education and events

Construction Courses

Build better pools and spas with the renowned GENESIS® programs that take you from layout and forming to excavation. Gain insight on site evaluations, pool renovations, concrete science, and more.

Interested in bringing GENESIS® faculty to your office/facility to meet with your team? An in-person GENESIS® program tailored to your team would save travel time and expenses for your staff and provide all with the same education to provide your company with an edge over the competition. Contact Jeanne Mendelson, PHTA Vice President of Education and Events.

In-Person

In-person education includes PHTA-hosted events as well as educational sessions at conferences and tradeshows.

February 21-22
Everything Under the Sun Expo
Orlando, FL
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
16 Hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member / $2,190 Non-member

CILB accreditation approved. Course License: CRS13294; Course Number: 0614689

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New for 2024!

Taking on a remodeling project can be a rewarding undertaking. But turning the outdated into outstanding can also be frustrating and confining as you build on an existing project. In this newly developed course, you will learn how to navigate real-life remodeling obstacles from the construction, engineering, and design points of view. You'll learn how to troubleshoot existing problems, how to bond new materials to old, how to blend new trends to existing fixtures, and how to transform a space and give it that WOW factor that is your style.

Learners will also gain insight on serving as a consultant to their remodel customers. You'll learn how to: assess the current pool, set expectations while incorporating your client's vision, prioritize project needs vs. wants, and how to expand your business with transformational makeovers that you're proud of.

So, before you grab your sledgehammer, join us and learn how to breathe new life into the obsolete.

Learning Objectives:

  • Navigate what can and cannot be salvaged, and how to turn them into wins for your customers
  • Troubleshoot existing failures with fixes that will last
  • Learn how you can add to an existing project properly, so that it doesn't fail
  • Discuss how you can take the project from "just an upgrade" to an expansion of your client's dreams (and your bottom line)
  • Explore how to strengthen your reputation as a remodeler and expand your business

Instructors:

CBP

March 18-20
Philadelphia, PA
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
24 hours | 2.4 IACET CEUs | 24 PHTA CEUs
$2,090 PHTA Member / $2,590 Non-member

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This comprehensive vinyl liner/fiberglass construction school is the only program that satisfies the education requirement to sit for the Certified Builder Professional (CBP) exam. Whether a pool is concrete, vinyl liner, or fiberglass, the necessities of a properly executed project remain the same. The water vessel requires correct hydraulics, proper installation, code compliance, and a desired aesthetic. To meet the educational demands of an increasing market, GENESIS now offers a 24-hour Vinyl Liner / Fiberglass Pool Construction School.

This is a required course to become a Certified Builder Professional.

Learning Objectives:

ENGINEERING:

  • Discuss the introduction of physics of water, including pressure, flow rate, velocity, energy, friction, etc.
  • Discuss Total Dynamic Head (TDH), system curves, pump curves, and selection.
  • List code limitations and recommended design parameters for safety and efficiency.
  • Explain construction details for plumbing and equipment.
  • Discuss soil mechanics, bearing capacity, lateral pressures, compaction, settlement, differential settlement.

VINYL LINER:

  • Define the installation of vinyl liners - concrete.
  • Define the installation of vinyl liners - vermiculite.
  • Define the installation of vinyl liners - steel walls.
  • Define the installation of vinyl liners - polymer walls.
  • Discuss the installation of automatic pool covers.

FIBERGLASS:

  • Define what constitutes standard fiberglass pool installation.
  • Review installation of tanning ledges.
  • Examine the installation of spas.
  • Analyze free-standing fiberglass pools.
  • Discuss the installation of automatic pool covers.

Instructors:

Hotel Accomodations:

The class will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, located at 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 11017. Phone: 215-627-1200. A limited number of rooms at the group rate of $199 plus taxes have been reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your room, click here to submit your reservation request on the Loews website prior to February 23.

Virtual

CBP

April 8-11
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
24 hours | 2.4 IACET CEUs | 24 PHTA CEUs
$2,090 PHTA Member / $2,590 Non-member

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Please note: Registration closes at 9 a.m. ET on April 8

This comprehensive construction school is the only program that satisfies the education requirement to sit for the Certified Builder Professional (CBP) exam. Attendees spend four afternoons with a team of expert faculty, learning all of the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel. Topics covered include site analysis, introductory fluid engineering, geotechnical and structural engineering that includes a review of difficult sites, shotcrete, waterproofing, tile, interior finishes, coping, and concrete decking. This program is designed to move each student through all phases of concrete pool construction in great detail, unlike anything else offered in the industry.

This is a required course to become a Certified Builder Professional.

*Virtual Training Information: The live virtual classroom portion of this course will be 16 hours. Additional homework and supplemental studies will be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss Basic Pool Plumbing, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering.
  • Define Layout, Forming & Excavation, Infrastructure Coordination, Shotcrete, Waterproofing.
  • List Basic Tile & Coping, Concrete Decking, Pre-Plaster Preparation, Cementitious Pool Finishes.
  • Discuss Startup, Punch List & Project Closeout, Project Profile.

Instructors:

MasterCBP

June 4 & 6
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
8 hours | 0.8 IACET CEUs | 8 PHTA CEUs
$699 PHTA Member / $899 Non-member

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This course is an advanced construction school intended to discuss advanced soil mechanics, difficult site solutions, and more advanced concrete science than presented in the basic C201: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools. The course also delves into alternative pool construction materials, major defect repair, and the rehabilitation of old pools.

This is a required course to become a Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional.

Learning Objectives:

  • Teach advanced soil topics in pool and spa construction.
  • Learn to do construction in difficult sites.
  • Address alternative pool construction materials and methods.
  • Discuss concrete science and concrete shell repair methods.
  • Introduce equipment room requirements.

Instructor: Terry Brannon, P.E.

Read our registration and cancellation policy.

On-Demand

CBP

This comprehensive construction school is the only program that satisfies the education requirement to sit for the Certified Builder Professional (CBP) exam.

Attendees will learn all the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel at their own pace. Topics covered include site analysis, introductory fluid engineering, geotechnical and structural engineering that includes a review of difficult sites, shotcrete, waterproofing, tile, interior finishes, coping, and concrete decking. This program is designed to move each student through all phases of concrete pool construction in great detail, unlike anything else offered in the industry. Attendees have the ability to ask questions and can be connected with a faculty member at any time to learn from top experts in their field, ask questions, and begin a relationship with the faculty that doesn't end when they complete the course.

GENESIS® courses deliver the highest quality education in the industry and are developed by the GENESIS® faculty. PHTA/GENESIS® education is the only education in the pool and spa industry approved by industry's trade association who partners with the International Code Council to develop standards. A GENESIS® course ensures you are getting the highest quality, most updated education in the industry.

This is a required course to become a Certified Builder Professional.

Purchase Course

Please note: This course is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss Basic Pool Plumbing, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering.
  • Define Layout, Forming & Excavation, Infrastructure Coordination, Shotcrete, Waterproofing.
  • List Basic Tile & Coping, Concrete Decking, Pre-Plaster Preparation, Cementitious Pool Finishes.
  • Discuss Startup, Punch List & Project Closeout, Project Profile.

CEUs: 24

Instructor: Terry Brannon, P.E.

Course Fee: $2,090/member and $2,590/non-member.

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