In 2008, Region 8 of the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association created a tabletop show for the swimming pool technician by bringing together the pool service professional and the different pool manufacturers and product representatives in the industry. The success of that first tabletop has led to the 16th year in 2021 of what is now called the Desert Pool and Spa Show. From that small beginning of a couple of dozen vendors and numerous volunteers, the show has grown to close to over 100 vendors and manufacturers. The Desert Pool and Spa Show have continued to support pool professionals with the newest items in the industry. Education has been at the forefront of the Desert Pool and Spa Show and numerous classes in every aspect of the industry have been offered to help keep the pool professional up to date on the changing landscape in the swimming pool universe.