Western Pool & Spa Show

March 28-30, 2024 | Long Beach, California

Join us at the Western Pool & Spa Show in Long Beach, California. This show boasts a variety of seminars and an expansive exhibit floor. There is no fee for the exhibit floor; the cost to attend seminars is $125 on-site or $115 if registered before March 22. All three days will have classes available in Spanish.

Door prizes will be given away each hour, culminating in a $20,000 cash prize on the last day of the show.

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, March 28 | 6-9 p.m.

Friday, March 29 | 2-6 p.m.

Saturday, March 30 | 1-6 p.m.

Visit our Partners

AquaStar Pool Products #711

Blue-White Industries #218

Fluidra #410

H2Flow Controls #710

HASA #441

Haviland #751

Hayward Pool Products #601

Industrial Test Systems #312

Intermatic #353

IPS Controllers #703

IPSSA #440

King Technology #716

Pentair #101

Pool & Electrical Products #519

Pool Nation #444


PoolPro Magazine #322

PoolRX #653

Poolside Tech #221

Raypak #501

Skimmer #323

SPPA #534

U.S. Motors #714


Seminars and speakers are subject to change.   * = New seminar

Thursday, March 28

1-2:45 p.m.

Electricity for the Service Professional

Mike Childress, Pentair

Scaling Up Your Pool Service*

Gary Heath, The Pool Doctor

Fundamentals of Water Chemistry*

Alicia Stephens, Pool Nation / BioLab

Energy-efficient Pool and Spa Heating with Solar and Heat Pumps*

Dan Sizelove, Aquatherm

Bonding and Grounding

Bill Hamilton, Hamilton & Associates

Profitable Pool Inspections

Rick English (class lasts until 3:45 p.m.) 

3-3:45 p.m.

Pool Pad Safety*

Scott Parker, Pentair

Importance of Filtration and How it Affects Your Bottom Line

Todd Pieri, Pool Nation / AquaStar

Advanced Lighting Design and Systems

Ben Forrest, PAL Lighting

Resilient Pool Service: How  to Make More and Do Less*

Steve Berens, Clear Comfort

4-5:45 p.m.

Hydraulics for the Service Professional

Mike Childress, Pentair

Leak Detection and Non-destructive Pipe Repair Methods*

Darren Merlob, LeakTronics

Gas Fired Heaters: Everything You Need to Know

Brad Duncan, Pool Nation / Raypak

Intermediate Water Chemistry*

Jody O’Grady, Taylor Water Technologies

What is the Best Way to Maintain Pool Water Chemistry?*

Terry Snow, PHTA RWAQC 

La Química del Startup y del Servicio Diario*

Miguel Chavez, HASA/Orenda (clases en Español)

Friday, March 29

8-9:45 a.m.

Everything We Thought We Knew About Swimming Pool Algae

John Weber, BioLab

Understanding Business Strategy*

Zac Nicklas, Edgar de Jesus and John Chakalis, Pool Nation

Plaster Issues

Que Hales, OnBalance

Advanced Electrical Safety

Bill Hamilton, Hamilton & Associates

How to Protect Your Business in 2024 and Beyond*

Renee Porter, Higginbotham

10-10:45 a.m.

New Economy Drivers: How to Sell to Millennials*

Jessica Werner, Clear Comfort

Variable-speed Pump*

Alex Krajewski, Fluidra

Level Up Your Service with Enzymes and Water Clarifiers

Jamie Novak, Pool Nation / BioLab

Cause and Effect of Water Balance*

Jody O’Grady, Taylor Water Technologies

Solar Pool Heating Systems: Troubleshooting and Service*

Dan Sizelove, Aquatherm

Chemical Conflicts and Safety Hazards*

Eric Knight, HASA/Orenda

Seguridad del Filtro*

- Sponsor -

Carlos Gomez, Pentair (clases en Español)

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Unlocking Your Business Potential with Customer and Profit Approach

Zac Nicklas, Edgar de Jesus and John Chakalis, Pool Nation

Commercial Pools: CAT Controls and Sanitization

Jad Porter, Hayward

Marketing Your Business Using AI*

John Limbocker, Internet Dominators

How to Get the Most Out of Your Chlorine*

Terry Arko, HASA

Thoughtful Equipment Installations (Bilingual: English and Spanish)*

Kevin Cobabe and JC Escudero, Watershape University

1-2:45 p.m.

Understanding Plasma Ozone Systems*

Beth Hamil, HACCP Certified CPO

Introduction to Hydraulics 101

Steve Barnes, Pool Nation / AquaStar

Stain Prevention and Removal

Peter Kurr, Jack’s Magic

Química básica del agua 101 

Pedro Correa (clases en Español)

Hidráulica para profesionales del servicio*

Carlos Gomez, Pentair (clases en Español)

Saturday, March 30

8-9:45 a.m.

Adding Commercial Pools to Your Route*

Gary Heath, The Pool Doctor

Intermediate Principles of Water Chemistry*

Terry Arko, Pool Nation / HASA/Orenda

The Chemistry of Metal Staining and Removal*

Joe Laurino, Periodic Products

Learn How to Use AI and Cherry Pick Hot Leads From the Internet*

John Limbocker, Internet Dominators

Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose: Protect and Perpetuate your Business

Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset Protection

Safeguarding Your Pool Business: A Guide to Claims and Legal Preparation*

Renee Porter, Higginbotham

Entendiendo la Circulacion y Filtracion en Piscinas*

Omar Plasencia (clases en Español)

10-11:45 a.m.

The NY State Pool Disinfection Efficacy Study

Roy Vore, Vore and Associates LLC

Innovations in Algae Treatment: What You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know*  

Alicia Stephens, Pool Nation / BioLab

How a Pool Works

Robert Foutz, Jr., Purity Pool

Tips and Tools to Rule Your Pools*

Eric Knight, HASA/Orenda

Certified Stain Specialist

Peter Kurr, Jack’s Magic (Class lasts until 1:45 p.m.) 

Licenciada Contratista Guiatista

Arturo Torres (clases en Español)

12-1:45 p.m.

Power Center Wiring Navigation*

Kelli Clancy and Deb Martin, Pool Girl Pro

Hydraulics II: Beyond the Basics

Steve Barnes, Pool Nation / AquaStar

Advanced Water Chemistry

Que Hales, OnBalance

Química avanzada del agua*

Pedro Correa (clases en Español)

Pool Nation Boot Camp

Tuesday, March 27- Wednesday, March 29

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

300 East Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90802

Cost: $200; includes pass to Western Show education and expo 

Hands-on Classes

Pump Installation and Programming  with AquaStar

Automation Installation and Programming  with Hayward

Heater Installation and Troubleshooting  with Raypak

Salt System Installation and Programming with Hayward

These courses are meticulously crafted to offer students practical, hands-on experience. Participants will do activities such as cutting and stripping wires and working with conduits on pumps, heaters and automation systems. Additionally, students will gain valuable skills in programming and connecting systems using low-voltage techniques.

Watershape University

Preconference Education: All preconference classes are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and include lunch.

Tuesday, March 26

CONSTRUCTION 3611: Essential Plaster Workshop

Day 1 of 2

CONSTRUCTION 3611: Essential Plaster Workshop

Day 2 of 2

Wednesday, March 27

CONSTRUCTION 3711: Essential Major Renovations Workshop

Day 1 of 2

CONSTRUCTION 3711: Essential Major Renovations Workshop

Day 2 of 2

Thursday, March 28

CONSTRUCTION 2241: Quality Shotcrete Placement for Pools

Know It When You See It

Conference Education

Friday, March 29

CONSTRUCTION 2252: Concrete Defect Identification and Prevention

8-9:45 a.m. 

CONSTRUCTION 2342: Thoughtful Equipment Installations

11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (English and Spanish)

Saturday, March 30

CONSTRUCTION 1711: Pool Renovations Inspection Checklist: Considerations for Success

8-9:45 a.m. 

SERVICE 3121: Electricity, Bonding and Controls for Service Professionals

10-11:45 a.m. 

CONSTRUCTION 1641: Porcelain Pool Tile Installation: Technique and Best Practices 

11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

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