Check Out the Show Daily

Live from the 2017 PSP Expo, these Show Dailies give you a complete run-down of show features, education sessions, and special events happening each day of the show, as well as features of special interest, including exhibitor profiles and more.

Show Daily: Day 3

IPSSA Establishes Industry Disaster Relief Foundation

The new disaster relief foundation is something everyone in the pool industry will be eager to learn more about. 

APSP Announces New Partnership

Here's what we know so far about the news shared during the association's annual awards reception in Orlando.

Scenes from the Genesis Winemaker Dinner

The design group toasted its members during the annual PSP Expo.  

Top Advice from Industry Experts on Disaster Preparedness

Industry experts offer tips on how to handle the next big natural disaster.   

Expo Attendees Kick Back at PSP Block Party

The conclusion to day two of the 2017 PSP Expo was celebrated with a barbecue behind the convention center.

PSP Expo 2017: Images from the Show Floor

Attendees enjoyed everything from education and networking to wine and prize-winning. Here's a quick image recap from Orlando. 

Pleatco Celebrates 10 Years of Perfect Pool People

A ceremony on Day 2 of the PSP Expo reunited winners of the coveted service award. 

PAST LIVES: Jim Van Fleet on His Work with a NonProfit Before Joining the Hot Tub Industry

Were it not for a rewarding career at a nonprofit, Jim Van Fleet may have followed a very different path in life. 

PAST LIVES: Jon Krawczyk Remembers How Working With His Father Shaped His Career

Washing and detailing cars for his father taught him to pay attention to the little things in business. 

Must-See Products from the 2017 PSP Expo

PSN staffer Erin Ansley picks some initial product favorites from the annual trade show. 

PAST LIVES: Noah Babcock on Teaching in China and How It is Shaping his Future

Thanks to recent experiences, the service tech learned valuable lessons that he'll carry with him for a lifetime. 

Show Daily: Day 2

Best New & Best Green Products Announced at PSP Expo

Discover which products turned the judges heads this year. 

PSP Expo Attendees Cut Loose at Annual Welcome Party

Day one of the 2017 PSP Expo came to a close with a party at Howl at the Moon in Orlando. Check out these images of the action.

SWIMN Holds Second Annual Networking Event

The women's networking and mentorship event was held at the PSP Expo.

PAST LIVES: Teri Wiltshire of Master Pools Guild Reveals the Strings of Her Puppeteering Past

Career paths can take very interesting twists and turns. Teri Wiltshire’s included co-founding a successful children’s entertainment company — which she credits with helping gain her post as MPG’s special projects manager. Guided by lessons learned from her company, Wiltshire has forged a satisfying career path in this industry. 

PAST LIVES: Rebecca Smith of Splash Pool Management Goes from Nurse to Pool Service Pro

An experience at her local pool led to a new career path. 

Here's What's Happening Today at the 2017 PSP Expo

Don't miss out on all these exciting events at the show.

Metrostudy Reports More New Pools Than Expected

It looks as if new-pool growth over 2016 will exceed expectations. 

Meet Pleatco's 2017 Perfect Pool Guy and Gal

One has a knack for problem solving. The other is a dynamic designer. Both are enthusiastic about an industry that offers opportunities to pursue their passions.

PAST LIVES: From Food Science to Pool Service: Kirk Bradley of On-Time Pool Service Credits His Background in Chemistry and Marketing for Industry Success

Before he founded one of Sarasota, Fla.’s leading pool-service firms, Kirk Bradley sported a lab coat and concocted new recipes as a food scientist. His career in food spanned more than a decade before he decided to be his own boss at On-Time Pool Service.

Show Daily: Day 1

Meet the New Exhibitors

There are more than 80 new exhibitors this year. Here's the complete list and where to find them on the show floor.

Expo Offers VIP Program to Builders and Retailers

Qualifying high-volume companies may receive free expo registration and even complimentary hotel stays.

Reading is Fundamental

Learn about these books written by APSP chairman and son of Jandy founder/inventor. 

PAST LIVES: NSPF CEO Tom Lachocki on How He Got His Start

While working his way through college, Tom Lachocki took a grueling landscape job. But a chance encounter with a seeming heckler led to the path he actually sought — and eventually to his executive post with the aquatics foundation.

PAST LIVES: Michael Wagner of Pool Scouts Reveals How His Early Jobs Taught Him to Go the Extra Mile

Providing great customer service at tip-based jobs paved the way for happy customers and extra money. 

Before and After the Storm: Disaster Safety, Prevention, and Response

PSP Expo will facilitate a FREE panel discussion on disaster safety, prevention, and response.

New Products Revealed at 2017 PSP Expo

Check out the newest products to come to market in the pool and spa industry.    

PAST LIVES: Retired Prison Guard Robert Flynn of Proven Water Solutions Keeps RWI Under Lock and Key

Robert Flynn went from guarding prisons to guarding pools against recreational water illnesses. After nearly 30 years of working in the New Jersey penal system, he became accustomed to working long hours and responding with urgency, which has served him well as a pool service pro. 

PAST LIVES: Callanan of North Shore Pool and Spa Learned the Pool Business by way of the Flower Business

Customer service turned out to be the most important part of running his own operation.  

Show Daily: Pre-Show Edition

Welcome to the 2017 PSP Expo!

There are a few significant changes to this year's event. Here's what you need to know. 

After Hours Fun

Want to unwind after the show? Consider these fun nightspots. 

Orlando Restaurant Scene is Heaven for Foodies

Whether you crave a dining “experience” or just a delicious escape from hours of talking shop in the convention center, you’re sure to find it in O-Town.

Introducing 'Past Lives'

How PSN's staff learned some of life's most valuable lessons from jobs outside the industry. 

Attention Manufacturers: Call for Entries

We're now accepting entries for the 2018 New Products Issue. Here's how you can submit your product.

Here's the Schedule for the 2017 PSP Expo in Orlando

Keep track of events and seminars with this online guide.

Educational Opportunities Abound in Orlando

There’s truly something for every pool trade education need. Here are a few highlights. 

Join Metrostudy for its U.S. Residential Pool Markets Report Session

You won't want to miss this special session on the latest outlook for the pool industry.

PAST LIVES: Brian Van Bower of Genesis Recalls His Cabana Boy Past

The Genesis co-founder Brian Van Bower likes to joke that one of his first jobs was rubbing suntan oil on people. But his experience as a cabana boy at a beachside resort continues to manifest itself in a mindset that helps him thrive in the world of high-end pool and spa design. 

PAST LIVES: Pam Vinje on the Kids' Show That Taught Her to Bring People Together

A fun and whimsical project meant to bring together children from different backgrounds had a life-long impact on those kids. But former association exec and media specialist Pam Vinje also walked away with skills that enhanced her ability to join industry forces.