PSP/Deck Expo 360 News

Building and Maintenance Product Prices Skyrocket Amid Supply Chain Shortages

May 19, 2021

On the one hand, demand is higher than it’s been in some time. But pool and spa professionals may have trouble meeting this demand due to what some are describing as an “unprecedented” supply chain shortage.

10 Ways to Weather Challenging Market Forces

May 19, 2021

After a tumultuous year, most pool and spa pros are seeing growth throughout their business. Despite this, surveys indicate that it will require additional efforts to keep profitability on track. Here are 10 suggestions.

Survey: What Challenges Affect Your Business Most?

May 19, 2021

Supply chain bottlenecks, training, labor shortages and just not enough time to get everything done. All these are common challenges for pool and spa pros today. Take our simple anonymous online survey and tell us which ones are affecting your business. We'll share the results in the next newsletter. Thanks!

Leaders in the pool, spa, patio, and outdoor living industries will reunite in-person

April 22, 2021

The live event takes place Nov. 13–18 in Dallas, Texas; registration opens in June.

Survey: Help PSP/Deck Expo Decide Where to Go

April 22, 2021

PSP/Deck Expo is considering five cities for the event in 2023. Help us make an informed decision by answering a few questions.

6 Ways Pool and Spa Pros Can Attract New Customers Post-Pandemic

April 21, 2021

In this Q&A, Brad Yoho, Director of Marketing from Dave Yoho Associates, discusses the state of lead generation in 2021, while also analyzing some of the most common mistakes that are made.

Setting the Record Straight on Guardrail Infill Spacing

April 21, 2021

Guardrails prevent people from falling off decks and being injured. But guardrail infill requirements confuse a lot of people. Here's what you need to know to stay within the code — and ensure safety.

Leads Are Precious. Here's How You're Probably Mishandling Yours.

March 17, 2021

Lead costs continue to escalate. As such, it is important to utilize “lower cost” lead sources while simultaneously using your leads more efficiently. Whether you are aware of it or not, you and/or your personnel may be mishandling leads.

Not Treating Field-Treat Lumber Cuts on Decks? Here's Why It's Time to Start.

March 17, 2021

If you're not field-treating lumber cuts then you're likely building decks and outdoor structures west of the Rockies.  If you are you're likely building to the east. Here's why field-treating is important for everyone. 

Got Subs? You Need to Protect Yourself from Legal and Financial Jeopardy

February 17, 2021

As pool pros head into a new year with a new administration in Washington, legal experts are warning that employers need to shore up any lax policies that may be misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Such misclassifications can lead to devastating fines, penalties and back pay. 

Supercharge Sales and Marketing in 2021 By Overcoming These 5 Challenges

February 9, 2021

These challenges could have a detrimental effect on your profitability in 2021. It is imperative that you are not only aware of their impact, but develop action plans for overcoming them.

Business Leaders: Improve Employee Connections With These 3 Steps

February 17, 2021

If your team perceives that, somehow, you're in the cozy executive suite while they're out doing the hard work of the organization, that represents a disconnect and a cost. Here's how to fix both.

4 Key Reasons to Give Back to Your Community

January 20, 2021

What’s good for your community and your industry can be very good for your business, too. Want to get in on the action? Here are some ways volunteer initiatives help pool, spa and hot tub businesses thrive. 

Why You Need to Ask Yourself Lou Holtz’s 3 Rules and 4 Questions

January 20, 2021

Legendary football coach Lou Holtz's unique philosophy on life includes three rules and four questions that are surprisingly pertinent to business leaders. Here's why.

Expand Industry Connections with New PSP/Deck Expo Newsletter

January 20, 2021

With business booming, pool, spa and patio pros need ways to exchange ideas, explore new products and business practices and generally connect more than ever. That’s why we launched the all-new PSP/Deck Expo enewsletter.

The first-ever PSP/Deck Expo – Virtual Edition connected industry leaders and influencers

December 15, 2020

The 2021 season kicked off via the industry’s premier event