2012 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Releases New Mobile App to Enhance the Expo Experience

Pool, spa and backyard professionals seeking a multi-track educational conference program to enrich their business development should register today to attend the 2012 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, November 6-8, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, with the educational conference taking place November 3-8. 

Offering 48 business, technical and ‘hot topic’ seminars representing the newest ideas on every challenge from intricate vanishing edge pool design to implementing new mandated safety regulations to a social media marketing track, topics are designed especially for residential and commercial builders/contractors/superintendents, retailer owners/managers, service company owners/technicians, designers and landscape architects.

“Education is a vital component to growing a profitable business in today’s market, so the Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo’s cutting-edge educational program accommodates all levels of understanding from novice through expert,” said Lindsay Roberts, Director of the Expo. “The seminars identify the key issues facing the pool, spa and backyard industry with a focus on helping to improve production, performance and the bottom line.”

32 of the 48 seminars feature brand new topics covering every business segment. Held Tuesday through Thursday, most seminars are 90 minutes in length, allowing attendees ample time on the show floor to find new products, services, technologies and innovations.

Each seminar is classified by course levels, enabling attendees to customize training according to their level of skill and area of expertise.  Four course levels range from 200 [advanced beginner], 300 [intermediate], 400 [advanced intermediate] and 500 [advanced].

“By attending the educational conference program, attendees can build a foundation of knowledge or work toward CEU certification,” said Bill Weber, President and CEO of APSP, the show’s official sponsor. “I encourage our members to sign up today to stimulate their thinking, improve their skill sets and find problem-solving solutions through the seminars.”

The Conference Program is sponsored by AQUA Magazine, who will be exhibiting in booth #2949 in the Genesis 3 Pavilion.

Providing attendees with the tools needed to build their businesses, the industry mavericks and world-renowned experts presenting cutting-edge seminars include Lew Akins, Marcus Sheridan, George Hedley, Brian Van Bower, Skip Phillips, Tom Shay, Bill Drakeley, Scott Cohen, Connie Centrella, Beverly Koehn, Mel Kleiman and Natalie Tan, to name a few. A complete list of speakers and seminars can be found at

Certification and Continuing Education Opportunities
Designed to help pool builders and service company professionals advance their businesses and careers, all 48 seminars have been certified by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals’ Certified Building Professional program [CBP] and/or Certified Service Professional [CSP].  In addition, a select group of nine seminars have been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training [IACET].

Registration Savings
All educational seminars are ticketed events and require registration.  Advanced pricing of conference registration packages range from $205 to $265 for a Super Pass and $125 to $150 for a Day Pass.  All conference packages include free admission to the Expo on Tuesday-Thursday; the Welcome Party and Saber Grills BBQ & Jazz Fest. Members of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals [APSP] receive a discount on all packages.  Space in seminars is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Online registration is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

To register and for information about the Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, please visit or call 972.536.6350 or 888.869.8522.  Additional information about the show can be found on Facebook at, LinkedIn at, Twitter at and YouTube at Twitter users can follow the show using #PoolSpaPatio or @PoolSpaPatio.