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From its reputation as the East Coast’s Las Vegas to its historical role as the inspiration behind Monopoly, Atlantic City is known as a city of chances. But if you’re looking for a sure bet, then look no further: The Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show is for you.

“With over 430 exhibitors on the floor and more than 75 seminars in our education program, the 2013 Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show is your destination for the groundbreaking products and cutting edge education designed to build your business,” says Show Manager Trish McCormick. “The response from exhibitors and attendees to our program has been resounding and we are on pace to grow the show this year.”

While the East Coast was affected by Hurricane Sandy, organizers say the show is forging ahead as scheduled without any changes. The numbers back them up: With 103,000 square feet of exhibit space and 11,000 professionals slated to attend (and counting), the Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show is proving to be resilient in the face of headwinds.

New to the show this year is the Connection Center, a space for visitors to get powered up and connected — literally. Complementary charging stations for smartphones and other electronics are provided, as well as live social media streams that offer up-to-the-minute show updates. And don’t forget to try out the latest business and industry apps while you’re there.

Looking to sharpen your skills? The 2013 show boasts more than 50 technical seminars that tackle subjects for everyone from novice to master. Onsite courses will take place for certification programs, including the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Certified Pool/Spa Operator, the National Plasterers Start Up Certification, ASA-ACI Nozzleman Certification and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Certified Building Professional and Service Professional Courses.

For the business-savvy attendees, the show also offers 25 business courses that address profitability. From electronic marketing and social media to contract writing, pricing strategies and training strategies, you’re bound to pick up new tips that boost your bottom line.

Ready to take your chances? Join us in Atlantic City, where the odds are in your favor. 


Tuesday, Jan. 29   11-5 Wednesday, Jan. 30   11-5 Thursday, Jan. 31   10-2

Registration, badge pickup information, hotel reservations and more are available at www.acpoolspashow.com 

Make a Splash at the Annual Welcome Party

Headed to A.C.? Dive right into some good times at the Annual Welcome Party. The 2013 Welcome Party will return to Harrah’s Pool After Dark, better known as “The Pool.” Jumpstart your networking by mingling with industry colleagues and friends at this must-attend event on Monday, Jan. 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and include:  • An island-inspired buffet, with dessert and coffee  • Two complementary drinks (and a cash bar)  • Free shuttle service from show hotels

The Welcome Party sells out fast, so visit the Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show website to get yours. www.ACPoolSpaShow.com


Sunday, Jan. 27

NSPF Certified Pool Operator 2-Day Course8:30 am–5:00 pm

Monday, Jan. 28

Education hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

NSPF Certified Pool Operator 2-Day Course8:30 am–5:00 pm

APSP Certified Building Professional Review Prep Course 10:00 am–4:00 pm

APSP Certified Service Professional Review Prep Course 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Fifteen Things All Successful Companies Have In Common 10:00 am–5:00 pm

National Plasterers’ Council (NPC) Start-Up Certification (Class limit 50) 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Dinosaur Wisdom 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

Electrical Bonding & Grounding for Builders 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

It’s All About The Contract, Protect Yourself. . .Dotting ‘I’s & Crossing ‘T’s 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

Neptune-Benson Filtration: Regenerative Media Filter System 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

Understanding the Benefits of Solar Heating 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

ASA-ACI Nozzleman Certification Education (Session A) 12:30 pm–3:45 pm

Expert Panel On In-ground Vinyl Liners 12:30 pm–3:45 pm

Hands-On Electro-Mechanical Spa Pack Repair (Class limit 30) 12:30 pm–3:45 pm

Marketing and Selling to the Affluent Client 12:30 pm–3:45 pm

Rock The Web — An Advanced Study In What Works Now 12:30 pm–3:45 pm

Water Chemistry: Beyond The Basics 12:30 pm–3:45 pm

Are You in Balance? The Importance of Proper Water Balance for Pools & Spas: 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

Finding & Keeping Good Salespeople 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

Leak Detection Techniques 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

Material Surface Renovations and Repairs for Concrete Pools 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

Ozone and Germicidal UV: A Synergistic Sanitation Approach 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

What The New ISPSC Model Code Means For You 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

When You Aren’t Watching Are They Really Working? How to Manage a Remote Workforce 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

Welcome Party 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Education hours: 8:30 am to 11:45 amExhibit hours: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cash Flow Budgeting and Collections 8:30 am–10:00 am

Everything is Negotiable 8:30 am–10:00 am

Five-Star Customer Service 8:30 am–10:00 am

Mysteries and Myths of Metal Staining 8:30 am–10:00 am

Navigating The Evolving ADA Requirements 8:30 am–10:00 am

Pool Rookie School 8:30 am–10:00 am

To Renovate or Not To Renovate. . .That Is the Question 8:30 am–10:00 am

Vinyl Liner Measurement and Troubleshooting 8:30 am–10:00 am

Advanced Forensics for Plaster Pools 8:30 am–11:45 am

ASA-ACI Nozzleman Certification Education (Session B) 8:30 am–11:45 am

Basic Pool/Spa Water Chemistry 8:30 am–11:45 am

Electro-Mechanical Spa Pack Troubleshooting 8:30 am–11:45 am

Fail-Proof Marketing for Turbulent Times 8:30 am–11:45 am

Hydraulics and Energy: How To Comply With The ANSI/APSP 5, 7, & 15 Standards: 8:30 am–11:45 am

Safety Covers: Measuring for Custom Pools 8:30 am–11:45 am

The Internet Price and Information Wars 8:30 am–11:45 am

Advanced Water Chemistry Issues 10:15 am–11:45 am

Commercial Energy Efficient Heaters 10:15 am–11:45 am

Electrical Repairs, Problems and Renovations 10:15 am–11:45 am

Networking in The 21st Century 10:15 am–11:45 am

Pentair Aquatic Systems Filtration: Advanced Filtration Technology 10:15 am–11:45 am

Product and Service Pricing for A Profit 10:15 am–11:45 am

Waterproofing Techniques for Plaster Pools 10:15 am–11:45 am

Who Has The Right Stuff? How to Develop Your Next Generation of Leaders 10:15 am–11:45 am

APSP CSP & CBP Certification Exams 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Education hours: 8:30 am to 11:45 amExhibit hours: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Building Custom Slides: How to Design & Build Custom Slides on Inground Swimming Pools 8:30 am–10:00 am

Business Killers: Don’t Risk Your Future 8:30 am–10:00 am

Designing the Right Hydraulics for Residential Pools 8:30 am–10:00 am

Hayward Pool Products Filtration: Residential & Commercial Systems 8:30 am–10:00 am

My Service Truck: Is It Safe? 8:30 am–10:00 am

Secrets to Successful Selling in the New Economy 8:30 am–10:00 am

Website Must Haves 8:30 am–10:00 am

Weird Water Problems and Solutions 8:30 am–10:00 am

Advanced Techniques For Concrete/Shotcrete Pools 8:30 am–11:45 am

Basic Electricity for Pool Technicians 8:30 am–11:45 am

Beauty of the Edge — Vanishing Edge and Perimeter Overflow Water in Transit Design 8:30 am–11:45 am

Chlorine Generator Troubleshooting 8:30 am–11:45 am

Driving Performance In A Changing World 8:30 am–11:45 am

Measuring For Success: Inground Vinyl Liner Install Techniques 8:30 am–11:45 am

Safety Covers: Technical Sales and Support 8:30 am–11:45 am

Strategic Business Thinking and Planning 8:30 am–11:45 am

A Sales Lead Is Not A Sale 10:15 am–11:45 am

Cost Cutting Techniques to Increase Profits 10:15 am–11:45 am

Pool & Spa Pumps: Overhaul & Repair 101 10:15 am–11:45 am

Pool Construction Site Safety 10:15 am–11:45 am

Purchasing A Lifestyle Not Just A Pool 10:15 am–11:45 am

Residential Energy Efficient Heaters 10:15 am–11:45 am

UV Technology and Commercial Aquatics 10:15 am–11:45 am

Zodiac Pool Systems Filtration: Installation, Operation, & Troubleshooting 10:15 am–11:45 am

Thursday, Jan. 31

Education hours: 8:30 am to 10:00 amExhibit hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Advancements in Commercial Chlorine Generators 8:30 am–10:00 am

Building High Performance Teams 8:30 am–10:00 am

Free (& Almost Free) Applications to Market Your Business 8:30 am–10:00 am

Pool and Spa Water Testing 101 8:30 am–10:00 am

Pool Rookie FAQs 8:30 am–10:00 am

Understanding Unique Challenges of Salt Water in Pools 8:30 am–10:00 am

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