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As February rolls around, it's out with the old year, and in with the new — and time for another installment of the annual Everything Under the Sun Expo. This year's event is scheduled for February 24-25, 2023 in Orlando, Fla. 

What began as a small tabletop event has grown over the last 50-plus years into a unique opportunity to see new products, make new connections and of course, soak up some rays. Education begins on Wednesday, February 22 with a wide range of specialty courses and general sessions. With topics covering professional growth, business and technical training, there’s something for every learner.

A special Welcome & Awards Reception, sponsored by Horner Express, will be held on Thursday, February 24 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel at 6:30 p.m. Attendees must RSVP by February 17.

The festivities kick off with a Welcome Party on Friday, February 24 at Howl at the Moon. Attendees can enjoy free food, an open bar and dueling pianos.

The Everything Under the Sun Expo is an annual classic — and a chance to start your new year off on the right foot. What better place to shake off the post-holiday blues than in the Sunshine State?

We hope to see you there!


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Florida Public Pool Specialist

LP Gas Master Qualifier Endorsed Program

Genesis: E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances: A Builder’s Guide to Proper Implementation

Watershape University: Construction 3611: Essential Plaster Workshop

Watershape University: Engineering 4411: Electrical Installation Workshop

National Plasterers Council Start-Up Certification


8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

LP Gas CE: Florida Laws and Rules

Genesis: C410: Advanced Pool Construction

Watershape University: Construction 3341: Essential Plumbing Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Could This Happen to You?

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

What Happens If I Do That?

PHTA/Genesis: E111: Introduction to Swimming Pool Hydraulics

12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws and Requirements

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

An In-Depth Look at Swimming Pool/Spa Heating

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Watershape University: CON 2921: Profiling Outstanding Projects Start to Finish

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Web-Based Automation and Voice Commands (SPANISH)

Web-Based Automation and Voice Commands

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome & Awards Reception


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Waterproofing Concrete Pools

Workplace Safety

Commercial Pool Equipment Repairs and Upgrades

Proper Swimming Pool Inspections With Leak Detection

Water Testing and Treatment Myths-Exposed

Proper Inground Spa Jet Design in a Variable-Speed World

VSPs and the DOE (Spanish)

VSPs and the DOE

Saline Chlorination - Making Chlorine Out of Recycled Pool Water

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Industrial Grade VFD Alternatives

Preparing Your Business to Live Without You

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Watershape University: BUS 1341: Design Fees: Billing for Professional Services (Spanish)

Solar Heater, Design, Application

Chemistry for the New Pool and Other Advanced Chemistry Issues

Six Steps to Safer Digging

Basic Pool Equipment Troubleshooting and Repairs

Watershape University: CON 1956: Understanding Alkali Silica Reaction

Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical

Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws and Requirements

How to Generate Better Leads Online

Pool Chlorine Mysteries: Chlorine’s Annoying Disappearing Act: How to Fix It and Increase Profits

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

DBPR CILB Laws and Rules

Salt Chlorine Generators for Beginners

Boom-to-Boost: Get Your Business Ready for Post-Pandemic Growth

Chemistry for the New Pool and Other Advanced Chemistry Issues (Spanish)

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FBC Advanced Module: 2020 Pool/Spa Energy

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday Night Party

FBC Advanced Module: 2020 Swimming Pool Updates 


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Your Worst Plumbing Nightmares and Expert Solutions

Can I Do That? Swimming Pool License Scope and Limitations

Selecting, Operating and Maintaining Recreational Water Features

Stop Guessing and Start Understanding What Drives the Buying Habits of Today’s Home Pool Owners

Understanding Basic Hydraulics

Driver Screening & the Importance of MVR Policies

FBC Advanced Module ANSI-15 and ANSI-7

Intermediate Pool Water Chemistry and Troubleshooting

Enhancing Your Digital Footprint

Alternative Dispute Resolution

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Cost-Saving Methods for Business Insurance

The Importance of Incident Investigations

CYA Smart: A Movement Toward Better, Healthier Water

The VGBA Standard Changed: What Your Company Needs to Know

Effective Communication Techniques

Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical Requirements

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Florida Construction Lien Law

Formalized Fleet Safety

Gas Pool Heater Not Working: Common Gas Supply Issues and Troubleshooting

Exploring ORP

PHTA/Genesis: Job Costing for Profit vs. Existence

Watershape University: CON 3251: Pier and Beam Construction

Recreational Water Balance 101

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

PHTA/Genesis: C212: Pool Services: Problems and Solutions: Profiles: An Interactive PowerPoint and Discussion to Help Identify, Prevent and Mediate Pool Surface Irregularities

PHTA/Genesis: E345: Understanding PHTA Standards and Codes

An Overview of Florida’s Construction Lien Law

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Dealing With Dirt Problems: Sources of Risk in the Construction Industry and Issues That Should Be Addressed in the Construction Contract to Reduce Risk

This article first appeared in the February 2023 issue of AQUA Magazine — the top resource for retailers, builders and service pros in the pool and spa industry. Subscriptions to the print magazine are free to all industry professionals. Click here to subscribe.

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