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International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo

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The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo™, co-located with DeckExpo (PSP/DeckExpo) 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 2021 event is from November 13-18 in Dallas, TX.

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PHTA and GENESIS® are excited to return in-person! We will be offering both pre-conference sessions as well as education sessions during the conference and at the Commercial Education Pavilion.

Pre-Conference Sessions:

Sat/Sun/Mon, November 13-15
8am - 5pm
24 Hours, 2.4 IACET CEUs
Cap: 50 people

This 3-day intensive 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss Basic Pool Plumbing, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Define Layout, Forming and Excavation, Infrastructure Coordination, Shotcrete, Waterproofing
  • List Basic Tile and Coping, Concrete Decking, Pre-Plaster Preparation, Cementitious Pool Finishes
  • Discuss Startup, Punch List and Project Closeout, Project Profile

Instructors

  • Greg Andrews
  • Terry Brannon, P.E.
  • Travis Bzick, P.E.
  • Randy Dukes
  • Skip Phillips, SWD Master
  • Tom Dankel

Course Includes:

  • C201 – Concrete Pools Manual
  • NPC Technical Manual
  • Pool Surface Problems and Solutions Book
  • Super Pass for 2021 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
  • Lunches for the duration of the course

Sun/Mon, November 14-15
8am - 5pm
16 Hours, 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cap: 50 people

Develop a basic understanding of the hydraulic principles in order to design more efficient and serviceable hydraulic systems. This class is a core course required for advancing through the GENESIS® certification program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify physics of water: area, depth, volume, mass, pressure, velocity, flow rate, energy, and others
  • Discuss and apply the basic principles, code limitations, and guidelines to hydraulic design
  • Calculate GENESIS® series of software worksheets
  • Calculate Total Dynamic Head (TDH) and electrical, and gas heating operating costs
  • Perform the complete analysis of a basic pool/spa combination with a water feature

Instructor: Terry Brannon, P.E.

Course Includes:

  • E211 Fluid Hydraulics for Pools and Spas Manual
  • Super Pass for 2021 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
  • Lunches for the duration of the course

Sun/Mon, November 14-15
8am - 5pm
16 Hours, 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cap: 22 people

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • List light, vision, and color physics, color theory, primary colors, mixing, blends, color wheel
  • Discuss color psychology, how color affects the viewer, influences of color and texture on purchasing decisions
  • Understand the makeup of a color DNA and the ability to reproduce and match colors
  • Understand the meaning of the color illusion and work through case studies analyzing how color can make or break the design concept

Instructor: Feras Irikat

Course Includes:

  • Art Supplies
  • Super Pass for 2021 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
  • Lunches for the duration of the course

Sun/Mon, November 14-15
8am - 5pm
16 Hours, 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cap: 30 people

Understanding architectural styles will enable you to coordinate details and relate the water elements back to the surrounding environment in an appropriate way. When the pool is designed to match the home’s architecture, the effect can be breathtaking and add value to the property.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review architectural styles
  • Examine Arts and Crafts, Prairie Style, California Bungalow, Art Deco, Colonial, Federalist, Ranch style, Mid-Century Modern, Post- Modernism, and others in the US
  • Discuss the significance of changes in style and review key examples of these styles
  • Describe the key principles of various styles and how to coordinate watershape design with architecture

Instructor: Paul John Boulifard

Course Includes:

  • Super Pass for 2021 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
  • Lunches for the duration of the course

Sun/Mon, November 14-15
8am - 5pm
16 Hours, 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cap: 22 people

In our business, drawing is a tool that you must have in order to effectively communicate with your clients. In this course we’ll teach you fundamental sketching, drawing and drafting skills, along with how to read and layout plans. No previous drawing experience needed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basic types of drawings: elevation, section and plan
  • Demonstrate how to draw, not for beauty, but as a communication tool
  • Examine the common terms, symbols, and methods used by professional designers and architects

Instructor: Andy Kaner, SWD Master

Course Includes:

  • Drawing Supplies
  • Super Pass for 2021 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
  • Lunches for the duration of the course

Sun/Mon, November 14-15
8am - 5pm
16 Hours, 1.6 IACET CEUs
Min: 10 / Cap: 25 people

The Pool and Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential for aquatic facility maintenance personnel, health officials, retailers, property owners, and other professionals. CPO® certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. Upon course completion and successfully passing the exam, students will become Certified Pool & Spa Operators® (CPO®).

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify code requirements
  • Understand inspection, operation, and maintenance procedures
  • Recognize components of a circulation system
  • Understand the purpose of the VGB Act
  • Identify spa regulations
  • Understand recreational water illness treatment and prevention
  • Identify the cause and treatment of water problems
  • Recognize the unique qualities and care of aquatic play features

Instructors:

  • Connie Sue Centrella
  • Wayne Ivusich

Course Includes:

  • CPO Instruction
  • CPO Workbook, Handouts, and Worksheets
  • CPO Exam

Sat/Sun/Mon, November 13-15
8am - 5pm
20 Hours, 1.9 IACET CEUs
Min: 10 / Cap: 12 people

The Maintenance Specialist program provides students a breakdown of required education to safely and adequately maintain a water vessel. Students will examine multiple modules, including chemistry, calculations, water quality, structures and finishes, circulation, heaters, controls, filtration, and electrical components. Upon successful completion of the course and CMS certification exam, students will have earned the certification title of CMS. The course fee includes the CMS exam that will be proctored in class during the event.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review safety and health protocols, including chemical and electrical safety, drowning and accident prevention, and environmental conditions
  • Calculate proper pool mathematics
  • Examine electrical components, heaters, filtration, chemical feeders, and control systems
  • Analyze proper maintenance planning

Instructor: Frank Goldstein

Course Includes:

  • CMS Instruction
  • PHTA Service Technician Manual
  • CMS Workbook
  • CMS Exam
  • Super Pass for 2021 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
  • Lunches for the duration of the course

Sat/Sun, November 13-14
8am - 5pm
16 Hours, 1.6 IACET CEUs
Min: 10 / Cap: 12 people

The Hot Tub Technician course provides students a range of practical knowledge on servicing and troubleshooting factory-built hot tubs, regardless of brands. Industry experts will provide hands-on experience regarding hot tub chemistry, examine electrical systems, circulation, and filtration while learning tips and tricks for basic repairs to interior surfaces. The course fee includes the CHTT exam that will be proctored during the event. Upon successful completion of the course and CHTT certification exam, students will have earned the certification title of CHTT.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review basic safety considerations for tools used on the job
  • Explain the concept of volts, amps, ohms, and conductors
  • Describe circulation system components and hot tub plumbing configurations
  • Identify key factors in potential pump motor replacement
  • Identify major functions of components of the control unit

Instructor: Brooks Holcomb

Course Includes:

  • CHTT Instruction
  • PHTA Certified Hot Tub Technician Manual
  • CHTT Workbook
  • CHTT Exam
  • Super Pass for 2021 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
  • Lunches for the duration of the course

Sat/Sun/Mon, November 13-15
8am - 5pm
24 Hours, 2.4 IACET CEUs
Min: 10 / Cap: 25 people

The Service Technician Course (CST) provides 24 hours of education for service technicians looking to elevate their knowledge. The course reviews common problems regarding pool finishes and examines potential solutions. Students will explore circulation, filtration, hydraulics, and electricity, culminating in a well-rounded understanding of potential problems and solutions. The exam fee is included in registration and will be proctored on-site. Upon successful completion of the course and CST certification exam, students will have earned the certification title of CST.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify pool finish problems and solutions
  • Review best circulation practices
  • Examine filtration, hydraulics, and electrical functions

Instructor: Trevor Sherwood

Course Includes:

  • CST Instruction
  • PHTA Service Technician Manual
  • CST Workbook
  • CST Exam
  • Super Pass for 2021 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
  • Lunches for the duration of the course

Sun, November 14
8am - 3pm
6 Hours, 0.6 IACET CEUs
Min: 10 / Cap: 25 people

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 examiners, plumbing inspectors, pool and spa installers, the course meets the needs for both builders and inspectors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review code definitions
  • Examine ICC/APSP/ANSI Standards within the code
  • Examine entrapment; TDH; sanitation; disposal; storage
  • Review heaters, pumps, filtration
  • Identify hydraulic design and data requirements for permit approval
  • Calculate TDH

Instructor: Ken Gregory

Course Includes:

  • ISPSC Instruction
  • ISPSC 2018 Code Book
  • Break

Mon, November 15
8am - 3pm
6 Hours, 0.6 IACET CEUs
Min: 10 / Cap: 25 people

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 examiners, plumbing inspectors, pool and spa installers, the course meets the needs for both builders and inspectors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review code definitions
  • Examine ICC/APSP/ANSI Standards within the code
  • Examine entrapment; TDH; sanitation; disposal; storage
  • Review heaters, pumps, filtration
  • Identify hydraulic design and data requirements for permit approval
  • Calculate TDH

Instructor: Ken Gregory

Course Includes:

  • ISPSC Instruction
  • ISPSC 2021 Code Book
  • Break

Conference Short Programs:

Wed, November 17
9:15am - 10:30am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

In July 2021 the new federal regulation for energy-efficient pool pumps went into effect, and it eliminated the poorest performing pool pumps from the market. Compared to other home energy items, pool pumps are often cited as the second-highest home energy usage followed by heating and cooling systems. As many homeowners wish to save energy and reduce their energy expenses, purchasing energy-efficient products, including pool pumps, allows consumers to benefit from ENERGY STAR rebates and long-term energy savings. Attendees of this session will review information on the US Department of Energy (DOE) pool pump regulations and effectively address this issue with their customers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain US Department of Energy (DOE) pool pump regulations
  • Identify the types of pool pump designs that will be impacted by the new regulation
  • Discuss product ratings, ENERGY STAR, and how it affects other national and state standards
  • Communicate the benefits of energy-efficient pool pumps to how to peers and customers

Instructors

  • Scott Petty
  • Jeff Farlow

Tue, November 16
7:30am - 8:45am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

This introductory course will provide you an overview of what’s involved with a fiberglass pool, from sales to delivery and a checklist in between. For those interested in expanding their market and offerings, you won’t want to miss this.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss first steps of fiberglass installation
  • Define the market of fiberglass vessels
  • Examine current trends of fiberglass purchases

Instructors:

  • Jason Hughes
  • Rick Black

Thu, November 18
7:30am - 9am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

Proper technique and material are vital in executing shotcrete into a vessel. This seminar, provided by American Shotcrete Association Executive Director, Charles Hanskat, P.E., F.ACI, F.ASCE, will examine the specifics needed for proper shotcrete placement and discuss quality materials and recommended shotcrete standards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss proper placement, protocols and procedures for shotcrete
  • List educational resources
  • Review new and updated shotcrete standards

Instructor: Charles Hanskat, P.E.

Tue, November 16
7:30am - 8:45am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

In the field, the correct do’s and don’ts of a project are the difference between a properly built vessel and a failure that equates to wasted time and money. This introductory program breaks down the engineering portions of a project with a checklist detailed from years of in-the-field experience. From plans and soils reporting to waterproofing and compressive strengths, students will leave with high-level information to easily relay these tips to your team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review areas of engineering on a job site, including plans, soils reports, waterproofing
  • Examine potential failures
  • Identify ways to rectify problems

Instructor: Terry Brannon, P.E.

Tue, November 16
7:30am - 8:45am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

Plan development or design work is a professional service. No matter how small a project is, it starts with a drawing, diagram, sketch, or some representation of the final product, and those services have value. This session will walk you through examples of how to, and what justification is applied, to charge for your plans.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the value of your design services
  • Examine outside industries charging for professional services
  • Discuss work product and final deliverables

Instructor: Jason Brownlee

Thu, November 18
7:30am - 9am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

This course examines ways to enhance features in small spaces. Focused for builders and designers who have clientele that want all the amenities of an estate-sized space in their postage-stamp yard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe solutions for small spaces (small outdoor spaces, spas, indoor projects, balconies, water features)
  • Recognize how to incorporate multiple features into the outdoor space

Instructor: Kirk Bianchi

Wed, November 17
9:15am - 10:30am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

With his finger on the pulse of design trends from iPhones to interior design, Feras Irikat will explain why things look the way they are and how that affects your purchasing decisions at a subconscious level. These trends run across multiple product and project categories including automobiles, tile blends, and how mixing finishes and styles can be done in an eclectic, but tasteful way.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the ways to capture, process, and analyze design trend signs
  • Recognize the evolution of design trends and explore inspirations that influence today’s design
  • Identify market strategies and innovative ways to reach a new audience
  • Identify the ever-changing consumer and how design influences their purchasing decision
  • Examine the latest look in home design and colors

Instructor: Feras Irikat

Wed, November 17
7:30am - 10:30am
3 Hours, 0.3 IACET CEUs, 3 PHTA CEUs

How well a project can be lit is not limited to the quantity of light fixtures. A proper lighting job takes what it takes. Covering key principles on how to create depth and visual destination, this course is an introduction to the fundamentals of lighting and will provide tools to comprehensively design a great lighting portrait.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the fundamental of lighting (how the eye works and why we care, glare, levels of light, apparent brightness, contrast: negative and positive spaces)
  • Examine the good, bad, and the ugly of lighting
  • Define the structure of a lighting portrait (design strategy, sense of purpose of fixture placement, visual objectives and concept)

Instructor: Jan Moyer

Thu, November 18
7:30am - 9am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

Determine how much your product or service is worth based on your costs, overhead, and after what you think is a fair return or profit. Whether you are a small service company, retail store, or a large builder, the formulas are similar. Everyone in business should constantly review his or her costs and profitability in our continually changing industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review overhead, expenses, markup, gross margin, and profit
  • Discuss what is an appropriate markup or gross margin
  • Identify what your products and services worth. What are you worth?
  • Define your value and find ways to improve it

Instructor: Brian Van Bower, SWD Master

Tue, November 16
7:30am - 8:45am
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

Avoiding litigation is always the best practice, but sometimes, no matter how well you perform, you may be named in a suit even if a problem is the direct result of someone else’s work. Learn how to protect yourself and your company with contractual considerations and real-world experience. It is always better to learn from the mistakes of others, and these instructors will share a bit of their expert witness experience with the class.

Learning Objectives:

  • List potential liabilities, limitations of liability, and ways to avoid liability
  • List documents that are important in the defense of liability including agreements, soils reports, drawings, specifications, change orders, etc.
  • Describe how to handle potential litigation and what to do if you have a construction defect, warranty claim, or breach of contract issue
  • List issues to consider when asked to look at a competitor’s construction defect or when asked to work on a problem project

Instructor:

  • Skip Phillips, SWD Master

GENESIS® Solution Center Sessions:

Tue, November 16
11am - 12pm
1 Hour, 0.1 IACET CEUs, 1 PHTA CEU

Studies show that 90% of snap judgments made on products can be based on color alone. Color plays a vital role in the relationship of branding and the perceived appropriateness. GENESIS®'s own color extraordinaire, Feras Irikat, will take you through a variety of research, surveys, and reports to provide you the details on how to appropriately color your brand with the personality you want to portray to your customers.

  • Review color research, surveys, and reports
  • Identify color personalities
  • Discuss what color personality fits your brand

Instructor: Feras Irikat

Tue, November 16
12:30pm - 1:30pm
1 Hour, 0.1 IACET CEUs, 1 PHTA CEU

Does it ever seem like your customers' requests are coming from outer space? Are you looking for your crystal ball? Conceptualizing what your client wants and what you can provide can be a challenge. During this session, Kate Wiseman will walk you through her method to "read your client's mind.” With some tips, tricks, questions, and observations, Kate will show you how to better understand your clients' needs, minimizing misunderstandings and ultimately resulting in a smoother project.

  • Examine outside influences affecting your customers' needs
  • Define questions to ask to ensure you have the information you need
  • Discuss methods of how to better understand your customers

Instructor: Kate Wiseman

Tue, November 16
2pm - 3pm
1 Hour, 0.1 IACET CEUs, 1 PHTA CEU

Do you know how to tell a story in a photo? Can you effectively portray the time, effort, intricate minutiae you invested in a project? In this session, renowned photographer Jimi Smith will begin your introduction to those answers. Smith will discuss the concept of timing photos, examine lighting procedures, identify equipment needs, and address basic photo editing software.

  • Examine what makes a good photo
  • Define proper equipment needed for a photoshoot
  • Discuss what photo composite is and how to compose a photo effectively

Instructor: Jimi Smith

Wed, November 17
11am - 12:30pm
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

Back together again, our GENESIS® designer panelists are reuniting for a power panel on the show floor, providing their feedback to the ultimate question: How do you deal with client changes? Providing a client their dream design of an outdoor oasis after hours of interviews and idea gathering can become a challenge if they don't love it. Dealing with those emotions of changes and modifications can become difficult. Join us for this enlightening session and hear how these industry leaders rise to the occasion. Gather their tips and tricks along with some humor to take back to your office.

  • Discuss challenging clients
  • Discuss tips and tricks on finding new ways to present your ideas
  • Elevate your comfort zone

Instructors:

  • Paul John Boulifard
  • Jason Brownlee
  • Kirk Bianchi
  • Feras Irikat
  • Moderator: Kate Wiseman

Tue, November 16
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wed, November 17
1pm - 2pm
1 Hour Each, 1 PHTA CEU

Join Kate Wiseman with Skip Phillips and Andy Kaner with Brian Van Bower as they discuss the journeys Phillips and Van Bower took to achieving their infinite status as world-renowned designers and their path to the creation of GENESIS®.

Instructors:

  • Skip Phillips
  • Brian Van Bower
  • Kate Wiseman
  • Andy Kaner

Wed, November 17
2:30pm - 3:30pm
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Thu, November 18
11am - 12pm
12:30pm - 1:30pm
1 Hour Each

Take this opportunity to sit down with our experts to have your questions answered, designs reviewed, or just listen in on the conversation.

  • Terry Brannon / Jan Moyer (Day 2)
  • Jason Brownlee / Paul John Boulifard (Day 2)
  • Kate Wiseman (Day 3)
  • Kirk Bianchi (Day 3)

Commercial Education Pavilion Sessions:

Tue, November 16
12:30pm - 1:30pm
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

Municipal codes are evolving to accommodate the higher risk of public health and safety associated with dry-deck water features. Sanitation is difficult where high bather loads overload relatively small surge basins but this program will identify potential solutions.

  • Identify dry-deck sanitation issues and explain solutions
  • Describe ocular and soft tissue damage concerns, research, and preventative considerations
  • Recognize toe entrapment problems and identify solutions
  • Discuss design options to improve overall dry-deck fountain safety

Instructors:

  • Terry Brannon, P.E.
  • Ken Gregory

Tue, November 16
2pm - 3pm
1.5 Hours, 0.2 IACET CEUs, 2 PHTA CEUs

Whether working with a lazy river, wave pool, or water park attractions, developing and working with water current can be a daunting task. Finding the proper amount of pressure, maximizing flow rates, utilizing safety grates all while maintaining water efficiency is vital in today’s growing market of commercial pool applications. This program will take you through the in-depth process and increase your understanding of water current.

  • Review suction outlet details and flow rates
  • Develop target areas to maximize water motion
  • Discuss water current options
  • Analyze horsepower requirements

Instructors:

  • Terry Brannon, P.E.
  • Peter Davidson
  • Phil de Tournillon

Wed, November 17
12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) is an invaluable resource in assisting the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) in the development and maintenance of authoritative information regarding chemical products, processes, and devices that affect water quality in the swimming pool and hot tub industry. Members of the RWQC provide significant input in the development of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 American National Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas. The committee is also heavily involved in education activities such as PHTA's Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course and the publishing of industry Fact Sheets. This session will discuss the latest activities of the RWQC, including the latest educational Fact Sheets and how those efforts are assisting the industry and you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the role of the Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC)
  • Identify the projects and activities handled by the RWQC, including any updates to the CPO course
  • Examine the ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 and what are some new changes that are being considered
  • Discuss the latest Fact Sheets and up-to-date information about topics in the industry from the experts

Presenters:

  • Kenneth Gregory
  • Rich Gallo
  • Terry Arko

Hayward School of Business Booth:

Tue, November 16
11am - 12pm

Apprenticeship programs are increasingly sought after by companies for their demonstrated success in attracting and retaining talent and by prospective employees for the high-level training they provide, offering ideal "learn and earn" opportunities. The new PHTA Registered Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program™ is a nationwide program, registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, allowing the pool and spa profession to be more competitive with other industries that are also struggling for entry-level talent. And, because the PHTA Apprenticeship Program uses industry-developed competency and ANSI-approved standards developed by PHTA, employers and apprentices are assured that the program delivers the content needed to develop qualified service professionals. Join us for this session to learn how your organization can become a part of this groundbreaking program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the PHTA Registered Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program
  • Discuss the educational courses within the apprenticeship program
  • Discuss Apprenticeship Program goals identified for the pool and hot tub industry

Presenters:

  • Sabeena Hickman, CAE
  • Seth Ewing

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring PHTA events at PSP/Deck Expo? We have sponsorship opportunities for the Awards of Excellence Reception.

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE RECEPTION SPONSORSHIP

 

Pool & Hot Tub Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou

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