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Whether you have been a part of the pool and spa industry for 30 years or you've just hosted the ribbon cutting for your very first retail store, it is important in this industry to remain knowledgeable on product offerings.

An easy way to stay ahead of your peers is to attend at least one of the many industry conferences and trade shows available to you. From Palm Springs, Calif., to Atlantic City, N.J., trade shows are a popular off-season destination — and for good reason. They offer hands on demonstrations, technical and business seminars and new products all under one roof. And on the following pages, AQUA has gathered all the information you'll need to plan your show season. Times, dates, locations and special attractions are all detailed in our comprehensive guide.

So join your colleagues at an industry trade show. Not only will you gain knowledge with which to impress your clients, but the networking will be invaluable. We can't wait to see you there!

International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market

Sept. 10-13, 2003

The Merchandise Mart Chicago Trade Show Hours

Wed., Sept. 10. . . . . 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 11 . . . . 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 13 . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


All seminars are complimentary and packed with information on everything from selling and management techniques to product and marketing trends for the industry.

Seminars will run 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 13 in the 8th Floor Market Suites. On Friday, Sept. 12, a seminar will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza following the CFR Breakfast.

Special Events

A welcome reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. View the second .oor Market Suites at the Merchandise Mart while enjoying complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

A CFR Membership Breakfast and Manufacturer Leadership Awards Program is set for Sept. 12 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza's Wolf Point Ballroom, located on the 15th .oor.

The Annual Market Festival will also be held Sept. 12 at the Rock Bottom Brewery, at 1 W. Grand Ave., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Badges are required for admission, and free shuttle services will be available from the first .oor South Lobby of the Merchandise Mart.

Hotel Accommodations

Visit merchandisemart.com or call Mart Travel Services at 800/5288700 for information on participating hotels.

Air Accommodations

Mart Travel Services offers a 10 percent discount for the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market host airline, United Airlines.

To book airline tickets online, visit merchandisemart.com. Discounted .ights may also be booked through a travel agent or by calling United Airlines directly at 800/521-4041.

When calling, mention Meeting ID# 596YA.

Show Information/Registration

Contact: Karla Carey Phone: 312/527-7764 Fax: 312/527-7782 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: merchandisemart.com

23rd Annual World Waterpark Association Symposium & Trade Show

Oct. 1-5, 2003 Palm Springs Convention Center Palm Springs, Calif.

Trade Show Hours

Fri., Oct. 3 . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 4 . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


The World Waterpark Association show offers more than 40 comprehensive seminars and workshops to satisfy the varied educational needs of dealers and their staff.

Several aquatic certification courses will be held throughout the convention, including the American Red Cross Lifeguard Management Training Certification, the Aquatic Facility Operator Certification Course (AFO), the Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Instructor Training Certification & Recertification, the NASCO Lifeguard Instructor Program Certification & Recertification, the WWA Advanced Water Quality Course, and the Ready, Set, Go Program.

Special Events

The WWA Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 a.m.

to 2:00 p.m.

An Opening General Session will be held Friday, Oct. 3 from 11:00 a.m.

to 12:30 p.m.

The Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel Oasis Pool Party will be held Friday, Oct. 3 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Join WWA participants for a night of fun, food, beverages and entertainment.

WWA's night out in downtown Palm Springs will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Join the WWA caravan as it hits several Palm Springs hot spots. The Knott's Soak City U.S.A. Waterpark Bash will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Spend the afternoon at Knotts' 16 acres of water fun.

Hotel Accommodations

Wyndham Palm Springs is the WWA headquarters hotel, and is attached to the convention center. A short walk will get attendees to all of the WWA seminars and trade show activities. The Wyndham Palm Springs rate is $129 per night, plus tax, for a single/double occupancy room. To make reservations, call the hotel directly at 760/416-2924 or 800/996-3426. Reference the World Waterpark Association room block.

Show Information/Registration

Contact: Patty Miller Phone: 913/599-0300 Fax: 913/599-0520 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: waterparks.org

Pool Industry Expo 2003

Oct. 2-4, 2003 Monterey Convention Center Monterey, Calif.

Trade Show Hours

Thurs., Oct. 2 . . . . 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 4. . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Exhibitors may set up in the Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Monterey Convention Center will not accept advance shipments of exhibit material.


Thurs., Oct. 2. . . . . 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3. . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 4 . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Again this year, PIE is offering exhibitors the opportunity to present their products to individuals in a closed session in two-hour time slots during seminar hours. Vendors in assigned rooms will be able to exhibit as well as speak about their products.

The cost is $400 for each time slot at the Doubletree Hotel. Some AV equipment is included, such as an overhead and a screen and stand with electrical hook-up. Additional AV equipment is also available. PIE will also market the seminar in its attendance brochures, Web site and seminar schedules.

Special Events

The Fiesta Barbecue, PIE Olympics and a dance will be held Friday, Oct. 3. The $25 ticket includes an all-youcan-eat barbecue of chicken, ribs and all the trimmings, The Pool Man Band and the Pool Tech Olympics with cash prizes.

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the annual golf tournament will kick off at Monterey's Black Horse Golf Course in Fort Ord, Calif. Each November, this course hosts the PGA Qualifying Tournaments. This year, the Pro-Am will be played at the same time as PIE's Golf Tournament. Cost is $125, which includes an awards banquet to follow at Peter Bee's Brewery in the Monterey Doubletree Hotel.

The 17th annual Collector T-shirt is a special-edition, five-color co-op shirt. The T-shirt will feature an original PIE 2003 design with participating exhibitor's logos prominently displayed. The T-shirts will be given to all paid attendees registered for classes, and will be sold at the show for a small fee. To have your company logo included on the T-shirt, send a co-op fee of $350 with a logo to PIE, P.O. Box 6953, San Rafael, CA, 94903. Logos must be received by Sept. 15. Cost to participate in both the T-shirt and Golf Sponsorship is $425. For additional information, contact Don Koss at 415/883-3743.

Hotel Accommodations

Monterey Doubletree Hotel will serve as the convention center headquarters. The hotel is offering a special rate of $149 per night, plus tax. For reservations, contact the hotel at 831/649-4511.

Show Information/Registration

Contact: Bill Hoy Phone: 650/323-7743 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: poolindustryexpo.com 

International Pool & Spa Expo

Nov. 4-7, 2003

Morial Convention Center New Orleans

Trade Show Hours

Wed., Nov. 5 . . . . . 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 6 . . . .10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 . . . . . .10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Tues., Nov. 4 . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 5 . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 6. . . 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Presented by business experts and industry pros, the seminars have been developed to help improve productivity and profitability throughout a business operation.

Conference highlights include 58 conference sessions in two targeted tracks — Technical Solutions and Business Building — with 30 new seminars, an off-site tour of unique pools and aquatic gardens, and an NSPI Certification Program, in which participants can earn credit hours to advance their careers. Retail roundtables are also available, where discussions will allow participants to share ideas concerning retail operation, including profit-making display ideas, marketing strategies and employee motivation solutions.

Special Events

Take a tour of New Orleans on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., to see unique pools and aquatic gardens in the area.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., keynote speaker Frank Abagnale will entertain audiences with his life story. This event is free to all show participants.

A welcome party will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Tipitinas' The Ruins, across the street from the convention center. The welcome party includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks and live entertainment. The party is free to all show participants. Business casual dress code is requested.

Pool, spa and water feature projects will be presented at the NSPI Awards of Excellence presentation banquet, which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Business casual dress code is requested.

Throughout the Expo, the NSPI Builders Council and Service Council will provide full-scale live workshops of the latest field techniques in a jobsite setting. After each demonstration, visitors can talk with equipment operators and participants to gather more details. The workshops will take place throughout the following times:

Wed., Nov. 5 . . . . 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 6 . . . 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hotel Accommodations

Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For best availability and rates, complete travel plans immediately by contacting Travel Planners at 212/779-6128. Reservations can also be made online at poolandspaexpo.com. The International Pool & Spa Expo's headquarters hotel is the Sheraton Hotel, with rooms available at a rate of $199, plus tax. The following hotels are also available: the co-headquarters hotel, Hilton Riverside ($199/$219), Courtyard by Marriott ($155), Doubletree Hotel ($167), Embassy Suites Hotel New Orleans ($189/$209), Hampton Inn & Suites ($175/$185), Holiday Inn Select ($169), JW Marriott ($175), Ritz Carlton ($249), or the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel ($169/$189).

Air Accommodations

For special discounted rates, please contact the following airlines. Be sure to give the applicable code for the airline you are calling to ensure the best possible discount.

  • American, 800/221-2255 (AN#02N3AA)
  • America West, 800/548-7575 (6701)
  • Continental, 800/468-7022 (UP1T7T)
  • Delta, 800/241-6760 (DMN187999A)
  • Northwest, 800/645-9696 (NMXX4)
  • Southwest, 800/433-5368 (K6442)
  • US Air, 877/877-7687 (58152452)

Car Rentals

For special discounted rates, contact the following preferred rental car agencies. Be sure to give the applicable code for the best possible discount.

  • Alamo: 800/732-3232 (376018GR)
  • Avis: 800/331-1600 (T270299)

Shuttle Buses

Complimentary shuttle buses will operate between official show hotels and the Morial Convention Center.

Show Information/Registration Contact: Kim Wise Phone: 972/536-6350 or 888/869-8522 Fax: 972/536-6365 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: poolandspaexpo.com

Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo

Dec. 7-9, 2003

Toronto Congress Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Trade Show Hours

Mon., Dec. 8 . . . . 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 9. . . . . 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


There will be a mix of technical and business topics presented by industry leaders. All seminars will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Sun., Dec. 7 . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 8 . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 9 . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Special Events

On Monday, Dec. 8, participants may attend an NSPI of Canada Annual General Meeting and Leadership Breakfast at a time and location to be determined.

The Gala Industry Awards Night will feature the presentation of the Canadian Industry's Pool, Spa and Waterfeature Design Awards of Excellence and Business Awards to outstanding pool and spa companies. The evening includes a buffet dinner and entertainment. Time and location to be determined.

Hotel Accommodations

The official hotel is the International Plaza with a room rate of $100 per night.

Show Information/Registration Contact: MaryAnn Kollee Phone: 800/879-7066 or 905/761-7920 Fax: 905/761-8837 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: nspi.ca

Conference & Expo

Jan. 6-8, 2004

Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas

Trade Show

Hours Tues., Jan. 6. . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 7 . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 8 . . . . 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Seminars Tues., Jan. 6 . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 7 . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 8 . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

On Jan. 6-8, more than 50 business and technical seminars will be presented on topics ranging from sales and increasing profit margins to store design and employee management.

Conference registration fees are $140 for the first registrant and $95 for each additional registrant from the same company.

Those participants who attend seven or more conference sessions and register for AQUA Excellence are eligible to receive a plaque. The cost is $40.

On Jan. 4 and Jan. 5, the CPO course will be available.

An all-day seminar with Ray Leone will be offered on Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $197, and a fourth person from the same company attends for free.

AQUA will also be offering a Genesis 3 Design Group pre-conference workshop on Jan. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost to attend is $350.

And as an added bonus, AQUA will also be hosting a pre-conference workshop on Jan. 5, titled Designing for Profits. The workshop, which features Brian Dyches, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $149.

Dealer Roundtables will again be offered. These peer roundtable discussions will be open to full conference attendees at a cost of $25, which includes lunch. Space is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required.

Special Events

The CFR Industry Forum will once again be held in conjunction with the AQUA Show. From Jan. 5-8, casual furniture retailers will hold their annual meeeting and can also attend AQUA events.

AQUA's keynote presentation, by Ed Foreman, will be Jan. 6 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The annual Industry Celebration will also take place Jan. 6 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

Hotel Accommodations

The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will be the headquarters hotel for the AQUA Show, with a special room rate of $199 per night, plus tax.

Rooms are also available at the Luxor for $99 and the Excalibur for $65. To make hotel reservations, contact the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority at 888/892-5822.

Show Information/Registration Contact: Monica Ransom Phone: 800/536-3630 Fax: 949/253-8730 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: aquashow.com

2004 Mid-America Spa & Pool Show

Jan. 21-23, 2004

Pheasant Run Resort St. Charles, Ill.

Last year's show consisted of more than 100 exhibiting companies offering products from pools, spas, parts and accessories to decorative concrete blocks, tiling and gaming equipment.

According to show organizers, the show has doubled its size over the past year.

Trade Show Hours

TBD Seminars TBD

Special Events


Hotel Accommodations

Pheasant Run Resort is featuring a room rate of $119 per night, plus tax.

For reservations, call 630/584-6300.

Show Information/Registration Contact: Janet Svazas Phone: 630/579-3258 Fax: 630/369-2488 E-mail: jsvazas@ association-mgmt.com Web site: midamericashow.com

Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show

Jan. 27-29, 2004

The Atlantic City Convention Center Atlantic City, N.J.

Trade Show Hours

Tues., Jan. 27 . . . 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 28 . . . 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 29 . . 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Seminars Mon., Jan. 26 . . . . . . . . full-day sessions Tues., Jan. 27 . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 28 . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Thurs. Jan. 29 . . . 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


are TBD. A detailed schedule will be included in attendee mailings.

Special Events

The annual Welcome Party will be held Monday, Jan. 26 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at a location to be determined.

The Quarter Century Club will hold its annual breakfast in the Atlantic City Convention Center from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel reservations can be made through the convention Web site at nespapool.org, or completed forms can be mailed to AC Housing Bureau, 2314 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. Official hotels and rates are as follows: The Tropicana Casino and Resort ($67), Hilton ($67), Sheraton at the Atlantic Convention Center ($117), Caesars ($95), Bally's Park Place ($87), Trump Place ($62) and Borgata ($97). Tax is not included.

Air Accommodations

The show's official airline is US Airways. For reservations, call 877/847-7687 and reference the Gold File number that will be announced at a date closer to the show.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses will be provided from the convention hotels to and from the convention center, as well as to and from the welcome party.

Show Information/Registration Contact: Joel Caesar or Trish McCormick Phone: 732/972-9111 Fax: 732/972-8690 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: nespapool.org

Southeastern Pool & Spa Show

February 3-6, 2004

The Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse and The Atlanta Airport Marriott College Park, Ga.

Trade Show Hours

Thurs., Feb. 5 . . . . 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 6 . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Highlights include in-depth industry seminars, including sessions that provide essential tools for promotion, management, financial performance and improving customer service. Technical and business seminars will also be offered from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6. A detailed scheduled will be included in an upcoming attendee mailing.

Special Events

The 2nd Annual Fun Event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 5. Additional events will be announced at a later date.

Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Atlanta Airport Marriott for $115 per night, plus tax, by calling 800/228-9290. Rooms are also available at the Courtyard Atlanta Airport South for $105 per night, plus tax, by calling 800/321-2211.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses will be provided from the convention hotels to and from the convention center throughout the show.

Show Information/Registration Contact: Lisa Haberkorn Phone: 615/907-7335 Fax: 615/907-7338 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: nspiregionx.com

Spatex 04

Feb. 8-10, 2004

Hilton Brighton Metropole Exhibition Centre Brighton, United Kingdom

This exhibition is targeted toward professionals involved in the design, installation, retailing, maintenance, operation and management of pools, spas, saunas and ancillary equipment in the European market.

Trade Show Hours

Sun., Feb. 8 . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 9 . . . . . 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 10 . . . . 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


There will be a full workshop and mega demo program running for the duration of Spatex 04. All seminars are free to attend. Previous program subjects have included an introduction to sauna and steam, and the UV/ozone treatment of commercial spas.

Special Events

The Pool Showroom is a presentation of products, ideas and environments located in a different hall than the show that will be used to promote the ownership of pools, spas and saunas.

Back by popular demand, the Technical Information Centre is for architects, designers, builders and pool operators with specific questions. There will be a dedicated team of trained professionals on hand at all times to provide impartial opinions and advice.

Show Information/Registration Contact: Hannah Newberry Phone: 44 (0)1202 649989 Fax: 44 (0)1202 649997 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: spatex.co.uk For detailed information on booking exhibition space, visiting the show, travel and accommodation, call 44 (0)1264 358558.

Region III Conference and Exhibition

Feb. 20-21, 2004

Sheraton North Houston Houston

Trade Show Hours

Sat., Feb. 21 Show hours to be determined at a later date.

Seminars Sat., Feb. 21 . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Both technical and business seminars will be presented at the Region III Conference and Exhibition, with all seminars geared toward the show's Hooray for Hollywood theme.

Seminars are free to NSPI members, $25 per non-member or $75 per non-member company. The fee covers the entire day. Free passes are also available through specified exhibitors for non-members.

Tech I and Tech II training classes will be offered Feb. 19-22. The Tech I, Tech II, Builders Exam and other certification classes will also be offered at the show.

CEU credits for both technical and builder's certifications will be offered during these seminars, and two tiers of business and technical training will also be offered. CEU credits are also offered for tours and at demo sites.

Special Events

The 7th annual golf tournament will be held Friday, Feb. 20, with times and locations to be announced later.

The black-tie-optional Design Awards celebration will also be held Feb. 20 at the Salons of the Grand Ballroom in the Sheraton North Houston Hotel.

A Seminar/Exhibition Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m. A free continental breakfast will be offered to early registrants.

Behind-the-Scenes competitions will also take place at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.21, as will live radio broadcasts from Backyard Bay from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. More information on both events will be revealed by show managers.

The exhibition opens with an attendees and vendors buffet and reception, which will run throughout the evening.

A "Putting on the Ritz, Bringing Back the Glitz" promotion will take place during the exhibition, where one person will win $500.

Hotel Accommodations

The Sheraton North Houston is offering a special rate of $79 per night, plus tax, to participating attendees. This rate includes free shuttle service from the Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Shuttle Busses

A free shuttle will run from the Bush Intercontinental Airport to the Sheraton North Houston Hotel.

Show Information/Registration

Contacts: Judy Coyne or Ellen Harvey Phone in region: 800/548-6774 Phone out of region: 505/293-0113 Fax: 505/293-3189 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: nspiregion3.org

Florida 2004 Pool & Spa Show

March 4-6, 2004

Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla.

Trade Show Hours

Fri., March 5 . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sat., March 6 . . . . 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Seminars Thurs., March 4 . 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fri., March 5. . . . . 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sat., March 6 . . . . 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required to receive credit from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board when taking the CILB-approved continuing education classes.

Daily rates for seminars will be $50 for NSPI members and $100 for nonmembers. For an additional fee, dayof-event registration will be available based on seating availability.

Special Events

A golf tournament will be held Thursday, March 4, at 8 a.m. at the North Shore Golf Club. Cost is $105 per person. The NSPI-Florida Region Design Awards Reception will also be held March 4 at 6 p.m. at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Guests are also invited to the House of Blues on Friday, March 5, for a private party, dinner and live entertainment. Cost is $25 per person for NSPI members.

Hotel Accommodations

The Rosen Plaza Hotel, with nightly room rates of $149, plus tax, is the host hotel for the Florida 2004 show. Call 800/627-8258 for reservations.

Show Information/Registration

Contact: Wendy Parker Phone: 941/952-9293, or 800/548-6774 (Florida only) Fax: 941/366-7433 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: fpsaonline.com

26th Annual Western Pool & Spa Show

March 25-27, 2004

Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, Calif.

Trade Show Hours

Thurs., March 25 . . 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Fri., March 26 . . . . . 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Sat., March 27 . . . . . 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


Thurs., March 25 . 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Fri., March 26 . . . . 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sat., March 27. . . . 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

There will be three days of seminars in eight classrooms covering all aspects of pool and spas. The pre-registration fee is $60, or a $75 fee is charged on-site. This fee covers all three days of classes. Some classes will be given in Korean and Spanish.

Special Events

A golf tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 24, at the Cascade Golf Course in Sylmar, Calif. The greens fee is $125.

A putting contest will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 3 p.m. Prizes will be given away.

A design awards presentation and dinner party will be held at the Renaissance Hotel on Friday, March 26 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The cost per person is $50.

Door prizes will be given away every hour throughout the entirety of the show's exhibit hours. A new truck will also be given away on Saturday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be present to win.

Hotel Accommodations

The Renaissance Hotel will be the Western Pool & Spa Show's host hotel. Rates were not available at press time. Reservations can be made by calling the Renaissance Hotel (800/468-3571), Hyatt Regency (800/233-1234), West Coast, Long Beach (800/462-0670), Best Western of Long Beach (562/599-5555), Courtyard by Marriott (562/435-8511), or the Hilton Hotel (562/983-3400).

Show Information/Registration

Contact: Lionel Marlow Phone: 800/746-9772 Fax: 818/340-6215 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: westernshow.com 

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