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PHTA Leadership Certificate Program Powered by Cornell University  

March 13 - June 4
On-Demand

PHTA has teamed up with Cornell University to deliver to you a private leadership learning experience. Through a series of four on-demand courses led by Cornell professors, you are sure to learn the necessary leadership and management skills needed to elevate your career. With the tumultuous times we are facing, brushing up and constantly honing these skills is necessary to stay ahead, motivate your team, and continue to drive your company to success.


GENESIS® D280: History of Pools and Water Features  

April 22, 24, 29, May 1 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA 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. This is a required course to become a Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional.

*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies will be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.


GENESIS® D271: Architectural Styles  

April 23, 25, 30, May 2 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
16 hours | 1.6 IACET | 16 PHTA CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member | $1,890 Non-Member

Understanding the architecture of both built structures and the surrounding landscape will enable watershape designers to coordinate details and relate the water elements back to the surrounding environment in an appropriate way. It is easy to find examples of pools that clearly do not reflect the style of the home. They are usually the result of a production-type builder that is only comfortable replicating the same pool they have built many times. However, when the pool is well-designed to match the home’s architecture, the effect can be breathtaking and add real value to the property. This process can only begin after a basic understanding of architectural styles - the palette from which we draw from. These pools not only reflect the home but also the surrounding landscape. This is a required course to become a Certified Expert Pool Builder & Design Professional.


NDPA Webinar: Water Safety Season & First Sport  

April 24 | Virtual
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Summer is right around the corner, which means we're kicking our efforts into high gear for Water Safety Season! The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) will unveil the 2024 Water Safety Season Toolkit. This toolkit includes everything you need for effective water safety advocacy: engaging social posts, video PSAs, blogs, press templates, and more. In the webinar, we'll explore the updated resources and how you can use them to elevate water safety awareness in your community. Don't miss the chance to make a meaningful impact this summer. Your efforts are crucial in creating safer waters for everyone.


PHTA Central Texas Chapter April Meeting  

April 25 | Austin, TX
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. CT
$35 PHTA/TPSC/IPSSA Member | $45 Non-Member | Buffet dinner included

We're excited to invite you to the PHTA Central Texas (Austin) Chapter April Meeting, where we'll be diving into cutting-edge advancements in nozzle technology and the use of liquid admixtures in dry process shotcrete. This session is designed to enhance your skills and ensure you deliver exceptional quality in pool construction. Featuring guest speaker Juanjose Armenta, Certified ACI Nozzleman. Please RSVP prior to the start time to secure your spot.


GENESIS® Virtual Workshop: Reimagine Pool and Spa Remodeling  

April 30 - May 2 | Virtual
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
23 Hours | 2.3 IACET CEUs | 23 PHTA CEUs
$2,090 PHTA Member / $2,590 Non-member

This innovative three-day event will encompass the 16-hour C281: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Pool & Spa Remodeling, plus 7 hours of heating and hydraulics analysis and operations. In addition to learning how to remodel the vessel, the third day will focus on inspecting the equipment pad, investigating and exploring all heating options and combinations.


PHTA Day on the Hill 2024  

April 30 - May 2
Washington, DC
$150

This spring, PHTA will be hosting its second annual Day on the Hill in Washington, DC. This event is a significant opportunity for industry leaders and stakeholders to come together, engage with policymakers, and advocate for the interests and growth of the pool and hot tub industry. Our agenda includes a 2024 election briefing; a tour of the Capitol; and meetings with federal and congressional policymakers where we will discuss important issues affecting our industry and seek support for policies that promote safety, sustainability, and economic growth. 


GENESIS® D265: Master Designer Methods: Crafting the Outdoor Space as a Living Art Form  

May 7, 9, 14, 16 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member / $1,890 Non-member

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.


GENESIS® D231: Color Theory and Its Application  

May 8, 9, 13, 15 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET
16 hours | 1.6 IACET | 16 PHTA CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member | $1,890 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. This is a required course to become a Certified Expert Pool Builder & Design Professional.

*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies will be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.


GENESIS® E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder's Guide to Proper Implementation  

June 3 & 5 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
8 hours | 0.8 IACET | 8 PHTA CEUs
$699 PHTA Member | $999 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.


GENESIS® C410: Advanced Pool Construction  

June 4 & 6 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
8 hours | 0.8 IACET | 8 PHTA CEUs
$699 PHTA Member | $899 Non-Member

This course is an advanced construction school intended to discuss advanced soil mechanics, difficult site solutions, and more advanced concrete science than presented in the basic C201: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools. The course also delves into alternative pool construction materials, major defect repair, and the rehabilitation of old pools. This is a required course to become a Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional.


PHTA Webinar: GENESIS® E106: Hire an Engineer Without Remorse  

June 12 | Virtual
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Not every backyard swimming pool and spa project needs the attention of an engineer, but occasionally a builder finds himself over his head with soil foundation issues, cantilevered structures, pier supported pools, deep fills, adjacent structures, complex hydraulics, logistical issues such as remote access, elevated pool structures, and other, more complicated issues. This brief 1-hour seminar takes students through the ins and outs of hiring a consulting engineer to assist with swimming pool and spa design. Items discussed will include the qualifications a pool professional should look for in an engineer, the types of engineers and firms that routinely take on swimming pool engagements, fee structures, professional liability insurance, and division of responsibility. And finally, we will discuss training your engineer for your individual type of pool work and building relationships for the long-term.


C201: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools  

August 5-8 | Virtual
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET
24 hours | 2.4 IACET CEUs | 24 PHTA CEUs
$2,090 PHTA Member / $2,590 Non-member

This comprehensive construction school is the only program that satisfies the education requirement to sit for CBP exam. Attendees spend four evenings with a team of expert faculty learning all of the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel. Topics covered 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. This is a required course to become a Certified Builder Professional.

Registration Deadline: 9 a.m. ET on August 5

*Virtual Training Information: The live virtual classroom portion of this course will be 16 hours. Additional homework and supplemental studies will be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.


GENESIS® E211: Fluid Hydraulics for Pools & Spas  

September 16-19 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
16 hours | 1.6 IACET | 16 PHTA CEUs
$1,690 PHTA Member | $2,190 Non-Member

During this session, you will develop a basic understanding of the hydraulic principles in order to design more efficient and serviceable hydraulic systems. This class is required education for the Advanced CBP certification.


PHTA Webinar: Maximize Revenue in Retail with BioLab  

September 18 | Virtual
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET

How can pool and spa retailers strengthen their showroom design — including their product selection — to increase profits and make the customer’s shopping experience more enjoyable than ever? Ted Lawrence, a well-known retail specialist with over 30 years of experience in the pool and spa industry, discusses best practices to maximize your retail sales. Not only will he suggest new products to increase revenues, he will discuss product placement, of both new and tried-and-true products, within your store to make the most of your retail square footage and warehouse space.


GENESIS® E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder's Guide to Proper Implementation  

September 23-24 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
8 hours | 0.8 IACET | 8 PHTA CEUs
$699 PHTA Member | $999 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.


GENESIS® C410: Advanced Pool Construction  

September 25-26 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
8 hours | 0.8 IACET | 8 PHTA CEUs
$699 PHTA Member | $899 Non-Member

This course is an advanced construction school intended to discuss advanced soil mechanics, difficult site solutions, and more advanced concrete science than presented in the basic C201: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools. The course also delves into alternative pool construction materials, major defect repair, and the rehabilitation of old pools. This is a required course to become a Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional.


GENESIS® D265: Master Designer Methods: Crafting the Outdoor Space as a Living Art Form  

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

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.


Equip Exposition  

October 15-18 | Louisville, KY

Equip Exposition is the annual event dedicated to growing landscapers’, hardscapers’, manufacturers’, and dealers’ businesses. Find the latest and greatest products across 1,000 exhibits and pit them against each other. Featuring new courses from GENESIS®.


International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo  

November 9-14 | Dallas, TX

The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo™, co-located with Deck Expo (PSP/Deck Expo) is where all segments of the industry (pool, spa, patio, decking, and outdoor living) gather to stay well-informed of the trends, market directions, and technology. The event offers industry professionals a large selection of educational sessions, an expo hall, and various networking opportunities.


C260: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Vinyl Liner/Fiberglass Pools  

December 9-12 | Virtual
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
24 hours | 2.4 IACET CEUs | 24 PHTA CEUs
$2,090 PHTA Member / $2,590 Non-member

This comprehensive construction school is the only program that satisfies the education requirement to sit for CBP exam. Whether a pool is concrete, vinyl liner, or fiberglass, the necessities of a properly executed project remain the same. The water vessel requires correct hydraulics, proper installation, code compliance, and a desired aesthetic. To meet the educational demands of an increasing market, GENESIS now offers a 24-hour Vinyl Liner / Fiberglass Pool Construction School.

*Virtual Training Information: The live virtual classroom portion of this course will be 16 hours. Additional homework and supplemental studies will be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.


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