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GENESIS® Virtual Course Draws High Attendance

  • Feb 1, 2021

February 1, 2021

Media Contact:
Janay Rickwalder, CAE
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
703-357-3918 |

GENESIS® Virtual Course Draws High Attendance

(Alexandria, Va.) - This week, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is hosting the first GENESIS® virtual course of the year. C201: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools has a record number of students. 37 students will be participating in this week’s course.

C201 is the pool industry's flagship construction program. It follows modules that all industry professionals need to learn and covers all phases of pool construction, from the basics of pool plumbing to structural engineering and pool finish materials. The course concludes with an interactive walkthrough of a complex project from start to finish.

Students learn from GENESIS® faculty who are experts in their field. This week, C201 is being taught by six instructors with over 100 years of combined industry experience:

  • Greg Andrews, Co-founder of National Tile and Stone Authority, Inc.
  • Travis Bozick, P.E., Principal/Vice President at The Brannon Corporation
  • Terry Brannon, P.E., GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor and Founder-Emeritus of The Brannon Corporation
  • Tom Dankel, VP at Aquamatic Cover Systems
  • Randy Dukes, Technical Sales Director at CL Industries, Inc.
  • Skip Phillips, SWD Master, Ambassador and Co-found of GENESIS®, Designer of Questar Pools and Spas, and Owner of Pool Spa Technologies, Inc.

In this virtual setting, C201 is a four-night program with four hours of class per night. GENESIS® and PHTA are accredited Authorized Providers by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Completing C201 will earn students 1.6 IACET CEUs.

“C201 is the backbone of our system," says Lisa Ryckeley, Director of GENESIS® Operations at PHTA. "This is where students should start if they want to build a sound structure. They leave our class with a strong insight to build a better vessel."

To learn more about C201 and other GENESIS® virtual course offerings, please visit the GENESIS® website.

For more information, please contact Janay Rickwalder, PHTA’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at or 703.357.3918.


About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with nearly 3,500 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge and profitability. Additionally, PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer and keeping pools open to serve communities. For more information, visit

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  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
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