13 of the Coolest Things at PSP Expo 2014

1. The Carpool DeVille  Located at the Marquis booth, the Carpool DeVille is one hot ride.

2. Networking Come for the Expo, stay for the chance to meet and mingle with others in the industry.

3. The Pool PRIZE Party The Expo culminated with the Pool Prize Party, where various prizes were raffled off to lucky attendees by aquarium impresarios Wayde King and Brett Raymer (pictured in black) of Animal Planet's hit reality show "Tanked." The winner of an all-expenses paid trip to next year's Las Vegas show was Jeremy Thomas (center) of Jeff’s Pool & Spa Service.

4. Houzz A PSP Expo newbie, home improvement website/app  Houzz was on hand with a sizeable booth offering expert advice, a lounge area complete with tech device charging stations, and a presentation space.

5. Commercial Education This year's expo included a robust range of commercial offerings, including a product pavillion and targeted education.

6. Backyard Fun A big part of the PSP Expo was the vast array of ancillary backyard offerings.

7. Party Time Held at the B.B. King's Blues Club, the PSP Expo Welcome Party attendees had the chance to unwind and enjoy some great music, from Top 40 rock to the club's signature blues.

8. Infinity Pool This infinity pool was just one big example of the live product demos that took place on the show floor.

9. The Best New Products BioGuard's Soft Soak Trio was just one of several products to be awarded.

10. Nissan Ride and Drive PSP Expo newcomer Nissan offered attendees a chance to test drive some of its newest offerings.

11. The Best BBQ Representatives from Saffire Grill (back row) were elated to collect their trophy for culinary excellence at the fun and tasty BBQ Cookoff. The judging panel included the hosts of Animal Planet's reality television show "Tanked," Wayde King and Brett Raymer (left and right, front row) and Ray Giovine, vice president, sales, Pool & Spa News (center, front row).

12. Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Pleatco's official Perfect Pool Guy/Gal awards ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the company's booth. Pictured (l-r) are Brian Van Bower, Genesis 3; David Ragland, Big Heart Award; Gary Post, Lifetime Achievement Award; Howard Smith, Pleatco CEO; Gary Kaplan, Industry Leadership Award; Tom Sanger, Future Leadership Award; David Wright, Perfect Spa Guy; Tricia Manley, Perfect Pool Gal; Mark Mulder, Perfect Pool Guy; and Skip Phillips, Genesis 3.

13. Delicious Anniversary Celebration A festive chocolate cake is the way to celebrate Kelley Technical Coating's 65 years in the industry. Pictured are Brink Spruill, vice president marketing and sales; Bill LaMar, vice president research and development; and John R. Kelley, chairman/CEO.

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