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Industry meets in Vegas for the first time post pandemic

International Pool | Spa Patio Expo
Nov. 15 – 17
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas

PoolPro has compiled the best events, seminars and booths for service professionals to visit at the PSP.


PHTA Awards of Excellence

Brahms Ballroom in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas

Monday, Nov. 14 

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Recipients of the 2022 International PHTA Awards of Excellence will be honored with a reception. The annual event is among the largest and most well-renowned design competitions in the pool and hot tub industries. These awards recognize exceptional installations of pools, spas, hot tubs and water features that showcase the most beautiful, creative and innovative work in the industry. Each year, hundreds of entries are submitted by builders across the U.S. and the world.

Other recipients recognized:

• Builder of the Year

• Service Professional of the Year

• Retailer of the Year

• Young Professional of the Year

• Volunteer of the Year

• Chapter of the Year

Keynote: CEO Panel

Third floor ballroom

Tuesday, Nov. 15 

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Kick-off the PSP/Deck Expo with inspiration from leaders at top manufacturing companies with a CEO panel. This rare panel is an opportunity to hear about current trends and expectations for the future of the pool, spa and patio industries. The panel will be moderated by Manny Perez de la Mesa, former CEO of Poolcorp.


Rick Roetken, president of The Americas, Hayward Industries, Inc.

Dave Jackson, CEO, Jacuzzi Group Worldwide

Ardy Arani, CEO and managing director, Big Green Egg

Matt McDermott, president, Heritage Division/SRS 

Landon Tarvin, vice president, Deckorators

PHTA WAVE Network Young Professionals Reception

West hall terrace 

Tuesday, Nov. 15

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

A free event, open to all industry professionals under the age of 40, intended to offer opportunities for attendees to socialize and network with other young professionals in the pool, spa and outdoor living industries. While there is no cost to attend, organizers ask that one reserves their ticket when registering for the show. For more information, email wave@phta.org.

First-Time Attendee Reception

Third floor terrace

Tuesday, Nov. 15

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

First-time expo attendees are invited to this reception designed to provide an opportunity to introduce oneself to other attendees and meet the PSP/Deck Expo team. The first hour of this welcome party [referenced below] will happen concurrently with the reception.

Welcome Party

West hall terrace 

Tuesday, Nov. 15 

5 – 7 p.m.

Among the kickoff events for the PSP/Deck Expo, this gathering is for all attendees and vendors to mingle and enjoy drinks, food and entertainment.

Heritage Pool Supply Group Benefit Concert

House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas 

Tuesday, Nov. 15

7 – 11 p.m. 

Country music artists Pat Green and Lee Brice will play exclusively for PSP/Deck Expo attendees and exhibitors at this special fundraising event hosted by the Heritage Cares Foundation. The event benefits charities Swim Across America, which raises money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment, and Step Into Swim, which helps underserved communities through free access to swimming lessons. All food and drink will be included. Attendees must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink 

Breakfast of Champions sponsored by PHTA

Las Vegas Convention Center

Wednesday, Nov. 16

7 – 8:30 a.m.

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance’s Breakfast of Champions is a new relationship and idea-building event that connects industry subject-matter experts with a group of peers for a deep dive into solutions around a specific topic.

Attendees will be able to choose among dozens of options, including:

Company culture

How to win contracts

Employee recruiting

Customer service

Financial strategy


Business development

Attendees will be joined by an industry expert who will moderate a 75-minute discussion on the topic that they select.

 This event is appropriate for company owners, managers, supervisors, HR, sales and marketing and design staff. Topics are available in advance, but no advance sign-up is necessary. This is a ticketed event and tables will be first come, first served. Tickets are $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Breakfast is included. 

Pool Nation Awards

Las Vegas Convention Center 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 

6 – 9:30 p.m. 

The Pool Nation Awards recognize companies, products and individuals in various categories in the pool industry and are chosen by leading pool pros. This year, the awards will encompass 24 categories, including Pool Guy and Pool Girl of the year, Sales Rep of the year, Pool Builder of the year, Variable-Speed Pump of the year and many more. The organizers have partnered with PoolPro magazine to showcase dual awards to some of PoolPro’s 30 Under 40 recipients. This is a black-tie event. Registration is limited and tickets are required. For more information visit poolnationawards.com.

Specialty education

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance

PHTA courses start Saturday with on-site exams [excluding the CPO, which will be administered by paper after the course] offered Tuesday, Nov. 15 in two time slots. Attendees must preregister for classes at phta.org/education. Additionally, those attending should submit their certification application for approval, and pay the application fee two weeks before the event.

Certified Service Technician Course

Saturday, Nov. 12 – Monday, Nov. 14 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$1,599 member; $2,099 non-member

Certified Maintenance 

Specialist Course

Saturday, Nov. 12 – Monday, Nov. 14 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Monday

$1,399 member; $1,899 non-member

Certified Pool & Spa Operator Certification Course

Sunday, Nov. 13 – Monday, Nov. 14 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$625 member; $725 non-member

Certified Hot Tub 

Technician Course

Sunday, Nov. 13 – Monday, Nov. 14 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$1,199 member; $1,699 non-member

PHTA | ICC Present the 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code

Monday, Nov. 14 

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$299 member; $399 non-member

American Shotcrete Association

Pre-register at shotcrete.org/education-certification

ASA Shotcrete Nozzleman Education Course Presented by the American Shotcrete Association

Tuesday, Nov. 15  

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$395 member; $425 non-member

Quality Shotcrete — Know It When You See It [WITH Exam]

Wednesday, Nov. 16  

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Quality Shotcrete — Know It When You See It [WITHOUT Exam]

Wednesday, Nov. 16  

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


National Plasterers Council

NPC’s Start-Up Technician Certification Course

Tuesday, Nov. 16 

- Sponsor -

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$490 member; $690 non-member

Watershape University

Watershape University C3611: Essential Plaster Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 13 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Watershape University C2711: Major Renovations Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 13 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Watershape University C3341: Essential Plumbing Workshop

Monday, Nov. 14

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Watershape University B1611: Business Administration Essentials

Monday, Nov. 14

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


GENESIS Construction and Design Schools

Pre-register for all GENESIS courses at phta.org/education; visit poolspapatio.com to see what courses will be offered in Las Vegas.


Water Balance 101

Tuesday, Nov. 15

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

An interactive seminar discussing the parameters of water balance, how the parameters interrelate and how maintaining proper water balance can increase your profit margins. Class will troubleshoot specific water balance scenarios as they relate to unusual conditions and circumstances.

Podium Presents:

5 Ways to Win Locally

This class will be presented on the show floor.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Consumers are changing — new expectations and demands aren’t just a future state — they’re here today. In fact, recent studies show today’s consumers now prefer texting over all other communication channels. It’s time to rethink old marketing strategies and deliver the experience modern consumers have come to expect. [Also available at the same time on Wednesday, Nov. 16.]

Why Not Me? How I Went from Five Startups to Five Multimillion-Dollar Businesses and Why You Can Do It Too

Tuesday, Nov. 15

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Lance Bachmann, founder of ISEO Digital Agency, will discuss tactics in digital marketing, along with systems and processes that he believes can be easily implemented into any business.

Finding Leaks — Turn Headaches into Profits

Wednesday, Nov. 16

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

This class teaches attendees about the basic procedures, techniques and tools that will turn a pesky pool leak problem into a profit making opportunity.  

Maximizing Efficiency: The Role of Specialty Chemicals in Pool Care

Wednesday, Nov. 16

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Sanitizing is the first step to successful pool care, responsible for keeping swimmers safe. Due to current industry conditions, many pool professionals are faced with sanitizing in ways they have not used in the past and are trying to be as effective and efficient as possible. This seminar will focus on the use of specialty chemicals such as borates, enzymes, phosphate removers and clarifiers to maximize the efficiency of chlorine and the overall pool care maintenance program.

10 Secrets to a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy

Wednesday, Nov. 16

10 – 11 a.m.

A class that promises to teach the 10 secrets that will ensure one has a successful digital marketing strategy in place. After attending the class, attendees should be able to align their business for digital success. 

How to do More Service with Reduced Staff

Wednesday, Nov. 16

10 – 11 a.m.

This class helps students discover ways they can improve the overall efficiency, output and profits of their pool business while working with reduced staff. From pricing and sales, to service and operations, all the way to invoicing, students will learn and discuss ways to reach their business goals by optimizing their company using industry best practices. 

Staining, Scaling and Discoloration: Identification, Prevention and Removal

Wednesday, Nov. 16

10 – 11 a.m.

The goal of this course is to help students better understand pool stains and discolorations, why they occur and how to prevent them from coming back. 

How To Make Chlorine Last Longer

Wednesday, Nov. 16

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

In the current era of product scarcity and high demand, chlorine sanitizers have become a precious commodity. Terry Arko will present the causes of high chlorine demand and offer clear, practical solutions that allow for chlorine to be more effective and lasting in pool water.

Fast Friends — Quickly Bond with Your Clients to Discover What They Really Want

Thursday, Nov. 17

7:30 – 9 a.m.

This class teaches the secret to bonding with clients through speech, body language and neuro-linguistic programming.

Hiring, Managing and Leading in Pool Service

Thursday, Nov. 17

7:30 – 9 a.m.

Veteran owners of pool companies discuss their experiences hiring, managing and leading in the pool service industry as part of a panel-style question and answer session.

Myths of Water Chemistry and Testing

Thursday, Nov. 17

7:30 – 9 a.m.

An interactive seminar that presents and discusses the most held myths and errors concerning testing for pool/spa water and how to recognize and overcome these misrepresentations, resulting in increased credibility and optimum customer service.

VGBA Field Application and Inspections

Thursday, Nov. 17

7:30 – 9 a.m.

Identify requirements to successfully evaluate existing pools and spas as well as new build plans for VGBA compliance. The session will focus on the three key elements of the standard: drain size, sump specification and actual pump flow. Additionally there will be a brief discussion on the history of the standard, focused on what pros need to know to be successful in the field, including document compliance. The class will also include an interactive question and answer session with Steve Barnes and Steve Getzoff, PHTA legal counsel.

Consolidation of the Pool Service Industry: From the Experts

Thursday, Nov. 17

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

The CEOs of two of the largest pool service consolidators, National Pool Partners and Smart Pool Services, discuss the trend of consolidation in the industry, what it means for the service sector and answer questions from the audience about consolidation.  

Pool Inspections — The Why, Who, How and When

Thursday, Nov. 17

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

The idea of pool inspections has been around for a long time — however, their place in the industry has always been a bit uncertain. Learn why this service is so important and how it can benefit everyone from the pool owner to the pool service company. Learn who makes a good candidate to perform an inspection. Learn how the inspection is performed; what tools or equipment may be beneficial; what legal considerations may exist; how to convey information; and what reporting format works best. Learn when to inspect the pool and what the challenges may be at different times of the year.


Anderson Manufacturing Company 4844

Aqua Creek Products 6269

AquaStar Pool Products 7155

Biolab/NC Brands 6752

Blueray XL Mineral Purifier 4540

Chlorine Genie 4351

Clear Comfort 7161

Controlomatic 5034 

Explore Industries 7952

FROG Products 5955

H2flow Controls 4541

Hammer-Head 4349

Hasa 4635


Industrial Test Systems, Inc. 6563

LaMotte Company 6155

LOU – powered by Evosus 4940

Maytronics 4139

Pivot Pool Products 5862

Pleatco 4745

Pool Nation Podcast 4344

PoolRx Mineral Technology 7366

Poolside Tech 6575

Ramuc Pool Paint 4834

Raypak, Inc. 7544

RB Retail & Service Solutions 7166

Skimmer 4251

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