Todd Emmerson and Jim Gavula attended the Pool and Spa Expo in Orlando, Florida this past fall, and were able to meet up with many other industry professionals and suppliers. While at the Expo, they also saw lots of new products available to the fiberglass swimming pool industry.
Highlights from the trip included meeting with Composite Pools, Blue Hawiian Pools, and Leisure Pools USA representatives. They were also given an oppertunity to see some of the new robotic cleaning systems available from Dolphin by Maytronics. Many chemical distributers were also present at the expo, and shared insights into the specifics of chemical balance for inground fiberglass pools. Since chemical needs for swimming pools change based on region, the distributers were able to customize the information for the Chicagoland swimming pool market.
Overall, Todd and Jim consider the show was a huge success, and are now even more excited about the fiberglass swimming pool season here in Chicago. Here’s what Jim Gavula, permit and job coordinator had to say about the weekend. “It’s exciting to see people at the show that we work with all through the year, but don’t meet face to face until now. Getting together with like-minded pool industry professionals really fosters ideas and growth for Signature Pools and Spas. The expo is an important networking tool, especially for pool builders in the Midwest.”