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D211: Elements of Design - Part 1

November 2, 4, 10, 12 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

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

November 2, 4, 10, 12 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

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.


C201: GENESIS CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL Concrete Pools

November 9 – 12 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours lecture; 20 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $2,290.00

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.


D211: Elements of Design - Part 3

November 2, 4, 10, 12 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

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.


International Pool | Spa | Patio | Deck Expo

November 11-13 - Virtual Edition
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST each day
The education content will be available for 30 days post-show, until December 13.

This event partnership actively collaborates across the entire pool, spa, backyard, and decking industries to bring you the most comprehensive array of networking, education, and technology all in one place.


D211: Elements of Design - Part 4

November 2, 4, 10, 12 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690.00

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.


PHTA & ICC Present the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code - Part 1

November 17, 19 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
6 hours | 0.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $299.00

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.


UnWINEd with GENESIS/PHTA: A Sommelier Led Wine Tasting

November 18 (6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Time)
Cost: $100.00 ticket
*Note: Location restrictions apply for wine shipment

Join Brian Van Bower, SWD Master and Gary Eberle with Eberle Winery, for a unique event, giving us time to connect while sharing a flight of wine! Be prepared to LOVE California wines. Gary will give you some background on the winery, the California wine industry and how this region has become a powerhouse in the US wine industry. Your registration includes 3 full bottles of Eberle wines; you will receive your wines in the mail prior to the event. Be sure to take a look at how to store your wine until the event and check out the suggested pairings so we can all enjoy this unique reception together. Limited availability so act fast - Tasting will fill at 30-35 people so sign up now!


PHTA & ICC Present the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code - Part 2

November 17, 19 | 7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
6 hours | 0.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $299.00

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.


D231: Color Theory and Its Application - Part 1

December 1, 3, 7, 9 | 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

Looking through a magazine of pools, it is easy to find well-conceived plans that failed to unify the design with proper material and color selections. Color is one of our basic means of communication and it influences our emotions so it must be understood and controlled. This program introduces the basic dynamics of color, its principles, fundamentals, its psychology, and how to apply the science to project design.


D231: Color Theory and Its Application - Part 2

December 1, 3, 7, 9 | 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

Looking through a magazine of pools, it is easy to find well-conceived plans that failed to unify the design with proper material and color selections. Color is one of our basic means of communication and it influences our emotions so it must be understood and controlled. This program introduces the basic dynamics of color, its principles, fundamentals, its psychology, and how to apply the science to project design.


D231: Color Theory and Its Application - Part 3

December 1, 3, 7, 9 | 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

Looking through a magazine of pools, it is easy to find well-conceived plans that failed to unify the design with proper material and color selections. Color is one of our basic means of communication and it influences our emotions so it must be understood and controlled. This program introduces the basic dynamics of color, its principles, fundamentals, its psychology, and how to apply the science to project design.


D231: Color Theory and Its Application - Part 4

December 1, 3, 7, 9 | 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

Looking through a magazine of pools, it is easy to find well-conceived plans that failed to unify the design with proper material and color selections. Color is one of our basic means of communication and it influences our emotions so it must be understood and controlled. This program introduces the basic dynamics of color, its principles, fundamentals, its psychology, and how to apply the science to project design.


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