education and events

Design Courses

Ready to launch your design skills to a new level? GENESIS® offers courses dedicated to advancing your knowledge in everything from basic drawing and computer modeling to advanced water feature design.

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


October 2-3
Nashville, TN
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member / $2,190 Non-member


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Foresight is an essential component of good design. In this course, you will retrain how you think of water vessel design by changing the sequence of designing outdoor improvements first, and integrating the pool last. This course will challenge your design approach with a landscape-based process that considers the functionality of the entire space first. The course lecture and projects will focus on sightlines, living spaces, traffic flow, special considerations, and more, and will help you create beautiful designs with high functionality.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze art examples; review principal areas of composition.
  • Identify categories of outdoor spaces.
  • Define site elements that occupy and enhance the function and esthetic of the space.
  • Review case studies on the use of outdoor space.

Instructor: Kirk Bianchi

Hotel Accomodations:

Group rates are available at the JW Marriott Nashville, 201 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. The group rate is $329/night plus taxes. To reserve a room at the group rate, please click here to complete the housing request form.

Read our registration and cancellation policy.



Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Biolab
  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Heritage Pool Supply Group
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • Pentair
  • WatkinsWellness
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