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2014 PSP Expo expands commercial offerings

Careful review of the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo attendance demographics, a comprehensive look at the state of the construction industry and a thorough analysis of the pool, spa and outdoor living industry, are the key factors in a launch of the Commercial segment expansion at the 2014 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo.

PSP Expo will feature a Commercial Pavilion, on-floor Education Classroom, exhibitor commercial product listings in the show program and other marketing resources to make finding the commercial information at the show simple.

Recent historical analysis of the PSP Expo attendee demographics showed a rise in the number of commercial attendance. In 2013, nearly 40 percent of the PSP Expo attendees stated they work within some portion of the commercial segment of the industry. This information, coupled with MetroStudy’s data on the steady rise in commercial construction projects and the feedback from leaders in the pool, spa and backyard industries triggered the need for PSP Expo to offer the same great level of service, products, exhibits and networking opportunities they have primarily provided to the residential segment, to the commercial segment as well. A complete list of commercial show offerings can be located at www.PoolSpaPatio.com/Commercial.

“It is our goal to see the entire pool, spa and backyard industry grow and succeed,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, director, International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. “The commercial segment expansion will provide some key insights for our commercial attendees. The show will continue to grow this segment each year in order to provide the critical business tools and information for business success for all attendees.”

Commercial Pavilion

Visit the exhibitors in the Commercial Pavilion to find commercial products and services on display. Some participating exhibitors are Chlorking, Inc. (Booth #4832), Gunite Supply and Equipment (Booth #4730), National Plasters Council (Booth #4632), Protect-A-Child Pool Fence (Booth #4729), Saftron (Booth #4629), Stenner Pump Company (Booth #4630), The Rubber Depot (Booth #4732).

In addition to the exhibitors within the Commercial Pavilion, PSP Expo created a listing of additional show floor exhibitors who carry commercial products and services.

Commercial Education Sessions

Located on the show floor next to the Commercial Pavilion, the Commercial Education Classroom, Booth #4635, will feature commercial focused learning opportunities to increase the knowledge for current commercial industry professionals as well as bridge the gap for residential professionals seeking to expand their businesses into the commercial segment. Classes will be available in the classroom on the show floor and are complimentary in 2014 for this inaugural year of the commercial expansion.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m., “Examining Pump Efficiency” will show attendees how to reduce monthly operating expenses by employing energy-smart equipment starts by examining pump and filter efficiency. At 2:00 p.m., “Water Chemistry for Commercial Pools- The Science and Regulations” will cover a range of water chemistry topics for commercial pools, from water balance to sanitation. In addition to the technical know-how for maintaining water chemistry, the current and impending codes, laws and standards will be discussed.

Thursday, Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m., learn some of the challenges in high bather load facilities in “Making Commercial Water Better: Enhanced Filtration for The Prevention of RWI’s in Commercial Pools.” At 2:00 p.m., “Science and Re-emergence of UV, Ozone and Advanced Oxidation for Commercial Aquatic Venues” will provide a technical review of the science and engineering of UV, ozone and advanced oxidation for commercial aquatic venues, such as pools, spas and spray parks.

Additional Commercial Education Offering

The show endorser, Genesis 3, is offering CONSTRUCTION 251: “Commercial Pools & Waterparks” as an offering in the Genesis 3 Design Schools on Monday, Nov. 3 and Tuesday, Nov. 4 (two-day course) from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Residential pool builders attempting larger commercial projects can quickly get themselves into trouble by not understanding the additional hurdles and associated time and expense required of larger projects. This program establishes expectations from planning to operations and guides the students toward a successful transition into large projects. Separate registration and fees apply to this course, view the registration packages page.

Commercial Category & Product Listing

The 2014 PSP Expo show program will feature exhibitors who offer products and services to the commercial segment of the industry in the commercial category and product listing. Attendees will quickly and easily find the companies and services they need on the show floor utilizing this resource section of the show program.

Registration Packages

The Super Pass — the best value — includes conference seminars on Wednesday – Friday as well as admission to the Expo, the Welcome Party at B.B. King’s Blues Club, the Keynote, and the BBQ Bash sponsored by Saber Grills and Strong Spas. Advance prices are $225 for APSP members and $285 for non-members.

The Conference Day Pass includes conference seminars on Wednesday only, Thursday only or Friday only as well as, admission to the Expo, the Welcome Party at B.B. King’s Blues Club, the Keynote, and the BBQ Bash sponsored by Saber Grills and Strong Spas. Advance prices are $140 for APSP members and $165 for non-members.

The Expo Only option includes expo admission on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as, admission to the BBQ Bash sponsored by Saber Grills and Strong Spas and the Keynote (must register to attend). Admission fee for APSP members is $25 in advance, non-members pay $40. Admission to the Welcome Party at B.B. King’s Blues Club is not included, but tickets may be purchased separately for $50 in advance.

Admission to the Welcome Party is included in all conference registration packages and may be purchased individually with an Expo Only package.

To register for these packages, attendees should visit www.PoolSpaPatio.com, where program schedules and additional information is posted. For more information, call 972.536.6350 or 888.869.8522.

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