education and events

Engineering Courses

Learn the elements of hydraulics, soils, foundations, electrical connections, controls, and mechanical design. By examining these important considerations, you will be able to communicate them effectively – creating confidence and building trust from your customers.

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.



March 27 & 29
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
8 hours | 0.8 IACET CEUs | 8 PHTA CEUs
$599 PHTA Member / $799 Non-member


Codes and standards come at us from all sides, it seems, and every year or so those codes and standards are updated, creating a feeling of being lost in the woods for contractors, designers, enforcement, and permitting agencies. In this course, we’ll differentiate between codes, standards, and ordinances. Examine what these documents require of all parties affected by them and conclude with providing background and intent on the provisions within these documents.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquaint building officials, health officials, pool contractors, and designers with the definition of ‘standard’, ‘code’, and ‘ordinance’ and how they differ in application
  • Familiarize these stakeholders with the current provisions and requirements of the standards, codes, and ordinances governing swimming pool and spa construction
  • Discuss and enable code officials to promulgate checklists for their review staff and their field staff regarding pools and spas
  • Create a bridge between code officials and contractors to streamline the process of permitting by defining expectations
  • Define swimming pool and spa regulations for a more consistent process across jurisdictions
  • Provide learners with helpful graphs, charts, and spreadsheets to simplify the calculating and checking of calculations needed for pool and spa permits
  • Examine document and educational resources available to them through PHTA and ICC
  • Most importantly, to save lives

Instructor: Terry Brannon, P.E.


May 8-11
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member / $1,890 Non-member


Develop a basic understanding of the hydraulic principles in order to design more efficient and serviceable hydraulic systems.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify physics of water: area, depth, volume, mass, pressure, velocity, flow rate, energy, and others
  • Discuss and apply the basic principles, code limitations, and guidelines to hydraulic design
  • Calculate GENESIS series of software worksheets
  • Calculate Total Dynamic Head (TDH) and electrical and gas heating operating costs
  • Perform the complete analysis of a basic pool/spa combination with a water feature


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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
  • WatkinsWellness

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