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Special Events

Get Ready for a Spectacular Week

Join us at PSP/Deck Expo, where a ton of special events are waiting just for you!

There's an incredible lineup of activities, ensuring there's never a dull moment throughout the week. It's the perfect chance to meet new friends, connect with colleagues, and rub shoulders with industry experts and vendors. Come join us and be part of an incredible community where networking feels effortless and enjoyable.


Monday, November 13 | 9:15 am - 10:15 am

A great way to kick-start the event!

We'll hear from Anthony Robles, an inspiring 2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion, and subject of the upcoming film, Unstoppable.

Welcome Party

Monday, November 13 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | AYU Dayclub 

An attendee favorite! The Welcome Party is a networking event on the first evening of the show. Attendees and vendors can mingle with colleagues, and enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment at a Las Vegas hotspot - AYU Dayclub at Resorts World. It's a short walk from the convention center.

Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge

Based on a fictitious scenario, designers create an ultimate outdoor oasis with a million-dollar budget. 






PHTA WAVE Young Professionals Network Event

PHTA ANSI & Standards 40th Anniversary Reception

Pool Nation Awards™ 

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Monday, November 13 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to network and socialize with your fellow young professionals. Admission includes select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers. Registration is free, but space is limited, so reserve your ticket when registering for the show. 

Sunday, November 12 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

PHTA will celebrate 40 years of ANSI standards development!
Industry professionals will come together to share their videos, photos, and
memories from over the decades.

Tuesday, November 14 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This year's Pool Nation Awards™ the awards will encompass 24 different 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. These Pool Pros are industry experts and represent the best of the best.



Certified Pool & Spa Operator 50th Luncheon

PHTA Awards of Excellence

Monday, November 13 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

The 50th Anniversary Luncheon promises to be an unforgettable gathering of industry leaders, experts, and CPO-certified professionals and instructors from across the globe.

Sunday, November 12 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to honor the winners of the 2023 PHTA International Awards of Excellence, PHTA Superlative Awards, Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant, and Greg Garrett Scholarship Award.