Orlando Show Offers Variety
Batts Co. of Jacksonville Beach took home Best in Show and a gold award in the Residential Pool/Spa Combination Vanishing Edge category at the Orlando show for this pool in Amelia Island, Fla. This year, the Florida Swimming Pool Association gave out 22 awards to 10 companies. Entries are divided by size, construction type and features.
The Orlando Pool & Spa Show had good traffic for the two days the exhibit hall was open, Feb. 15-16, at the Orange County Convention Center. Besides the many displays, there was a full schedule of continuing education classes for industry professionals. The show is put
on annually by FSPA, a trade group for the state’s pool
and spa industry.
NPC’s Western Adventure
The National Plasterers Council held its annual conference Feb. 6-8 in San Antonio. The event included 29 seminars and was attended by 452 professionals representing 123 companies. Forty-two suppliers showed their wares at the table-top show. Jay Eaton (above) of Phoenix-based Cal Plastering Co. makes a grand entrance before calling the final auction. George Oliveira (right) of Oliveira Pool Plastering in La Habra, Calif., visits with Jana Auringer of The Pool Lady in Coppell, Texas.