The Pool and Spa Industry's Choice for Education

Education for every segment, every level.

The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo's conference is where thought-leaders come together to deliver the highest standard of education. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional, there are classes and courses for everyone!  The best value in education is the, Conference Super Pass, which includes access to all conference sessions, access to the Expo Hall and all show floor education, the HWMI U.S. Residential Pools Market Report session, and the Welcome Party.

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PSP Expo Core Conference Tracks



Learn to stay viable in competitive market with courses designed for pool builders/watershape designers with sessions including case studies, installation techniques, and structural and hydraulic considerations.

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General Business

General Business

Learn how to build business, lead a team, and generate growth for a whole track designed for business professionals.

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Commercial Pool


Courses specifically designed for the commercial operator in mind.

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Hot Tub


Drive leads and profits through marketing and showroom strategies proven to deliver results.

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Outdoor Living

Diversify your product mix and earn the latest trends in outdoor living and landscape design.

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APSP Education

Presented by APSP

Courses Presented by APSP

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Pool and Spa Service


Learn from experts about water balance, leak detection, troubleshooting, and maintenance, as well as tips to drive your business forward.

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Genesis Pool Spa Education

Presented by GENESIS

Courses Presented by GENESIS

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Show Floor Education & Demonstrations

Education on the show floor is free to all attendees as part of PSP Expo's commitment to industry and professional development.


Registration is strongly recommended, but not required, and seating for all floor education is limited.


The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP)

Below, please find APSP programs offered at the 2018 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. Registration to these programs include access to the Expo Hall, Welcome Party, and a Conference Super Pass. All sessions and events require pre-registration.


Courses offered by APSP University at the 2018 PSP Expo:


  • APSP Pool & Construction Course (PSCC)
  • APSP Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician Courses (CST)
  • APSP Certified Pool & Spa Hot Tub Technician Course (CHTT)
  • APSP Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist (CMS)
  • APSP Train the Trainer Course (TTT)
  • APSP Professional Pool and Spa Operator Commercial Certification (Hybrid PPSO)

GENESIS® Construction and Design Schools

The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo brings the world-class, IACET accredited education of Genesis University® to its attendees. From the Design Schools, to the diverse classes, to the enriching show floor Lifestyle Booth topics, the standards and instructors are superb.


Courses offered by GENESIS® at the 2018 PSP Expo:

  • CONSTRUCTION 401: Advanced Watershape Construction
  • DESIGN 102: Sketching and Freehand Communication
  • DESIGN 211: Elements of Design
  • DESIGN 431: Advanced Color Theory
  • ENGINEERING 211: Basic Fluid Engineering

Additional Industry Certification Programs