Call for Presentations at the 2019 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo

Mark your calendar for the 2020 Call for Proposals

Presenting at conferences offers numerous perks, including PR and networking opportunities. As a prominent voice, you'll be giving commercial and residential pool builders, service professionals, outdoor living retailers, and other industry stakeholders the know-how to compete in a rapidly changing business environment.

Special consideration is given to the most innovative, dynamic, and tactful presentations. We receive hundreds of presentation proposals every year, so please keep that in mind. Your submission should be thoughtful and complete.

Please note: Companies that qualify for exhibiting in the show must be participating as exhibitors in the show to be considered for a presentation. To exhibit in the show, contact

The Call for Proposals for the 2020 PSP Expo will open in late 2019. Stay tuned for updates.

Topics our core attendee base has expressed in learning about include:


  • Understanding basic pool electric, bonding, current flow, etc.
  • Advanced automation and advanced water treatment
  • Water testing
  • Pool environmental impacts/water regulations
  • Water borne disease controls
  • Start up a pool maintenance company
  • Maintenance, chlorine generators, new products.
  • Different pool tools. Example – Cleaning tools.


  • Advanced construction techniques of outdoor living design. Example: fireplace construction
  • Layout of design elements
  • Pool design concepts


  • Detailed examples of pool failures and how to overcome them

Money Matters/Sales

  • Selling your pool and spa business
  • Job costing, competitive pricing

General Business

  • Peer to peer discussion groups discussing best practices
  • Startups       
  • Store owner classes
  • Dealing with problematic customers
  • Project management
  • Employee retention and how to get good people
  • Overtime laws/compliance
  • How to get and utilize digital analytics
    (internet, Facebook. Etc.)
  • Marketing plans - budgets


  • Retail merchandising, employee training and customer service
  • Ruthless, actionable sales information with measured data points