November 16, 2021
The 2021 PSP/Deck Expo is underway in Dallas.
Show floor hours are 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Here's a look at Wednesday's schedule.
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Convention Center
This seminar provides guidance on more than 40 critical elements of shotcrete applications for those onsite to properly evaluate the overall quality of shotcrete placement. These include an overview of material selections, equipment, placement techniques, finishing, curing, protection, testing, and safety as it relates to the shotcrete process.
For shotcrete contractors, this seminar will help you verify the quality of your work to your general contractors and inspectors.
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. | Convention Center
9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Convention Center
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Expo Hall
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Grill + Chill Area (Outdoor Exhibits)
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Show Floor Education
Are you up for this year's challenge? The clients and their long list of requirements are fictitious but the contest is real. Design the ultimate outdoor oasis with a million-dollar budget.
Five finalists, including one student, will be selected to receive a trip to the PSP/Deck Expo where they will be present their rendering to their peers. Voting will be live and the winning designer will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Grill + Chill Area
Attendees can kick up their feet and enjoy a chill area. Once the expo hall closes on Wednesday, the BBQ Bash starts, outdoors, in the Grill + Chill Area. Attendees can network, enjoy refreshments (from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. courtesy of Watkins Wellness), and devour the goodies being roasted, grilled, poached, and more.
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Convention Center
Pool Nation® will be celebrating the first Pool Nation Awards™ dedicated to the service and repair industry. The only Awards for the Pool Pros by the Pool Pros.
The Pool Nation Awards™ recognizes companies, products, and individuals in various categories in the service and repair industry and are chosen by leading Pool Pros in the industry. These Pool Pros are industry experts and represent the best of the best.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | The Tower Club
Engage with fellow GENESIS students, sponsors, faculty, and industry personnel on this special occasion. Enjoy some incredible wines and relish an extraordinary four-course meal.
Wednesday's education schedule at the PSP/Deck Expo:
7:30–9:00 a.m.: 10 Steps to Be an Outstanding Pool and Outdoor Living Designer
7:30–9:00 a.m.: Building Your Own Online Store
7:30–9:00 a.m.: Compatibility of Hydraulic Components
7:30–9:00 a.m.: How to Produce Videos for Websites, Social Media, Drip Marketing and Beyond!
7:30–9:00 a.m.: Larger Pools Equal A Larger Potential For Leaks
7:30–9:00 a.m.: Use AUTOMATION To SELL More and SATISFY More, Without More Manpower!
7:30–9:00 a.m.: What Women Want From Your Business
7:30–10:30 a.m.: The Art of Landscape/Architectural Lighting and How to Paint a Lighting Portrait
8:00–4:30 p.m.: Quality Shotcrete – Know It When You See It (without Exam) Presented by the American Shotcrete Association
8:00–6:00 p.m.: Quality Shotcrete - Know It When You See It (with Exam) Presented by ASA
9:15–10:30 a.m.: 7 Crucial Marketing Secrets Every Pool Builder Should Know
9:15–10:30 a.m.: Basic Water Chemistry & Testing 101
9:15–10:30 a.m.: D131: Identifying New Business & Design Trends
9:15–10:30 a.m.: Hiring, Managing, and Leading People In Pool Service
9:15–10:30 a.m.: How to Prepare for Existing Federal Pool Pump Regulations
9:15–10:30 a.m.: Outdoor Living - The Design Process
9:15–10:30 a.m.: Wood and Water: Deck Considerations at Swimming Pools
10:45–11:30 a.m.: Picture-Perfect Baluster Layout
11:00–11:45 a.m.: Footings, Post Bases and Post to Beam
11:00–noon: How Adding Fiberglass Pools to Your Offering Adds Profits to Your Projects
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: D415: Designer Dialogues: How I Deal with Client Changes: Power Panel
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Introduction to ProEdge Build Software
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Deck Guardrail Post to Frame Connections
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Hot Water Chemistry: The Differences That Make a Difference
12:30-1:30 p.m.: How to Get More and Better Leads Online
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Stay Current in Pools: The Activities of the Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC)
1:00-1:45 p.m.: Deck Ledger Attachment: Codes and Installation Practices
1:00-2:00 p.m.: C310: Interview with a Master
1:00-2:30 p.m.: Introduction to Fluidra Pro App
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Resisting Rot, Decay and Corrosion
1:45-2:30 p.m.: Challenging Deck Ledger Installations - and Solutions
1:45-2:30 p.m.: The Strategy Behind Experiential Marketing
1:45-2:45 p.m.: Million Dollar Pool Challenge Session
2:00-3:00 p.m.: In-Floor Cleaning Systems
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Ledgers
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Small Group Discussion
3:00-4:30 p.m.: Jandy Variable Speed Pumps Installation, Programming and the New Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump Regulations with Hands-on Instruction
3:15-4:00 p.m.: Leak-proof Ledger Flashing
3:15-4:00 p.m.: The New Way to Sell Custom Hot Tubs
3:30-4:15 p.m.: Lateral Connections
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Business 2342: Managing High Lead Volume
3:45-4:45 p.m.: Small Group Discussion
4:00-4:45 p.m.: Sizing and Designing Wood Deck Beams