Led by the Florida Swimming Pool Association, what began as a small tabletop event in 1972 has evolved into a trade show averaging over 200 exhibitors and 4,000- plus attendees each year. The 2022 Everything Under the Sun Expo is on track to hit pre-pandemic attendance and exhibition numbers — and Executive Director Elizabeth McMurray couldn’t be happier.
“I am so excited about this year’s show. Our show has had many iterations over the years, and its continued growth and evolution is reflective of the changes in our industry and our association,” she says.
Education offerings begin on Wednesday morning, and the Welcome & Awards reception is set for Thursday night. The Friday Night Party will take place at Howl at the Moon, featuring a variety of food, drinks and a dueling piano performance. The Exhibit Hall will open Friday and Saturday.
This year’s event features a well-rounded education program, with over 157 hours of learning opportunities through 65 sessions. In addition, a number of Learning Labs will be held across the Exhibit Hall.
As the Expo’s new executive director, McMurray certainly has big shoes to fill — but she’s ready for the challenge. “Our previous executive director [Wendy Parker Barsell] created quite the legacy with the growth of this show during her tenure here. She was a specialist in putting together a seamless event that really took all perspectives into consideration,” says McMurray. “Our team is building on that foundation this year and highlighting our history, feedback that I’ve garnered from previous attendees and exhibitors on improvements they feel we can make, and really thinking outside the box on garnering interest from different types of exhibitors.”
With 50 strong years of growth and development behind the event, McMurray looks toward the future of the Expo with nothing but optimism. “Really, the sky’s the limit,” she says. “We have such an amazing group of staff, volunteers, members, board of directors, and attendees and exhibitors that we can continue to grow and expand our horizons based on their input and needs. Anything is possible with these folks, I truly believe that.”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LP Gas Master Qualifier Endorsed Program
Florida Public Pool Specialist (Day 1)
GENESIS: Design 180: Drawing for Professionals (Day 1)
GENESIS: Engineering 211: Fluid Hydraulics for Pools & Spas (Day 1)
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
LP Gas CE - Florida Laws and Rules
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Florida Public Pool Specialist (Day 2)
GENESIS: Design 180: Drawing for Professionals (Day 2)
GENESIS: Engineering 211: Fluid Hydraulics for Pools & Spas (Day 2)
9:00 a.m. - 10:50 p.m.
Common Myths of Water Chemistry & Testing
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.
Overview of Primary Insurance Coverages and Policies for Business
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
FBC Advanced Module: 2020 Swimming Pool Updates
2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
DOT Regulations for the Pool Industry
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws and Requirements
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome & Awards Reception - Sunburst Room - OCCC
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Selecting, Operating and Maintaining Recreational Water Features
The Importance of Incident Investigations
What Happens If I Do That?
8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Basic Recreational Water Chemistry & Testing Company Culture - The Glue That Binds Your Company Together
Comprehensive Swimming Pool Inspections With Leak Detection
GENESIS: Engineering 151: The Do’s and Don’ts of Pool Engineering & Construction
Optimizing Profits in Pool Construction
The VGBA Standard Changed: What Your Company Needs to Know
Water Features: Design, Construction and Performance
Writing Your Business Plan
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
FBC 2020 Public Pool Sizing Site Specific Safety Plans Waterproofing Concrete Pools
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Advanced Building Module: 2017 Pool/Spa Energy Efficiency Regulations
Cost Saving Methods for Business Insurance
Making Waves With Technology
Your Worst Plumbing Nightmares and Expert Solutions
10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Electrical Principles and Requirements for Pools and Spas
GENESIS: Engineering 155: Elevated Pool Construction
Monthly Money Matters - The Monthly Financial Review
Options and Considerations for Pool Renovations and Repairs
Proper Inground Spa Jet Design in a Variable-Speed World
Unique Aspects of Hot Water Chemistry VSPs and the DOE
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Industrial Grade VFD Alternatives
Maximize NOT Minimize - Selling to the Commercial Market
Variable-Heat Pumps - The Ultimate Heating Efficiency
11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical Requirements
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FSPA Annual Membership Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Driver Screening & the Importance of MVR Policies
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday Night Party - Howl at the Moon
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Creating In-Pool Entertainment Zones
Key Performance Indicators for Your Department
Understanding Circulation, Hydraulics and Reduced Speed Technology
A Comprehensive Understanding of Performing Leak Detection
Can I Do That? Swimming Pool License Scope of Work and Limitations
8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
GENESIS: Construction 171: Project Profiles - An Interactive Discussion on Design and Construction
Plan Your Next Technology Project Like a Pro
Pool and Spa Filtration Options and Circulation Requirements
Recreational Water Balance 101
Safety and Compliance: How to Build, Renovate or Repair
Web-Based Automation and Voice Commands
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
64E-9 Health Code Violations for Public Pools
Pool Chlorine Mysteries: Chlorine’s Annoying Disappearing Act: How to Fix It and Increase Profits
Strategies for Reducing of Workers’ Compensation Cost
9:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Business Planning and Development Exploring ORP
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
DBPR CILB Laws and Rules
Employee Retention Strategies
Gas Pool Heater Not Working – Common Gas Supply Issues and Troubleshooting
Lockout/Tagout of Hazardous Energy
Prevent Pool Popping Accidents
Salt Chlorine Generators for Beginners
10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
GENESIS: Construction 309: The Beauty of the Edge - Vanishing Edge, Grass Edge, Perimeter Overflow Pools
Inline Chlorine Generation: Generadores de Cloro Salino de Hoy: Instalacion y gestion
Making Water Move – Hydraulics for the Pool Professional