2022 PSP 1

Another Show Packed Full of Education and Networking in Las Vegas

PoolPro has compiled the best events, seminars, networking opportunities and booths for pool professionals to visit at the PSP Expo.


Sunday, November 12

PHTA Awards of Excellence

5-7 p.m.

Honor the winners of the 2023 PHTA International Awards of Excellence, PHTA Superlative Awards, Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant and Greg Garrett Scholarship Award. See the full list of winners online.

PHTA ANSI & Standards 40th-Anniversary Reception 

5-7 p.m.

PHTA will celebrate 40 years of ANSI standards development. Industry professionals will share videos, photos and memories from over the decades.

Monday, November 13

Keynote: “Unstoppable”

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Kick-start the event with an inspiring and thought-provoking keynote address from NCAA athlete Anthony Robles.


5-6 p.m.

Network with fellow young professionals. Registration is free, but space is limited, so reserve your ticket when registering for the show.

Welcome Party Sponsored by Lyon Financial

6-8 p.m.

AYU Dayclub 

Mingle with colleagues while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment at a Las Vegas hotspot — AYU Dayclub at Resorts World. It’s a short walk from the convention center. 

PHTA Luncheon: Celebrating 50 Years of CPO

12-1:15 p.m.

The 50th Anniversary Luncheon promises to be an unforgettable gathering of industry leaders, experts as well as CPO-certified professionals and instructors from across the globe.

Tuesday, November 14

GENESIS 25th-Anniversary Celebration

6-7:30 p.m.

Join GENESIS for an unforgettable evening as it celebrates 25 years of revolutionizing pool industry education. Reconnect, mingle and enjoy a selection of food and drink.

Pool Nation Awards 

6-9:30 p.m.

The Pool Nation Awards recognize companies, products and individuals across various categories in the pool industry and are chosen by leading pool pros.

Pool Nation Awards After-Party Sponsored by HASA

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Allē Lounge on 66 at Resorts World

As the sun sets and the official proceedings conclude, the atmosphere transforms into one of excitement and celebration. Keep the networking, connections and celebration going. 


Pre-Conference Education

GENESIS Education

Friday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 12

GENESIS C201: Construction School: Concrete Pools

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

$2,090 member

$2,590 nonmember

Saturday, Nov. 11 – Sunday, Nov. 12

GENESIS D180: Drawing for Professionals

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

$1,690 member

$2,190 nonmember 

GENESIS D211: Elements of Design

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

$1,690 member

$2,190 nonmember 

GENESIS D231: Color Theory & Its Application

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

$1,690 member

$2,190 nonmember

PHTA Education

Friday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 12

PHTA Certified Maintenance 

Specialist Course

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday

$1,099 member

$1,599 nonmember 

Certified Pool & Spa Service 

Technician Course

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

$1,299 member

$1,799 nonmember 

Friday, Nov. 10 – Saturday, Nov. 11

Certified Pool & Spa Operator Certification Course

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

$525 member

$650 nonmember 

Saturday, Nov. 11 – Sunday, Nov. 12

Certified Hot Tub Technician Course

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

$899 member

$1,399 nonmember 

Sunday, Nov. 12

PHTA Significant Change Update: 2021 and 2014 ISPSC (International Swimming Pool & Spa Code) 

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$249 member

$549 nonmember  

Certified Pool and Spa Inspector Course

1-5 p.m.

$149 member

$299 nonmember

Watershape University Education

Friday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 12

WU C2111: Essential Pool Construction

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


WU D4211: Advanced Elements and Principles of Design Workshop 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


Friday, Nov. 10 – Saturday, Nov. 11

WU D2311: Essential Architectural Styles Workshop 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


WU B2122: OSHA 10-Hour General Industry for Aquatic Professionals

12-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday


WU E4411: Essential Electrical Workshop

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


Sunday, Nov. 12

WU D2211: Essential Principles of Design Workshop

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


WU D2161: Revit Workflow for Watershaping

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  


WU C3341: Essential Plumbing Workshop

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  


WU C4271: Vanishing and Slot-Edge Design, Engineering & Construction 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 14

WU C1711: Pool Renovation Inspection Checklist: Considerations for a Successful Project (TU19)

Paolo Benedetti

1-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

WU C1233: Concrete Science: Optimal Mix Designs and Delivery Logistics (WE07)

Bill Drakeley

8-9 a.m.

WU E1221: Structural Details of Pool Shells: Principles and Practices (WE15)

David Peterson

9:15-10:15 a.m.

- Sponsor -
2022 PSP 4

Expo Hall

Monday. Nov. 13: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Anderson Manufacturing Company #5052

Aqua Comb / Mi-Way, Inc. #8751

Aqua Creek Products #4552

AquaStar Pool Products, Inc #6139

Biolab, Inc/ NC Brands #8349

Blossom and Lead Women’s Networking #3538

Blueray XL Mineral Purifier #7270

Core Covers & Infinitree #8044

EasyCare Products #7170

H2flow Controls #6537

Haviland Pool & Spa #4344

Heritage Pool Supply Group #7548

Industrial Test Systems, Inc. #7663

inSPAration, Inc. #6155

IPSSA #3928

King Technology, Inc./FROG Products #6944

LaMotte Company #8163

LOU — powered by Evosus #7166

Maytronics #8552

Microglass LLC #3950

National Plasterers Council #3934

National Pool Route Sales #7372

Nidec #8366

Pentair #7148

PHTA – Pool & Hot Tub Alliance #6166 and #6171

Pivot Pool Products #6060

PoolRx Mineral Technology #5264

Primate Pool Tools #7572

Ramuc/Tuff Coat #3846

RB Retail & Service #5859

Solenis #7544

Specialty Education

Sunday, Nov. 12

NPC’s Start-Up Technician Certification Course 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

$440 member

$490 nonmember

Monday, Nov. 13

Quality Shotcrete – Know It When You See It Presented by the American Shotcrete Association

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (without exam) 

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (with exam)


Conference Education

Monday, Nov. 13

Business Leadership: Traits and Practices of Highly Effective Leaders (M01)

Tyler Rasmussen and Justin Gormley

8-9 a.m.

10 Tips for Financial Success in Your Pool Business (M09)

Nick Day and Matthew Gohlke

8-9 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Maximizing Efficiency: The Role of Specialty Chemicals in Pool Care (TU05)

Alicia Stephens

8-9 a.m.

Retail Customer Relations in an Everchanging World (TU06)

Jane Merritt and Mallory Bjekich

8-9 a.m.

Saltwater Chemistry: It’s More than Just Salt (TU12)

Alicia Stephens

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Turn Your Team into A Championship Team: Hiring, Training, Management, Motivation and Retention (TU13)

David Fellman

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Water Quality Ranges, Target Values, or Balance Indexes: What is The Best Way to Maintain Pool Water (TU18)

Jody O’Grady, John Weber and Joe Laurino

1-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Backyard Pool Chemistry for Service Pros (WE01)

Eric Knight

8-9 a.m.

Service Power Panel (WE12)

Speakers To Be Announced 

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Pool Business Management: Accounts Payable, Cash Flow, Draw Management OH MY! (WE14)

Heather Linton

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Showroom Floor Education

Blossom & Lead

A Backyard Gathering is a new event at PSP/Deck Expo 2023 that aims to promote diversity across the industry.

To help advance women in the pool and hot tub industry, this experience provides education, networking and advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and promote gender diversity. 

All women in the pool, spa, patio, decking and outdoor living industries are invited to participate.

Monday, Nov. 13


Dive In — Empowering Women to Elevate Their Business 

1–2 p.m.

Julie Kazdin, Lea Fredrick, Alison Felschow, Michelle Kavanaugh and Lauren Stack

Hot Tub Power Women

Meet & Greet 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Leslie Cunningham and Megan Kendrick

4 Quick Repairs to Make Some Extra Money 

4-5 p.m.

Deborah Martin and Kelli Clancy

Tuesday, Nov. 14

The Pursuit of Work–Life Balance

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Crystal Lengua and Lisa Kennedy

Happy Hour

4–5 p.m.

Pool Nation Boot Camp

Attendees of the inaugural Pool Nation Boot Camp will be registered for all of the Sunday hands-on classes and the Monday classroom-style classes.

Students will rotate through the four hands-on classes on Sunday and also rotate through the classroom-style classes on Monday.

Sunday, Nov. 12

Hands-On Classes

HOP201 Pump Installation and Programingwith AquaStar Pool Products
HOA201 Automation Installation and Programming with Hayward Pool Products
HAS201 Salt System Installation and Programming with Hayward Pool Products
HOH201 Heater Installation and Programming with Raypak

Monday, Nov. 13


Water Chemistry 101

Terry Arko, HASA                                                          

Managing Salt System Pools 

David Jones, Hayward                             

Ozone Systems: A Comprehensive Course for Pool Pros

Steve Barnes, AquaStar      

Next Level Water Chemistry

Alicia Stephens, BioLab, Inc.                                                    

Specialty Water Care – Enzymes & Phosphates

Jamie Novak, BioLab, Inc.

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