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Everything is bigger in Texas, including this years Southwest Pool & Spa Show.

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Southwest Pool Spa Show in San Antonio, TX

As tradeshow season commences in full swing, the next big event that will be drawing huge crowds to check out the latest products, equipment, technology and education is the Southwest Pool & Spa Show in San Antonio. This incredibly popular tradeshow brings folks out from all over the Southwest region and will be going on from January 19-22, 2022. For industry professionals that are PHTA, TPSC (Formerly APEC), IPSSA or GENESIS members, attendance to the show is FREE! For non-members, the fee is only $45 for a day pass.

As one of the largest pool & spa shows in the country, the Southwest Pool & Spa Show is guaranteed to bring out some of the biggest names in pools, spas, hot tubs, retail, and service. After a brief hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SWPSS will be a live event this year and promises to have something for everyone.

Make sure to attend SWPSS (Southwest Pool & Spa Show) this year in San Antonio, TX – Photo Credit: Southwest Pool & Spa Show

The industry is already focused on making 2022 the biggest year ever for rolling out new products, and this years list of exhibitors is impressive. The fact that the SWPSS event has returned as a live event is great news for many in the industry; who say that this show in particular, is one of their favorites and was sorely missed last year.

Decision-makers and buyers from across the Southwest and Mexico will be flocking to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to see the latest advancements in equipment, newest products, and service providers in the industry. SWPSS is a major event attracting pool builders, remodelers, service and retail professionals from all over the industry.

Educational sessions will be ongoing during each of the 4 days of the event. The last two days, Friday – January 21st and Saturday – January 22nd the exhibition hall will be open. Expect a who’s who from the pool and spa industry in attendance to see the latest products and innovations.

On Friday night from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. will be the Welcome Industry Party in the Hemisfair Ballroom. Make sure to attend as it’s a wonderful opportunity to network with peers and colleagues from around the industry as well as make new acquaintances.

Awards of Excellence

The SWPSS Awards of Excellence 2022 Winners will be formally announced during the Southwest Pool & Spa Show in San Antonio, TX. Hundreds have submitted entries for consideration. The awards themselves recognize achievements in the installation and design of pools and spas. The competition, which is open to all Pool & Hot Tub Association (PHTA), Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA) or Asociación de Profesionales de la Piscina (APP) members, brings in hundreds of entries from all over the Southwest (Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming as well as Mexico).

For attendees who plan to stay a few days in town, there are group rates available at two conveniently located hotels. The Marriott Riverwalk located next to the Convention Center and the Marriott Rivercenter located a short walk away are both terrific options.

Education Schedule

This year’s education panel at the SWPSS features a deep roster of industry thought leaders and experts from the pool, construction, service, marketing and retail sectors. There are a large number of free classes available. Make sure to check the Education Schedule below as well as on the SWPSS website.

January 18, 2022

GENESIS C201: CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools; Three Day Course 24 Hours | 2.4 IACET CEUs | DBPR/CILB-FL #0612786 – 24 hours – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Speakers: Greg Andrews, Terry Brannon, P.E, Randy Dukes) – Room: 004 PAID COURSE

January 19, 2022

GENESIS C201: CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools; Three Day Course 24 Hours | 2.4 IACET CEUs | DBPR/CILB-FL #0612786 – 24 hours– 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Speakers: Greg Andrews, Terry Brannon, P.E, Randy Dukes) – Room: 004 PAID COURSE

GENESIS D265: Master Designer Methods: Crafting the Outdoor Space as a Living Art Form; Two Day Course 16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs – Speaker: Kirk Bianchi – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 006A PAID COURSE

Pool Chemistry Training Institute – Pool Chemistry Certified Residential Course; One Day Course (Speakers: Terry Arko, David Gilbreath) – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm -Room: 007A PAID COURSE

NPC Certified Start-Up Technician Course – Speaker: Jana Auringer – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 007B PAID COURSE

Succeeding in the World of Landscape Design/Build – Don’t Make My Mistakes, Learn from Them – One Day Workshop – Speaker: Marti Neely – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 007C PAID COURSE

Preparation for the Texas Residential Appliance Installer License (RAIL or TRAIL) Course; One Day Course – Speaker: Kevin Tucker – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 007D PAID COURSE

PHTA Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification; Two Day Course 16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs – Speaker: David Turnage – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 006C PAID COURSE

WaterShape University CON 2711: Major Renovations Workshop – 16 Hour Course / CEUs 1.6 – (Speakers: Bill Drakeley, ACI, IWI Rick Chafey, IWI) – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 008A PAID COURSE

Watershape University DGN 2321: History of Water in Architecture Workshop for Beginners- 16 Hour Course / CEUs 1.6 – (Speakers: Don Gatzke, FAIA, Michael Nantz, WU Dean of Culture, IWI Leadership Team) – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 008B PAID COURSE

Tributary Revelation Tile Summit: (Speakers: Curt Rapp, Danilo Bonazza, Harold Evans, Jimmy Reed, Ray Corral, Vito Mariano) – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Room: Exhibit Hall B4 PAID COURSE

January 20, 2022

GENESIS C201: CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools; Three Day Course 24 Hours | 2.4 IACET CEUs | DBPR/CILB-FL #0612786 – 24 hours – – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Speakers: Greg Andrews, Terry Brannon, P.E, Randy Dukes) – Room: 004 PAID COURSE

GENESIS D265: Master Designer Methods: Crafting the Outdoor Space as a Living Art Form; Two Day Course 16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs – Speaker: Kirk Bianchi – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 006A PAID COURSE

PHTA Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification; Two Day Course 16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs – Speaker: David Turnage – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 006C PAID COURSE

WaterShape University CON 2711: Major Renovations Workshop – 16 Hour Course / CEUs 1.6 – (Speakers: Bill Drakeley, ACI, IWI Rick Chafey, IWI) – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 008A PAID COURSE

Watershape University DGN 2321: History of Water in Architecture Workshop for Beginners – 16 Hour Course / CEUs 1.6 – (Speakers: Don Gatzke, FAIA, Michael Nantz, WU Dean of Culture, IWI Leadership Team) – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 008B PAID COURSE

POOL SALES: You Had Me At “Hello” – Speaker: Brett Abbott – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 007A FREE COURSE

Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose – Protect & Perpetuate Your Business – Speaker: Larry Oxenham – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 007B FREE COURSE

How to Generate More, Better Leads in 2021 – Speaker: Bruce Porter – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 007C FREE COURSE

PHTA | ICC Present the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code – 6 Hour Training | 6 PHTA CEUs – Speaker: Kevin Tucker – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Room: 007D PAID COURSE

Advertising with Google, Facebook and More – Speaker: Brett Abbott, 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007AFREE COURSE

Scale Your Company for Continued Growth, using no additional labor. Transform Your Website into a 24/7 Sales Assistant. Proven Tactics That Work for Builders, Service Companies and Retailers – Speaker: Pam Vinje Isbell – 10:15 am – 11:45 am, Room: 007BFREE COURSE

LSI Based Plaster Startup.. What is it and Why? – Speaker: Jarred Morgan, 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007CFREE COURSE

7 Crucial Marketing Secrets Every Pool Builder Should Know – Speaker: Brett Abbott, 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm – Room: 007A FREE COURSE

The Art of the Proposal – Speaker: Marti Neely, 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm – Room: 007B FREE COURSE

Increasing Pool Sales by Understanding Human Behavior – Speaker: John J. Kimmel, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Room: 007A FREE COURSE

Geofencing, IP Address Retargeting, Website and CRM Remarketing, Google Local Services, Instagram Shops, Tik Tok and More! Understanding Your Expanded 2022 Ad Options! – Pam Vinje Isbell – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm FREE COURSE

Enhance Your Digital Your Digital Footprint for 2022 – Speaker: Bruce Porter, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Room: 007C FREE COURSE

January 21, 2022

TSPC Business Summit – One Day Paid Course – (Various Speakers) – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Room: 007APAID COURSE

GENESIS C215: What’s New with Tile: Working with Large Format 1.5 hours | 0.2 IACET CEUs – Speaker: Greg Andrews, 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 004 FREE COURSE

WQC Session: Let’s Clear the Air – Air Quality for Indoor Swimming Venues – 1.5 hours | 1.5 PHTA CEUs 1.5 hours | 1.5 PHTA CEUs – (Speakers: Kenneth Gregory, Terry Arko, Jody O’Grady, John Weber) – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 006A FREE COURSE

Basic Water Chemistry & Testing – Speaker: Wayne Ivusich, 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 006B FREE COURSE

Shift Happens: How Your Pool & Spa Businesses Can Differentiate & Win – Speaker: Steve Berens – 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Room: 006C FREE COURSE

How to Promote Your Pool Inspection Business – Speaker: Kari Shaw, 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 007B FREE COURSE

Horrific Events & How To Survive – (Speakers: Renee Porter, Stacie Powdermaker) – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 007C FREE COURSE

Watershape University: DGN 2561: Five Elements Theory: Air, Earth, Fire, Water and Space / 01:30 – CEUs: 0.20 – (Speakers: Don Gatzke, FAIA – Michael Nantz, WU Dean of Culture, IWI Leadership Team) – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 008A FREE COURSE

Hot Water Chemistry: It’s Not Just A Little Pool – Speaker: Alicia Stephens – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 008B FREE COURSE

GENESIS D111: Small Space Design 1.5 hours | 0.2 IACET CEUs – Speaker: Kirk Bianchi – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 004 FREE COURSE

Advanced Infinity Pool and Spa Inspections – (Speakers: Michael Shaw, Kari Shaw) – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007B FREE COURSE

Mastering the Mustard Monster – Speaker: David Sage – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007C FREE COURSE

D.O.T. and Your Pool Service Vehicles. Are You In Compliance? – Speaker: David Turnage – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007D FREE COURSE

Watershape University: Con 2221: Steel Reinforcement for Shotcrete Applications – 01:30 – CEUs: 0.20 – Speaker: David Peterson, P.E., IWI, WU Co-Founder – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 008A FREE COURSE

Beyond the Sanitizer: Maximizing Water Quality with Ancillary Products – Speaker: Alicia Stephens – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 008B FREE COURSE

The Pool Brothers– 2 Old Pool Guys Tell Their Dirty Little Secrets! – (Speakers: Charlie Wise, Lew Akins) 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 006A FREE COURSE

Technical Installation and Comparisons Between Avia and Series 22 Raypak Gas Heaters – Speaker: Ricardo Gonzalez, 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 006B FREE COURSE

Chemical Injections As A Solution for Expansive Soils – Speaker: Tim Taborsky, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Room: 007C FREE COURSE

How to Prepare for Federal Pool Pump Regulations That Will Impact Your Business and Boost Sales – 1.5 hours | 0.2 IACET CEUs 1.5 hours | 0.2 IACET CEUs – Speaker: Carlos Gomez – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Room: 004 FREE COURSE

Water Balance 101 – The LSI is Your Friend! – Speaker: Wayne Ivusich – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Room: 006B FREE COURSE

How to Develop the HMAC Commercial Pool Business – Speaker: Kenneth Gregory – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Room: 006C FREE COURSE

Understanding Legionella and Legionnaire’s Disease in Recreational Aquatic Systems – Speaker: Vance Fiegel – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Room: 007B FREE COURSE

Fundamentals of Advanced Oxidation Process – Speaker: Rick Taylor – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Room: 007D FREE COURSE

Watershape University: CON 3681: The Plasterer’s Guide to Shotcrete/Gunite Issues – 01:30 – CEUs: 0.2 – Speaker: Bill Drakeley, ACI, IWI – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Room: 008A FREE COURSE

All About Pumps, Filters & Hydraulics…The Next Generation! – (Speakers: William Ainsworth, Rex Godbee, Flash Rose) – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Room: 008B FREE COURSE

An In-Depth Look in Installation, Operation, & Troubleshooting of the Polaris 280, 380, 3900, and Quattro Pressure Side Cleaners – Alex Krajewski – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Room: 006A FREE COURSE

January 22, 2022

GENESIS E111: Introduction to Pool Hydraulics and Plumbing 1.5 hours | 0.2 IACET CEUs – Speaker: Terry Brannon, P.E, 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 004 FREE COURSE

Troubleshooting Pools: Identifying, Treating, and Preventing the Most Common Pool Issues – Speaker: Alicia Stephens, 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 006B FREE COURSE

Provide More Value, Make More Profits, Regardless of the Season – Speaker: Brant Rydberg – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 006C FREE COURSE

Web Connected Device for the Pool and Spa World – Speaker: Alex Krajewski – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 007A FREE COURSE

Colloidal Silicates – What They Are, When to Use and How They Help! – Speaker: Trevor Foster – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 007C FREE COURSE

Sneaky & Destructive Water Chemistry – Speaker: David Turnage – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 007D FREE COURSE

Watershape University: BUS 1421: Protect Your Money – Avoiding Fraud in the Workplace – 01:30 – CEUs: 0.2 – Speaker: Paul Oman, IWI Leadership Team, ATM – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Room: 008A FREE COURSE

Solids vs. Liquids: The Latest and Greatest Information on Chlorine and CYA – (Speakers: Terry Arko, David Gilbreath) – 8:30 am – 10:00 am – 8:30 am – 10:00 am FREE COURSE

The Power of No! – Designing Your Pool Business for Success – Speaker: Todd Gustafson – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007B FREE COURSE

GENESIS C308: The Beauty of the Edge – The Definitive, Internationally Acclaimed Vanishing Edge & Water-in-Transit Design 1.5 hours | 0.2 IACET CEUs | 2 PHTA CEU – Speaker: Skip Phillips – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 004 FREE COURSE

Saltwater Pool Troubleshooting: Beyond the Equipment – Speaker: Alicia Stephens – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 006B FREE COURSE

The Basics for A Complete Pool Inspection Company – (Speakers: Michael Shaw, Kari Shaw) – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 006C FREE COURSE

The Unique Aspects of Hot Water Chemistry – Speaker: Wayne Ivusich – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007A FREE COURSE

Low Pressure Water Conditioning Device – Speaker: Kenneth Gregory – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007C FREE COURSE

Getting the Most Saving from a Variable Speed Pump and How the Department of Energy 2021 Law Affect the Industry – Speaker: Alex Krajewski – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 007D FREE COURSE

Outdoor Living Products Targets Profits and Long Term Business – Speaker: Rickie Hagan – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 008A FREE COURSE

Extraordinary Tips and Tricks From 25 Years of Pools – Speaker: David Sage – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – Room: 008B FREE COURSE

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Marianne Trusty is a Press Correspondent for the pool & spa industry. A published author and social media influencer reaching over 20 million people around the world each day. Contact Marianne about publishing op-editorials, breaking pool news and press releases at mtrusty@poolmagazine.com.

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International Pool Spa Patio Expo Will Draw The Entire Industry

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International Pool Spa Patio Expo

This year’s International Pool Spa Patio Expo in Dallas, TX is set to draw folks from all over the pool, spa, and outdoor living industries. It’s a time of the year that almost feels like old home week for the industry and a chance not only to network with old friends and colleagues, but to enhance ones education on a variety of different subjects.

Whether you are excited to learn about the latest products and technology, or are looking to learn from veteran industry experts; this year’s International Pool Spa Patio Expo guarantees to have something for everyone.

‘The Show Will Go On’ – Event Organizers

Even with Covid-19, event organizers are optimistic that this year’s expo will be a live event. Some attendees expressed some concern that this year’s show would be changed to a virtual event; a repeat of last year’s scramble to still hold an event under quarantine. The PHTA recently announced that the World Aquatic Health Conference has been switched to a virtual event in light of ongoing health & safety concerns.

Dallas Expo Will Be A Live Event

“Informa is open for business – Texas is open and the show will go on. We’re not going virtual.” said Ray Giovine, Group Director for Informa Markets during a recent a webinar hosted by Watershape University.

Informa has already held several events this year including the International Roofing Expo which was held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas earlier this summer. The city of Las Vegas required that attendees wear protective masks, but Giovine said that he does not anticipate the mandate to be the same at this years International Pool Spa Patio Expo in Dallas. The current guidelines in Texas recommend wearing masks indoors but do not require them for attendees who are fully vaccinated.

An Emphasis on Safety

Enhanced cleanliness will be something event organizers focus on this year. Hand sanitizer will be made available throughout the venue as well as increased air circulation inside the exhibition hall.

Why Attend The International Pool Spa Patio Expo?

  • Education including sessions offered by the pool industries most respected thought leaders and experts.
  • Exhibits of the latest and most exciting new pool, spa, and outdoor living products to hit the market.
  • Networking is one of the biggest reasons that attendees come to the Expo. It’s a great opportunity to engage with peers and colleagues as well as make new connections.
Traditionally the International Pool Spa Patio Expo is the largest show of the year and brings together folks from all over the pool, spa, patio, decking and outdoor living industries. – Photo Credit: Nstands

If it pertains to the pools, spas, or outdoor living, you’ll find it at this years expo. Below is a sample of products you’ll find:

  • Barbecues / Patio Heaters / Fire Features
  • Business Services / Software
  • Commercial Equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Construction Materials & Equipment
  • Covers – Pool / Spa
  • Decking & Fencing
  • Fiberglass Pool
  • Fitness & Disability Equipment
  • FiltersFurniture & Décor
  • Gazebos / Enclosures
  • Green / Eco-friendly
  • Technology
  • Hot Tubs – Portable / Inground
  • Ionizers / Ozone / Chemical Feeders / ORP
  • Ladders / Slides / Diving Boards
  • Landscaping / Garden Accessories 
  • Leak Detection
  • Lighting
  • Magazines / Media / Associations
  • Package Pools / Vinyl Liners
  • Pools – Above Ground / On Ground
  • Pools – In Ground
  • Pumps & Heaters
  • Recreation / Game Room Products
  • Safety Devices
  • Saunas & Tanning Beds
  • Tile
  • Toys / Games / Floats
  • Water Features / Fountains Ponds

Exhibition Dates

  • Tuesday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Key Note Speakers:

The PSP/Deck Expo will open with two key note speakers in the aquatics industry: Wallace J. Nichols, author of Blue Mind, and Rowdy Gaines, a former competitive swimmer, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Rowdy Gaines – Hall of Fame 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Wallace J. Nichols – Author of Blue Mind

Welcome Party

Event attendees should definitely stop by the Welcome Party. Complimentary drinks and refreshments will be available. It’s a fun event and you’ll have the opportunity to network with friends and colleagues. Trolleys will be available to take folks back and forth from the Omni Hotel (the host hotel of the event). 

Welcome Party
Tuesday, November 16
Gilley’s Dallas 
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PHTA WAVE Network Young Professionals Reception

Mingle and network with other young professionals in the pool, spa, and outdoor living industries.

Admission is free for PHTA and NADRA members and non-members, but registration is essential due to limited space. Admission includes networking in a relaxed environment, early access to the Welcome Party, and a selection of appetizers and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Transportation will be provided from the Omni Dallas, the host hotel. That event will be held Tuesday, November 16 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (immediately before the Welcome Party).

Grill & Chill Exhibition

This exhibition will feature vendors specific to deck building, outdoor kitchens, grills, and patio furniture. Vendors will be grilling and serving lunch each day of the event during normal expo hours: 

  • Tuesday, November 16: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 17: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 18: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

BBQ Bash

Event attendees are invited to attend a barbecue hosted by Vendors on Wednesday, November 17, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge

Reid Schindler, one of the industry’s rising award-winning designers, and Mike Farley, an award-winning pool designer with over 30 years of experience, are joining together with the PSP/Deck Expo to identify the industry’s top designers in this year’s Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge.

A team of judges will select five finalists (one of whom will be a student) to attend this year’s event. On-site demonstrations of all finalists’ presentations, as well as Mike and Reid’s solutions, will take place during the Expo.

Deck Expo

The Deck Expo has relocated to a new location in conjunction with PSP Expo. Together, the two events expand the assortment of outdoor items and technologies. This year, PSP/Deck Expo will provide education focusing on decks not only during the pre-conference workshops, but also throughout the main conference.

GENESIS® Winemaker Dinner

Genesis will be hosting their 21st annual winemaker dinner and annual family reunion at the Tower Club on the 48th floor of the Santander Tower in the heart of the downtown Dallas business district. Tickets are $195 and registration is required. That event is being held November 17, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Genesis Winemaker Dinner Reunion

Pool Prize Party

With plenty of fun, excitement, and giveaways, the Pool Prize Party caps off the final day of the expo and is a great way to end your time at the event. That’s happening Thursday, November 18 at 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm on the show floor.

Tailgate Party

Watershape University will also be hosting a fun tailgate party and WU students, International Watershape Institute members, faculty, and corporate partners are invited to attend. That’s on November 15 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Watershape University Tailgate Party - Dallas, TX

The International Pool Spa Patio Expo – A Great Opportunity To Expand Your Education

One of the biggest draws for attendees are the various courses and workshops that can be taken at the expo. The opportunity to learn from industry veterans and leading experts presents a unique chance to get an education from the masters. The programs presented at this years expo offer world class educational courses from some of the brightest minds in the pool & spa industry.

The International Pool Spa Patio Expo presents a great opportunity to make the most out of several intense days of educational courses.
The International Pool Spa Patio Expo presents a great opportunity to make the most out of several intense days of educational courses. Photo Credit: Pool & Spa Marketing

Pre-Show Education is available from Saturday, November 13, through Monday, November 15, and includes a variety of options. You can continue your study after completing a Pre-Show Education course! Each course in the Pre-Show Education series includes a Super Pass or an Expo Pass.

2021 Conference Sessions – International Pool Spa Patio Expo Day by Day

Here is a day by day breakout of what will be going on at the 2021 International Pool Spa Patio Expo in Dallas, TX.

November 13, 2021

Saturday, November 138:00 AM – 5:00 PMC201: GENESIS Construction School: Concrete Pools (Day 1 of 3)GENESIS
Saturday, November 138:00 AM – 5:00 PME211: Fluid Hydraulics for Pools & Spas (Day 1 of 2)GENESIS
Saturday, November 138:00 AM – 5:00 PMPHTA Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) Course (Day 1 of 2)PHTA
Saturday, November 138:00 AM – 5:00 PMPHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) Course (Day 1 of 3)PHTA
Saturday, November 138:00 AM – 5:00 PMPHTA Certified Service Technician (CST) Course (Day 1 of 3)PHTA
Saturday, November 138:00 AM – 5:00 PMWatershape CON 4111: Advanced Watershape Construction (Day 1 of 3)Watershape University
Saturday, November 138:00 AM – 5:00 PMWatershape ENG 4311: Advanced Fluid Engineering (Day 1 of 2)Watershape University

November 14, 2021

Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 3:00 PMICC | PHTA Presents the 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa CodePHTA
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMC201: GENESIS CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools (Day 2 of 3)GENESIS
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMD180: Drawing for Professsionals (Day 1 of 2)GENESIS
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMD231: Color Theory and It’s Application (Day 1 of 2)GENESIS
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMD271: Architectural Styles (Day 1 of 2)GENESIS
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PME211: Fluid Hydraulics for Pools & Spas (Day 2 of 2)GENESIS
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMPHTA Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) Course (Day 2 of 2)PHTA
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMPHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) Course (Day 2 of 3)PHTA
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMPHTA Certified Service Technician (CST) Course (Day 2 of 3)PHTA
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMPool & Spa Operator ® (CPO®) Certification Course (Day 1 of 2)PHTA
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMWatershape CON 4111: Advanced Watershape Construction (Day 2 of 3)Watershape University
Sunday, November 148:00 AM – 5:00 PMWatershape ENG 4311: Advanced Fluid Engineering (Day 2 of 2)Watershape University

November 15, 2021

Monday, November 158:00 AM – 12:00 PMNADRA’s Deck Evaluation/Inspection CertificationDeck
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 3:00 PMICC | PHTA Presents the 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa CodePHTA
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMC201: GENESIS CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools (Day 3 of 3)GENESIS
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMD180: Drawing for Professionals (Day 2 of 2)GENESIS
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMD231: Color Theory and It’s Application (Day 2 of 2)GENESIS
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMD271: Architectural Styles (Day 2 of 2)GENESIS
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMPHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) Course (Day 3 of 3)PHTA
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMPHTA Certified Service Technician (CST) Course (Day 3 of 3)PHTA
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMPool & Spa Operator ® (CPO®) Certification Course (Day 2 of 2)PHTA
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMWatershape CON 4111: Advanced Watershape Construction (Day 3 of 3)Watershape University
Monday, November 158:00 AM – 5:00 PMWatershape DGN2211: Essential Principles of Design WorkshopWatershape University
Monday, November 151:00 PM – 4:00 PMMaster Deck Professional Certification – CODEDeck
Monday, November 156:00 PM – 8:00 PMPHTA 2021 International Awards of Excellence

November 16, 2021

Tuesday, November 167:30 AM – 8:45 AMB306: Elements of LitigationBusiness
Tuesday, November 167:30 AM – 8:45 AMBest Practices for an Optimized Service DepartmentService
Tuesday, November 167:30 AM – 8:45 AMC125: Fiberglass ConstructionBuilder
Tuesday, November 167:30 AM – 8:45 AMD109: Design Fees – Charging for DesignBusiness
Tuesday, November 167:30 AM – 8:45 AMDeck Design for Hot TubsDeck
Tuesday, November 167:30 AM – 8:45 AME151: Do’s and Don’ts of EngineeringBuilder
Tuesday, November 167:30 AM – 8:45 AMSaltwater Pool Troubleshooting: Beyond the EquipmentService
Tuesday, November 167:30 AM – 8:45 AMSelling During & After A Pandemic: Coming Out StrongerBusiness
Tuesday, November 168:00 AM – 4:00 PMASA Curso de educación para el lanzador de concreto (shotcrete) Presentado por la American Shotcrete Association (ASA)Additional Education
Tuesday, November 168:00 AM – 4:00 PMASA Shotcrete Nozzleman Education Course (English)Additional Education
Tuesday, November 168:00 AM – 5:00 PMNPC’s Start-Up Technician Certification CourseAdditional Education
Tuesday, November 169:00 AM – 10:20 AMIt’s a Water-full LifeSpecial Events
Tuesday, November 1610:45 AM – 11:30 AMPicture-Perfect Baluster LayoutDeck Workshops
Tuesday, November 1610:45 AM – 11:30 AMPicture-Perfect Baluster LayoutDeck Workshops
Tuesday, November 1611:00 AM – 12:00 PMD235: The Impact of Color on Your BrandGENESIS Solution Center
Tuesday, November 1611:00 AM – 12:00 PMPHTA Apprenticeship Program For the Service Industry. Powered for You!School of Business
Tuesday, November 1611:00 AM – 12:30 PMJandy Variable Speed Pumps Installation, Programming and the New Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump Regulations with Hands-on InstructionFluidra Pro Academy
Tuesday, November 1611:15 AM – 12:15 PMExposing Dangerous Drains – Renovation of a Commercial PoolCommercial
Tuesday, November 1611:30 AM – 12:15 PMLeak-proof Deck Ledger FlashingDeck Workshops
Tuesday, November 1611:45 AM – 12:30 PMThe 3 Critical Aspects of a Tried and True Ad Plan to Grow Your Retail BusinessSpa Retail Academy
Tuesday, November 1612:30 PM – 1:30 PMAdvanced Oxidation ProcessSchool of Business
Tuesday, November 1612:30 PM – 1:30 PMC352: Splash Pad ConstructionCommercial
Tuesday, November 1612:30 PM – 1:30 PMD325: Mind Reading Your ClientsGENESIS Solution Center
Tuesday, November 1612:45 PM – 1:45 PMTBDPHTA
Tuesday, November 161:00 PM – 1:45 PMDeck Ledger Attachment: Codes and Installation PracticesDeck Workshops
Tuesday, November 161:00 PM – 2:30 PMNext Level Connection Tips and Trick for Web Based Automation for the Pool & Spa IndustryFluidra Pro Academy
Tuesday, November 161:45 PM – 2:30 PMChallenging Deck Ledger Installations – and SolutionsDeck Workshops
Tuesday, November 161:45 PM – 2:30 PMFrom Search to Sold – 100% DigitallySpa Retail Academy
Tuesday, November 162:00 PM – 3:00 PMBUSINESS 2231: Create a Culture of AccountabilitySchool of Business
Tuesday, November 162:00 PM – 3:00 PMD215: Intro to Pool PhotographyGENESIS Solution Center
Tuesday, November 162:00 PM – 3:00 PME312: Understanding Water CurrentCommercial
Tuesday, November 163:00 PM – 4:30 PMIntroduction to ION Pool Care SoftwareFluidra Pro Academy
Tuesday, November 163:15 PM – 4:00 PMDeck Lateral Load ReinforcementDeck Workshops
Tuesday, November 163:30 PM – 4:30 PMC310: Interview with a MasterGENESIS Solution Center
Tuesday, November 163:30 PM – 4:30 PMEnhancing Your Digital FootprintSchool of Business
Tuesday, November 164:00 PM – 4:45 PMSizing Wood Deck Joists and Critical Installation DetailsDeck Workshops
Tuesday, November 165:00 PM – 6:00 PMPHTA WAVE Network Young Professionals ReceptionSpecial Events
Tuesday, November 166:00 PM – 8:00 PMWelcome PartySpecial Events

November 17, 2021

Wednesday, November 177:30 AM – 9:00 AM10 Steps to Be an Outstanding Pool and Outdoor Living DesignerBuilder
Wednesday, November 177:30 AM – 9:00 AMBuilding Your Own Online StoreRetail
Wednesday, November 177:30 AM – 9:00 AMCompatibility of Hydraulic ComponentsService
Wednesday, November 177:30 AM – 9:00 AMHow to Produce Videos for Websites, Social Media, Drip Marketing and Beyond!Business
Wednesday, November 177:30 AM – 9:00 AMLarger Pools Equal A Larger Potential For LeaksService
Wednesday, November 177:30 AM – 9:00 AMUse AUTOMATION To SELL More and SATISFY More, Without More Manpower!Business
Wednesday, November 177:30 AM – 9:00 AMWhat Women Want From Your Business
Wednesday, November 177:30 AM – 10:30 AMD345: The Art of Landscape / Architectural Lighting and How to Paint a Lighting PortraitBuilder
Wednesday, November 179:15 AM – 10:30 AM7 Crucial Marketing Secrets Every Pool Builder Should KnowBusiness
Wednesday, November 179:15 AM – 10:30 AMBasic Water Chemistry & Testing 101Service
Wednesday, November 179:15 AM – 10:30 AMD131: Identifying New Business & Design TrendsBusiness
Wednesday, November 179:15 AM – 10:30 AMHiring, Managing, and Leading People In Pool ServiceService
Wednesday, November 179:15 AM – 10:30 AMHow to Prepare for Existing Federal Pool Pump RegulationsService
Wednesday, November 179:15 AM – 10:30 AMOutdoor Living – The Design ProcessBuilder
Wednesday, November 179:15 AM – 10:30 AMWood and Water: Deck Considerations at Swimming PoolsDeck
Wednesday, November 1711:00 AM – 12:00 PMHow Adding Fiberglass Pools to Your Offering adds Profits to your ProjectsSchool of Business
Wednesday, November 1711:00 AM – 12:30 PMD415: Designer Dialogues: How I Deal with Client Changes : Power PanelGENESIS Solution Center
Wednesday, November 1711:00 AM – 12:30 PMIntroduction to ProEdge Build SoftwareFluidra Pro Academy
Wednesday, November 1711:30 AM – 12:30 PMDeck Guardrail Post to Frame ConnectionsDeck Workshops
Wednesday, November 1711:45 AM – 12:30 PMTBDSpa Retail Academy
Wednesday, November 1712:30 PM – 1:30 PMHow to Get More and Better Leads OnlineSchool of Business
Wednesday, November 1712:30 PM – 1:30 PMStay Current in Pools: The Activities of the Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) – A PHTA ResourceCommercial
Wednesday, November 171:00 PM – 1:45 PMDeck Ledger Attachment: Codes and Installation PracticesDeck Workshops
Wednesday, November 171:00 PM – 2:00 PMC310: Interview with a MasterGENESIS Solution Center
Wednesday, November 171:00 PM – 2:30 PMIntroduction to Fluidra Pro AppFluidra Pro Academy
Wednesday, November 171:45 PM – 2:30 PMChallenging Deck Ledger Installations – and SolutionsDeck Workshops
Wednesday, November 171:45 PM – 2:30 PMTBDSpa Retail Academy
Wednesday, November 171:45 PM – 2:45 PMMillion Dollar Pool Challenge SessionPSP/Deck Expo Stage
Wednesday, November 172:00 PM – 3:00 PMIn-Floor Cleaning SystemsSchool of Business
Wednesday, November 172:30 PM – 3:30 PMSmall Group DiscussionGENESIS Solution Center
Wednesday, November 173:00 PM – 4:00 PMBuilding Your Brand to become the Deck star in your CommunityDeck , PSP/Deck Expo Stage
Wednesday, November 173:00 PM – 4:30 PMJandy Variable Speed Pumps Installation, Programming and the New Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump Regulations with Hands-on InstructionFluidra Pro Academy
Wednesday, November 173:15 PM – 4:00 PMLeak-Proof Ledger FlashingDeck Workshops
Wednesday, November 173:15 PM – 4:00 PMTBDSpa Retail Academy
Wednesday, November 173:15 PM – 4:00 PMTBDSpa Retail Academy
Wednesday, November 173:30 PM – 4:30 PMBUSINESS 2342: Managing High Lead VolumeSchool of Business
Wednesday, November 173:45 PM – 4:45 PMSmall Group DiscussionGENESIS Solution Center
Wednesday, November 174:00 PM – 4:45 PMSizing and Designing Wood Deck BeamsDeck Workshops
Wednesday, November 175:00 PM – 6:30 PMBBQ BashSpecial Events
Wednesday, November 177:00 PM – 10:00 PM21st Annual GENESIS Family Reunion and Winemaker DinnerGENESIS

November 18, 2021

Thursday, November 187:30 AM – 9:00 AM5 Keys to a Lasting Positive Sales AttitudeBusiness
Thursday, November 187:30 AM – 9:00 AMB331: Job Costing for Profit Versus ExistenceBusiness
Thursday, November 187:30 AM – 9:00 AMC225: Quality Shotcrete Placement for Pool ContractorsBuilder
Thursday, November 187:30 AM – 9:00 AMD111: Small Space DesignBuilder
Thursday, November 187:30 AM – 9:00 AMElectricity, Bonding and Controls for Service ProfessionalsService
Thursday, November 187:30 AM – 9:00 AMHow Google Has Changed Since Covid and What To Expect for 2021 OnlineBusiness
Thursday, November 187:30 AM – 9:00 AMHow to Find, Recruit, Attract, Hire, Motivate and Retain Great TalentBusiness
Thursday, November 187:30 AM – 9:00 AMSuccessfully Integrating Pools & Water Features into the LandscapeOutdoor Living
Thursday, November 189:15 AM – 10:30 AMFinding Leaks – Turn Headaches into ProfitsService
Thursday, November 189:15 AM – 10:30 AMHidden Design – The Importance of Designing Things You Can’t SeeBuilder
Thursday, November 189:15 AM – 10:30 AMMaking Time Count (Time Management for People Who Don’t Think They Need Time Management)Business
Thursday, November 189:15 AM – 10:30 AMPro-Active Systems & Strategies To Achieve Construction Project & Field Production ResultsBusiness
Thursday, November 189:15 AM – 10:30 AMShould I use Borates in Pools?Service
Thursday, November 189:15 AM – 10:30 AMSwimming Pool Structural Failures: How to Avoid Them and How to Fix ThemBuilder
Thursday, November 189:15 AM – 10:30 AMTake your Retail Game to the Next Level- Top 10 Retail Pitfalls to AvoidRetail
Thursday, November 1810:45 AM – 11:30 AMDeck Lateral Load ReinforcementDeck Workshops
Thursday, November 1811:00 AM – 12:00 PMSERVICE 2311: Automating a Service Dept.School of Business
Thursday, November 1811:00 AM – 12:00 PMSmall Group DiscussionGENESIS Solution Center
Thursday, November 1811:00 AM – 12:30 PMNext Level Connection Tips and Trick for Web Based Automation for the Pool & Spa IndustryFluidra Pro Academy
Thursday, November 1811:30 AM – 12:15 PMDeck Guardrail Post to Frame ConnectionsDeck Workshops
Thursday, November 1811:30 AM – 12:30 PMThe “Ins and Outs” of Chlorine Delivery SystemsCommercial
Thursday, November 1812:30 PM – 1:30 PMHow to Create & Execute a Growth PlanSchool of Business
Thursday, November 1812:30 PM – 1:30 PMSmall Group DiscussionGENESIS Solution Center
Thursday, November 181:00 PM – 1:45 PMSizing and Designing Wood Deck BeamsDeck Workshops
Thursday, November 181:30 PM – 2:00 PMPool Prize PartySpecial Events
Thursday, November 181:45 PM – 2:30 PMSizing Wood Deck Joists and Critical Installation DetailsDeck Workshops

Show Floor Education:

  • Hayward School of Business
  • Fluidra Pro Academy
  • Bullfrog Spas Spa Retailer Academy
  • Think Wood Deck Workshop
  • Genesis Solution Center
  • Aquatics International PSP / Deck Expo Stage

That’s just a sneak preview of what you can expect at this year’s International Pool Spa Patio Expo in Dallas. Pool Magazine will also be attending and you can find us at Booth 1624 in the Genesis Pavillion, we can’t wait to see you there.

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Pool Magazine will be attending the International Pool & Spa Expo in Dallas, TX and presenting our new Publication during November 16th-18th, 2021. Our booth number will be #1624 – in the PHTA / Genesis Pavillion on the corner of Aisle 1500.

Pool Magazine will be exhibiting at the International Pool & Spa Expo in Dallas, TX.

We hope to have the opportunity to engage with the entire pool industry and are using the event to debut the launch of our printed publication as well as announce our official transition from a digital only publication to a print magazine as well. We will be distributing copies of our new magazine at the event free of charge. We invite you to stop by our booth, chat with us and get to know what Pool Magazine is all about.

Visit Pool Magazine at Booth #1624 at the International Pool & Spa Expo

Attending on Pool Magazine’s Behalf:

Joe Trusty - Editor of Pool Magazine and CEO of Pool Marketing
Joe Trusty – Editor
Marianne Trusty Pool Magazine
Marianne Trusty
President
Carol Anne Gigliotti
Director of Marketing & Sales

Get in Touch With Us Ahead of The Event…

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Latham Pool Products Hires New Chief Information Officer

Kaushal Dhruv joins Latham Pool Products as new CIO.

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Fiberglass pool and vinyl liner maker Latham Pool Products has decided to hire a new Chief Information Officer for their corporation.

Kaushal Dhruv the new CIO will provide support and leadership to both the IT (Information Technology) team as well as the project management staff. Latham President/CEO Scott Rajeski is Kaushal’s direct report.

“We are on an exciting growth journey, complete with changes that will continue to propel Latham’s position …”

Kaushal Dhruv new CIO for Latham Pool Products

Kaushal comes from a diverse background in technology where he had 16 years of experience consulting with CIO and CTOs of Fortune 500 Companies. Kaushal was also Director of Technology for KPMG. Kaushal is extremely well educated. He has a Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University at Mumbai, a Masters in Information Management from Syracuse University as well as a Masters in Engineering Management from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the Pune Institute of Computer Technology.

Said Latham Pool Products CEO, Scott Rajeski:

“[Kaushal’s] extensive experience and knowledge provide Latham with the proper leadership to continue driving our progress in North America and abroad.”

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