The 2011 International Pool/Spa/Patio Expo, the annual trade show and conference for the pool, spa, and backyard industry, exceeded the expectations of both attendees and exhibitors. Total attendance was 9,717, a 5% increase over the 2010 show. Attendees represented all segments of the industry, including pool/spa builders, retailers, service companies, designers, and landscape architects.
“Despite continued economic challenges, we are very pleased that the show generated an increase in attendance for the second consecutive year,” Lindsay Roberts, director of the show, reports. “There was a real energy on the show floor that was shared by both attendees and exhibitors, resulting in an all-around compelling event.”