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PSP/Deck Expo Schedule for Wednesday Nov. 17

A packed house for the 2021 PSP/Deck Expo Keynote
From parties to contests to BBQs, the PSP/Deck Expo offers plenty of ways to mingle, learn and network.

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.


American Shotcrete Association Education

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. 

PSP/Deck: Education Session 2

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. | Convention Center

PSP/Deck: Education Session 3

9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Convention Center

Visit with Vendors

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Expo Hall

Visit with Vendors - Outdoors

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Grill + Chill Area (Outdoor Exhibits)

The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge

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.

BBQ Bash

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.

Pool Nation Awards

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.

GENESIS® Annual Family Reunion & Winemaker Dinner

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
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