ASPS Expo revamped

A new line up of pool and spa builder education will better serve attendees.

September 11, 2013
Industry News

DALLAS – The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is offering a new line-up of programs at the 2013 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. These programs are the centerpiece of the Expo’s line-up of educational offerings offering industry professionals technical hours to achieve their career certifications.

The APSP Pool & Spa Construction Course (PSCC) is a comprehensive three-day program for builders and designers who want to build quality and energy efficiency into their designs and installations and for experienced pool contractors who want to enhance their technical expertise and build more challenging pools. The course takes attendees through the APSP Builder’s Manual and gives them what they need to know to build a business system that will result in more and better installations. The course covers all types of pool and spa water feature construction, and reviews the construction process in detail from design to pool and spa start-up.

The builder program at Expo expands on the industry “bible” of pool building, The APSP Builders Manual,” said Director of Professional Development Michael Reed. "The Pool & Spa Construction Course along with the Energy Efficiency Certificate Program are designed to teach best practices and new approaches that will give professionals the edge they need when competing for new business.”

Partner energy efficiency with incredible pool design and you’ll have a winning combination. That’s why APSP presents the ANSI/ICC Energy Efficiency Certificate (EEC) program. The EEC is a comprehensive course designed to help you design, install and pass inspection on consumer friendly, energy efficient pools and spas.

Speakers for these courses include Rick English, Owner, English Consulting (PSCC) and Steve Barnes, Safety and Compliance Manager, Pentair Aquatic Systems (EEC Course).

For attendees wanting even more of a comprehensive professional development experience, the three-day Pool & Spa Construction Course prepares you for the Certified Builder Professional® Exam (CBP), leading to the highest level of pool builder professional certification in the industry.

While anyone can participate in the PSCC & EEC courses, attendees must have five or more years of industry experience and 24 hours of continuing education credits to qualify to take the CBP exam and prep course. The program requirements are fully outlined in the APSP CBP application package which can be downloaded at

The 24 technical hours earned by attending the PSCC course and/or the 8 technical hours earned from EEC may be applied toward meeting the 24-hour continuing education requirement for the exam. The application and separate exam fee for the CBP exam must be submitted to APSP by October 1, 2013. For the application, fees and full program requirements, visit

For information on registration packages, click here.