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Level-Up Your Business

Tap into the brain trust at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
November 5-7, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans

Mingle and Strategize

Networking with other professionals in our industry provides the opportunity for bouncing ideas off each other, learning from others’ successes (and mishaps) and bringing together a wealth of knowledge to brainstorm ideas for the future.

First-Time Attendees Reception
Monday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 280-282

The First-Time Attendees Reception was created for professionals who have never attended the PSP Expo so they can make the most of all the networking events, education, exhibits and resources at the show. Hear from the industry — PHTA, other attendees, manufacturers, and the PSP Expo show organizers — so you know what to expect when the doors open. 

Welcome Party
Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.
The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans

It’s a celebratory kick-off event that checks off the ‘mingle’ box. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks and a live DJ. Registration is required.

PHTA WAVE Young Professionals Network Event
Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.
$10/$20 (Member/Nonmember)
Fulton Alley, 600 Fulton St., New Orleans

For pool and hot tub professionals under age 40, WAVE checks off both the ‘mingle’ and ‘strategize’ boxes for the up-and-coming pool and hot tub generation. Admission includes select alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and appetizers. Space is limited, so registration is recommended.

GENESIS 20th Annual Family Reunion and Winemaker Dinner
Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $195 (advance registration required)
Arnaud’s, 813 Bienville Street, New Orleans

Attendees will dine at one of the oldest family-operated restaurants in the country and mingle with fellow GENESIS students, sponsors, faculty and industry personnel. Wine from Rombauer Vineyards will be served, as well as a four-course meal prepared by chef de cuisine Tommy DiGiovanni.


Quick Reference

Show Floor Education
The PHTA has several demonstrations at its booth during the expo.
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance – Booth #935

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Installation of Pool Liners presented by Latham Pool Products

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 12:45 p.m.
Pool Equipment and Plumbing presented by Pentair

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11:15 a.m.
Start-Up Water Chemistry presented by Innovative Water Care

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 12:45 p.m.
Principles of Concrete Placement presented by Bill Drakeley

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2:45 p.m.
Energy Efficient Pools presented by Pentair

Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:15 a.m.
Automatic Pool Cover Installation presented by Latham Pool Products

Thursday, Nov. 7, 12:45 p.m.
Pre-Cast Coping Installation presented by Federal Stone Industries


Broaden Your Horizons

Education is a powerful tool in your success arsenal. There are courses offered throughout the week on the topics of construction, business, design and more. Here are a few that top our list:

Empowering Your Leadership Team
Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

You will learn how to engage your leadership team, so they have the information necessary to make timely and accurate decisions.  This will provide your organization the bench strength to grow and not be solely dependent on you. Scot Hunsaker, CEO at Ardent Group, presents this session at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Power Panels: Retail, Builder or Service
Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

During these fast-paced, interactive sessions, pool pros will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear the panel offer real solutions for tackling today’s toughest issues. A valuable opportunity for your team to engage and to strengthen your business operation.

The 10 Keys to Service Department Success
Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Attendees will learn tips from industry veterans who will share how they have dramatically grown their service department. Gohlke Custom Pools will share the 10 keys that have had the biggest influence on their success. This information should be helpful for those wanting to grow, or at least reach their full potential, their service department. This session is presented at all levels — beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Intermediate Water Chemistry & Testing
Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

A more in-depth seminar on the various parameters involved with proper chemistry and water balance in pools and spas. Topics include water balance, sanitation/oxidation, treatment applications, testing techniques and more. Designed for those with a basic knowledge and understanding of pool/spa water chemistry. Wayne Ivusich, manager of education and technical services at Taylor Technologies, Inc., will present this intermediate session.


Get Certified

Certifications and continuing education courses are a viable way to add value to the services your team provides.

PHTA Certified Service Technician (CHTT)
Saturday, Nov. 2, through Monday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Member – $855/Nonmember – $1,105
24 CEU Credits

PHTA Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC)
Saturday, Nov. 2, through Monday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Member – $1,355/Nonmember – $1,555
24 CEU Credits

PHTA Professional Pool and Spa Operator Commercial Certification (Hybrid PPSO)
Sunday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Member – $300/Nonmember – $350
16 CEU Credits

PHTA Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT)
Sunday, Nov. 3, through Monday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Member – $755/Nonmember – $955
16 CEU Credits

PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS)
Sunday, Nov. 3, through Monday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Member – $655/Nonmember – $855
24 CEU Credits

PHTA Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Course (CPO)
Sunday, Nov. 3, through Monday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$375
16 Technical Credit Hours, 1.6 IACET CEUs

NPC — National Plasterers Council Start-Up Certification
Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Member – $490/Nonmember – $690


Don’t Miss Visiting with Our Partners

  • Anderson Manufacturing Co. – Booth #1150
  • Aqua Creek – Booth #1639
  • CMP – Booth #923 / 1035
  • H2flow Controls – Booth #1143
  • Haviland – Booth #1838
  • Industrial Test Systems – Booth #1622
  • LaMotte – Booth #411
  • NC Brands – Booth #617
  • Pentair – Booth #610 / 700
  • Pleatco – Booth #1328
  • Pool Chasers Podcast – Booth #759
  • RB Retail & Service Solutions – Booth #744
  • Taylor Technologies – Booth #1607
  • PoolPro Magazine – Booth #309 (say hi to our team and sign up for a free subscription)

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