heart of Retail Success
 | Room: W240D

11 A.M. - 11:50 P.M.
Waterproofing - Applying the Future Now | Room: W330B

12:30 P.M.
IntelliFlo VSF
 | Room: Learning Lab 2
Introduction to VS Omni
 | Room: Learning Lab 1
Sodium Bromide: What Manufacturers Aren’t Telling You | 
Room: LL3

2 P.M.
ETI High Efficiency Gas Heaters
 | Room: Learning Lab 2
Omni Logic Programing
 | Room: Learning Lab 1