Tuesday, January 29 OR Wednesday, January 30 8:00 – 10:00 am on the Show Floor

Take a look at shotcrete pool construction like you never have before. Join industry experts as they take you through both the right ways and the wrong ways to prepare, shoot and finish a shotcrete pool shell. Through a hybrid of in-person training, as it happened multi-media presentations and interaction with real-world concrete cross-sections, this program will give you a thorough understanding of how quality concrete pools get built. By taking the concrete shell out of the ground and giving you a chance to see behind the walls, you’ll get the full picture of the construction process and gain the skills you need to take your pool builds to the next level.


Tuesday, January 29 OR Wednesday, January 30 9:00 – 11:00 am plus additional hour of hands-on training

Gain a clear understanding of the dos and don’ts of coping and tile repairs during a two hour classroom review of correct tile & coping renovation methods. Industry experts will discuss the tools you need, how to select the right materials and proper wall and surface preparation techniques. After the class ends, you’ll participate in an exclusive hands-on workshop where you’ll put the lessons you learned into practice during a one-hour tile and coping renovation project. This unique, hands-on opportunity will ensure you walk away from The Show ready to use what you’ve learned on your company’s next job.

BONUS for class attendees only! One hour of hands-on coping and tile installation training at The Wall on the Show Floor. Time of hands-on training will be assigned by Show Management. (11:00 am, 1:30 pm, OR 3:30 pm)


Monday, January 28 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This technical, hands-on class is designed specifically for the pool and landscape trades. Students are introduced to terminology to properly interpret and enhance construction drawings, topographical surveys, plan views, and section views. Students will work through a series of exercises using field-measurement tools to obtain topographical information, documentation for future design purposes. Students are then provided plans and sections for a fictitious project that must be accurately laid out to ensure proper construction. Finally, the program continues with discussions about equipment and its limitations, from excavators and loaders to rammers and D-9s. All students should take home the confidence that they can accurately employ proper equipment to solve surveying and layout challenges during grading, excavation, and construction. This class will be taught by Paolo Benedetti, SWD Master and Bill Drakeley, SWD Master.


Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Open to all pool and hot tub professionals under 40.

Join APSP’s WAVE Young Professionals Network for a session on successfully running a family owned business. This is one session you won’t want to miss out on! It will feature Kyle and Justin Peek from DIY Network’s hit show, Pool Kings. These Tennessee-based APSP Members from Peek Pools and Spas know what it takes to be a successful pool and spa family owned business and want to share their story and invaluable tips with you, as well as some behind the scenes fun from their TV show. If you are a pool and hot tub professional under 40, we want to see you there. For additional information, email


Wednesday, January 30 | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Tackle real-world spa pack problems and get hands-on experience in using your multi-meter during this 6-hour workshop. This session will cover the essentials of servicing portable hot tub/spa electronic controls and mastering the art of using a multi-meter effectively in a variety of scenarios. Attendees will work on spa pack simulator equipment and be given the opportunity to troubleshoot issues and make actual repairs. The workshop will provide a wide array of practical knowledge on diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and replacing hot tub components across all brands. Attendees must bring their own multi-meter to class.

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