2012 International Pool/Spa/Patio Expo Experiences Growth

Total attendance at the recent 2012 International Pool/Spa/Patio Expo was 10,202, a 5% increase over the 2011 show’s attendance, marking the third year in a row that the show has seen an increase in total attendance. Attendees represented all segments of the industry, including pool/spa builders, retailers, service companies, designers, and landscape architects. The 2012 show was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the first time since 2003.

Lindsay Roberts, director of the show, says, “We are very pleased with the number of attendees and with the enthusiasm they brought to the buying and selling activity on the show floor. New Orleans was a real draw for attendees, as exhibitors enjoyed steady traffic as they introduced hundreds of new and innovative products to high-caliber decision makers.”

Attendees represented all 50 states, with the largest numbers coming from Texas, Louisiana, California, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, New York, Mississippi, and North Carolina. The largest groups of international attendees came from Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, Venezuela, Belgium, Colombia, and Ecuador.