- Show Floor Map
Having grown from a 1987 start of 30 exhibitors, PIE has enjoyed enormous success. The PIE format offers exhibit booths and educational seminars directed at decision makers of the pool and spa service industry. This year PIE returns to its exciting location in Monterey, California.
Exhibition Floor Map
Exhibitor List 2017
Allied Innovations 309 American Leak Detection 216 American Spa and Pool Pros 124 Aqua Magazine 312 AquaSalt, LLC 300
Blue-White 314 Broadly.com 304 Burkett Plastering 206
California Pool Association 302 Century, A Regal Brand 318 Chem Quip, Inc 120 Christy’s 205 Cover-Pools, Inc 103
Fiber Clear 117 Fountain for Pool & Spa Industry Education 500 Fountain Tek 107
HASA 207 Hayward Pool Products 128
Independent Pool and Spa Association 403 Independent Pool and Spa Association Scholarship Fund 405 Industrial Test Systems 208
Kelley Technical Coatings, Inc. 219
Leisure Supply 213 Lonza / Advantis Technologies 118
Magic Plastics, Inc 200 Master Tile 203
National Swimming Pool Foundation 111 NC Brands 308
Paramount Pool and Spa Systems 204 Pentair Aquatic Systems 201 PG & E 502 Pool and Spa News 211 Pool Corp 108 Pool Service Products 321 Pool Water Products 209 Poolwerx 105 Purity Pool 119
RayPak, Inc. 301 Rola-Chem 132
Scuba Pool Repair 122 Service Industry News 401 Skimlite Mfg. 106 SMUD 502 Swimming Pool Pro Alliance (SPPA) 407
Taylor Technologies Inc. 100 The Smart Co. 215
Unicel 319 United Pool Association 504 U.S. MOTORS® 214
Water Tech Corp 202 Wise Software 126
Zodiac Pool Systems 101
Class times, dates and locations have yet to be finalized. Click here to view/download last years’ 2016 seminar Schedule.
Whether you are a retailer or a wholesaler, there are many advantages to attending trade shows. While cost is of course an issue since you typically will have to travel to attend these shows and pay for registration fees (though some retailers attend for free depending on the show), there are many reasons to participate in trade shows that include gaining valuable experience, knowledge, product exposure and more.
Here are some valuable reasons to consider attending trade shows.
1. Gain knowledge and exposure to new trends, products and resources that are available for your business. This is a great way to learn about what’s hot, what’s fading and what your company needs to have or do right now.
2. Stimulate new ideas and creative ways to support your business despite the economy, past seasons and more. Where you will gain this knowledge is endless – your competition at the show, your general experience at the show and even your participation at the show will make an impact.
3. Meet vendors who you can lean on, learn from and possibly gain business from that you would not have had the chance to meet had you not attended that trade show.
4. Learn what your competition is up to without having to go to great lengths since their business information will be easily accessible. Ask yourself how do you compare to your competition and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses to best support your business.
5. Expose yourself to the press attending the trade shows so they know about your business – retail or wholesale. Make sure your business stands out so that they will remember you.
6. Generate leads for strategic alliances and most importantly, potential customers. Collect business cards, refer to the directory and use all other outlets provided to you during the show to create a list of contacts for your files – and your business outreach.
7. Participate in educational seminars, networking events and surveys that only take place at trade shows and will expose you to new people, new business and new ways of thinking for your business success.
8. Get answers right away, from a vendo, since trade shows allow for immediate communication and easy, accessible outlets of exposure.
9. Become educated on your industry so that you can better support your clients and customers by utilizing all the resources trade shows offer.
10. Have fun. Yes – have fun. Nothing gives a business owner more energy than a good time while working to keep them motivated to want to work more!
- Golf Tournament
The Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course on the famed Monterey Peninsula, Pasadera Country Club is an extraordinary piece of golf architecture from the game’s consummate designer of the modern era. A captivating journey through ancient oaks, dramatic hills and scenic valleys, Pasadera is a blend of intrinsic Nicklaus shot value and strategy within its secluded, natural surroundings. Native grasses and free-flowing bunkers accent the par 71, which subtly adapts to distinctive elevation changes for a thoroughly entertaining golfing experience time and again
The opening nine holes work their way up an isolated valley and return to the clubhouse, with the stylish ninth hole serving as their exclamation point. The green on the closing par 4 is strategically positioned adjacent to a large lake that adds character and beauty to what is regarded among the most respected “pure” golf holes at Pasadera.
Pasadera’s back nine is a superb collection of challenges and rewards, with several holes capturing Nicklaus’ vision for the dramatic landscape. In particular, the 14th hole is a par 3 perched atop a dramatic bluff, playing a full carry across a deep, rugged canyon to a sizable green. The elevation, at both the tee and green, offers 360-degree views of the magnificent Santa Lucia Mountains, as well as stretching East across the Salinas Valley and out West to Monterey Bay.
Allowing the land to dictate the design for Pasadera, Nicklaus found his final routing to include six par 3s, five par 5s and seven par 4s, with four sets of tees that range from 5,807 from the front to 6,807 at the back. Regardless of the chosen distance, Pasadera requires both caution and courage, occasionally both on the same shot.
Find more information on the course at Nicklaus Club Monterey Course Tour
Rick Ruggles, Chad Norton, Vick Palacios, Brian Vernon Score 59 Longest Drive Mike Pellegrino Closest to the pin Josh Bordelon 1992 HALL OF FAME RECIPIENT