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Welcome the NPC newsletter, NPC Now! We are happy to bring you the latest and greatest from around the industry. Click on a headline of an article you would like to view below and enjoy!

March 2017 Issue

2017 Conference - Thank You!

NPC YouTube Channel Update

NPC's A Guide to Swimming Pool Finishes

NPC News

NPC Leaders to Meet in San Diego Next Month

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2017 Scholarship Winners

Upcoming Events

New Member Logo

Thank You for a Fantastic 2017 Conference!

Jeff Henderson, Executive Director

Last month the NPC held its 28th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The event drew over 425 applicators, manufacturers, distributors, builders, and service technicians from across the country.  Once again, the turnout represented approximately 80% of all NPC members.  This is an amazing figure!  The program featured 17 education classes, outdoor demonstrations, and a keynote address from Donna Williams, Chief Marketing Officer, PoolCorp.  As always the event included the now famous NPC Auction, and a full exhibit hall with more than 50 exhibitors.  It was great to see NPC members get together and network.

NPC’s A Guide to Swimming Pool Finishes

NPC has made it easier to share your knowledge and offer materials for review. For anyone looking to build a new pool, renovate an existing pool, spa or fountain, our new Guide to Swimming Pool Finishes will make it easier to make critical choices. NPC strives to help bridge the gap between NPC members and their customers. This guide is a step in the right direction!

The NPC Marketing Committee has worked hard to bring you this brochure that covers the following:

  • About NPC
  • How NPC Can Help
  • An Overview of the Array of Finishes Offered
  • Tips on What to Ask Before the Job Starts
  • Frequently Asked Questions

A Guide to Swimming Pool Finishes is available for download here:  Download Now.

 If you would rather purchase printed versions of the brochure contact NPC for a quote at or call 847-416-7272.

NPC Leaders to Meet in San Diego Next Month

The NPC Board and Committees will be meeting the weekend of April 21-22 to expand on their efforts at the Annual Conference. From Research to Membership, NPC volunteers will gather to continue their work. Staying active as an NPC member helps you to be a part of exciting innovation and stay up to date and involved in the latest industry developments. Taking part in one of NPC committees is a great way to expand and share your knowledge as well as network with your colleagues from across the country! If you want to be a part of a NPC Committee, please let us know!

2017 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations Recipients!

The Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship recipients were announced at this year's conference in New Orleans. NPC is proud to have awarded over $10,000 to help these outstanding young people receive the education they deserve. We look forward to next year and contributing more to the future of NPC member families and their employees. If you are interested in more information about the scholarship or would like to contribute a donation visit the Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship Fund page. For more information on applying for the scholarship visit the Applications and Instructions page. Contact NPC with any questions.

Once again, congratulations to the following winners:




Jena Ponosny

Beauty Pools Inc


Nicholas Grabowski

Pure Water Pools


Claire Lamsfuss

Pulliam Pool Builders


Jake Gammon

Gammon Pools


Sky Stalnaker

Southernwinds Pools


Jessica Camacho

Superior Pool Plastering


Sam Garcia

Centex Plaster


Emily Dobbs

Pebble Technology


Zachary Rosati

Leisure Craft Pools


Haley Sparks

Pool Environments


New Member Logo

Show your website visitors your credentials as an NPC member with the new NPC Member logo. We encourage all our members to proudly display the NPC logo with a link back to the website so that your website visitors can see exactly what being associated with the Council really means. You can also add the membership logo to print materials, letting readers know that you are a member of the foremost authority in the cementitious interior pool finishing industry.

To request a member logo or if you have any questions contact NPC at or call 847-416-7272.

YouTube Channel Update

NPC's YouTube Channel now has 119 subscribers and over 20,500 views! Because of the success NPC's channel has, we now have any easier URL to remember: In addition to the tremendous growth in subscribers and views, NPC videos have been shared 100 times and added to 75 user playlists. Our videos have earned 126 likes. One viewer even commented, “Very informative video. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.” As we add videos to our YouTube channel and promote the exciting things happening at NPC, we will continue to see positive feedback like this because of the positive contributions and knowledge of NPC members.

NPC News

NPC membership definitely has its benefits and the NPC website at is no exception.  Are you taking advantage of these key website resources?

  • Find a Professional.  Online users are able to locate you and your business through a specialized catalogue of NPC member professionals.  You are able to search by service/builder, applicator, or manufacturer/distributor, and then by location.  Customers are also able to narrow their search by using the Certified Start-up Technician directory.
  • Technical Resources, including:
  • Ask a technical professional, available for both consumers and professionals, about any issue you are having with your pool.
  • NPC Research Projects that bring scientific method to the development of industry standards.
  • Calendar of Events for NPC and the whole of the pool and spa indust
  • Information on becoming and maintaining certification as a Start-Up Technician.
  • A Technical Library full of valuable information about common issues had and methods used by the industry
  • NPC YouTube Chanel - Alan Smith’s Spot Etching video already has over 1,000 views! 
  • Membership information.  Sign in and update your profile as needed and put your business on display for the public looking for a professional to hire. is a credible, go-to source for all aspects of pool plastering and you and your company are a part of it.
  • The NPC Scholarship Fund.   The Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship Fund provides your employees and their children a chance to win funds for school.  Ways to become more involved are located under About Us on the NPC website.
  • The NPC Research Foundation. NPC has been key in the development of industry standards and at the forefront of cutting edge research through studies such as the Cal Poly evaporation study. Information on these efforts are also under the About Us section of the website.
  • Opportunities to take even more advantage of Last, but certainly not least, there are ways to feature you and your business across the whole of the website and put a visual of your services and own website on display for all users to click on at any given moment of exploring NPC resources.

Being an NPC member means that you care about industry standards and completing jobs the right and safe way. NPC provides the above benefits to members so that you can hold your membership with pride. NPC strives to positively impact a customer’s decision to go with your company by maintaining an impeccable reputation and providing valuable information.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

International Pool Spa Patio Expo
11/1/2017 » 11/3/2017
Location: Orlando, Florida

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

NPC's 29th Annual Conference
2/7/2018 » 2/9/2018
Location: San Diego, California

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

International Pool Spa Patio Expo
10/30/2018 » 11/1/2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

International Pool Spa Patio Expo
11/5/2019 » 11/7/2019
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

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