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The Pool & Spa Show

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PoolPro has compiled the best events, seminars and booths for service professionals to visit at the Pool & Spa Show.

Expo Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 23

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 25

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Showroom Floor Education

The Training Wall (booth 2655) has three full days of interactive demonstrations.

Events

Monday, January 22

Welcome Party

7-10 p.m. 

The Avalon Room, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

Ticket: $25

Tuesday, Janaury 23

PHTA WAVE Network Young Professionals Reception : Success Stories from the Young Pool & Hot Tub Professionals 

5-6 p.m. 

Free, but preregistration is required 

Come meet with fellow young pool and hot tub professionals for networking and sharing keys to success through shared stories and open discussion with industry leaders.

Conference Education

Seminar topics as well as dates and times are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit ThePoolSpaShow.com

Monday, January 22

Women in the Industry Leadership Workshop: A Personal Deep Dive

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Members: $195

NonMembers: $245

This full-day workshop will include networking, interactive presentations and a lot of fun. Spend the day with women who work in all aspects of our industry and learn from each other.

This year, we will take a deep dive to discover your personality traits and how they affect your connections with co-workers, staff, customers and more. Through interactive exercises, you’ll have the chance to apply what you’ve learned to real-world scenarios and gain new insights into your strengths, weaknesses and work style. Find out how to use this information to work more effectively and build stronger relationships.

This workshop was created by women in the industry for women in the industry. A professional facilitator will lead the meeting, and every workshop aspect will include insights from women like you.

The day’s schedule will include:

Caffeine and Connections

Join us for coffee or juice and a chance to reconnect or meet new friends.

Getting to Know YOU

Take part in a personality assessment inspired by the DISC behavioral assessment. Uncover your predominant behavior style — assertive and results-oriented; outgoing and persuasive; patient and reliable; or organized and conscientious. Beyond your style, you’ll gain a crucial understanding of how the different personality types communicate, connect and resolve conflict. 

Deeper Dive: Difficult Conversations

Now that you’ve learned more about your communication style and how other styles approach conversations, you’ll get the chance to role-play difficult conversations that happen at work, such as negotiations, customer complaints and employee conflicts. 

Lunch & Listen

Enjoy lunch and the chance to get to know other attendees. 

Deeper Dive: Setting Healthy Boundaries

Establishing healthy boundaries can be a game-changer. Whether at work or home, asking for what you need from a relationship can be intimidating. Once established, boundaries can minimize conflicts and maximize your well-being.

Deeper Dive: Developing Your Personal Brand

What do people think when they hear your name? Gaining clarity on your brand will help you showcase your professional skills and personal values so you can attract the right opportunities. 

Stretch & Reflect

This gentle yoga session will get you up and moving. Take the chance to recenter yourself as we prepare to wrap up the day’s work. No special attire or equipment is needed.

Visualize Your Success

Take everything you’ve learned about yourself and create your vision board for 2024. This interactive activity will give you tools to clarify your goals and make them more tangible. Creating your vision board will be a fun and creative way to visualize your success. You’ll also learn tips for keeping yourself accountable throughout the year.

Genesis Education

Sunday, Jan. 21 – Tuesday, Jan. 23

GENESIS C201: CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools

Day 1 and 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 3: 8 a.m. – Noon 

Speakers: Terry Brannon, Rocky Wisley and Ken Milbery

Tracks: Certification

Sunday, Jan. 21 – Monday, Jan. 22

GENESIS D231: Color Theory & Its Application 

Day 1 and 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Speaker: Feras Irikat

Tracks: Specialty

Monday, Jan. 22

GENESIS D250: How to Convert Design and Style into Sales 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Speaker: John Kenyon 

Tracks: Specialty

Tuesday, Jan. 23

GENESIS C406: Pool Shell Cracking in Shotcrete/Gunite Construction

9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Speaker: Rocky Wisley 

Tracks: Technical

GENESIS D131: Identifying New Business & Design Trends

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: Feras Irikat

Tracks: Business

GENESIS B246: Top Tips on Using Design to Close the Sale

1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Speaker: John Kenyon 

Tracks: Business

GENESIS C424: Dampproofing Solution and Best Practices

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Speaker: Ken Milbery

Tracks: Technical

Wednesday, Jan. 24

GENESIS D227: Collaboration Between a Designer and a Technical Advisor

9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Speakers: Feras Irikat and Ken Milbery

Tracks: Technical

GENESIS C103: Shotcrete

1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Speaker: Rocky Wisley 

Tracks: Technical

GENESIS E312: Understanding Water Current

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Speaker: Terry Brannon 

Tracks: Technical

PHTA Education

Sunday, Jan. 21 – Tuesday, Jan. 23

PHTA | Certified Maintenance Specialist

Day 1 and 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Day 3: 8 a.m. – noon

Speaker: Bob Barzilay

Tracks: Certification

PHTA | Certified Service Technician 

Day 1 and 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Day 3: 8 a.m. – noon

Speaker: Trevor Sherwood 

Tracks: Certification

Sunday, Jan. 21 – Monday, Jan. 22

PHTA | Certified Pool Operator

Day 1 and 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Speaker: Eric Brett 

Tracks: Certification

Wednesday, Jan. 24

PHTA Certification Exam Day

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Moderator: Neptune Benson

Tracks: Certification

Thursday, Jan. 25

PHTA: Exploring the Myths of Water Quality with Science

8:30 – 10 a.m. 

Speakers: Jody O’Grady, Joseph Laurino and Jim Egan 

Tracks: Technical

PHTA: RDPs, AHJs, Builders, Service Companies, Testing/Certification & VGBA: Impact of New Changes to APSP-16 Drain

Cover Standard

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Speaker: Steve Barnes 

Tracks: Technical

Watershape University Education

Sunday, Jan. 21 – Monday, Jan. 22

CONSTRUCTION 2711: Essential Major Renovation Workshop

Day 1 and 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Speakers: Bill Drakeley and Paolo Benedetti 

Tracks: Specialty

CONSTRUCTION 3611: Essential Plaster Workshop 

Day 1 and 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Speakers: Bill Drakeley, Jon Temple and Johan Temple

Tracks: Specialty

ENGINEERING 4411: Essential Electrical Workshop

Day 1 and 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Speakers: David Peterson and Paolo Benedetti 

Tracks: Specialty

Monday, Jan. 22

CONSTRUCTION 4271: Vanishing & Slot-Edge Design, Engineering and Construction

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

- Sponsor -

Speakers: David Peterson and Rick Chafey 

Tracks: Specialty

BUSINESS 1121: Operating Philosophies & Policies

1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Speaker: Chris Volk

Tracks: Business

Tuesday, Jan. 23

CONSTRUCTION 1711: Pool Renovation Inspection Checklist: Considerations for a Successful Project

1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Speaker: Paolo Benedetti 

Tracks: Technical

Wednesday, Jan. 24

CONSTRUCTION 2252: Concrete Defect Identification and Prevention

8:30 – 11: 45 a.m. 

Speaker: Bill Drakeley

Tracks: Technical

BUSINESS 3421: Financial Planning for the Next Economic Slowdown

9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Speaker: Chris Volk

Tracks: Business

SERVICE 3121: Electricity, Bonding and Controls for Service Professionals

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: Paolo Benedetti 

Tracks: Technical

Thursday, Jan. 25

CONSTRUCTION 2421: Handing it Over: Startups, Punch Lists & Project Closeouts

8:30 – 10 a.m. 

Speaker: David Peterson 

Tracks: Technical

General Education

Monday, January 22

Comprehensive Water Chemistry for Residential Pools

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Speakers: Terry Arko and Rob Stewart

Tracks: Specialty

Rookie to All-Star: The Fundamentals of Pool Service

12:30 – 5 p.m. 

Speaker: Brian Diglio

Tracks: Specialty

Understanding & Troubleshooting Automation

1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Speaker: Keith Roberts 

Tracks: Technical

Using Finance to Grow Your Business in 2024 and Beyond

1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Speaker: Larry Collins 

Tracks: Business

Tuesday, January 23

Basic Water Chemistry for Service Techs

8:30 – 11:45 a.m. 

Speaker: Paul Gillio 

Tracks: Technical

Liner Measurements: Tech to Pro

9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Speaker: John Vowels 

Tracks: Technical

Plaster and Fill Water:  How to Prevent a Disaster

9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Speaker: Jana Auringer 

Tracks: Technical

Resilient Pool Service: How to Make More and Do Less

9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Speaker: Jennifer Labuda 

Tracks: Business

Salt Chlorine Generation — Do’s and Don’ts to Make Saltwater Pools Easier to Maintain and Operate

9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Speaker: Sean Assam 

Tracks: Technical

Recreational Water Balance

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Speaker: Jody O’Grady 

Tracks: Technical

Service Touch Points — Nine Critical Points of Contact that Affect Customer Loyalty

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Speaker: Anne Obarski

Tracks: Business

Wednesday, January 24

De-Mystifying Pool/Spa Heat Pumps

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: TJ Redman 

Tracks: Technical

Troubleshooting Pools: Solving the Top Four Issues That Plague Pools

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: Alicia Stephens 

Tracks: Technical

What Are You Lighting?

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: Steve Santucci

Tracks: Technical

Advanced Leak Detection for the Seasonal Professional

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Speakers: Christine Pearson and John Stinemire

Tracks: Technical

Proper Techniques for Prepping a Pool Shell for Plastering

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Speaker: Rob Romano 

Tracks: Technical

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