We took our CPO class to the Xtreme Education event at the Long Beach Convention Center this past Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10-11. We loved volunteering two days to this Xtreme Education school, produced by the Western Pool and Spa Show. The staff and volunteers at the WPSS share our passion: to raise the standards of the pool service industry through education. Other educators were there, as well: Pentair, Hayward, onBalance, Jandy/Zodiac, RayPak, Arrow Insurance, Intuit (Quickbooks), and others teaching about growing and improving your business.
We had a great time… in a neat city …. with great weather and … and great scenery. Here are a couple of pictures of a beautiful sunrise in Long Beach from our hotel room–awesome!!
As we departed our hotel, we were riding down the elevator and an elderly gentleman entered on one of the floors. On the ride down, we exchanged the customary greetings, “Good morning. How are you doing?” We then made a comment, “It’s a lovely day.” His response was a surprise, but very appropriate: “Aren’t they all!” Yes, here in Southern California, the weather is terrific — everyday. It IS paradise. We are blessed to be here — and hope and pray that we do not ever take it for granted.
The long Beach Convention Center is a beautiful facility and the staff were very attentive to all our needs–from AV equipment to ice water–thank you!! And thank you Western Pool and Spa Show for letting us participate in Xtreme Education–it was a privilege being there! Can’t wait to do it again at the WPSS show in February!