Notes & News from The Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show
This past week myself, Julie Pettis, as well as Nick Faruch, our New York and Florida sales manager at Softub Express, attended The Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show. This is one of our industry’s largest East Coast shows—and it’s a great place to get a feel for the pulse of the industry as well as a preview of new products.
The show itself was fairly well attended; and everyone is looking forward to a great 2012! We went to both business classes and technical seminars to continue our industry education. We also saw many old friends, which is always great fun.
Two Favorites from this year’s show
The focus is really on developing products that will make owning a pool or spa easier than ever. One exciting product I saw was the epool smart system. It features a floating sensor that monitors pH, chlorine and temperature, which it then communicates wirelessly to your computer. If you need to make any adjustments, it will send you a message via email or text. In other words, your pool could send you a text message while you’re at work telling you your pH is low. Then you could stop by Pettis Pools on your way home to pick up some pH up! 🙂
I also found some really nice floating lounges that we’ll be carrying in several vibrant Sunbrella colors. These unsinkable floats come in a bean bag style that you can pop out of the pool and relax in on the pool deck. They are available in both a one- and two-person size.