Build A Pool +

Build A Pool +

Aug 17, 202102:00 pm

Aug 21, 202112:00 midnight(GMT+0)


9494 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Event details

August 17th - 20th 2021

Build a Pool Conference

Building and Programming Content

Hosted by Total Aquatic Programming LLC

Supported by USA Swimming

Building and Programming Content

Why should you attend? To dispel the myth

'pools don't make money'

Build it and they will come, or will they? If you build a beautiful facility and program it like we did in the 60's you could be in trouble. Which is why TAP LLC cultivated the motto 'Programming Precedes Design'. We must analyze the current programs to see if they are truly meeting the safety, health, and wellness needs of our communities. The same goes for analyzing how pools are built. You need to do due- diligence and learn what questions to ask so you can build the right size of aquatic facility to meet the needs of your community.


· Want to know the cost to build?

·    Want to know the cost to operate?

These are just some of the answers you will get from the Dream Team. TAP has worked for the last 16 years creating a culture of working together. The Dream Team presenters have taken the opportunity to learn with us (TAP) what is needed to develop a safe, functional and sustainable aquatic environment.

From Dreams to Reality with the TAP'S Dream Team

The Dream Team Presenters

Mick Nelson / TAP LLC

Mike Mintenko / Myrtha Pools

Kevin Post / Counsilman Hunsaker

Kent Nelson / Counsilman Hunsaker

Scott Hyland / Evoqua Neptune Benson

Keith Coursin / Desert Aire

Paul Stewart / Desert Aire

Chris Whitlow / Event Resource Group

Mark Hines / Pool Corp

Programming Side

Sue Nelson / TAP LLC

Jim Spiers / Stop Drowning Now

Jill White / Starfish Swimming

Cindy Freeman & Ailene Tisser / Swim Angelfish

Laurie Denomme / We Coach & the Wavemakers

Beth Scalone / North County Water & Sports Therapy

Joel Shinofield / Juan Caraveo USA Swimming

Maria Gonzalez / Indigo Aquatics. Inc


Total Aquatic Programming LLC is known for designing, developing, and delivering the methodology of the 4 Pillars for a functional and sustainable Aquatic Facility. It is easy to justify the importance of implementing the 4 pillars when you practiced the method day-in and day-out. We are bringing to you the best of the best presenters. The BAP presenters have the experience to share their knowledge not just giving you concepts.


This is not just a Build a Pool Conference, but the BAP information will play a major part. This conference will be conducted Tuesday (pm) through Friday, we have 3 full days to deliver more essential info. It will be a conference that is both unique and cutting edge, discussing feasibility, fundraising, program planning and equipment options.


·       Opportunities to interact with Build A Pool Providers

·       Receive multiple resources to follow up after the conference

Maybe you have already attended a BAP but would like to have access to the Dream Team presenters and their content for sustainable aquatic facility. Well now you can check out the details.

Friday Breakout Rooms : 9:00am to 3:15pm August 20th - DESIGN, DEVELOP & DELIVER - $119.00

Cost includes Thursday night reception, network with the Dream Team Presenters and the Friday's workshop presentations as well as the closing reception.

You will have a choice of three breakout rooms that are identified as the 3 D's Method. You will be able to choose the breakout room at the conference.

Design Room: will be lead by Mick Nelson along with our Dream Team Presenters

Myrtha Pools, Neptune Benson, Desert Aire, SERG Seasonal Buildings, Pool Corp and Councilman Hunsaker (marketing)

Develop Room: will be lead by Kevin Post, Councilman Hunsaker - Business Planning

  • Importance of Aquatics – Fun Facts
  • Industry Hurdles – Economy
  • Elements of a Business Plan
  • Sustainable Revenue Planning
  • Maximizing your Facility Investment
  • Examples – Case Study

Deliver Room: will be lead by Sue Nelson along with Programming Dream Team - you will hear from our presenters from the 4 aquatic pillars and how each pillars supports each other when designed and delivered in the right way for your community. We will be covering programs for Water Safety and Learn to swim, aquatic fitness, aquatic therapy and the sport of swimming along with some recreation.


As the current 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we would like to assure you that we are closely monitoring information from the center for disease control and prevention and other health organizations. We will be working with the hotel to offer the safest environment during your stay at the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs. Before arriving you will receive updates on how to the hotel will be handling check in for the safety of everyone.

Hotel Reservations - Cut off date to receive group discount: 7.27.21

Guest rooms: start at $120.00. Incidental expenses will be the responsibility of the individual.

Two options to make your hotel reservation.

Call central reservations line at 800-559-9653 or go to and use the reservation code

2108TOTA to receive the group discount.

Attendee Registration Rates

Early Registration: (if registering from April 19 to June 19th, 2021) $299.00

Regular Registration: (if registering from June 20th to August 16, 2021) $399.00

Group Registration: ( 2 up to 5 person) $259.00

Friday ONLY - Workshop Registration $119.00 (Programming Workshop)

On Site Registration: will incur an additional $50 processing fee

REFUNDS: If you request a refund more than 30 days before the first day of the BAP Conference you will receive 75% of the paid amount less any credit card fees.

Exhibitor Registration Rates

Please note no refunds or credits can be provided for registrations once you are registered. Exhibitor's registration comes with TABLE, 2 CHAIRS, 2 CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS

Early Early Registration: $499.00 (if registering by May 2nd, 2021)

Early Registration: $599.00 (if registering from May 3rd to July 3rd, 2021)

Regular Registration: $699.00 (pay after July 4th , 2021) Closes July 31st

NOTE: Each company registered includes 2 employees per company. Additional employees may be added for an additional fee, which covers our direct costs for meals provided. You will register your employees at a later date prior to the conference.

Airport Information:

Colorado Springs Airport is 31 minutes (20.6 mi) to Great Wolf Lodge

Denver Airport is 60 miles to the Great Wolf Lodge

Transportation from Colorado Springs Airport will be provided by Turtle Palace Shuttle - or Better yet, call us directly @ 719.649.9257 and ask for Dane Nelson


From I-25 S:

Follow I-25 S to Interquest Pkwy in El Paso County. Take exit 153 from I-25 S. Continue onto Interquest Pkwy for .5 mile. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Federal Dr. In 1 mile enjoy, Great Wolf Lodge Colorado, Springs,


From I-70 E:

Follow I-70 E from UT-29 E, UT-10 S/State St and Co Rd 803. Continue on I-70 E to El Paso County. Take exit 153 from I-25 S. Continue on Interquest Pkwy. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Federal Dr.

From I-25 N:

Follow I-25 N to Interquest Pkwy in Colorado Springs. Take exit 153 from I-25 N. Continue onto Interquest Pkwy. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Federal Dr.

From I-70 W:

Follow I-70 W to exit 76 for US-40 W toward Oakley/Sheron Springs. Follow US-40 W and CO-94 W to US-24 W in Cimarron Hills. Turn left onto US-40 W. Turn right onto US-287 N/US-40 W. Turn left onto CO-94 W. Take CO-21 N to CO-83 S in Colorado Springs. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-24 W. Take the exit onto CO-21 N/N Powers Blvd. Keep left to continue on CO-21 N. Take Interquest Pkwy to Federal Dr. Turn right onto Federal Dr.