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GENESIS Symposium

March 16-18
20 hours
Cost: $349 PHTA Member / $499 Non-member


D204: 3D Modeling + Presentation Graphics - Part 1

March 23, 25, 30, April 1 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.6 IACET CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member / $1,890 Non-member

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 Modeling + Presentation Graphics - Part 2

March 23, 25, 30, April 1 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours (4-part course)
1.6 IACET CEUs

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 (4-part course)
1.6 IACET CEUs

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 Modeling + Presentation Graphics - Part 4

March 23, 25, 30, April 1 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours (4-part course)
1.6 IACET CEUs

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 (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.2 IACET CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member / $1,890 Non-member

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.


E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder's Guide to Proper Implementation - Part 1

April 7, 14, 21, 28 | 1 pm – 2:45 pm ET
6 hours (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
0.6 IACET 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 four-part 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.


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 (4-part course)
1.2 IACET CEUs

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 (4-part course)
1.2 IACET CEUs

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.


E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder's Guide to Proper Implementation - Part 2

April 7, 14, 21, 28 | 1 pm – 2:45 pm ET
6 hours (4-part course)
0.6 IACET CEUs

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 four-part 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.


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 (4-part course)
1.2 IACET CEUs

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.


The 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code Demystified - Part 1

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

This 6-hour live educational program is a comprehensive, interactive course taught by experts that explains the 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code, concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. This course is designed to help builders and inspectors understand the many changes to pool construction, including calculations of total dynamic head (TDH), SOFAs, barriers, and additional construction requirements. The course addresses the code regarding quality, safety, energy, and conservation per the ANSI/PHTA approved standards.

The course meets the needs for all industry-related professionals including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, and pool and spa installers.

This course was developed by PHTA and ICC and satisfies the eligibility for specific jurisdictional requirements to qualify as a 3rd party inspector. The course carries 6 hours of PHTA CEUs and 0.6 IACET CEUs.


E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder's Guide to Proper Implementation - Part 3

April 7, 14, 21, 28 | 1 pm – 2:45 pm ET
6 hours (4-hour course)
0.6 IACET CEUs

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 four-part 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.


The 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code Demystified - Part 2

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

This 6-hour live educational program is a comprehensive, interactive course taught by experts that explains the 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code, concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. This course is designed to help builders and inspectors understand the many changes to pool construction, including calculations of total dynamic head (TDH), SOFAs, barriers, and additional construction requirements. The course addresses the code regarding quality, safety, energy, and conservation per the ANSI/PHTA approved standards.

The course meets the needs for all industry-related professionals including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, and pool and spa installers.

This course was developed by PHTA and ICC and satisfies the eligibility for specific jurisdictional requirements to qualify as a 3rd party inspector. The course carries 6 hours of PHTA CEUs and 0.6 IACET CEUs.


E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder's Guide to Proper Implementation - Part 4

April 7, 14, 21, 28 | 1 pm – 2:45 pm ET
6 hours (4-part course)
0.6 IACET CEUs

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 four-part 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.


D211: Elements of Design - Part 1

May 4, 6, 11, 13 | 7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs (4-part course; students must participate in all four courses)
$1,890 PHTA Member / $2,090 Non-member

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 (4-part course)

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 (4-part course)

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 (4-part course)

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 - Part 1

May 17 – 20 | 6 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
16 hours online education; 20 hours with additional content (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.6 IACET CEUs
$2,390 PHTA Member / $2,590 Non-member

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.


C201 GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools - Part 2

May 17 – 20 | 6 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
16 hours online education; 20 hours with additional content (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.6 IACET CEUs

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.


Webinar: Prevention of Recreational Water Illnesses

May 19 | 1 pm ET
Free for PHTA Members / $29 for non-members (Discount code provided to members)

During this session, we will examine pathogens responsible for disease outbreaks and how to combat them. We'll review the advantages and disadvantages of different disinfectants, along with the recommendations in the ANSI/APSI – 11 standard.


C201 GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools - Part 3

May 17 – 20 | 6 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
16 hours online education; 20 hours with additional content (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.6 IACET CEUs

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.


C201 GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools - Part 4

May 17 – 20 | 6 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time
16 hours online education; 20 hours with additional content (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.6 IACET CEUs

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.


D231: Color Theory and Its Application - Part 1

June 8, 10, 15, 17 | 7 pm – 10:30 pm Eastern Time
14 hours online education, 16 hours with additional content (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.4 IACET CEUs
$1,790 PHTA Member / $1,990 Non-member

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

June 8, 10, 15, 17 | 7 pm – 10:30 pm Eastern Time
14 hours online education, 16 hours with additional content (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.4 IACET CEUs

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

June 8, 10, 15, 17 | 7 pm – 10:30 pm Eastern Time
14 hours online education, 16 hours with additional content (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.4 IACET CEUs

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

June 8, 10, 15, 17 | 7 pm – 10:30 pm Eastern Time
14 hours online education, 16 hours with additional content (4-part course; students must participate in all four segments)
1.4 IACET CEUs

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.


World Aquatic Health Conference

October 13-15, 2021
Houston, TX


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