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C201: GENESIS CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL Concrete Pools

February 1 - 4 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours lecture; 20 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $2,390.00

This 4-day, 16-hour virtual school encompasses all of the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel. Topics covered within the school 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. The course concludes with an interactive walkthrough of a complex project from start to finish. 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 course fulfills a requirement to become a GENESIS® Associate member.


D265: Master Designer Methods - Part 1

February 9, 11, 15, 17 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,790.00

“The pool is but a mirror, reflecting that which you wish to accentuate beyond it.” As part of the new GENESIS Master Designer Methods series, Bianchi will retrain your thinking of water vessel design. “The pool is often built first in the sequence of outdoor improvements. For the best integration, however, it should actually be designed last.” Bianchi’s method will require students to rethink their 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, spatial considerations, and more.


D265: Master Designer Methods - Part 2

February 9, 11, 15, 17 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,790.00

“The pool is but a mirror, reflecting that which you wish to accentuate beyond it.” As part of the new GENESIS Master Designer Methods series, Bianchi will retrain your thinking of water vessel design. “The pool is often built first in the sequence of outdoor improvements. For the best integration, however, it should actually be designed last.” Bianchi’s method will require students to rethink their 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, spatial considerations, and more.


D265: Master Designer Methods - Part 3

February 9, 11, 15, 17 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,790.00

“The pool is but a mirror, reflecting that which you wish to accentuate beyond it.” As part of the new GENESIS Master Designer Methods series, Bianchi will retrain your thinking of water vessel design. “The pool is often built first in the sequence of outdoor improvements. For the best integration, however, it should actually be designed last.” Bianchi’s method will require students to rethink their 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, spatial considerations, and more.


2018 ISPSC - Part 1

February 16 & 18 | 7 pm – 10 pm ET
Instructor: Kevin Tucker, Educational Leverage, LLC
Cost: $299 PHTA Members/ $399 Non-Member

The ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. The code addresses quality, safety, energy, and conservation and built upon national consensus, the code is ANSI/APSP approved standards. Student builders will examine the benefits of adopting the code. Officials are provided an explanation of the code and the practices the code is built-on. Designed to address industry professionals, including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, pool, and spa installers, the course meets the needs for both builders and inspectors. The ISPSC is 6 hours of live, virtual training, split between two days. Upon completion of the course, and meeting jurisdiction requirements, you may qualify as a 3rd party inspector.


D265: Master Designer Methods - Part 4

February 9, 11, 15, 17 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,790.00

“The pool is but a mirror, reflecting that which you wish to accentuate beyond it.” As part of the new GENESIS Master Designer Methods series, Bianchi will retrain your thinking of water vessel design. “The pool is often built first in the sequence of outdoor improvements. For the best integration, however, it should actually be designed last.” Bianchi’s method will require students to rethink their 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, spatial considerations, and more.


2018 ISPSC - Part 2

February 16 & 18 | 7 pm – 10 pm ET
Instructor: Kevin Tucker, Educational Leverage, LLC
Cost: $299 PHTA Members/ $399 Non-Member

The ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. The code addresses quality, safety, energy, and conservation and built upon national consensus, the code is ANSI/APSP approved standards. Student builders will examine the benefits of adopting the code. Officials are provided an explanation of the code and the practices the code is built-on. Designed to address industry professionals, including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, pool, and spa installers, the course meets the needs for both builders and inspectors. The ISPSC is 6 hours of live, virtual training, split between two days. Upon completion of the course, and meeting jurisdiction requirements, you may qualify as a 3rd party inspector.


E211: Basic Fluid Engineering

February 22, 23, 24, 25 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,890.00

Every watershape requires at least a basic understanding of the hydraulic principles that make it work. This program provides a detailed foundation of understanding that enables the students to design better hydraulic systems. The software worksheets alone are invaluable. There is a detailed project worth 50% plus an online exam worth 50% of the passing score. This program is required for the SWD certification and it is a prerequisite for E311: GENESIS ENGINEERING SCHOOL: Advanced Pool Hydraulics.


GENESIS Symposium

March 16-18
20 hours
Cost: $349


D204: 3D Modelling + Presentation Graphics - Part 1

March 23, 25, 30 April 1 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

Pool Studio’s 3D design program can be taken one step further when combined with additional software to create an amazing presentation for your discerning clients. Learn how to go from novice user to a detailed professional presentation. Includes tips and tricks for intermediate users. Using their own laptop computers, students work through a series of instructional exercises and development of a pool project. At this time, Pool Studio can only be utilized on a PC system.


D204: 3D Modelling + Presentation Graphics - Part 2

March 23, 25, 30 April 1 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

Pool Studio’s 3D design program can be taken one step further when combined with additional software to create an amazing presentation for your discerning clients. Learn how to go from novice user to a detailed professional presentation. Includes tips and tricks for intermediate users. Using their own laptop computers, students work through a series of instructional exercises and development of a pool project. At this time, Pool Studio can only be utilized on a PC system.


D204: 3D Modelling + Presentation Graphics - Part 3

March 23, 25, 30 April 1 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

Pool Studio’s 3D design program can be taken one step further when combined with additional software to create an amazing presentation for your discerning clients. Learn how to go from novice user to a detailed professional presentation. Includes tips and tricks for intermediate users. Using their own laptop computers, students work through a series of instructional exercises and development of a pool project. At this time, Pool Studio can only be utilized on a PC system.


D204: 3D Modelling + Presentation Graphics - Part 4

March 23, 25, 30 April 1 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

Pool Studio’s 3D design program can be taken one step further when combined with additional software to create an amazing presentation for your discerning clients. Learn how to go from novice user to a detailed professional presentation. Includes tips and tricks for intermediate users. Using their own laptop computers, students work through a series of instructional exercises and development of a pool project. At this time, Pool Studio can only be utilized on a PC system.


D280: History of Pools and Water Features - Part 1

April 6, 8, 12, 14 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

Water features have been a part of the landscape since ancient times. Are you familiar with the world's most famous water features? Can you effectively answer questions from your clients about them? Dive into the world of water history. This course will guide you through the world's most renowned swimming pools and water features from ancient (the world's first known swimming pool), historical (Versailles), to today's contemporary installations (Marina Bay Sands; Amangiri Resort, Utah). We'll identify the who's who of today's most influential water feature designers and why this knowledge is necessary to relate to your clientele. DESIGN 280: History of Pools and Water Features is an SWD core curriculum course meeting the architectural style requirement.


D280: History of Pools and Water Features - Part 2

April 6, 8, 12, 14 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

Water features have been a part of the landscape since ancient times. Are you familiar with the world's most famous water features? Can you effectively answer questions from your clients about them? Dive into the world of water history. This course will guide you through the world's most renowned swimming pools and water features from ancient (the world's first known swimming pool), historical (Versailles), to today's contemporary installations (Marina Bay Sands; Amangiri Resort, Utah). We'll identify the who's who of today's most influential water feature designers and why this knowledge is necessary to relate to your clientele. DESIGN 280: History of Pools and Water Features is an SWD core curriculum course meeting the architectural style requirement.


D280: History of Pools and Water Features - Part 3

April 6, 8, 12, 14 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

Water features have been a part of the landscape since ancient times. Are you familiar with the world's most famous water features? Can you effectively answer questions from your clients about them? Dive into the world of water history. This course will guide you through the world's most renowned swimming pools and water features from ancient (the world's first known swimming pool), historical (Versailles), to today's contemporary installations (Marina Bay Sands; Amangiri Resort, Utah). We'll identify the who's who of today's most influential water feature designers and why this knowledge is necessary to relate to your clientele. DESIGN 280: History of Pools and Water Features is an SWD core curriculum course meeting the architectural style requirement.


D280: History of Pools and Water Features - Part 4

April 6, 8, 12, 14 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

Water features have been a part of the landscape since ancient times. Are you familiar with the world's most famous water features? Can you effectively answer questions from your clients about them? Dive into the world of water history. This course will guide you through the world's most renowned swimming pools and water features from ancient (the world's first known swimming pool), historical (Versailles), to today's contemporary installations (Marina Bay Sands; Amangiri Resort, Utah). We'll identify the who's who of today's most influential water feature designers and why this knowledge is necessary to relate to your clientele. DESIGN 280: History of Pools and Water Features is an SWD core curriculum course meeting the architectural style requirement.


2018 ISPSC - Part 1

April 19 & 21 | 7 pm – 10 pm ET
Instructor: Kenneth L. Gregory, Pentair Water Quality Products
Cost: $299 PHTA Members/ $399 Non-Member

The ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. The code addresses quality, safety, energy, and conservation and built upon national consensus, the code is ANSI/APSP approved standards. Student builders will examine the benefits of adopting the code. Officials are provided an explanation of the code and the practices the code is built-on. Designed to address industry professionals, including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, pool, and spa installers, the course meets the needs for both builders and inspectors. The ISPSC is 6 hours of live, virtual training, split between two days. Upon completion of the course, and meeting jurisdiction requirements, you may qualify as a 3rd party inspector.


2018 ISPSC - Part 2

April 19 & 21 | 7 pm – 10 pm ET
Instructor: Kenneth L. Gregory, Pentair Water Quality Products
Cost: $299 PHTA Members/ $399 Non-Member

The ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. The code addresses quality, safety, energy, and conservation and built upon national consensus, the code is ANSI/APSP approved standards. Student builders will examine the benefits of adopting the code. Officials are provided an explanation of the code and the practices the code is built-on. Designed to address industry professionals, including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, pool, and spa installers, the course meets the needs for both builders and inspectors. The ISPSC is 6 hours of live, virtual training, split between two days. Upon completion of the course, and meeting jurisdiction requirements, you may qualify as a 3rd party inspector.


D211: Elements of Design - Part 1

May 4, 6, 11, 13 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,890.00

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach you how to lay out the different improvements in your projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc). We will break the fundamentals down into two categories: the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design. Once you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, you will learn how to apply them. We will start with short practice exercises and build up to a final project: creating a master plan that includes a pool and spa.


D211: Elements of Design - Part 2

May 4, 6, 11, 13 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,890.00

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach you how to lay out the different improvements in your projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc). We will break the fundamentals down into two categories: the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design. Once you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, you will learn how to apply them. We will start with short practice exercises and build up to a final project: creating a master plan that includes a pool and spa.


D211: Elements of Design - Part 3

May 4, 6, 11, 13 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,890.00

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach you how to lay out the different improvements in your projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc). We will break the fundamentals down into two categories: the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design. Once you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, you will learn how to apply them. We will start with short practice exercises and build up to a final project: creating a master plan that includes a pool and spa.


D211: Elements of Design - Part 4

May 4, 6, 11, 13 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,890.00

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach you how to lay out the different improvements in your projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc). We will break the fundamentals down into two categories: the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design. Once you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, you will learn how to apply them. We will start with short practice exercises and build up to a final project: creating a master plan that includes a pool and spa.


World Aquatic Health Conference

October 13-15, 2021
Houston, TX


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