Special Events

Make connections you'll never forget.

The International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo, co-located with DeckExpo offers a wealth of special events throughout the week, designed to create networking opportunities for attendees to mix and mingle with peers, colleagues, friends, mentors, and vendors. Attendees are encouraged to enrich their on-site experience by attending these events. 


PHTA WAVE Young Professionals Network Event

Tuesday, November 16 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Gilley's Dallas

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. 


The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge

Wednesday, November 17 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Show Floor Education

Are you up for this year's challenge? The clients and their long list of requirements are fictitious but the contest is real. Design the ultimate outdoor oasis with a million-dollar budget.

Five finalists, including one student, will be selected to receive a trip to the PSP/Deck Expo where they will be present their rendering to their peers. Voting will be live and the winning designer will receive a $5,000 cash prize.


GENESIS® Annual Family Reunion & Winemaker Dinner

Wednesday, November 17 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Location: The Tower Club

Engage with fellow GENESIS® students, sponsors, faculty, and industry personnel on this special occasion. Enjoy some incredible wines and relish an extraordinary 4-course meal.


Welcome Party

Tuesday, November 16 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gilley's Dallas

Join your colleagues and kick off the week! The Welcome Party will be at a fun local spot: Gilley's Dallas! and feature food, drinks, and entertainment!

At the Welcome Party, attendees and exhibitors can network, see a great view of the Dallas skyline, and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers.Trolleys will be available to take folks back and forth from the Omni Hotel (the host hotel).


Pool Prize Party

Pool Prize Party

Thursday, November 18 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Show Floor

The Pool Prize Party will wrap up the last day of the show with tons of laughter, excitement, and giveaways. Displayed within the Product Showcase will be various products in the Pool Prize Party.

As an attendee, you will receive a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win prizes. Collect additional tickets (and increase your chance of winning!) by visiting booths of participating exhibitors.


Pool Prize Party

BBQ Bash

Wednesday, November 17 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Grill + Chill Area

We’ll fire up the grill, and attendees can kick up their feet and enjoy a chill area. Once the expo hall closes on Wednesday, the BBQ Bash starts, outdoors, in the Grill + Chill Area.

Attendees can network, enjoy refreshments, and devour the goodies being roasted, grilled, poached, and more.