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Viva Las Vegas: The 2022 International PSP Expo/Deck Expo

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It’s a hallmark year for the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, as 2022 marks the event’s 65th anniversary — and what better place to celebrate than one of its most popular venues: Las Vegas.

The event, co-located with Deck Expo, will open for pre-conference education sessions on Saturday, Nov. 12. The festivities kick off on Tuesday, Nov. 15 with a CEO Panel Keynote, highlighting trends and expectations heading into next year.

Later on, the Welcome Party — set for 5 to 7 p.m. — will offer attendees and vendors a chance to mingle and enjoy food, drinks and great views from the Convention Center’s outdoor terrace. Young professionals can get an early start at the PHTA WAVE reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the exclusive Heritage Pool Supply Group Benefit Concert at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues. Featuring performances by Pat Green and Lee Brice, this event will benefit Swim Across America and Step Into Swim.

Attendees can rejuvenate the following Wednesday morning at the PHTA’s Breakfast of Champions. Set for 7 a.m., this relationship- and idea-building event will tap industry subject matter experts for a deep dive into solutions around a specific topic.

Once the Expo Hall closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, attendees and vendors can head to the BBQ Bash in the Grill + Chill area for refreshments and other roasted goodies. At 6:30 p.m., the Pool Nation Awards will recognize companies, products and individuals in various categories in the pool industry. This year’s awards will encompass 24 different categories, including Pool Guy and Pool Girl of the year, Sales Rep of the Year, Pool Builder of the Year, Variable-Speed Pump of the Year, and more.

Viva PSP Expo, and Viva Las Vegas! We’ll see you there.

PSP Schedule

SATURDAY, NOV. 12

8 a.m.

C201: GENESIS Construction School: Concrete Pools — Day 1 of 3

PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) Course — Day 1 of 3

PHTA Certified Service Technician (CST) Course — Day 1 of 3

Watershape University C4112: Advanced Watershape Construction — Wellness Day 1 of 2

Watershape University C2711: Major Renovations Workshop — Day 1 of 2

Watershape University C3611: Essential Plaster Workshop — Day 1 of 2

SUNDAY, NOV. 13

8 a.m.

C201: GENESIS Construction School: Concrete Pools — Day 2 of 3

COURSE: Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) Certification Course — Day 1 of 2

D180: Drawing for Professionals — Day 1 of 2

D211: Elements of Design — Day 1 of 2

D265: Master Designer Methods: Kirk Bianchi, Crafting the Outdoor Space as a Living Art Form — Day 1 of 2

D271: Architectural Styles — Day 1 of 2

PHTA Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) Course — Day 1 of 2

PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) Course — Day 2 of 3

PHTA Certified Service Technician (CST) Course — Day 2 of 3

Watershape University C4112: Advanced Watershape Construction — Wellness Day 2 of 2

Watershape University C2711: Major Renovations Workshop — Day 2 of 2

Watershape University C3611: Essential Plaster Workshop — Day 2 of 2

MONDAY, NOV. 14

8 a.m.

NADRA Deck Evaluation/Inspection Certification Program 111422

C201: GENESIS Construction School: Concrete Pools — Day 3 of 3

COURSE: Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) Certification Course — Day 2 of 2

D180: Drawing for Professionals — Day 2 of 2

D211: Elements of Design — Day 2 of 2

D265: Master Designer Methods: Kirk Bianchi, Crafting the Outdoor Space as a Living Art Form — Day 2 of 2

D271: Architectural Styles — Day 2 of 2

PHTA Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) Course — Day 2 of 2

PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) Course — Day 3 of 3

PHTA Certified Service Technician (CST) Course — Day 3 of 3

PHTA | ICC Present the 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code

Watershape University B1611: Business Administration Essentials

Watershape University C3341: Essential Plumbing Workshop

Watershape University W208: Vanishing and Slot-Edge Design, Engineering & Construction

1 p.m.

Start With the End in Mind: Secrets to Build Predictable Profitable Growth

5:30 p.m.

PHTA Awards of Excellence

TUESDAY, NOV. 15

7:30 a.m.

C205: Pool Tile: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

D323: Outdoor Kitchen Design

How to Survive and Thrive in an Ever-Changing Retail World

If We Could Turn Back Time: 25 Lessons That We Have Learned

The Multi-types of Railing Requirements for Multi-family & Other R2 Dwellings

Use Automation to Sell More and Satisfy More, Without More Manpower!

Water Balance 101

Watershape University: Steel Reinforcement for Shotcrete Applications

8 a.m.

ASA Shotcrete Nozzleman Education: Presented by the American Shotcrete Association

NPC’s Start-Up Technician Certification Course

9 a.m.

Keynote: State of the Industry — CEO Panel

10:45 a.m.

Deck Guardrail Code and Baluster Jig

11:00 a.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Footings, Posts and Beams — Part 1

GENESIS Solution Center: Understanding Architecture, Why it Matters

11:15 a.m.

Deck Guardrail Post to Frame Connections

Ultralox Interlocking Technology

11:30 a.m.

Introducing the New PHTA/ICC-2 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance

11:45 a.m.

Podium Presents: 5 Ways to Win Locally

12 p.m.

Branding Your Business By Dr. Decks and Wes Kain

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Ledgers — Part 1

12:15 p.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Resisting Rot, Decay and Corrosion — Part 1

PHTA DEMO: Fiberglass Installation Fundamentals

12:30 p.m.

Why Not Me? How I Went From 5 Startups to 5 Multi-million Dollar Businesses and Why You Can Do It Too

12:45 p.m.

Deck Joists: Sizing Wood & Engineered Lumber and Installation Details

1:15 p.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Dr. Decks

1:30 p.m.

PHTA DEMO: Incorporating Wellness and Fun in a Backyard Project

Watershape University White Papers on Key Issues

Westbury Tuscany Aluminum Railing by Digger Specialties, Inc.

1:45 p.m.

Bullfrog: Secrets Spilled — The Tried-and-True Marketing Plan to Grow Your Retail Business & Spa Market

Westbury VertiCable Railing by Digger Specialties, Inc.

2:30 p.m.

Deck Beams: Sizing Dimensional Wood & Engineered Lumber and Installation Details

3 p.m.

GENESIS Solution Center: Taste of GENESIS — Wine Tasting

3:15 p.m.

Frameless Glass Railing Installation by Spartan Railing, LLC

3:30 p.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Lateral Connections, Joists, Railings and Stairs — Part 1

4 p.m.

Deck Lateral Load Reinforcement

4:30 p.m.

First-Time Attendee Reception

PHTA WAVE Network Young Professionals Reception

5 p.m.

Welcome Party

7 p.m.

Heritage Pool Supply Group Benefit Concert

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16

7 a.m.

Breakfast of Champions Powered by PHTA

8 a.m.

Quality Shotcrete — Know It When You See It: Presented by the American Shotcrete Association (without exam)

Quality Shotcrete — Know It When You See It: Presented by the American Shotcrete Association (with exam)

8:45 a.m.

C230: Shotcrete Science — Part 1

D415: Designer Dialogues — How to Choose to Work With the Architectural Styles and Timeline Design

Finding Leaks — Turn Headaches Into Profits

I Will Just Get it Online: Strategies to Keep Your Customers on Your Doorstep

Maximizing Efficiency: The Role of Specialty Chemicals in Pool Care

Outdoor Kitchens Reward the Lifestyle of the Owners

Post-Pandemic Business Awareness

Stop Losing Money Before the Job Even Starts: How to Fix Your Estimates

Watershape University: Geotechnical Loads and the Unified Soil Classification System

10 a.m.

10 Secrets to a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy

Builders, Bloopers and Blunders: Common Construction Defects in Swimming Pools

C230: Shotcrete Science — Part 2

How to Do More Service With Reduced Staff

Service Touchpoints: 9 Critical Points of Contact That Impact Customer Loyalty

Staining, Scaling & Discoloration: Identification, Prevention & Removal

Watershape University: Equipment Pads Built for Ease of Service

Watershape University: Impressive Construction Proposals

10:45 a.m.

Deck Stairs 101

11 a.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Footings, Posts and Beams — Part 2

GENESIS Solution Center — D411: Integrating Manufactured Pools Into a Master Plan

11:30 a.m.

Let’s Clear the Air — Air Quality for Indoor Swimming Venues

11:45 a.m.

Frameless Glass Railing Installation by Spartan Railing, LLC

Podium Presents: 5 Ways to Win Locally

12:15 p.m.

PHTA DEMO - Pool Circulation & Debris Removal in a Variable-speed World

12:30 p.m.

Deck Ledger Fastening: Codes and Install Practices

1:15 p.m.

Westbury Tuscany Aluminum Railing by Digger Specialties, Inc.

1:30 p.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Resisting Rot, Decay and Corrosion — Part 2

GENESIS Solution Center — C271: GENESIS Project Profile Series

Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge

Westbury VertiCable Railing by Digger Specialties, Inc.

1:45 p.m.

Ultralift Cover Lifters Presents: Marketing & Merchandising: Blending Techniques to Increase Sales

2:30 p.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Ledgers — Part 2

Deck Lateral Load Reinforcement

2:45 p.m.

How to Make Chlorine Last Longer

3 p.m.

PHTA DEMO — Basic Leak Detection

3:15 p.m.

Branding Your Business by Dr. Decks and Wes Kain

3:30 p.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Lateral Connections, Joists, Railings and Stairs — Part 2

Ultralox Interlocking Technology

3:45 p.m.

Proper Inground Spa Jet Design in a Variablespeed World

4:15 p.m.

Deck Guardrail Code and Baluster Jig

5 p.m.

BBQ Bash

6 p.m.

Pool Nation Awards

7 p.m.

GENESIS 22nd Annual Family Reunion and Winemaker Dinner

THURSDAY, NOV. 17

7:30 a.m.

Building Your Lean Projects for Profitable Results

C415: Dampproofing Panel — Part 1

Fast Friends — Quickly Bond With Your Clients to Discover What They Really Want

Hiring, Managing, and Leading in Pool Service

Instagram Shops, Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest and More! Understanding Your Expanded Social Commerce 2022 Ad Options!

Myths of Water Chemistry and Testing

Solving the Biggest Marketing Challenge Facing the Deck & Patio Construction Industry — Unconverted Leads

VGBA Field Application & Inspections

9:15 a.m.

C415: Dampproofing Panel — Part 2

Consolidation of the Pool Service Industry: From the Experts

D237: How Innovative Creativity Can Profit Your Business

D423: Outdoor Living: How to Create Beautiful and Comfortable Outdoor Rooms

Fire, Hire, Train and Retain Self-Motivated Workers

How to Design With Elevations From Too Flat to Too Steep

Pool Inspections — “The Why, Who, How & When”

Watershape University: Preventing Litigation

10:45 a.m.

Deck Ledger Fastening: Codes and Install Practices

11 a.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Footings, Posts and Beams — Part 3

GENESIS Solution Center — Taste of GENESIS, What’s Coming for Design Education

11:30 a.m.

Deck Joists: Sizing Wood & Engineered Lumber and Installation Details

12 p.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Ledgers — Part 3

12:15 p.m.

PHTA DEMO — Start-up Water Chemistry

1 p.m.

Decks Done Right Presentation Series: Lateral Connections, Joists, Railings and Stairs — Part 3

1:15 p.m.

Deck Beams: Sizing Dimensional Wood & Engineered Lumber and Installation Details

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