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NPC NOW newsletter

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!

June 2017 Issue is Now Mobile Friendly!  NPC Membership Renewal
 29th Annual NPC Conference - Ride the Wave to San Diego  Remembering Chris Myers
 2018 Call for Presentations  Industry News
 Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship Accepting Applications is Now Mobile friendly! is now mobile friendly! No matter what device you are on, our website is easily navigated with seamless, responsive design. Our site is now optimized for smartphones and tablets that all of us continue to use more and more. Our aim has been to design for users to have the best possible experience.

When you visit the new site you will see an improvement in readability, navigation and overall experience. As we continue to add more content, you will find yourself referring to it more when you’re on the go.

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29th Annual NPC Conference

Catch the Wave to San Diego!

Save the Date! NPC is heading to San Diego in February 2018! Bahia Hotel Mission Bay will provide a beautiful backdrop for the education tracks, exhibition, Annual Auction, Start-up Technician Certification & Re-certification classes, and numerous networking opportunities.


Attend sessions for industry updates, technical information, panel discussions and more. You won’t want to miss these outstanding learning opportunities.


Promote your company, products and services. Get your name out in front of your target audience by taking part in the 2018 exhibition.

Annual Auction!

Each year NPC puts on an auction to raise money and every year has been a success! Join in on the fun and get a deal in the process!

Certification Classes!

Start-up Technician Certification is one of those distinctions that make NPC and its members stand out from the rest. Take advantage of this all-in-one event and attend or send employees to this highly recommended course.


Professionals from around the industry will be at the 29th Annual NPC Conference. Catch up with old friends and make new business connections while having fun and learning about the latest and greatest.

And More!

San Diego is full of sun, surf and city life and you’ll have time to enjoy it all! The social events planned for the conference will expose you to the culture and dining of the city. Stay tuned for more details on special activities you can add to your registration.

Take advantage of all NPC has to offer and bring the family to San Diego for some fun in the sun!

Conference details and updates will become available over the next few months, so check your inbox and visit

Questions? Contact Mila at or 847-416-7221

2018 Call for Presentations

The 29th Annual Conference will be here before we know it and we are looking for individuals to share their expertise with fellow attendees in San Diego! We're looking for manuscripts and presentations covering a range of swimming pool plastering-related topics.

Based on the submission of abstracts, selected individuals will be invited to submit their paper and deliver presentations at the Annual Conference in February, 2018. Presentations will be selected based on the specific criteria, including relevance, originality and non-commercial tone and content. Abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated by the Education Committee of the National Plasterers Council as they organize the program for the 2018 NPC Conference.

Review the brochure and submit your presentation by September 1st!


Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship Open for Applications

NPC is proud to present the Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship to children of NPC Members and their employees every year and we are now accepting applications for scholarships awarded in 2018. This award is announced every year at the NPC Annual Conference.

Children of NPC members and their employees submit an essay, letters of recommendation and proof of scholastic achievement and have the chance to win money towards their education. Based on available funds, students are awarded a minimum of $500 and maximum of $5,000. There’s no reason not to take the time and apply!

Let your children and employees know! This scholarship is exclusive, so that means there is a higher chance to be awarded than if they would apply to one that is open to everyone.

View the application online or download the PDF and plan your submission today!

Deadline for submission is December 31, 2017.

Membership Renewals

Have you renewed your NPC membership?

It's time to renew your membership in the NPC . . . your trade association.  Your annual dues invoice for 2017-2018 can be accessed by logging into your account.  Your membership dues renewal is an investment that will help NPC continue its industry leadership role and increase the visibility of the pool industry on your behalf.  Please make your payment promptly to ensure that you and your company will continue to receive the services and support that your dues provide.

Please sign in to your profile (on the right) and click on Renew Your Membership Now at the top of the page to pay online.  If you do not remember your password, please select "Forgot Password" and you will receive a temporary one to the email address we have listed on file.

If you have forgotten your username, please contact our office at 847-416-7221.

Thank you for your support of the NPC!

Chris Myers Services

Our condolences are with the family and friends of Chris Myers, who passed away suddenly on on Monday, June 19th. Chris, the founder of Eden Swimming Pools, was an amazing business man, friend and Father. He believed in building community along with beautiful pools for his clients. As a cancer survivor, he gave generously to Cancer charities around his area to help families of other survivors and those who have lost loved ones to Cancer. A Facebook post on his business' page states:

"Chris touched the hearts of many and we miss him. We will honor Chris and his legacy by continuing with his traditions, serving our community and building the most beautiful swimming pools in South Texas for our customers."

A memorial for Chris Myers has been set for Saturday July 8 at 2pm at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen, TX.



Industry News

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Even in Winter, These Pools Are in Great Shape

Swimming pool trends make backyards sparkle

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact NPC at or 847-416-7272.

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