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Sunbelt Builders Show  

July 12-15 | Dallas, TX

The Sunbelt Builders Show is designed to help builders, remodelers, and associates grow their businesses. The Show is the largest in Texas and draws residential construction industry professionals and associates from around the United States, Canada, and Mexico. PHTA will have an exhibit booth to ensure the top builders, remodelers, and other professionals have the information needed to partner with pool builders, as necessary.

Preventing Pool Installation Pitfalls with Terry Brannon and Bob Sheely  

July 13 | Dallas, TX
12 pm - 1 pm
Sunbelt Builders Show

GENESIS Faculty Advisor Terry Brannon, P.E., will be co-hosting a session at the Sunbelt Builders Show. The objective of this session is to help pool and home contractors understand the importance of home and pool placement when a pool is being installed as a new home is being built, or when a pool is being added to an existing home’s property. The presentation will include some of the unforeseen and unexpected issues that could occur in either instance, and the importance of reviewing and following the building codes in this regard. The discussion includes: pool and home location; grading and drainage; how a pool affects a home; and taking into consideration both pool installation and homebuilding code compliance.


July 25-28 | Virtual
6 pm - 10 pm ET
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA CEUs
$2,090 PHTA Member / $2,590 Non-member

This 4-night, 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 Certified Builder Professional (CBP).

Virtual Advanced Builder Workshop (E245 + C410)  

September 19-22 | Virtual
E245: 8 hours | 0.8 IACET CEUs | 8 PHTA CEUs
September 19 & 21 | 6 pm - 10 pm ET
$699 PHTA Member / $1,199 Non-member
C410: 8 hours | 0.8 IACET CEUs | 8 PHTA CEUs
September 20 & 22 | 6 pm - 10 pm ET
$699 PHTA Member / $1,199 Non-member

This four-night event teaches the advanced skills you need to build a structurally sound water vessel and will put you soundly on the path to acquiring your Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional certification.

AQUA Live  

October 5-7 | Charlotte, NC

AQUA Live is a three-day business event where the pool and spa industry’s most successful professionals share their stories; teach the practical tactics they have learned from firsthand experience; and connect proactive buyers with the business strategies, new profit centers, and products they need to be successful.

World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC)  

October 12-14 | Houston, TX

The World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) is an aquatic research forum presented by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance. This year, we'll deliver unique and relevant education to a diverse group of pool operators, manufacturers, service technicians, facility managers, environmental health officials, academia, pool builders, retailers, and health advocates in Houston, TX, October 12-14.

Equip Exposition  

October 18-21 | Louisville, KY

GIE+EXPO is now Equip Exposition! Equip Exposition is where the landscape changes, and is the place for landscape contractors, outdoor power equipment dealers, distributors, and manufacturers to connect, learn, and grow. Join us in Louisville, KY, October 18-21.

International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo  

November 12-17 | Las Vegas, NV

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. The 2022 event is from November 12-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

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

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