International Pool Spa Patio Expo wrap up
By all accounts, the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, co-located with Deck Expo (PSP/Deck Expo), by Informa Markets and which took place in Dallas, Texas, from Nov. 1618, was a smashing success.
More than 10,000 professionals from the pool, spa, patio, decking, and outdoor living community attended the in-person PSP/Deck Expo to connect, see innovations, grow their business, and expand their network of peers.
“Attendee and exhibitor enthusiasm was evident at this year’s event, and proof that the industry was ready to be back together in person, for connections, innovations, and growth,” said Ray Giovine, group director at Informa Markets, which is theparentcompanyofPSP/DeckExpo.
Giovine said that the show’s location in Dallas - centrally located in the U.S. and in a state with a large pool market, helped to drive attendance.
“What an extraordinary event it was – uniting the vendors who have the latest tech with the builders, retailers, and service techs who are creating amazing outdoor spaces for their clients,” Giovine said. “That we were live and in-person is just a perfect way to cap the year. We hope everyone returned home with knowledge, some great leads, and renewed energy as we dive into 2022.”
More than 350 vendors displayed the latest products, services, and technology for the pool, spa, patio, outdoor living, and decking industries.
“After a long but successful year for us and our industry as a whole, it was great to come together in person and see many of our customers faceto- face again,” said Brad Parker, Vice President, Marketing at Fluidra.
The Expo was sponsored by two associations in the outdoor living space: the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and the North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA), and featured two special events from previous years.
“Our goal at this year’s Pool | Spa | Patio Expo was to create awareness of our robust offerings of programs and ways that PHTA supports our members and the industry as a whole,” said Pool & Hot Tub Alliance President and CEO Sabeena Hickman, CAE. “We had a productive week with our committees recruited over 30 new members, provided valuable training to industry professionals, and showed the industry what PHTA has to offer. We value the partnership with Informa and appreciate all they did to launch such a successful event for our industry.”