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Table of Contents
Welcome to Genesis UniversityTM
Preface
A MESSAGE from your Leadership Team
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Schedule
2017 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
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Fall Renovation School
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2017 World Aquatic Health Conference
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2017 Master Pools Guild
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Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo
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2018 Southwest Pool & Spa Show
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2018 The Pool & Spa Show
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2018 NPC Annual Conference
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2018 Bel-Aqua Dealer Day 12
2018 Carecraft
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2018 Master Pools Guild Spring Conference 13
2018 Western Pool & Spa Show13
GENESIS® 20th Anniversary Celebration
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Sponsors
AQUA Magazine
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AquaCal/AutoPilot16
Aquavations17
Basecrete Waterproofing Products
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Bradford Products 19
International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
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Master Pools Guild
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Pebble Technology International
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Pentair Aquatic Systems
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Pool and Spa News
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RMS Media Group
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Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
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Aquamatic Cover Systems
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Aquron Corporation 27
Bobé Water & Fire Features
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ClearWater Tech Ozone Systems
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Covertech LLC
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Current Systems, Inc.
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DEL Ozone
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Diamond Spas
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FlexCrete – Valcon Industries, Inc.
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Florim USA 31
Hayward® Pool Products
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Lunada Bay Tile
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Oceanside Glasstile
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Paramount Pool & Spa Systems
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Pleatco, Inc.
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WaterShapes34
Aquastar Pool Products
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AquaticFloors - Custom Pool Systems
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Commercial Energy Specialists
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Stonetech Goniankis
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We do three things better than anyone:
We EDUCATE, CERTIFY, and CONNECT
watershape professionals. National
Swimming Pool Foundation® and Genesis
UniversityTM education establish the highest
standards for the industry and we are
accredited in compliance with the ANSI/
IACET Standard, which is recognized
internationally as a pinnacle of excellence in
instructional practices. Our certifications have
been validating the achievements of students
and members for 20 years. Our GENESIS®
Family is growing and these connections
extend to our sponsors, top-rated instructors,
and affiliations with leading organizations
including ACI, AIA, ASA, ASLA, APLD,
and others. We welcome you to Genesis
University™ and our GENESIS® Family!
Website
Please visit www.genesis3.com for the latest
news, schedules, and current catalog in
digital format.
GENESIS® Forum
Administered by Paolo Benedetti, SWD
Master, the GENESIS® Forum has become
the online meeting place to discuss
everything from design, engineering, and
construction details to contracts, processes,
and basic business savvy. The world’s best
designers and builders contribute frequently
to the forum and the collective intellect is
invaluable. Link to the forum through our
www.genesis3.com website today and work
directly with the experts.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Genesis3Inc.
Twitter: @Genesis3Inc.
Pinterest: Genesis3Inc.
Instagram: Genesis3inc.
Google+: Genesis3Inc.
YouTube: Genesis 3 Inc.
Substitutions39
Challenges39
Program Overview
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Design Programs
Engineering Programs
Construction Programs
Service Programs
Business Programs
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Program Matrix
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Suggested Tracks
Residential Pool Operations
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Design Programs
D101: Introduction to Perspective Drawing
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D102: Sketching and Freehand Communication
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D104: Construction Document Requirements
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D105: Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945 - 1982
Docent: Palm Springs Art Museum; TBD
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D107: A Taste of GENESIS® – Design Emphasis
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NSPF® Websites
www.nspf.org
www.thewahc.org
www.stepintoswim.org
NSPF® Facebook
www.facebook.com/
NationalSwimmingPoolFoundation
www.facebook.com/StepIntoSwimCampaign
www.facebook.com/thewahc
www.facebook.com/homepoolsafety
NSPF® Twitter: @NSPF
NSPF® Google+: plus.google.com/
+NSPForgsince1965
NSPF® LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/
company/national-swimming-pool-foundation
NSPF® YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/
NSPFSwimPoolFnd
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Copyright © 1998-2017
National Swimming Pool Foundation® /
GENESIS®
National Swimming Pool Foundation®
4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
All rights reserved. No part of this publication
may be reproduced, distributed, or
transmitted in any form or by any means,
including photocopying, recording, or other
electronic or mechanical methods, without
the prior written permission of the publisher,
except in the case of brief quotations
embodied in critical reviews and certain other
noncommercial uses permitted by copyright
law. For permission requests, please write to
the Chairman of the Education Council:
Attention: Director, GENESIS® Education
GENESIS®
2327 Lionheart Drive,
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
www.genesis3.com
Right to Modify
GENESIS® reserves the right to change
anything including, but not limited to, adding,
deleting, or modifying programs, descriptions,
instructors, certification requirements,
continuing education requirements, program
durations, venues, fees, etc.
This catalog is a working document
that changes continuously with updated
information. Please check our website for the
most current version.
Printing (Sixth Edition, 2017)
D108: Plans, Useful Data and Attributes; a Builder’s Standpoint and Obligation
D111: Small Space Design & Construction
D121: Contemporary Organic Architecture
D123: Trends in Outdoor Design D124: Set Your Yard on Fire – Designing with Candles, Fireplaces, Fire Bowls
and Fire Pits
D131: Identifying New Business & Design Trends
D132: The Value of Good Design
D141: Better Landscape & Watershape Lighting
D151: Water Works: The Keys to Designing State-of-the-Art, Award-Winning
Water Features
D161: Innovative Natural Watershape Design
D162: Designing Water Features from Whimsical to Wild
D165: From the Beginning with “The Master” Anthony Archer-Wills
D173: Architectural Style Series: European
D175: Frank Lloyd Wright – American Architect: 1867 – 1959
D176: Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio Plus the Robie House
D179: Working with Architects
D201: Measured Perspective Drawing
D202: SketchUp
D203: AutoCAD
D204: Pool Studio
D211: Elements of Design
D221: Water in Architecture
D222: Define Landscape Design Around Water Features
D223: Define Landscape Design Around Your Patio
D231: Color Theory & Its Application
D241: Landscape & Watershape Lighting
D261: Natural Streams & Ponds
D262: Water Features: A Custom Builder’s Tips and Tricks
D271: 20th Century Architectural Styles
D272: Architectural Style Series: Modernism & Mies van der Rohe
D275: Architectural Style Series: American Arts and Crafts, Architects
Greene and Greene
D292: Retailing at the Highest Level
D301: Marker Rendering
D302: Digital Rendering with SketchUp
D311: Creating a Cohesive Design Concept: Materials, Details, and Style
D322: Audible and Visual Considerations of Water Feature Design
D323: Outdoor Kitchen Design
D345: The Art of Landscape / Architectural Lighting and How to Paint a
Lighting Portrait D351: Dry-Deck Fountain Safety
D361: Waterfall Design & Construction
D363: Design Considerations for Commercial Water Features
D371: Remodel Candidate – Opening the Door to Possibilities
D404: Creating Digital Presentations
D411: Integrating Manufactured Pools Into a Master Plan
D412: Designing and Building the Landscape Master Plan
D413: Advanced Design Skills
D422: The Wonders of Water
D423: Outdoor Living – How to Create Beautiful and Comfortable
Outdoor Rooms
D461: Waterfalls for Swimming Pools and Landscapes
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Engineering Programs
Cover Photo
Allegretto Vineyard Resort
Photographer: Jerimiah Junkers
Pool Design and Construction:
Jeff Kearns of Wildwood Aquatech Pools, Inc.
Jeff was a student at our very first GENESIS®
Design School in Morro Bay in 1998.
E101: Basic Pool Hydraulics
E102: Geotechnical
E103: Structural
E104: Electrical
E111: Introduction to Pool Hydraulics and Plumbing
E121: Natural Swimming Pools – The Pool Reinvented – Plants
Instead of Chemicals
E171: Basic Pool Chemistry and Stain Control
E181: Major Renovation of Pools – Structural and Hydraulic Considerations
E182: Hydraulic Component Compatibility
E191: Building Efficient Equipment Pads
E192: Show Your Customer Why They Need to Upgrade Their Equipment
E201: State-of-the-Art Spa Details
E203: Structural Repairs of Existing Pools E211: Basic Fluid Engineering
E221: Advanced Water Purification Technologies
E251: Model Aquatic Health Code – Design & Construction Section
E281: Renovation of Fountains – Hydraulic Considerations
E291: Green Pool Design & Construction
E292: Energy Audits for Equipment Replacement
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E301: Basic Gravity Plumbing
E302: Soil Stabilization
E303: Pier & Beam Foundations
E304: Control & Automation Systems
E305: Mechanical, Venting & Exhaust Systems
E306: Introduction to Indoor Pool Installations
E311: Advanced Fluid Engineering
E312: Understanding Water Current E321: Natural Swimming Pools
E341: Submerged Lighting E381: Renovation of the Equipment Pad
E391: Passive Solar Systems for Pools
E401: Slot-Edge Pool Hydraulics
E402: Difficult Sites - Technically Demanding Projects and
Cast-in-Place Concrete
E406: The Technical Aspects of Shotcrete
E471: Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs), Ozone, and U.V. Systems
E491: Photovoltaic Solar Systems
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Construction Programs
C101: Layout, Forming & Excavation
C102: Infrastructure Coordination
C103: Shotcrete
C104: Waterproofing
C105: Basic Tile & Coping
C106: Concrete Decking
C107: Pre-Plaster Preparation
C108: Cementitious Pool Finishes
C109: Startup, Punch List & Project Closeout
C111: GENESIS® Position Statements – An Interactive Discussion
C151: Proper Installation With a Comprehensive Plan (DID) Design,
Install and Documentation C171: Project Profiles – An Interactive Discussion on Design and Construction C201: Basic Pool Construction
C202: Reinforced Concrete Pools
C203: Pigment Technology
C204: The Science of Long-Lasting Aggregate Finishes
C205: Pool Tile – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
C207: A Plaster Crew’s Guide to Shotcrete/Gunite Issues
C208: Startups – The $64,000 Answer
C221: Site Evaluations & Field Instruments
C231: Efficient Installations: Equipment, Controls & Underwater Speakers
C232: Designing and Installing Underwater Windows
C233: ACI-Certified Shotcrete Nozzleman (Wet and/or Dry Process)
Classroom Training C251: Commercial Pools & Waterparks
C261: Vinyl Pools – The Perfect Fit C271: Collaborative Project Profiles
C281: Major Renovations
C301: Advanced Site Work & Forming
C302: Architecturally Integrated Watershapes C303: Concrete Science C304: Fire Elements
C305: Glass Tile Installation C306: Details – Innovative Aesthetic & Technical Solutions C307: Construction at Difficult Sites C308: The Beauty of the Edge – The Definitive, Internationally Acclaimed
Vanishing Edge & Water-in-Transit Design C309: The Beauty of the Edge – Vanishing Edge, Grass Edge, and Perimeter
Overflow Pools Part 2 – with Project Specific Examples
C323: Outdoor Kitchen Construction C341: Advanced Construction – Architecturally Integrated Structures and Elevated Watershapes
C401: Advanced Watershape Construction C402: Best Practices for Cast-in-Place Concrete Construction as Designated by the ACI C403: Best Practices for Shotcrete Construction as Designated by the
ASA and ACI
C404: Waterproofing & Finishes Panel Discussion
C405: Translucent Glass Tile Installation
C406: Pool Shell Cracking in Shotcrete/Gunite Construction: A Survey of Case
Studies and ASA and ACI Guidelines
C408: Construction Techniques for a Vanishing Edge Pool
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Service Programs
S101: S101: Aquatic Risk Management S101(E): Aquatic Risk
Management (español)
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Key Contacts
Brian Van Bower, SWD Master
GENESIS® Ambassador
305.383.7266
brian@aquaticconsultantsinc.com
David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD Master
Director, GENESIS® Education
858.720.1001
dave@watershapeconsulting.com
Helena Arahuete, NCARB
Education Council Member
310.577.7783
lautnerassoc@earthlink.net
Jamie Scott, SWD Master
Advisory Board Member
203.834.7905
jamie@groupworksllc.com
Kate Wiseman, MLA
Education Council Member
619.618.6410
kate@sageoutdoordesigns.com
Katie Wilke Junkers
Manager, Education and Marketing
615.907.1274
katie@genesis3.com
Lauren Stack
National Swimming Pool Foundation®
Managing Director, Residential Division
216.470.1154
lauren.stack@nspf.org
Lisa Ryckeley
Director of Operations
615.907.1274
lisa@genesis3.com
Michael Nantz, SWD Master
Advisory Board Chairman
214.222.1225
mike@eliteconceptsinc.com
Paolo Benedetti, SWD Master
Forum Administrator
408.776.8220
paolob@aquatictechnology.com
Rick Chafey, SWD Master
Advisory Board Member
480.539.0111
rickc@buildredrock.com
Skip Phillips, SWD Master
GENESIS® Ambassador
760.738.5100
skip@questarpools.com
William Drakeley, SWD Master
Deputy Director of Education
860.274.7903
bill@drakeleypools.com
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20-Years of History
Prior to 1998, the pool and spa industry
offered little training and no comprehensive
education system. That year, two-decades
ago, Skip Phillips, David Tisherman, and
Brian Van Bower created GENESIS®, to
begin solving that problem.
It began with a simple plan to offer a single
multi-day program in Morro Bay, California,
for anyone interested in learning how to
design and build better pools and spas. The
success of that first program resulted in many
students asking for more classes and, of
course, many new students wanting to repeat
the visit to California’s Central Coast for
intense training, new “lifestyle” experiences
including quality dinners with wine pairing,
and, importantly, enough socializing to begin
building the GENESIS® Family.
Design schools were offered at Morro Bay for
many years and the success of the programs
grabbed the attention of other leaders in
the industry: sponsors offered their support,
GENESIS® was invited to instruct programs
at tradeshows, and thousands of students
continued to better themselves through
continuing education, in the U.S. and abroad.
One thing apparent in the industry was that
the best designed and built projects were
the work product of GENESIS® educated
professionals.
Our educational programs are in demand far
and wide by those that recognize the quest
for excellence and passion of the GENESIS®
leaders, faculty, students, and sponsors.
Classes have been given in Australia, Bali,
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico,
and, of course, throughout the United States.
This furthers our mission to create a global
sharing of industry knowledge.
Beginning in 2012, we shifted into high
gear with leadership changes that included
David Peterson’s role as Education Council
Chairman and launching our newly created
“Genesis 3 University.” This was the first time
the industry had a comprehensive education
system. Growth continued in the University’s
offerings, faculty, locations, and student base.
In 2016, GENESIS® was acquired by the
National Swimming Pool Foundation®.
NSPF®’s leadership in the commercial
sector, combined with our dominance in the
residential space, make this admired team
formidable and poised for growth in multiple
directions.
This year, NSPF® has done a bit of internal
restructuring necessitated by our growth. Part
of that includes new marketing strategies,
separation of the Society of Watershape
Designers from Genesis University™, and
new hires. A partnership with RMS Media
Group (Luxury Pools), education partnerships
with some of our sponsors, and commitments
to programs in Canada, Germany, and new
U.S. venues, has Genesis University™
approaching the launching pad, for a
spectacular 2017-2018 journey that ends with
a big splashdown at our 20th Anniversary
Celebration on the Central Coast of California
— where it all started.
S102: Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
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S103: Bloodborne Pathogens for Healthcare Supervisors
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S104: Bloodborne Pathogens for Healthcare Workers
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S105: Heat Stress
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S106: Disability in the Workplace
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S107: Discrimination-Free Workplace
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S108: Sexual Harassment for Managers
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S109: Sexual Harassment for Employees
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S111: Hazard Communication
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S151: Home Pool Essentials
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S152: Recreational Water Illnesses
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S153: Pool & Spa Basics S153(M): Pool & Spa Basics (Metric)
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S161: Transitioning from Service to Construction
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S171: Chemical Safety
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S172: Chlorine Safety
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S203: Hearing Conservation
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S204: Personal Protective Equipment S204(E): Personal Protective Equipment
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(español) newly updated!
S205: Basic Respiratory Protection
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S206: Hand and Power Tools
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S207: Behavior-Based Safety
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S211: Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act newly updated!
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S215: Emergency Planning and Emergency Right-To-Know Act
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S253: Pool Operator Primer™ (POP) S253(E): Pool Operator Primer™ (POP) (español)
S253(M): Pool Operator Primer™ (POP) (metric) S253(EM): Pool Operator Primer™ (POP)
(español metric) newly updated!
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S271: Water Chemistry Basics S271(M): Water Chemistry Basics (Metric)
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S281: Field Service Professional, Routine Maintenance for Pool
and Spa Operators
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S302: DOT Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials newly updated!
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S303: Hazardous Waste Management
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S305: Forklift Operator
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S306: Ladder Safety
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S307: Scaffold Safety
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S308: Confined Spaces
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S321: Introduction to Advanced Pool Filtration
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S353: Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO)
S353(E): Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO) (español) newly updated!
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S354: Aquatic Play Feature™
S354(E): Aquatic Play Feature™ (español) 112
S355: Indoor Air Quality
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S361: Computer Security
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S401: Lock and Tag
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S402: Compressed Gas Safety
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S403: Flammable Liquid Safety
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S404: Fire Safety
S404(E): Fire Safety (español) 114
S405: Electrical Safety
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S406: Electrical Safety Work Practices and Standards (NFPA)
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S408: Aquatic Facility Audits 115
S409: Incident Investigation
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S411: Certified Pool/Spa Inspector (CPI) S411(E): Certified Pool/Spa Inspector
(CPI) (español) 116
S481: Advanced Service TechnicianTM
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Business Programs
B101: Operating Philosophies, Plans & Procedures B102: Marketing & Lead Cultivation B104: Ki is Key – Developing and Maintaining a Positive Powerful Presence B106: Design & Construction Agreements B107: Design Fees – Billing For Professional Services
B108: How to Find and Work with a Good Landscape Designer or a
Good Pool Contractor B111: GENESIS® Lifestyle Programs B121: GENESIS® Lifestyle Programs: Book Signing
B162: Building a High-Performance Team from Scratch B163: Construction Superintendents – Finding, Training, and Performing
at a High Level B202: Benchmarking & The Game of Work B204: You Can Be Better B208: 10-Ways to Crush the Competition
B211: GENESIS® Family Reunion & Winemaker Dinner B251: Teaching Employees to Think Like Owners
B261: Coaching To Win
B262: Strong Company Culture Reaps Strong Profits
B265: Coaching Strategies to Improve Profitability
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B270: Be a Coach, Not a Boss
B281: Water and Wellness
B302: Pool Project Sales & Design, The Interview B306: Elements of Litigation
B308: Attracting and Working with High-End Clients
B321: Company Valuation & Exit Strategy
B331: Job Costing for Profit Versus Existence B402: The Art in Closing More Deals – Rethinking the Sales Process B403: 3 P’s of Retailing to Increase PROFIT!
B431: Markup & Profit
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Certifications
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Accreditation132
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB)
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ASA134
APLD134
BSW134
Carecraft134
FSPA135
MPG135
NPC135
NSPF135
NESPA135
PHTCC135
New for 2017
Quick Stats - June 2017 to June 2018
Programs Available: 144
Programs Scheduled: 65
Venues Attending: 14
C281: Renovation School; Vista, CA
2017 Master Pools Guild Annual Meeting
2017 World Aquatic Health Conference
International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
AQUANALE (Germany)
Canadian Pool & Spa Show
Southwest Pool & Spa Show
The Pool & Spa Show (Atlantic City)
Bel-AQUA Dealer Day
Carecraft Annual Meeting
National Plasterers Council Conference
2018 Master Pools Guild Annual Meeting
Western Pool & Spa Show
GENESIS® 20th Anniversary Celebration
Faculty: 42
SWD Masters: 17
SWD Registered: 36
GENESIS® Associates: 50
GENESIS® Students: 2,900
Genesis UniversityTM Faculty
Anthony Archer-Wills
Benjamin Lasseter
Bill Kent, Ph.D.
Bruce Dunn
Brian Van Bower, SWD Master
Charles E. Hess Jr., RLA, ASLA
Chris Gregory
David B. Duensing
David Penton, SWD Master
David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD Master
Don Gatzke, AIA
Eric D. Groft, FASLA
Ernest Blatchley
Feras Irikat
Greg Andrews
Greg Howard
Helena Arahuete, NCARB
James Amburgey, Ph.D.
James G. Robyn, BA, MBA
Janet Lennox Moyer
Jason Jovaag
Jim Backman
Jimmy Reed
Joan Roca, SWD Master
Kate Wiseman, MLA
Kevin Ruddy, SWD Master
Leslie G. Reed
Michael Nantz, SWD Master
Michael Stone
Peter Davidson
Paolo Benedetti, SWD Master
Randy Dukes
Richard C. Kremer
Rick Chafey, SWD Master
Roger Soares, II, SWD Master
Ryan Avery
Scott Hester, P.E.
Scot Hunsaker
Skip Phillips, SWD Master
Steve Gutai
Terry Brannon, P.E.
Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D.
William T. Drakeley, Jr., SWD Master
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GENESIS® includes design professionals
and contractors that have made a conscious
decision to improve their professional and
personal lives through education and a
commitment to higher standards in the watershaping industry.
Our programs are offered at various locations
in the U.S. and abroad.
Class durations range from 1 hour to multiple
days and the school year typically begins
mid-September and ends mid-March, to
avoid the industry’s busy construction season.
John Wayne once said “Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” Our students are not stupid – instead, they have invested their money,
time, and energy into their education and
certification. The return on that investment
is higher quality projects, fewer problems,
happier clients, better referrals, improved
income, and even personal success.
Get started by signing up for a program. Our
distinguished faculty will present relevant
material in a focused professional classroom
environment. Then, take advantage of our
certification programs to help advertise
yourself. Finally, the certification will connect
you to owners and other design professionals
looking for better watershapers.
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A MESSAGE from your Leadership Team;

GENESIS® was established in 1998 and joined by leaders wanting to lift our industry’s ability to design,
engineer, construct and service watershapes that resonate with people’s minds and spirits. Since its
humble, yet passionate beginnings, thousands of professionals have trusted GENESIS® faculty and courses.
We have long been reaching second-generation pool builders; and, now approaching our 20th year, we are
training second generation GENESIS® Students.
Since the 2016 merger with the National Swimming Pool Foundation®, also an IACET-approved provider,
we are even better prepared “to help people live healthier lives through aquatics” by carrying out our
goal to EDUCATE, CERTIFY and CONNECT the very best companies and individuals in the pool & spa
industry. Here are some key 2017 achievements:
CERTIFY
• Separated the Genesis University™ brand from the Society of Watershape DesignersCM (Society)
• Honored Andy Kaner and Grant Smith as our newest SWD Masters – those with distinguished work
product and reputation following 150 hours of coursework
• Credentialed 9 new SWD Registered -- those having completed 150 hours of coursework
• Entrusted by 71 professionals who started their journey with us as “GENESIS® Associates” by taking
CONSTRUCTION 201: Basic Pool Construction
• Launched NSPF®’s Advanced Service Technician™ Training Courses, leading to ASTCM Certification
Tom Lachocki, Ph.D.
CEO
National Swimming
Pool Foundation®
Lauren Stack
Managing Director,
Residential Division
National Swimming
Pool Foundation®
Brian Van Bower
SWD Master
GENESIS® Ambassador
Skip Phillips
SWD Master
GENESIS® Ambassador
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EDUCATE
• Celebrated another year, offering 100+ course hours at the International Pool Spa Patio Expo
• Reached over 1,500 students, who entrusted us with their training
• David Peterson, P.E. and SWD Master assumed the role of Director, GENESIS® Education
• Bill Drakeley, SWD Master assumed the role of Deputy Director, GENESIS® Education
• Launched GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION 281: Major Renovations, to help the industry pursue the
lucrative renovation segment
• Expanded our curriculum to include a “Service” track to make employee training more effective
• Teamed with key sponsors to bring GENESIS® training to their dealers and locations
• Expanded reach to the Northeast Spa & Pool Association, World Aquatic Health
ConferenceTM, Western Pool & Spa Show, and Canadian Pool & Spa Show Conference & Expo

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• Broadened support among partners to help us further promote Society members
• Connected with architects (at AIA & ASLA) to position SWD Masters as premier design and
construction resources
• Expanded social events within all schools to strengthen the GENESIS® family
• Expanded exposure of SWD members to affluent consumers by launching the “Outdoor Living
Showcase” in partnership with RMS Media Group
• Advertised in Luxury Pools, Ocean Homes and social media outlets featuring SWD Masters and
Sponsors
• Reveled together at the Annual Winemaker Dinner at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
®
David Peterson, P.E.
SWD Master
Director
GENESIS® Education
William Drakeley, Jr.
SWD Master
Deputy Director
GENESIS® Education
Lisa Ryckeley
Director of Operations
GENESIS®
Katie Wilke Junkers
Manager,
Education & Marketing
GENESIS®
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2017 International
Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
Conference
Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2017
D101: Introduction to Perspective Drawing
Sun Oct 29
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
C201: Basic Pool Construction
Sun Oct 29 Tue Oct 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
24:00 hrs
2.4 IACET CEUS
Greg Andrews,
Paolo Benedetti,
Terry Brannon,
Randy Dukes, Bill
Drakeley, David
Peterson, Les Reed
D202: SketchUp
Mon Oct 30 - 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
D311: Creating a Cohesive Design Aesthetic:
Materials, Details and Style
Mon Oct 30 - 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman and
James Scott
E211: Advanced Fluid Engineering
Mon Oct 30 - 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
S321: Introduction to Advanced Pool Filtration
Wed Nov 1
7:30 am - 9:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
James Amburgey
B162: Building a High Performance Team from
Scratch
Wed Nov 1
7:30 am - 9:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bill Kent
C406: Pool Shell Cracking in Shotcrete/Gunite
Construction
Wed Nov 1
7:30 am - 10:30 am
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
Bill Drakeley
E203: Structural Repairs of Existing Pools
Lifestyle Booth 761
Wed Nov 1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1 hr
0.1 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
C271: Collaborative Project Profiles
Lifestyle Booth 761
Wed Nov 1
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1 hr
0.1 IACET CEUs
Skip Phillips and
Kate Wiseman
B111: GENESIS® Lifestyle Program (Wine
Tasting)
Lifestyle Booth 761
Wed Nov 1
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
1:50 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
and Eberle Winery
D179: Working with Architects
Thur Nov 2
7:30 am - 9:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Don Gatzke
C171: Commercial Project Profiles - An
Interactive Discussion on Design and
Construction
Thur Nov 2
7:30 am - 9:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Scott Hester
C404: Waterproofing & Finishes Panel Discussion Thur Nov 2
7:30 am - 10:30 am
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
B107: Design Fees - Billing For Professional
Services
Thur Nov 2
9:15 am - 10:30 am
1:25 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Mike Nantz
D323: Outdoor Kitchen Design
Lifestyle Booth 761
Thur Nov 2
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
D132: The Value of Good Design
Lifestyle Booth 761
Thur Nov 2
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Mike Nantz
C171: Project Profiles - An Interactive Discussion
on Design and Construction Lifestyle Booth 761
Thur Nov 2
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Penton and
Paolo Benedetti
B163: Construction Superintendents - Finding,
Training and Performing at a High Level
Fri Nov 3
7:30 am - 9:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bruce Dunn
D423: Outdoor Living: How to Create Beautiful
and Comfortable Outdoor Rooms
Fri Nov 3
7:30 am - 9:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
D422: The Wonders of Water
Lifestyle Booth 761
Fri Nov 3
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
Show
Nov 1 - 3, 2017
Orange County
poolspapatio.com
Convention Center
9800 International Dr,
Orlando, FL
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Fall Renovation School
Sept 12 - 13, 2017
Zodiac Pool Systems
2620 Commerce Way,
Vista, CA
nspf.org/construction281-major-renovationregistration
C281: Renovation School
Tue Sept 12 - Wed Sept 13 16:00 hrs
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.6 IACET CEUs
2017 World Aquatic
Health Conference
Oct 18-20, 2017
B181: How to Advance and Succeed in
Pool Renovation and Basic Construction
Fri Oct 20
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
1:00 hr
0.1 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
B103: How to Advance and Succeed as
a Certified Member of the Society of
Watershape Designers
Fri Oct 20
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 hr
0.1 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
2017 Master Pools
Guild
Oct 23 - 24, 2017
Fairmont Olympic
Hotel
411 University St,
Seattle, WA
D231: Color Theory and its Application
Canadian Pool & Spa
Conference & Expo
Omni Interlocken
Resort
500 Interlocken Blvd,
Broomfield, CO
Mon Oct 23 - Tue Oct 24 16:00 hrs
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.6 IACET CEUs
Dec 4 - 7, 2017
David Peterson, Bill
Drakeley, Kate Wiseman
thewahc.org
mpgmeeting.weebly.com
Feras Irikat
Scotiabank
Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Ave,
Niagara Falls, ON
Canada
poolandspaexpo.ca
C202: Reinforced Concrete Pools
Mon Dec 4
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs
David Peterson and
Bill Drakeley
E201: State-of-the-Art Spa Details
Tue Dec 5
8:30 am - 10:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
B281: Water and Wellness
Tue Dec 5
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Lauren Stack
C406: Pool Shell Cracking in Shotcrete
Tue Dec 5
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bill Drakeley
C261: Vinyl Pools - The Perfect Fit
Tue Dec 5
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Chris Gregory
Bill Drakeley, SWD Master
Drakeley Pool Company
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2018 Southwest Pool &
Spa Show
Jan 17-20, 2018
D211: Elements of Design
Wed Jan 17 - Thur Jan 18 16:00 hrs
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.6 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
E211: Basic Fluid Engineering
Wed Jan 17 - Thur Jan 18 16:00 hrs
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.6 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
E341: Submerged Lighting
Fri Jan 19
8:30 am - 10:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
D423: Outdoor Living: How to Create
Beautiful and Comfortable Outdoor
Rooms
Fri Jan 19
10:15 am - 11:45 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
D412: Designing and Building the
Landscape Master Plan
Sat Jan 20
8:30 am - 10:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Benjamin Lasseter
C371: Project Profiles – An Interactive
Discussion on Design and Construction of
Elevated Pools
Sat Jan 20
10:15 am - 11:45 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Rick Chafey and Paolo
Benedetti
2018 The Pool & Spa
Show
Jan 22-25, 2018
Atlantic City
Convention Center,
1 Convention Blvd,
Atlantic City, NJ
George R. Brown
Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las
Americas, Houston, TX
swpsshow.com
thepoolandspashow.com
C202: Reinforced Concrete Pools
Mon Jan 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs
Bill Drakeley and David
Peterson
E341: Submerged Lighting
Tues Jan 23
8:30 am - 10:00 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
C171: Project Profiles - An Interactive
Discussion on Design and Construction
Tues Jan 23
10:15 am - 11:45 am
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bill Drakeley and David
Peterson
2018 NPC Annual
Conference
Feb 6-9, 2018
Bahia Hotel Mission Bay
998 West Mission Bay
Dr, San Diego, CA
npconline.org
Tue Feb 6 - Wed Feb 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
2018 Bel-Aqua Dealer
Day
Feb 14 - 15, 2018
Westchester Marriott
670 White Plains Rd,
Tarrytown, NY
2018 Carecraft
Mar 5 - 8, 2018
D231: Color Theory and its Application
Sheraton New York
Times Square Hotel
811 7th Ave. 53rd St.,
New York, NY
Feras Irikat
bel-aqua.com
carecraft.com
C171: Project Profiles - An Interactive
Discussion on Design and Construction
Mon Mar 5
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
C406: Pool Shell Cracking in Shotcrete/
Gunite Construction
Tue Mar 6
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
Bill Drakeley
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2018 Master Pools Guild
Spring Conference
Mar 12 - 15, 2018
Peabody Hotel
149 Union Ave,
Memphis, TN
mpgmeeting.weebly.com
D271: 20th Century Architectural Styles
2018 Western Pool &
Spa Show
Mon Mar 12 - Tue Mar 13 16:00 hrs
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.6 IACET CEUs
Mar 14 - 17, 2018
Don Gatzke
Long Beach
Convention &
Entertainment Center
300 E Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA
westernshow.com
C281: Major Renovations
Wed Mar 14 - Th Mar 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
David Peterson and Bill
Drakeley
E182: Hydraulic Component
Compatibility
Fri Mar 16
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti and
David Penton
S161: Transitioning from Service to
Construction
Sat Mar 17
10:00 am - 11:45 am
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti and
David Penton
E192: Show Your Customer Why They
Need to Upgrade Their Equipment
Sat Mar 17
12:00 pm - 1:45 am
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
GENESIS® 20th
Anniversary Celebration
Apr 5 - 8, 2018
Allegretto Vineyard
Resort
2700 Buena Vista Dr,
Paso Robles, CA
Please check the www.genesis3.com website for the most current schedule information and changes.
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•Company information, brochures, or other materials distributed at events
•Full page listing in the annual Genesis UniversityTM Catalog
•Use of the GENESIS® mailing list
•Two tickets to our annual Family Reunion and Winemaker Dinner with an option to purchase up to eight additional
tickets at $170.00 each ($25.00 off)
•Acknowledgement on the GENESIS® website and links to your company’s website
•Acknowledgment at the GENESIS® Schools and Educational programs
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•Two tickets to our annual Family Reunion and Winemaker Dinner with an option to
purchase up to eight additional tickets at $170.00 each ($25.00 off)
•Acknowledgement on the GENESIS® website and links to your company’s website
•Acknowledgment at the GENESIS® Schools and Educational programs
•Acknowledgment on GENESIS® signage
•Attend educational events at Sponsor rate
•Acknowledgment on GENESIS® social media and posts throughout the year
•Sponsorship announcement in monthly GENESIS® E-news
•Acknowledgement in GENESIS® advertising in marketing/industry publications
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•Acknowledgement on the GENESIS® website and links to your company’s website
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•One-third page listing in the annual Genesis University™ Catalog
•Sponsorship announcement in monthly GENESIS® E-news
•Acknowledgement in GENESIS® advertising in marketing/industry publications
For more information on sponsorship details, contact Lisa Ryckeley at 615-907-1274 or lisa@genesis3.com.
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Scott Webb Executive Editor
22 E. Mifflin St., Suite 910, Madison, WI 53703
scottw@aquamagazine.com
www.aquamagazine.com
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Online and in print, AQUA unites the spa & pool industry to connect you to
the latest trends and newest product innovations that help propel you forward.
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AquaCal/AutoPilot
Bill Kent, Ph.D.727.823.5642
5755 Powerline Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
bkent@teamhorner.com
www.aquacal.com
www.autopilot.com
AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc. is part of the Team HornerTM family, a leader in the
swimming pool business since 1969. CEO, Bill Kent, Ph.D., has built the global
Team to cover all facets of the swimming pool industry from manufacturing
equipment and specialty chemicals to global wholesale distribution. His goal has
always been to keep Team HornerTM “Green and Growing” and to offer state-ofthe-art equipment to the pool trade. We offer a wide breadth of product line in
both the heat pump and salt chlorine generator categories.
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AquaClean Robotic Cleaners, J.B. Fittings and Lo-Chlor® Specialty Chemicals.
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Aquavations
Tim Wills305.877.2089
7751 SW 62 Avenue, Suite 100, South Miami, FL 33143
twills@aquavations.com
www.aquavations.com
Aquavations is a worldwide leader in advanced, pre-blended exposed
aggregate coating systems for the modern swimming pool. Our mission is to
develop dependable, pre-blended pool plaster systems using basic and advanced
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Basecrete Waterproofing Products
Vito Mariano844.207.1607
6148 Clark Center Ave., Sarasota, FL 34238
info@basecreteusa.com
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2 step application process: One Vertical - One Horizontal Application, with No
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flexibility are needed or required. A proprietary blend with exceptional adhesion,
resists most chemicals and corrosive agents, Basecrete waterproofs, protects,
repairs and restores all water containment vessels and concrete structures or
surfaces from deterioration due to water infiltration. Completely resistant to
all chemicals in pool maintenance, Basecrete controls the drying and hydration
of pool plaster. Basecrete’s goes on like butter, adheres to anything, provides
exceptional impermeability, and flexibility. A 10-year limited warranty with
technical and on-site training is available.
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Bradford Products
Paul Greenman 910.202.5243
2101 Enterprise Dr. NE, Leland NC 28451
paul@bradfordproducts.com
www.bradfordproducts.com
Bradford Products is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel pools, hot tubs,
and water features.
The leak-proof nature of a welded stainless steel shell, make these products
perfectly suited for elevated installations. They provide the longevity and
durability that one expects from stainless steel, coupled with high quality
craftsmanship. Primarily clad with ceramic or glass mosaic tile, Bradford
combines beauty with form and function to create elegant custom products.
Bradford’s 25-year warranty against leakage of the shells, is unsurpassed in the
custom pool and hot tub industry.
Bradford is known for its highly visible work in the USA and around the
world in both commercial and residential sectors. Our innovative engineering,
design/build capabilities, and stainless steel fabrication prowess, is unparalleled
within the highly specialized aquatics arena. Bradford pools and hot tubs are
featured at Miami’s Brickell City Center, Nassau’s Albany Marina, Resorts World
in Bimini and luxury homes throughout the United States. Our products embody
contemporary designs, often integrating acrylic viewing windows, vanishing
edges, waterfalls and other stunning water features.
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International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
Tracy Garcia, CEM972.536.6350
PO Box 612128, Dallas, TX 75261-2128
Tracy.Garcia@Informa.com
www.PoolSpaPatio.com
2017 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo™
Expo: Nov. 1-3, 2017
Conference: Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2017
Orlando, FL
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The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo (PSP) is the North America’s
premier exposition for the pool, spa, and outdoor living industries. The event
brings together commercial and residential builders, retailers, service companies,
designers, and landscape architects for education, business, and networking.
The exposition, which spans over 138,000 sq. ft., features 525 manufacturers
and suppliers. At the exposition, attendees are given the unique opportunity meet
face-to-face with these vendors and compare hundreds of products including:
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Pools and spas (above and in-ground)
Covers and other pool and spa accessories
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Tile, fabric, and textiles
Pergolas and outdoor structures
Water features
Casual furniture
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Decking and fencing
Recreation and game room products
Technology solutions
Business services
At the forefront of the exposition is the solution to the industry’s need for industry education. A
world-class education program is comprised of over 250 hours. Sessions are offered in the following
tracks: Builder, Retail, Commercial, Service, Outdoor Living, and General Business. PSP Expo works
with industry associations including GENESIS®, the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®),
the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the American Shotcrete Association (ASA), and the
National Plasterers Council (NPC) to offer several specialty education and certification programs.
Free education is also available throughout the exhibit hall including:
•GENESIS® Lifestyle Program: discussions with top industry designers and builders with
sessions and events such as project profiles, wine tasting, and more
• Splash Talks: a casual learning environment offering an intimate setting where you’ll learn about
hot topics affect the industry
• Hayward School of Business: small group business training designed to increase effectiveness
and productivity of your business
• Commercial Education: commercial-focused learning opportunities to increase the knowledge
for current commercial industry professionals and to bridge the gap for residential professionals looking
to expand into the commercial segment
The PSP Expo is also considered a gathering point for the industry. Several networking events
are offered including the opening night Welcome Party, the GENESIS® Family Reunion & Winemaker
Dinner, APSP Wave Reception, and more.
Rebranded in 2008, the show is made up of the former Int’l Pool & Spa Expo, Backyard Living
Expo and AQUA Shows. Formerly owned by APSP, the show was sold to Hanley Wood Exhibitions in
February 2001. Hanley Wood Exhibitions was acquired by Informa Exhibitions U.S. in December 2014.
The official show sponsor is APSP; the official show publication is Pool & Spa News; and the official
show endorser is GENESIS®. The Expo is ranked position #146 on the 2016 TSNN 250 US Trade Shows
list.
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Master Pools Guild
Dick Covert800.392.3044
713 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 201, Richmond, VA 23236
dick@masterpoolsguild.com
www.masterpoolsguild.com
The Master Pools Guild is a network of over 100 elite, custom residential and
commercial pool builders from the United States, Canada, Guatemala, England,
Spain, Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, India, United Arab Emirates,
South Africa, and Mexico. The Master Pools Guild is the only group of its kind
in the swimming pool and spa industry; membership is extended by invitationonly, thereby bringing together the industry’s brightest talent.
For over 50 years, the Master Pools Guild has harnessed the combined
talents of its hand-selected members—all of whom have been chosen based on
the merits of their innovative design style; high level of professionalism; ability
to deliver superior-quality construction; scrupulous attention to detail; and
appreciation for the importance of fostering strong working relationships with
their customers, contractors and vendors.
In an effort to always keep abreast of the latest design trends and pool and
spa technologies, Master Pools Guild members are committed to pursuing
educational opportunities and adhering to the industry’s best practices.
Additionally, one of the Guild’s strengths is its willingness to share information.
Every spring and fall, members assemble to exchange ideas in a kind of industry
think tank, where great minds put forth smart solutions.
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Pebble Technology International
Bob Haning480.948.5058
15540 North 77th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
bhaning@pebbletec.com
www.pebbletec.com
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A reputation for excellence, integrity and support. Since 1987, Pebble Technology
International (PTI) has been a driving force in the transformation of the pool building
and remodeling industry. PTI maintains its leading position with an unwavering
reputation for high quality products, outstanding customer support and dedicated sales
and technical teams. With over 25 years of history, it is no surprise that the brand is
recognized by so many.
With our expansive color selection, offered in 5 distinctive textures, our finishes allow you to achieve
a wide range of water color tones. Further customize your finish by adding one or our many pool finish
enhancements or incorporate unique glass tiles from our Finishing Touches Tile Collection. With Pebble
Technology products, you can truly create a beautiful outdoor environment.
PebbleTec® is the ORIGINAL aggregate pool finish that delivers enduring elegance and durability. It is a
perfect choice for those desiring a more natural environment for their pool and spa. An earthy textured
finish comprised of the largest pebbles in our product offering. Offers a durable, non-slip and stainresistant surface.
Our most popular finish is PebbleSheen® which provides the same natural beauty and inherent
qualities as the original PebbleTec pool finish but with a more refined texture. Offers a durable, non-slip
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This exclusive product line is enriched with additives that provide superior strength and long-lasting
durability over a traditional pool finish. Our unique technology provides increased density and resistance
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BeadCrete® is an elegant glass bead pool finish that offers a three-dimensional reflective effect. Its
exquisite briliance creates a crystal-like effect in the water with superior water clarity. Comprised of smooth
glass beads. Offers a luxurious texture with an exceptional resistant surface.
Fire + Water Elements is a line of handcrafted hammered copper fire, water, fire & water bowls and fire
pits add an element of luxury to an outdoor living space turning it into something exceptional.
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Pentair Aquatic Systems
Marcus Phillips800.693.0171
1620 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford, NC 27330
marcus.phillips@pentair.com
www.pentairpool.com
Pentair Aquatic Systems is the world’s leading pool and spa equipment manufacturer. Pentair’s
breakthrough products minimize maintenance and energy consumption and maximize comfort,
convenience, and beauty to deliver the ultimate pool ownership experience.
Pentair is the only manufacturer from the pool industry to be recognized by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year,four years in row along
with a Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment
through superior energy efficiency achievements.
Pentair is a proud sponsor of National Water Safety Month. In partnership with the APSP, this
annual awareness campaign helps bring safe, enjoyable aquatic activities to the American public, from
backyards to waterparks.
Pentair provides pool professionals with the very best in digital education and training tools like
its virtual Pentair University and TechSmart™ Troubleshooting Tool and Pool IQ™ apps.
Large investments in digital media, coupled with in-store point-of-sale displays help highlight
the efficiency and easy maintenance that pool owners and prospective owners can enjoy with new
money-saving IntelliFlo® VSF, ambiance-enhancing IntelliBrite® and GloBrite®
Colored LED Lighting, smartphone, Amazon Echo, Apple watch, wrist wearable
devices and other mobile device compatible pool controls, plus automatic sanitizers/
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Pool and Spa News
6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Ray Giovine, Vice President, Sales
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323.801.4972
Joanne McClain, Editor-in-Chief
jmcclain@hanleywood.com
323.801.4979
POOL AND SPA NEWS is the premier information source of hot product
news, insightful marketing and management tips, and top-notch design ideas
for professionals in the pool and spa industry. POOL AND SPA NEWS delivers
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RMS Media Group
Melissa Gillespie978.623.8020
300 Brickstone Square, Suite 904, Andover, MA 01810
mgillespie@rmsmg.com
www.luxurypools.com
At RMS Media Group, we’re reimagining luxury publishing. Our
multichannel approach to luxury publishing — print, digital, social, and mobile
— is revolutionizing how customers interact with brands.
RMS Media Group owns and represents a combination of online and offline
publications, delivering powerful results through luxury publishing expertise.
Our proprietary brands include leading lifestyle publications Luxury Pools
+ Outdoor Living and Ocean Home, as well as their digital counterparts, the
Outdoor Living Showcase powered by GENESIS®, and a division of signature
lifestyle events.Additionally, one of the Guild’s strengths is its willingness to
share information. Every spring and fall, members assemble to exchange ideas in
a kind of industry think tank, where great minds put forth smart solutions.
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Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Steve Gutai
800.822.7933
2620 Commerce Way, Vista, CA 92081-8438
steve.gutai@zodiac.com
www.zodiac.com
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pool and spa
products. Applying more than 100 years of innovation excellence to product
engineering, we develop some of the world’s leading solutions for the most
technologically advanced and energy-efficient swimming pools and spas. Zodiac
is fully invested in the relationships with pool builders, retailers, and service
companies. With value-added programs and resources, best-in-class products,
and industry leading dealer loyalty programs, Zodiac has become the provider of
choice for countless pool users and dealers worldwide.
Zodiac delivers quality-designed products under the leading brands of:
Jandy®. Premium Professional-Grade Equipment
Platinum Sponsor
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Jandy Pro Series manufactures an integrated system
of pool and spa products and enjoys an unparalleled
reputation for producing innovative, energy efficient,
professional grade products. Build the perfect pool environment with Jandy’s
award-winning automation and full line of pumps, filters, heaters, lights, valves
and chlorinators. Jandy’s focus is on enabling the perfect pool environment so
pool owners can spend time enjoying their pool and spa, rather than maintaining
it.
Polaris®. Your Pool. Our Reputation.®
For more than 40 years, Polaris has been known
worldwide for its quality and best-in-class cleaning
power. This visionary class of pool cleaners has become the benchmark against
which all others are measured. No other pressure cleaner delivers the cleaning
performance, quality, and serviceability of a Polaris.
Zodiac®. A Better Life®
Zodiac is renowned for delivering innovative automatic
pool cleaning products that attack the pool with cleaning
performance. Known for the breakthrough innovations of
the MX8™ and MX6™, our smart and simple line of mechanical and disc suction
pool cleaners, are exceeding consumers expectations and helping grow the
overall market.
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Aquamatic Cover Systems
Tom Dankel408.846.9274
200 Mayock Road, Gilroy, CA 95020
tom@aquamatic.com
www.aquamatic.com
Aquamatic manufactures automatic swimming pool and energy saving cover
systems. Utilizing all-fluid drive hydraulics, these systems are simple yet very
robust.
The Hydramatic exceeds ASTM F1346-91 standards for safety and closure.
The HydraLux is an automatic energy saving pool cover that utilizes extruded
slats which can be cut to any converging shape. This cover is the most adaptable
to virtually any pool design, and is ideal for zero edge applications.
Both covers achieve significant ROI (return on investment), by reducing
consumption of electricity, water and chemical usage. Visit our website to see
why designers and builders, when specifying and automatic pool cover, choose
Aquamatic. Leading the industry since 1980.
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Aquron Corporation
Paul Syvrud 800.342.4649
P.O. Box 758, Rockwall, TX 75087
psyvrud@aquron.com
www.aquron.com
The Aquatics Division of AQURON® Corporation was formed to address
problematic conditions (including efflorescence and water migration)
encountered by Pool Contractors in using pneumatically applied ready mix
Shotcrete, dry mix Gunite, poured concrete, or natural stone surfaces. The
“Aquron® Efflorescence system”, CPSP™ and MGS™, work together to virtually
prevent all efflorescence, including the underlying damage to the embedded
steel. The four flagship aquatics products effectively prevent water migration
issues and more for the long-term purpose of maintaining both the structural
integrity and beauty of waterscapes and pools. A small investment in the
inclusion of Aquron® Aquatics products in the construction phase can prevent
large losses in money, time and reputations. Call us to purchase products and
AQURON ® Aquatics Products
to tap into our vast
CPSP™
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knowledge about
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technical issues.
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Bobé Water & Fire Features
Julie Crone888.388.2623
3101 N 29th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017
sales@bobewaterandfire.com
www.bobewaterandfire.com
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ClearWater Tech Ozone Systems
Cameron Tapp
800.262.0203 | 805.549.9724
850 Capitolio Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
sales@cwtozone.com
www.cwtozone.com
ClearWater Tech is a leading
designer and manufacturer of ozone
generation equipment for over 30
years, providing safe disinfection
and the ultimate swimming
experience for the pool and spa
industry.
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ClearWater Tech offers a family
of turnkey corona discharge ozone
systems that eliminate organic
contaminants, bacteria, and viruses
from residential and commercial
swimming pools, spas, and water
features.
Place your pool on the list of prestigious hotels and resorts, Olympic venues,
and Hollywood celebrities, and share the secret to the most organic oxidizer on
the planet to treat water, non-chemically, safely, and as natural as it gets.
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Covertech LLC
Torsten Heincke 631.287.9495
18 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
info@poolcovertech.com
www.poolcovertech.com
Covertech – Grando pool cover was founded in 2000. Through its
outstanding work Covertech – Grando has spread from the East Coast of New
York through the US all the way to California. Covertech – Grando has won over
80 Awards in the category of “Residential Pool with Automatic Pool Covers”
since then. Grando rigid-slat pool covers are the only slated pool cover which
can be cut to exact rounding and are manufactured sealed in 4 stages within the
slat chambers itself. Grando is the inventor of the rigid slated pool cover and has
manufactured their pool cover since 1963 worldwide.
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Current Systems, Inc.
Peter Davidson866.372.8886
1645 Donlon Street, Ste 104, Ventura, CA 93003
Phillip de Tournillon888.443.4113
1835 East Hallandale Blvd Ste 687, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
sales@current-systems.com
www.current-systems.com, www.riverflowpumps.com
In the hands of skilled GENESIS® watershapers, Riverflow® pumps have
current enhanced swimming pools, lazy rivers and water features around the
world. As a GENESIS® sponsor, we have benefited from a range of associations
with designers, builders and engineers who insist on excellence.
Our Riverflow® propeller pumps carry NSF 50 certification and our
suction sumps and grates are VGB compliant. Our system features infinite
variable speed, wireless remote control, and a variety of return configurations. Current Systems, Inc welcomes collaboration with pool professionals to achieve
their watershaping goals.
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DEL Ozone
Jeffrey W. Jones
3580 Sueldo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
jjones@delozone.com
www.delozone.com
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Gold Sponsor
800.676.1335
DEL Ozone™ has been the global leader in advanced ozone technologies
since 1975, and continues to proudly manufacture and supply commercial and
residential consumers with innovative, environmentally-friendly products to
fulfill sanitation needs for our world’s most precious resource – water. Our
practices and products have earned approvals and certifications from various
agencies, including NSF, UL, CE, and TUV. Our ozone systems are also MAHC
compliant with the CDC, and our business practices are current with OSHA and
worker safety standards.
One of DEL Ozone’s proudest achievements was pioneering the combination
of ozone and germicidal UV-C technology into an affordable residential / small
commercial system to produce Advanced Oxidation Process, also known as
AOP. This transcendent process is proven to maximize disinfection, substantially
improve water clarity, increase the softness of the water, and effectively remove
contaminants, such as microorganisms, pathogens, viruses, and bacteria, as well
as inorganic contaminates such as sunscreens and lotions from the water.
Overall, we believe in energy efficient solutions, reducing environmental
impact, and providing low maintenance water sanitation products that require
minimal levels of chemicals to keep people safe, and operational costs low.
Diamond Spas
Tom Bennett 4409 Coriolis Way, Frederick, CO 80504
tbennett@diamondspas.com
www.diamondspas.com
800.951.7727
Diamond Spas specializes in the fabrication of custom stainless steel and
copper spas, swimming pools, glass walled pools and spas, swim spas, cold
plunge pools and water features.
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Gold Sponsor
Stainless steel and copper are incredibly durable and sanitary. Both metals
are an ideal choice for roof top pool and spa applications as metal weighs
considerably less than traditional pool and spa materials. Since 1996 Diamond
Spas has been shipping product to luxury homes and businesses worldwide.
Diamond Spas looks forward to the opportunity to work with GENESIS®
members to further the progression of the aquatic industry. 31
FlexCrete – Valcon Industries, Inc.
Peter Chin866.311.9737
6321 Porter Rd, Suite 11, Sarasota, FL 34240
peter@valcon-industries.com
www.valcon-industries.com
“Waterproofing, The Cornerstone of Longevity and Permanence”is what
Valcon Industries, LLC integrated product line is all about.Valcon products and
systems can waterproof virtually any type of substrate under virtually any type
of condition. FlexCrete’s superior polymers are the state of the art of the industry
allowing FlexCrete to bond to almost any surface such as concrete, plaster, Styrofoam, fiberglass, glazed tile, wood and EPDM materials. This is verified by our
recent ASTM Certified Independent Testing of which reveals FlexCretes’s superior performance under all types of conditions.
For suspended pools, negative edge pools, raised pools and spas, water
walls, fountains, Koi ponds, and rock features etc., Valcon Industries, LLC has
a bullet proof system for them all. Our products have thousands of applications
rendering longevity and permanence to every project. Simplicity is the key and
single source material supply is the answer to all your waterproofing needs. Site
specific protocols and personal service to all our customers is our stock in trade.
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Gold Sponsor
When you want to stop unsightly efflorescence either before or after, Valcon
Industries is here to help assure that those problems are a thing of the past. We
have millions of square feet applied across the globe! Contact us to show you
how together we can build projects that have the longevity and permanence you
are looking for.
Florim USA
Brandon Jenkins 931.645.5100
300 Industrial Blvd, Clarksville, TN 37040
info@florimusa.com
www.florimusa.com
Built upon the solid roots of the Florim Group based in Italy, Florim USA is
committed to continued technological innovation and to producing timeless and
sustainable porcelain products. Florim USA is one of the largest and most technologically advanced porcelain facilities in North America and has been owned by
the Florim Group since 2000.
Florim USA is committed to the continued technological innovation of its
processes to create products that increasingly meet the demands of the market.
Florim USA is committed to the environment and always observes
environmental regulations through certified quality management
systems and ecological processes. Florim USA’s mission is to be
committed to continued technological innovation.
Florim USA believes its customers are the foundation for our continued success and the company strives to provide them with improved service and support by staying at the forefront of product innovation in today’s complex market.
Florim USA is more than just a company name; it is a residential and commercial brand that promises people in the American market a timeless and sustainable product offering. Florim USA is proud to be a Made in the USA product
with an exclusive Italian style.
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Gold Sponsor
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Hayward® Pool Products
Michael Massa908.351.5400
620 Division Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
mmassa@haywardnet.com
www.hayward.com
At Hayward®, we’re more than just equipment. Our objective is to make
you and your customer’s pool experience worry and hassle-free—both during
installation and enjoyment. That’s why our equipment is engineered to last, and
work smart at keeping pools sparkling clean and trouble free.
®
Gold Sponsor
For over 80-years, we’ve been helping pool owners enjoy the pleasures of
pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, technologically advanced pool
equipment worldwide. We strive to ensure that all our products operate at
maximum efficiency all season long. Whether you are trying to create the perfect
backyard environment, or reduce operating and maintenance costs through the
ease of wireless controls, Hayward is your single source solution.
Our products include a complete line of technologically advanced pumps,
filters, heaters, heat pumps, automatic pool cleaners, lighting, controls and salt
chlorine generators—high-quality components engineered to work together to
keep pools at their best year after year.
Lunada Bay Tile
Matthew Pike
1661 240th St., Harbor City, CA 90710
matt@lunadabaytile.com
www.lunadabaytile.com
310.257.1300
Lunada Bay Tile creates a broad selection of high-temperature, poured and
annealed cast glass, mounted paper-faced and designed for pool applications.
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Gold Sponsor
Inspired by the lifestyle and light of the Southern California coast, Lunada
Bay Tile reflects a distinctive approach to experimentation, based on a design
philosophy that blends traditional craftsmanship with modern influences. Our
products reflect the way people want to live and what makes them feel good—
and is informed by specialized techniques that allow our artisans to create effects
unlike any other source in our industry. The outcome is an attitude for living
well, a regard for quiet elegance, and the singular nature of objects that capture
our attention. To learn more about Lunada Bay Tile, visit lunadabaytile.com.
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Oceanside Glasstile
Beau Lamb 760.889.3780
5858 Edison Place, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Blamb@glasstile.com
www.glasstile.com
Oceanside Glasstile is a world leader in the design and production of handcrafted glass tile, and is proud to serve on the TCNA board in the development
of standardized installation methods for the tile industry. Our glass products are
properly annealed making them freeze-thaw resistant and the ultimate solution
for pool and water feature applications. With a range of sizes, colors and customization capabilities Oceanside Glasstile is the perfect choice for your next luxury
feature. Our friendly, knowledgeable Customer Service and Technical Support
teams matched with our world-class Art Glass Facility is accessible to all our
customers and helps to ensure that your vision is successfully achieved.
®
Gold Sponsor
Oceanside Glasstile was founded in 1992 with a boundless spirit of innovation, a fervor for the art of glass blowing and a new vision for the tile industry—
creating luxury glass tile. Handmade in North America, Oceanside Glasstile recycles over 2 million lbs of post-consumer glass each year. Glass tile manufacturing
is an art and a science. Unsophisticated or inferior manufacturing techniques
typically result in product inconsistencies and defects. At Oceanside Glasstile we
take pride in our ability to combine precision engineering with state-of-the-art
technology and handmade artistry to create the highest quality glass tile in the
industry. Let us help you elevate your next project to one of luxurious sophistication with our hand made glass tile.
Paramount Pool & Spa Systems
Bill Burt800.621.5886
295 East Corporate Place, Suite 100, Chandler, AZ 85225
BBurt@1paramount.com
www.1paramount.com
Paramount Pool & Spa Systems evolved from a pool construction heritage
with a goal of making pool ownership the most carefree and enjoyable
experience possible. Founded and “Made in America” since 1964 Paramount is
now the World’s #1 in-floor cleaning system company and maintains an active
R&D effort with an emphasis on automatic cleaning, enhanced circulation and
water sanitization. Our wide range of products are sold worldwide through a
network of authorized dealers and distributors.
With a focus on quality, service and innovation Paramount is dedicated to
providing products and services that provide builders some separators for their
sales and marketing efforts. One way we do this is with Paramount Capital; a
service through which dealers can offer a wide range of consumer pool financing
options. Our Passport to Paradise program allows dealers to qualify annually
for incentive trips to premier destinations around the world, which is a way of
thanking our dealers for their business and support.
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Gold Sponsor
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Pleatco, Inc.
Battista Remati
28 Garvies Point Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542
bat@pleatco.com
www.pleatco.com
516.609.0200
AT PLEATCO, IT’S ALL ABOUT CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT
Good, successful companies stick with what they do best – and seek
opportunities in the future. We’re not afraid to change... it’s what good
companies do. You can’t fake this commitment to constant improvement and
customer care. It’s not just a mantra either; it’s in our DNA. You can’t distill it all
down to one idea or philosophy; it’s about quality, integrity, and doing what’s
right across the board.
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WaterShapes
Jim McCloskey818.715.9776
6119 Lockhurst Drive, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
jim@watershapes.com
www.watershapes.com
WaterShapes.com is a web portal that centralizes, organizes and
democratizes information having to do with the processes by which watercontaining vessels and their surroundings are designed, engineered and
constructed. It serves all visitors as a forum for communication about how these
environments and their amenities can be assembled practically, properly and
profitably.
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Gold Sponsor
WaterShapes.com is a constantly growing, constantly evolving resource
offering access to practical information – a forum that leads professionals to the
state of the art and the materials, tools and methods used to achieve ambitious
results. Open to consumers, it also equips homeowners and property managers
with information they need to ask the right questions as they aspire to own or
improve their watershapes and aquatic environments.
WaterShapes.com is also host to the WaterShapes Professional Network,
a web service designed as a bridge between consumers who want access to
information about watershapers and professionals who design and build with
water as their chosen medium. To draw those users, WPN has done the work
involved in producing high-level search results – something the network can do
collectively much more efficiently than any individual site could hope to do.
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Aquastar Pool Products
Olaf Mjelde877.768.2717
2340 Palma Dr. #104, Ventura, CA 93003
olaf@aquastarpoolproducts.com
www.aquastarpoolproducts.com
A global leader in pool drain technologies, AquaStar offers over 36 different
safety drain covers in 5 colors, providing compliance solutions for virtually any
application. AquaStar understands your needs and is dedicated to inventing and
manufacturing, made in the USA, pool products that give design professionals
the freedom to focus on aesthetics. Let our patented innovations and know-how
take the mystery out of VGB compliance and often overlooked, fittings-based
hydraulic efficiency.
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AquaticFloors - Custom Pool Systems
Cesar A. Cortes II844.282.4277
2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables FL 33134
cesar@custompoolsystems.com
www.aquaticfloors.com
Custom Pool Systems offers a high performance hydraulic floor production
utilizing cutting edge technology. We deliver the absolute best in movable pool
floors, transforming your pool into an additional floor space in just minutes.
Unlike our competitors, we are proud to be a U.S. base company that offers
unparalleled customized service to our clients. We oversee each project from
beginning through finishing point. Our experienced team can design, specify and
install your motorized pool floor while working together with your architect and
pool construction company.
If you are looking to add sophistication, precision and convenience to your
new outdoor space – Custom Pool Systems is the company for you.
AQUATICFLOORS
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Commercial Energy Specialists
Remy Baker 800.940.1557
952 Jupiter Park Lane, Suite 1, Jupiter, FL 33458-8958
rbaker@ceswaterquality.com
www.CESWaterQuality.com
Since 1983, CES has provided “supply and support” water treatment
programs for thousands of institutional and commercial swimming pools,
spas, water parks, and water features throughout the state of Florida and the
Caribbean. Programs are custom-tailored to each site and water treatment
application. The programs consist of a combination of chemical treatment and
filtration hardware, software, training, service, supplies, and on-going support.
CES is the Florida/Caribbean Master Distributor and factory service center
for some of the finest and most popular water treatment equipment in the
aquatic industry.These include: BECS Technology automated chemical treatment
packages, Pooltank and Nemato Fully and Semi Automatic Filter Systems,
EPD automated filter systems, Lonza Pulsar treatment packages, ChlorKing
industrial-grade saline chlorinators, ETS industrial UV systems, Enduro
robotic vacuums, and much more. Most CES packages are provided through
an affordable monthly program and pay their own way out of savings in labor,
chemicals, maintenance, and liability.
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Stonetech Goniankis
Gonianakis Marble S.A.: 0030 2810380054
Z-G Industrial area of Heraklion, Crete Greece, P.C. 71601
info@stonetechgroup.gr
www.stonetechgroup.gr
Silver Sponsor
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Stonetech Gonianakis was founded in 1980 in Heraklion Greece and
specializies in the field of trade and process of marble and other natural stones.
Today, through continuous and long–term effort, is one of the most competitive
and well organized companies of its industry nationwide.
StoneTech Pools is the division of the company with specialization in
products of swimming-pool ( Coping stones, drain grates, upon demand ),
nonslip floorings and steps, and exterior wall claddings. Our products are
completely calibrated with pergences under 1 millimeter (tolerances “ /- 1mm),
while the round departments of swimming-pools are produced all in privatelyowned or engaged CNC and water jet instruments. Accessible luxury and
absolutely custom solutions are what we would want you to retain from your
acquaintance with our company.
Stonetech Pools is fully compliant with the International standards and
legislation providing high quality products, which are produced with the
expected manner, ensuring the safety of both the customer and the natural
environment. In addition, it has been certified ISO 9001 for the quality of its
products and services.
David Peterson, P.E. SWD Master
Watershape Consulting
GENESIS® has allowed our company and me to further separate
ourselves from our local competition. It has significantly increased our
knowledge of what we do and motivated us to make improvements
in all areas of design and construction. I highly recommend attending.
You won’t regret it.
~Rob Warren, Baker Pool Construction
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It’s always fun to be with the GENESIS®
group. A good place to learn and enjoy time
with your peers.
~Jeff Parker, Oceanscape Design Inc.
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Education Board
The EB for the 2017-2018 season
includes the following members and
the (industry trade) they represent:
David Peterson, P.E., SWD Master
Director GENESIS® Education
(Engineering)
William Drakeley, SWD Master
Deputy Director
GENESIS® Education
(Construction)
Kate Wiseman, MLA
(Landscape Architecture)
Helena Arahuete, NCARB
(Architecture)
Skip Phillips, SWD Master
GENESIS® Ambassador
(Business)
Bill Kent, Ph.D.
(Education Partners/non-voting)
The Education Board, together with
staff, guides the direction of two
Taskgroups:
•
Business to Business (B to B) –
volunteers who ensure that the
needs of the residential builder,
designer and service provider
are identified, understood
and met through GENESIS®
educational products and
programs.
•
Family and Forum (F & F)
– volunteers who protect
the culture of GENESIS® by
ensuring that students, faculty
and graduates learn from one
another and continually grow
professionally and personally
through virtual and actual
networking events.
Education Board (EB)
The EB consists of seven members with different
backgrounds and expertise that provide diversity and balance to
Genesis UniversityTM. Members represent design (architecture and
landscape architecture), engineering, construction, service, and
business programs. One board member speaks for the Platinum
Sponsors that are eligible to participate in our Education Partners
program. To eliminate potential conflicts of interest the board
member representing the Education Partners will not have any
voting rights. All other members have equal voting rights.
Decisions made by vote ending in a tie shall be decided by
the Managing Director, Residential Division, Lauren Stack. Some
EB members are changed on an annual basis. All Members are
encouraged to present new ideas and assist with the roles and goals
below.
EB Roles
• Seek the needs and wants of the students.
• Conceive new, innovative, and relevant programs for the
students.
• Identify new and evaluate existing instructors.
• Guide and/or review the development of the programs.
• Schedule programs.
• Direct the strategies and programs of the Genesis
University™ system.
• Maintain IACET and other accreditations.
• Support the Advisory Board (AB) in defining certification
requirements.
• Develop and refine the catalog to better aid students in
envisioning their education “path.”
EB Goals for the 2017-2018 Season
• Expand the Education Partners program.
• Attract new students.
• Offer all programs required for a GENESIS® Graduate
certificate at least once.
• Rebuild the Basic Pool Construction Manual.
• Introduce the new two-day Major Renovations design
school.
Serving on the various Boards and Taskgroups is a privilege
extended to those SWD Masters, SWD Registered and Genesis
University™ faculty, who express an interest in furthering the
Mission of NSPF/GENESIS. Please contact Lisa Ryckeley
(lisa@genesis3.com) for more information on how to get involved.
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Substitutions
Credit for classes passed at an accredited junior college,
four-year university, or other IACET accredited provider, may
be recognized for the purposes of certification if the program is
substantially similar in terms of content and duration. GENESIS®
cannot accept credit for classes provided by self-accredited
educational programs. It is strongly recommended that preapproval is obtained in writing prior to taking a program outside of
NSPF® or Genesis University™, to be sure that it meets the validity
criteria.
A substitution cannot provide credit for more hours than is
achieved by taking the equivalent Genesis University™ program
(for example, a semester of hydraulics study does not count as
more than 16 hours towards the required ENGINEERING 211:
Basic Fluid Engineering program). Excess hours will not apply
towards elective or continuing education requirements. A passing
score is 70% or better and the approval will only be granted by the
Education Board after review of the student’s official transcripts.
Substitutions will not apply to continuing education requirements,
unless the class was taken during the reporting period.
Challenges
We allow certain programs to be challenged, which results
in credit for the class using the same criteria as a substitution (see
above) except that no previous accredited class is required. This
may be approved for certain things such as our drawing classes
where a student’s previous extensive experience and portfolio may
be used as a substitute for taking the class.
To challenge a program, it may be necessary to complete
the project and/or exam (if available), or submit work product that
exceeds what would have been done in the class as a project (for
example, a portfolio of SketchUp projects may be submitted as a
challenge to completing DESIGN 202: SketchUp).
Projects and Exams
Programs of 8 hours or more
typically include a project, exam, or
both. The purpose of assessment
is to measure student learning,
reinforce what is valued (e.g., safety
issues), emphasize the importance
of key learning objectives, and
ultimately to improve our programs
via self-evaluation based on the
results of the students’ exams. Our
accreditation requires that learning
objectives are “measurable” so we
are using the projects and exams
to validate those measurements.
Projects may be individual or group
work to design and/or present
material relative to the program.
All exams are administered
online at www.onlinetesting.net.
Students are encouraged to use
materials provided in the class or
referenced as part of the classroom
presentation. Students are
discouraged from using materials
not referenced in the class since
that information may contradict our
teachings, which could result in
exam failure. The primary reason
for handling the exams online is
that it allows for more time in the
classroom with the instructor and
subject matter. The other benefits
include instantaneous scoring and
explanation of the missed answers,
plus the ability for the student
to work at their own pace in the
comfort of their home surroundings.
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Program Overview
Genesis University™ includes over 150 accredited educational programs instructed by
over 50 faculty and staff grouped into 5 categories for design, engineering, construction, service,
and business. The Program Descriptions that follow include brief narratives and specific Learning
Objectives. If you need more specific information, please contact GENESIS® and we will be happy
to help provide more detail. Note that some program descriptions identified in the matrices are not
included if they are not scheduled.
Design Programs
Over 45 programs, ranging from basic drawing and computer modeling to advanced topics
such as feng shui, natural streams & ponds, and fountains & water features are included in GENESIS®
education. Of course, no design curriculum would be complete without architectural fundamentals
such as elements of design, color theory, 20th century architectural styles, specific architects such as
Frank Lloyd Wright, and many others.
Engineering Programs
Over 30 programs covering key topics such as hydraulics, soils, structural, foundations,
electrical, controls, and mechanical design. GENESIS® cannot turn anyone into an engineer, but
understanding the important considerations will enable you to communicate them to your clients and
consultants, which will make you a better builder.
Construction Programs
Over 40 programs including our 3-day Basic Construction School that walks through all phases
of basic pool construction from layout, forming, and excavation to the startup, punchlist, and project
closeout. This class covers some of the basic engineering modules as well as shotcrete, waterproofing,
tile, and plaster finishes. Other programs include our Advanced Watershape Construction class, our
new Major Renovations design school, and short programs on everything from indoor pools and
acrylic windows to best practices for shotcrete or cast-in-place concrete.
Service Programs
Over 50 programs focused on safety, chemistry, operations, maintenance, and repairs.
Certified Pool Operator® (CPO®) and Advanced Service TechnicianTM (ASTCM) programs reside in
this category as well as some offerings from our Education Partners for such things as gas heater
troubleshooting and repair.
Business Programs
Over 25 programs including operating plans and procedures, marketing, sales, project
management, litigation, company valuation, and self-improvement presentations. Also included
are our series of lifestyle programs designed to promote the good life through non-classroom
experiences, travel, and entertainment while enjoying good food, wine, and company.
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Program Matrix
Our programs are organized into five matrices that help define a progression from
introductory to advanced subjects as well as prerequisites. The matrices are categorized in design,
engineering, construction, service, and business sections. The Program Numbers, Titles, Instructors,
and Durations are listed along with a Key column that provides quick reference information about
certification requirements and locations where the programs will be offered this season. Program
Descriptions and Learning Objectives are defined and listed by Program Number following the
matrices.
Suggested Tracks
Below are suggested tracks depending on the student’s primary job description. These are not
requirements – just suggested options:
Designer/Sales
If you design or present designs in a sales capacity, consider this elective curriculum. Design
is a science where natural laws, including audio and visual response, mathematical ratios, and color
theory conspire to make a project succeed or, in the case of poor design, fail. We strongly recommend
completing the GENESIS® Degree which may include these electives.
• D301: Marker Rendering
• D102: Sketching and Freehand Communication
• D311: Creating a Cohesive Design Concept: Materials, Details, Color, and Style
Water Feature Designer
Water features differ from pools and spas in many ways and are often used in unsecure
locations requiring certain safety considerations. The GENESIS® Degree will provide a thorough set
of tools to handle almost any water feature but if you design water features, consider adding these
tools to your bag.
• D261: Natural Streams & Ponds
• D351: Dry-Deck Fountain Safety
Construction Foreman
Construction Foremen are critical to project success. They need to understand the technology
of construction materials and methods and deliver them in a fast but organized sequence of
choreographed steps. If you are a construction foreman or if you manage foremen, consider this
curriculum in addition to the GENESIS® Associate certification.
• C401: Advanced Watershape Construction
• C402: Best Practices for Cast-In-Place Concrete Construction as Designated by the ACI
• C403: Best Practices for Shotcrete Construction as Designated by the ASA and ACI.
• B163: Construction Superintendents – Finding, Training, and Performing at a High Level
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Business Owner
Business owners have a unique set of challenges they face every day. From operations and
liability to cash flow and profitability, the owner is more likely to focus on the business than the
details of design, engineering, construction, or service. Business owners are encouraged to learn from
our experienced faculty that brings decades of knowledge to the classroom so that you won’t have to
learn in the school of hard-knocks.
• B101: Operating Philosophies, Plans, and Procedures
• B102: Marketing and Lead Cultivation
• B106: Design and Construction Agreements
• B204: You Can Be Better
• B306: Elements of Litigation
• B308: Attracting and Working with High-End Clients
• B321: Company Valuation & Exit Strategy
• B331: Job Costing for Profit Versus Existence
Retail Store
Many builders in the pool and spa industry have retail and service operations. Intelligent sales
personnel should be able to answer technical questions from their customers on everything from
chemistry to hydraulic design in the case of equipment replacement. In addition to CPO® and ASTCM
certifications discussed below please consider these programs as well.
• D292: Retailing at the Highest Level
• E171: Basic Pool Chemistry and Stain Control
• E211: Basic Fluid Engineering
• S353: Certified Pool-Spa Operator® (CPO) Basic Course
Commercial Pool Operations
NSPF®’s flagship Certified Pool Operator® (CPO®) program instructs tens of thousands of students
every year and has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. A
CPO® Certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and
spa operations and is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential.
• S353: Certified Pool-Spa Operator® Certification Program
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Residential Pool Operations
The Advanced Service Technician™ (ASTCM) Certification is a comprehensive
blend of online and classroom training designed to provide service professionals
with the knowledge and skills to fully service residential pools and spas. AST
Certification provides in-depth instruction on aquatic facility operation, water
treatment procedures, equipment servicing, business management tactics, jobsite risk management, workplace safety best practices, equipment maintenance,
installation and repair, aquatic structure types, finishes, and local codes.
• S481: Advanced Service Technician™ Course
The Advanced Service Technician™
course sets a new standard of education
for the pool and spa industry
Benefits of ASTCM Certification
The National Swimming Pool Foundation®
is proud to introduce our new certification for
the Pool and Spa Service Industry,
• Equip your business with the best training
in the industry
™
Advanced Service Technician
(AST
CM
Certification)
• A knowledgeable staff promotes job
efficiency and customer loyalty
• NSPF® referrals will generate additional
business for you
• Helps meet pre-licensure certification
requirements in certain jurisdictions
• Educational training helps make you an
industry leader
• Learn at your own pace with online courses
• Blended learning reduces classroom time
• Receive IACET CEUs credits
Advanced Service Technician™
Course Overview:
• Introduction – Watch at NSPF.com
• Fundamentals – Facility operation and
water treatment
• Management – Service company
business management
• Managing Risk – Service technician risk
mitigation
• Workplace Safety – Helps meet OSHA
compliance training
• Routine Maintenance – For pool and spa
equipment
• Installation & Repair - For pool and spa
equipment
• Classroom Session – Structure types,
finishes, local codes and certification
exam
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Helps People Live Healthier Lives
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Hrs
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Hrs
D101: Introduction to Perspective Drawing
Michael Nantz - Graduate
8:00
D201: Measured Perspective Drawing
Michael Nantz - Graduate option 1 of 4
16:00
D102: Sketching and Freehand
Communication; Michael Nantz
8:00
16:00
D104:Construction Document Requirements;
David Peterson
D202: SketchUp
David Peterson - Graduate option 2 of 4
1:00
16:00
D105: Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in
Southern California Photography, 1945 - 1982
Docent: Palm Springs Art Museum; TBD
D203: AutoCAD
Richard Kremer - Graduate option 3 of 4
1:50
D204: Pool Studio
Graduate option 4 of 4
16:00
D107: A Taste of GENESIS® - Design Empasis
Michael Nantz
4:00
D211: Elements of Design
Kate Wiseman -Graduate
16:00
D108: Plans, Useful Data and Attributes; a
Builder’s Standpoint and Obligation
Michael Nantz
1:00
D221: Water in Architecture
Helena Arahuete
2:00
D222: We Define Landscape Design Around
Water Features
TBD
1:00
D223: We Define Landscape Design Around
Your Patio
TBD
1:00
D123: Trends in Outdoor Design;
Kate Wiseman
1:00
D124: Set Your Yard on Fire – Designing with
Candles, Fireplaces, Fire Bowls and Fire Pits
1:50
16:00
D131: Identifying New Business & Design
Trends; Feras Irikat
D231: Color Theory & Its Application
Feras Irikat - Graduate
1:00
16:00
D132: The Value of Good Design:
Michael Nantz
1:50
D241: Landscape Lighting
Janet Lennox Moyer
D251: Fountains & Water Features
16:00
D141: Better Landscape & Watershape
Lighting; Janet Lennox Moyer
1:75
D151: Water Works: The Keys to Designing
State-of-the-Art, Award-Winning Water
Features; Brian Van Bower, David Peterson,
Eric Groft, Skip Phillips
D261: Natural Streams & Ponds
Anthony Archer-Wills, David Duensing
16:00
1:75
D161: Innovative Natural Watershape Design
Anthony Archer-Wills, David Duensing
3:00
D162: Designing Water Features from
Whimsical to Wild; Anthony Archer-Wills
1:25
D165: From the Beginning with “The Master”
Anthony Archer-Wills
1:50
D173: Architectural Style Series: European
4:00
D175: Frank Lloyd Wright – American
Architect: 1867 - 1959; TBD
1:75
D176: Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and
Studio plus the Robie House
6:00
Docent: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
D179: Working with Architects; Michael Nantz 1:50
RENOVATION
GENERAL DESIGN
3:00
D181: Major Renovation of Pools - Design and
Construction Considerations; Michael Nantz
3:00
WATER FEATURES
D121: Contemporary Organic Architecture
Helena Arahuete
D262: Water Features: A Custom Builder’s Tips
and Tricks
1:30
SWD Master
D271: 20th Century Architectural Styles
Donald Gatzke - Graduate
ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
WATER FEATURES
GENERAL DESIGN
D111: Small Space Design & Construction; TBD 2:00
DRAWING
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
RENOVATION
DRAWING
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16:00
D272: Architectural Style Series: Modernism &
Mies van der Rohe
1:75
TBD
D273: Mies van der Rohe and IIT: An
Architectural Tour
Docent: Mies van der Rohe Society
4:00
D275: Architectural Style Series: American Arts
and Crafts, Architects Greene and Greene
1:45
TBD
D292: Retailing at the Highest Level
Greg Howard, Ron Baluch
16:00
Hrs
D301: Marker Rendering
Michael Nantz
8:00
D302: Digital Rendering with SketchUp
Kate Wiseman
2:00
D311: Creating a Cohesive Design Concept:
Materials, Details, Color, and Style
Jamie Scott, Kate Wiseman
16:00
D312: Suitability of Submerged Materials
David Peterson
1:50
D321: Feng Shui
16:00
DRAWING
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Hrs
D401: Presentation Workshop
16:00
D402: Adobe Illustrator
Crystal Trenkle
16:00
D403: 3ds Max
Richard Kremer
16:00
D404: Digital Presentations
16:00
D411: Integrating Manufactured Pools Into a
Master Plan
Kate Wiseman
12:00
D412: Designing and Building the Landscape
Master Plan
Benjamin Lasseter
1:50
D413: Advanced Design Skills
Kate Wiseman
16:00
D422: The Wonders of Water
Brian Van Bower
1:50
D423: Outdoor Living – How to Create
Beautiful and Comfortable Outdoor Rooms
Kate Wiseman
1:50
2:00
D323: Outdoor Kitchen Design
Paolo Benedetti
1:50
D345: The Art of Landscape / Architectural
Lighting and How to Paint A Lighting Portait
TBD
1:50
D351: Dry-Deck Fountain Safety
Michael Denman
4:00
1:50
D361: Waterfall Design & Construction
David Duensing
D431: Color Psychology & Applications
Feras Irikat
1:75
D441: Landscape & Watershape Lighting
Janet Lennox Moyer
5 day
night
D461: Waterfalls for Swimming Pools &
Landscapes
David Duensing
1:75
D363: DESIGN 363: Design Considerations for
Commercial Water Features
1:50
TBD
D371: Remodel Candidate - Opening The Door
To Possibilities
1:75
Michael Nantz
GENERAL DESIGN
D322: Audible and Visual Considerations of
Water Feature Design
Skip Phillips
WATER FEATURES
ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
WATER FEATURES
GENERAL DESIGN
DRAWING
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E102: Geotechnical
Les Reed
1:75
E103: Structural
Terry Brannon
2:00
E104: Electrical
Terry Brannon
2:00
E111: Introduction to Pool Hydraulics and
Plumbing
David Peterson
4:00
E121: Natural Swimming Pools – The Pool
Reinvented – Plants Instead of Chemicals
James Robyn
1:00
E171: Basic Pool Chemistry and Stain Control
Randy Dukes
E181: Major Renovation of Pools - Structural
and Hydraulic Considerations
David Peterson
E182: Major Renovation of Pools - Structural
and Hydraulic Component Compatibility
Paolo Benedetti and David Penton
EFFICIENCY
E191: Designing Efficient Equipment Pads
Steve Gutai
FUNDAMENTALS
1:75
Hrs
E201: State-of-the-Art Spa Details
David Peterson
3:25
E203: Structural Repairs of Existing Pools
1:00
E211: Basic Fluid Engineering
David Peterson - Graduate
16:00
1:50
1:75
1:50
E291: Green Pool Design & Construction
TBD
2:00
E292: Energy Audits for Equipment
Replacement
David Peterson
1:50
FILTRATION
E101: Basic Pool Plumbing
David Peterson
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
E221: Advanced Water Purification
Technologies
TBD
E251: Model Aquatic Health Code – Design &
Construction Section
Scott Hester
3:00
AQUATIC CODES
Hrs
E281: Renovation of Fountains – Hydraulic
Considerations
David Peterson
3:00
RENOVATION
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
1:75
1:50
E192: Show Your Customer Why They Need to
Upgrade Their Equipment
1:75
David Peterson
EFFICIENCY
RENOVATION
CHEMISTRY
FILTRATION
FUNDAMENTALS
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E301: Basic Gravity Plumbing
David Peterson
1:75
E302: Soil Stabilization
Les Reed
1:75
E303: Pier & Beam Foundations
Terry Brannon
2:00
E304: Control & Automation Systems
Paolo Benedetti
2:00
E305: Mechanical, Venting & Exhaust Systems
David Peterson
2:00
E306: Introduction to Indoor Pool Installations
1:75
Kevin Ruddy
1:00
FILTRATION
4:00
E321: Natural Swimming Pools
James Robyn
LIGHTING
1:50
E341: Submerged Lighting
David Peterson, Steve Gutai
CHEMISTRY
E312: Understanding Water Current
Peter Davidson, David Peterson
E371: Advanced Water Purification
Technologies
TBD
1:50
RENOVATION
16:00
E381: Renovation of the Equipment Pad
Steve Gutai, David Peterson
1:50
EFFICIENCY
E311: Advanced Fluid Engineering
David Peterson
E391: Passive Solar Systems for Pools
Jim Backman
1:75
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Hrs
E401: Slot-Edge Pool Hydraulics
David Peterson
1:50
E402: Difficult Sites - Technically Demanding
Projects and Cast-in-Place Concrete
David Peterson
1:50
E405: Difficult Sites - Technically Demanding
Projects and Poured in Place Projects
David Peterson
1:75
E406: The Technical Aspects of Shotcrete
Bill Drakeley
1:50
E411: AutoCAD MEP
Richard Kremer
16:00
E471: Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs),
Ozone, and U.V. Systems
David Peterson
3:00
E491: Photovoltaic Solar Systems
Jim Backman
1:75
FUNDAMENTALS
Hrs
FILTRATION
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
EFFICIENCY
FUNDAMENTALS
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C102: Infrastructure Coordination
Paolo Benedetti
1:75
C103: Shotcrete
William Drakeley
2:00
C104: Waterproofing
Greg Andrews, Paolo Benedetti
1:00
C105: Basic Tile & Coping
Greg Andrews
1:00
C106: Concrete Decking
Paolo Benedetti
1:00
C107: Pre-Plaster Preparation
Paolo Benedetti
1:00
C108: Cementitious Pool Finishes
Randy Dukes
1:75
C109: Startup, Punch List & Project Closeout
Paolo Benedetti
2:00
C111: GENESIS® Position Statements An Interactive Discussion
David Peterson, Bill Drakeley, Steve Gutai
1:75
C151: Proper Installation With a
Comprehensive Plan (DID) Design, Install and
1:75
Documentation
C171: Project Profiles - An Interactive
Discussion on
Design and Construction
SWD Masters
1:50
C172: Commercial Project Profiles - An
Interactive Discussion on Design and
Construction
Scott Hester
1:50
BASICS
2:00
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Hrs
C201: Basic Pool Construction
Includes E101 - 104, C101 - 109, and C171
Greg Andrews, Paolo Benedetti, Terry
Brannon, Bill Drakeley, Randy Dukes, David
Peterson, Les Reed - Graduate, Associate
24:00
C202: Reinforced Concrete Pools
David Peterson, Bill Drakeley
8:00
C203: Pigment Technology
TBD
1:00
C204: The Science of Long Lasting Aggregate
Finishes
TBD
1:00
C205: Pool Tile – The Good, the Bad, and the
Ugly
Greg Andrews
1:50
C207: A Plaster Crew’s Guide to Shotcrete/
Gunite Issues
William Drakeley
C208: Startups - The $64,000 Answer
Randy Dukes
1:00
C212: Pool Surfaces – Problem & Solutions
Randy Dukes
1:50
C221: Site Evaluations & Field Instruments
TBD
8:00
C231: Efficient Installations: Equipment,
Controls & Underwater Speakers
Paolo Benedetti
1:75
C232: Designing and Installing Underwater
Windows
Jason Jovaag
1:00
C233: ACI-certified Shotcrete Nozzleman
Bill Drakeley
4:00
C251: Commercial Pools & Waterparks
Scott Hester
16:00
C261: Vinyl Pools - The Perfect Fit
Chris Gregory
1:50
C271: Collaborative Project Profiles
Kate Wiseman, Skip Phillips
1:00
C281: Major Renovations
David Peterson, Bill Drakeley, Kate Wiseman
16:00
DETAILS
C101: Layout, Forming & Excavation
Paolo Benedetti
COMMERCIAL
Hrs
PROJECT PROFILES
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
RENOVATION
PROJECT PROFILES
COMMERCIAL
CODES
BASICS
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Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Hrs
C301: Advanced Site Work & Forming
Paolo Benedetti
2:00
C302: Architecturally Integrated Watershapes
David Peterson
2:00
C303: Concrete Science
William Drakeley
1:00
DETAILS
Hrs
C401: Advanced Watershape Construction
Includes E301 - 306 and C301 – 307
David Peterson, Greg Andrews, Kevin Ruddy, 24:00
Paolo Benedetti, Terry Brannon, William
Drakeley
C402: Best Practices for Cast-In-Place Concrete
Construction as Designated by the ACI
1:50
David Peterson, William Drakeley
C403: Best Practices for Shotcrete Construction
as Designated by the ASA and ACI
1:50
William Drakeley
1:00
C305: Glass Tile Installation
Greg Andrews
1:75
C306: Details - Innovative Aesthetic &
Technical Solutions
Paolo Benedetti
2:00
C307: Construction at Difficult Sites
Bill Drakeley
1:50
C308: The Beauty of the Edge - The Definitive,
Internationally Acclaimed Vanishing Edge &
Water-in-Transit Design
Brian Van Bower, Skip Phillips
2:00
C309: The Beauty of the Edge – Vanishing
Edge, Grass Edge, and Perimeter Overflow
Pools Part 2 – with Project Specific Examples
Brian Van Bower
3:00
C323: Outdoor Kitchen Construction
Paolo Benedetti
1:00
C341: Advanced Construction –
Architecturally Integrated Structures and
Elevated Watershapes
Rick Chafey, Paolo Benedetti
1:50
BASICS
BASICS
C304: Fire Elements
Paolo Benedetti
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
C404: Waterproofing & Finishes Panel
Discussion
David Peterson
Panel: TBD
3:00
C405: Clear Glass Tile Installation
Greg Andrews
1:75
C406: Pool Shell Cracking
William Drakeley
1:50
C408: Construction Techniques for a Vanishing
Edge Pool
1:50
Bill Drakeley
Hrs
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Hrs
B101: Operating Philosophies, Plans &
Procedures
Greg Howard
1:00
B202: Benchmarking & The Game of Work
Greg Howard
1:00
B102: Marketing & Lead Cultivation
Greg Howard
1:00
B204: You Can Be Better
Brian Van Bower
2:00
B104: Ki is Key - Developing and Maintaining
a Positive Powerful Presence
Brian Van Bower
1:75
B208: 10-Ways to Crush the Competition
Brian Van Bower
1:75
B106: Design & Construction Agreements
David Peterson, Skip Phillips
2:00
B107: Design Fees - Billing for Professional
Services
1:25
3:00
B108: How to Find and Work with a
Landscape Designer or a Good Pool
Contractor
Brian Van Bower, Chuck Hess
B211: GENESIS® Family Reunion &
Winemaker Dinner
Non-Accredited
2:00
B251: Teaching Employees to Think Like
Owners
Scot Hunsaker
1:50
B111: GENESIS® Lifestyle Programs
Non-Accredited
varies
B261: Coaching to Win
Bill Kent
1:75
B262: Strong Company Culture Reaps Strong
Profits
Bill Kent
1:75
B265: Coaching Strategies to Improve
Profitability
Bill Kent
1:75
B270: Be a Coach, Not a Boss
Bill Kent
1:00
B271: Project Management
David Peterson
2:00
B281: Water and Wellness
Lauren Stack
1:50
1:00
LIFESTYLE
HUMAN RESOURCES
B121: Book Signing
Non-Accredited
SALES
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
B162: Building a High Performance Team from
Scratch
1:50
Bill Kent
B163: Construction Superintendents - Finding,
Training, and Performing at a High Level
1:50
Bruce Dunn
MANAGEMENT
HUMAN RESOURCES
FINANCES
LIFESTYLE
SALES
50
Hrs
B302: Pool Project Sales & Design, The
Interview
Brian Van Bower
2:00
B306: Elements of Litigation
David Peterson, Skip Phillips
1:50
MANAGEMENT
FINANCES
B308: Attracting and Working with High-End
Clients
Brian Van Bower, Skip Phillips
Hrs
B402: The Art in Closing More Deals Rethinking the Sales Process
TBD
2:00
B403: Retail - 3 P’s of Retailing to Increase
Profit
TBD
1:50
B431: Markup & Profit for Pool Builders
Michael Stone
16:00
1:50
B321: Company Valuation & Exit Strategy
Greg Howard
1:00
B331: Job Costing for Profit Versus Existence
Brian Van Bower
2:00
B371: Construction Management
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
SALES
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
FINANCES
SALES
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Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
S203: Hearing Conservation
S101(E): Control de Riesgos Acuaticos
(Espanol)
S204: Personal Protective Equipment
S102: Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
S204(E): Equipo de Proteccion Personal
(Espanol)
SAFETY
S101: Aquatic Risk Management
S206: Hand and Power Tools
S105: Heat Stress
S207: Behavior-Based Safety
S106: Disability in the Workplace
S211: Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa
Safety Act
S107: Discrimination-Free Workplace
S109: Sexual Harassment for Employees
S253: Pool Operator Primer
OPEARTION
S108: Sexual Harassment for Managers
S215: Emergency Planning and Emergency
Right-To-Know Act
S111: Hazard Communication
S151: Home Pool Essentials
CHEMISTRY
S153(M): Pool & Spa Basics (Metric)
S171: Chemical Safety
S172: Chlorine Safety
1:75
MAINTENANCE
OPEARTION
S153: Pool & Spa Basics
S161: Transitioning from Service to
Construction
Paolo Benedetti, David Penton
S253(E): Pool Operator Primer (Espanol)
S253(EM): Pool Operator Primer (Espanol Metric)
S253(M): Pool Operator Primer (Metric)
S152: Recreational Water Illnesses
CHEMISTRY
S205: Basic Respiratory Protection
S104: Bloodborne Pathogens for Healthcare
Workers
CDOES
SAFETY
S103: Bloodborne Pathogens for Healthcare
Supervisors
CDOES
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Hrs
S271: Water Chemistry Basics
S271(M): Water Chemistry Basics (Metric)
S281: Field Service Professional, Routine
Maintenance for Pool and Spa Operators
Hrs
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Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Program Number: Program Title
Instructor(s) - Certification Requirement(s)
Hrs
S401: Lock and Tag
S302: DOT Fundamentals of Hazardous
Materials
S402: Compressed Gas Safety
S403: Flammable Liquid Safety
S404: Fire Safety
S305: Forklift Operator
SAFETY
SAFETY
S303: Hazardous Waste Management
S306: Ladder Safety
S404(E): Seguiridad contra incendios (Espanol)
S405: Electrical Safety
S406: Electrical Safety Work Practices and
Standards (NFPA)
S307: Scaffold Safety
S409: Incident Investigation
S321: Introduction to Advanced Pool Filtration 1:50
S411: Certified Pool/Spa Inspector (CPI)
S353: Certified Pool-Spa Operator® (CPO)
Basic Course
16:00
S353(E): Certified Pool-Spa Operator (CPO)
Basic Course (Espanol)
16:00
OPEARTION
®
CDOES
S308: Confined Spaces
S411(E): Guia para el Inspector Certificado de
Piscinas (CPI) (Espanol)
S354: Aquatic Play Feature
S354(E): Caracteristicas de juego acuatico
interactivo (Espanol)
S355: Indoor Air Quality
S361: Computer Security
MAINTENANCE
FILTRATION
S408: Aquatic Facility Audits
S481: Advanced Service Technician
Hrs
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Key to Notes Below
Duration / Continuing Education Units
Instructor(s)
DESIGN 101
8:00 hrs 0.8 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
Prerequisite for D201, D202, D203,
D204, D211, D271, D301, D401
Recommended prior to D102
Required for Graduate
DESIGN 102
8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
Design Programs
Learning objectives and brief narratives highlight the key elements of our
programs but if you need more specific information, please contact us and we
will be happy to help provide more detail. Note that some program descriptions
are not included if they are not scheduled.
D101: Introduction to Perspective Drawing
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the basics of drawings, skills, details, and presentations.
• Discuss plan attributes: Plan view, elevations, sections, details and
lettering.
• Explain related techniques: drawing orthographic projections.
• Explain Linear Perspective: one and two-point, creating the illusion of
depth.
This one-day class introduces basic technical drawing skills for anyone
pursuing a career in the construction industry. These techniques will give
students the ability to draw 3 dimensional objects on a 2 dimensional plane,
creating the illusion of depth. Good visual communication can make the
difference between success and failure and the ability to captivate a client. With
great illustrations, you will drive the value of the project and be able to demand
higher fees.
D102: Sketching and Freehand
Communication
Learning Objectives:
• Identify loose graphic communication to convey ideas and concepts from
imagination and inspiration.
• Identify building confidence with freehand illustration techniques.
• Discuss media, line, composition.
• Explain depiction of common work elements and entourage: Landscape,
Stones, Concretes, Pools.
The ability to visually communicate ideas on the fly in meetings with
the client, designers and architects or on site with contractors is a must have
attribute. This class will break down your inhibitions to draw in front of others
and improve communication skills via loose freehand techniques. Basic tools
- pencil, pen or marker and paper are all one needs for quick depiction of a
concept.
DESIGN 104
1:00 hr
0.1 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
D104: Construction Document Requirements
Learning Objectives:
• Define Construction Documents including soils reports, drawings,
specifications, etc.
• Discuss the U.S. National CAD Standard and how it affects CAD and BIM.
• List minimum requirements for construction documents.
• Identify the importance of agreements, clarifications, change orders,
photographs, videos, special inspections, test reports, and other construction
documents.
Good design must be communicated well for any construction project to
succeed. Multiple trades must be able to coordinate the myriad of details that
result in final alignments of structures, plumbing, electrical, finishes, and other
details. This short program shows what the construction industry expects from
watershapers and how these documents result in reduced errors, change orders,
liability, and expense.concept.
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D105: Backyard Oasis: The Swimming
Pool in Southern California Photography,
1945 – 1982
DESIGN 105
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Docent: Palm Springs Art Museum
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the history of pools and how they created a culture in Southern
California.
• Examine pool architecture through 4 decades of change via photos and
detailed explanations.
Go back in time and sit poolside with the stars in this fun and interesting
tour.
D107: A Taste of GENESIS® – Design
Emphasis
DESIGN 107
4:00 hrs
0.4 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the various design based GENESIS® programs.
• Discuss remodel potential.
• Identify architectural styles and their significance. • Discuss color, drawing and the elements of design.
This 4-hour program offers a peek inside GENESIS®’ design based programs
and structure. The discussion topics will highlight these programs and some of
the steps required to reach certification to the Society of Watershape Designers. Students will be presented topics on remodel and new construction styles, as
well as color influences, design elements and understanding that communicating
visually is key.
D108: Plans, Useful Data and Attributes; a
Builder’s Standpoint and Obligation
DESIGN 108
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
Learning Objectives:
• Identify plan symbols and attributes.
• Discuss the importance of following plan directives.
• Review of deviation submittals and approvals.
• Analyze potential legal ramifications.
How well a project can be built is limited to the quality of instructions
supplied and their interpretation by the builder. Plans, whether produced inhouse or by others, should abide by a common language. Understanding that
language, obligations and responsibilities is key to success and profits.
D111: Small Space Design & Construction
Learning Objectives:
• Describe small space solutions for difficult sites (small outdoor spaces,
spas, indoor projects, balconies, water features.)
• Discuss the details of space-saving underground bunker equipment
room installations.
• Recognize how to incorporate multiple features, combining the best of
pools, spas, and water features.
This course is for builders and designers who are often faced with space
restrictions in their projects. Learn the importance of design solutions, equipment
placement, waterproofing, design, and construction tricks for limited, difficult, or
elevated sites.
DESIGN 111
2:00 hrs
SWD Master
0.2 IACET CEUs
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DESIGN 121
3:00 hrs 0.3 IACET CEUs
Helena Arahuete
D121: Contemporary Organic Architecture
Learning Objectives:
• Define “contemporary organic architecture.”
• Discuss how a specific site influences the design of a project.
• Describe how watershape elements are incorporated into organic
architecture.
• Identify details through a series of project photos.
John Lautner, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, and his associate Helena
Arahuete developed a unique contemporary organic architectural style. This
program reviews multiple projects exhibiting the details and Helena will explain
the process of designing these projects.
DESIGN 123
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
D123: Trends in Outdoor Design
Learning Objectives:
• Define a design method for the creation of comfortable and beautiful
outdoor living spaces.
• Discuss outdoor living trends and the common elements in outdoor
rooms.
• Understand how to better integrate the outdoor living spaces with the
water elements onsite.
• Apply these concepts to a case study in outdoor living.
Trends come and go, and by their nature, they are always changing, so why
pay attention to them? By understanding design trends, we are looking at what
matters to our clients at a particular time. The goal, as a designer, is to create
spaces that aren’t just beautiful; they are deeply satisfying to our customers,
guaranteeing a glowing referral. We will discuss the types of improvements
that homeowners are willing to invest more in, where the details matter and
the budgets are larger. We will look at examples of trends in outdoor living,
hardscape, softscape, pools and water features.
DESIGN 124
1:50 hrs
TBD
0.2 IACET CEUs
D124: Set Your Yard on Fire – Designing
with Candles, Fireplaces, Fire Bowls and Fire
Pits
Learning Objectives:
• The key to designing backyard fire features is based around the activities
of the family and the intended function.
• Where will the fire feature be located and is it safe?
• What type, style, shape and size of fire feature integrates into the overall
design?
The presentation will discuss landscapes with fire features that really fit
the overall design. A fire feature can just be a side element in a backyard, like
an afterthought, or it can complement the landscape design and the family’s
activities. A variety of fireplaces, fire pits, fire bowls and candles will be
discussed that enhance the overall outdoor experience.
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D131: Identifying New Business & Design
Trends
DESIGN 131
1:00 hrs
Feras Irikat
0.1 IACET CEUs
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.
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.
D132: The Value of Good Design
Learning Objectives:
• Identify what design is across the many disciplines we encounter in our
industry.
• Analyze relevant design instruction for your specific needs.
• Discuss the impact design has and the need for design innovation in our
lives.
DESIGN 132
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
We will explore the concept of a design education, both in the classroom
and in practice, each venue and their various contributions to the growth of the
designer. Many have only a vague understanding of what design actually is,
let alone why it’s important. Within this lecture, we will describe and refine the
meaning of design and the human response to it while exploring the various
elements involved to create, good/bad design.
D141: Better Landscape & Watershape
Lighting
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss how lighting responds to varying needs from one area to another
within a site.
• Recognize lighting changes from day to night, from one season to
another, and over the years as landscapes mature.
• Interpret how visual composition varies from one person to another.
• Identify how to visually connect the landscape, water environment, and
interior spaces of the home.
Moyer shares her expertise in lighting to connect several environments
(indoor, outdoor, water, etc.) with attention to the multiplicity of needs and
dynamics of light throughout the hours, seasons, and years of a project. Learn
how landscape spaces change from one view, viewing location, or perspective to
another. Control the lighting design to achieve certain effects and get inspired
with some photos of beautiful lighting work.
DESIGN 141
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Janet Lennox Moyer
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DESIGN 151
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
David Peterson
Eric Groft
Skip Phillips
D151: Water Works: The Keys to
Designing State-of-the-Art, Award-Winning
Water Features
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the role of the design and engineer professionals as a
collaborative design effort with landscape architects, engineers, and pool
contractors.
• Discuss how to integrate the proper infrastructure for water features and
pools to achieve form and function.
• List reliable strategies for long term sustainable maintenance of water
features.
• Examine project details, photos, and the collaborative effort that resulted
in the desired effects.
Water elements within a landscape need to reflect the environmental,
cultural, and historical context in which they exist and take advantage of cuttingedge resources. High design and new technology are best achieved through an
early collaboration between landscape architect, engineer, and pool contractor.
Explore the principals and practices of designing, sourcing, and constructing
sustainable and beautiful water features, pools, and spas, with industry leaders
who will share lessons learned and explain their collaborative process.
DESIGN 161
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
Anthony Archer-Wills
David Duensing
D161: Innovative Natural Watershape
Design
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize natural and living pond and stream design and construction.
• Identify what makes a natural project look real or contrived.
• Identify liners, plumbing details, materials and methods of construction.
• List project photos, renderings, and drawings.
Truly natural looking watershapes are difficult to build without the
knowledge and expertise of these two instructors. Both Archer-Wills and
Duensing operate their own companies that have excelled in natural water
elements for many years. Learn their secrets and find out how to make your next
natural project look real considering the unique edge details, scale of the project,
rock placement, plants and boulders, and water filtration via Mother Nature.
DESIGN 162
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Anthony Archer-Wills
D162: Designing Water Features From
Whimsical to Wild
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the importance of nature as the best instructor.
• Identify many instances whereby improvements can be made in quality,
efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
• List a number of “turn-key” techniques.
• Review construction considerations.
Maximize on the potential of the property to create beautiful, dramatic water
gardens. Enhance the existing space and realize its potential for recreation,
excitement or indeed tranquility. Examples will be shown of naturalistic projects
that are low in maintenance and running costs and use native plant material
for the landscape and purification of the water. Construction techniques of
swimming ponds, wildlife and filtration ponds together with streams, waterfalls
and grottoes will be illustrated and discussed.
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D165: From the Beginning with “The
Master” Anthony Archer-Wills
DESIGN 165
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Anthony Archer-Wills
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss pond plan development.
• Develop pond and water feature concepts.
• Identify opportunities to incorporate nature into a waterscape.
To inspire and entertain Pool Builders new or experienced in the trade,
Anthony Archer-Wills of Animal Planet’s The Pool Master, will present a unique
look at his 50 years in the pond and pool business. The presentation will illustrate
an exciting and even humorous way of how Anthony’s career has developed
from the simple, slightly lopsided, concrete pond to elaborate schemes involving
caves, grottoes, waterfalls, huge rock escarpments and tranquil lakes.
D173: Architectural Style Series: European
Learning Objectives:
• Identify 6-8 common architectural styles.
• Discuss common characteristics, materials, and details associated with
each style.
• Define a custom style book, and its integration into client presentations.
• Recognize significant architectural accomplishments for each style.
DESIGN 173
4:00 hrs
0.4 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
This course will give you a fundamental understanding of key European
architectural styles, and enable you to communicate knowledgeably with your
client about the style of their home. You will learn about key architects and
their influence on design. Students will leave with the ability to coordinate
details, and relate water elements back to the surrounding environment in an
appropriate way.
D175: Frank Lloyd Wright – American
Architect: 1867 – 1959
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss brief biography of Frank Lloyd Wright.
• Identify Prairie Style, Usonian Style, Arts and Crafts.
• Recognize significant projects and their influence on architecture to
follow.
• Identify project photos, renderings, and drawings.
This class provides an overview of the history and importance of one of
America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin West was Wright’s
winter home, studio, and school in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is now the main
campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and this program is
presented by a Fellow of Taliesin West.
DESIGN 175
1:50 hrs
TBD
0.2 IACET CEUs
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DESIGN 176
6:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Docent: Frank Lloyd Wright Home
and Studio
D176: Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home
and Studio Plus the Robie House
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss history of Frank Lloyd Wright.
• Review Wright’s early career and the experiences that influenced his work.
• Recognize significant projects and their influence on architecture to
follow.
• Show projects, renderings, and drawings.
This tour brings students into the home and studio where Frank Lloyd
Wright began his historic career. A docent will explain the history of the home
and Wright’s transition from employee at a Chicago firm to the development
of the Prairie style of architecture in the studio that was added to the home in
1898. A fellow-architect described the studio as a workplace with “inspiration
everywhere.” After we get inspired, we will get lunch and finish up with a tour
of the Robie House at the University of Chicago.
DESIGN 179
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
D179: Working with Architects
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss how individuals become Architects: schooling, licenses,
continuing eduScation, etc.
• Review approaches from different schools. Design, technical, worker vs.
principal.
• Discuss Who’s the Boss: employed by the Architect vs. Employed by the
Owner.
• Identify past the water, doing a design that includes the yard:
landscaping and other features.
While designing a house, an architect may employ a watershape designer/
contractor, and his design ideas may overflow into the design of the watershape.
The architect may give details to be followed in the pool design, or the architect
may request that the watershape designer take on the full responsibility of the
pool and either deal with the architect or possibly the owner. This seminar will
provide insight into working with an architect and concepts to working together.
DESIGN 181
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
D181: Major Renovation of Pools – Design
and Construction Considerations
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss examples of major renovations.
• Identify before, after, and construction photos and drawings.
• Recognize how a relatively inexpensive re-tile and re-plaster project can
turn into a six-figure renovation.
• List construction considerations, limitations of existing vessel, site, and soils.
Major renovation goes well beyond updating tile, plaster and equipment
of an existing pool. The shape of the pool can change, elements such as a spa
are added or removed and the finished product can be unrecognizable from
the original. Learn how to apply design strategies and to identify architectural
elements that offer creative opportunities to a holistic design approach to the
swimming pool environment and beyond. There is also an engineering-focused
presentation on renovations: ENGINEERING 181: Major Renovation of Pools –
Structural and Hydraulic Considerations.
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D201: Measured Perspective Drawing
This course is no longer offered by GENESIS®. However, if taken, it can be
used as a core required class for SWD Registered.
DESIGN 201
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Required Prerequisite D101
This is one of four (D201-D204)
optional classes required for the
Graduate certification.
D202: SketchUp
Learning Objectives:
• Explain 3-dimensional modeling with Google SketchUp, SketchUp Pro,
and LayOut.
• Define axes, drawing tools, solids, extrusions, layers, styles, painting, 3D
Warehouse, and other tools.
• Recognize plan views, elevations, sections, details, two and three-point
perspective views.
• Examine modeling pools, spas, and other elements for presentation with
rendering options.
SketchUp is frequently used by architects in both small offices
conceptualizing residential projects as well as large international firms designing
commercial developments on a grand scale. The strength of the application is
the intuitive interface and modeling simplicity while maintaining dimensional
accuracy. Using their own laptop computers, students work through a series of
instructional exercises and development of a pool project.
D203: AutoCAD
Learning Objectives:
• Explain basic drawing and modification tools for 2-dimensional
AutoCAD design.
• Define axes, drawing tools, layers, item properties, and other tools.
• Recognize plan views, elevations, sections, details, model space, paper
space, and file management.
• Examine designing pools, spas, and other elements for presentation.
Autodesk is the worldwide leader in software development for the
architecture, engineering, construction, and film studio industries. AutoCAD
is their flagship design application and this 2-day program introduces the
basics so that each student can begin to communicate digitally with architects,
engineers, and the building trades. The strength of the application is the
universal use among professionals and the ability to reference multiple files so
that a watershape designer can simply overlay their work on files provided by
others such as topographical surveys, site plans, and other consultants’ work
product. Using their own laptop computers, students work through a series of
instructional exercises and development of a pool project.
DESIGN 202
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
Required Prerequisite D101
This class is a prerequisite for D302:
Digital Rendering with SketchUp
This is one of four (D201-D204)
optional classes required for the
Graduate certification
DESIGN 203
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Richard Kremer
Required Prerequisite D101
This is one of four (D201-D204)
optional classes required for the
Graduate certification
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DESIGN 204
16:00 hrs
SWD Master
1.6 IACET CEUs
Required Prerequisite D101
This is one of four (D201-D204)
optional classes required for the
Graduate certification
DESIGN 211
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
Required Prerequisite D101
Required for Graduate
D204: Pool Studio
Learning Objectives:
• Explain 3-dimensional modeling with Structure Studios’ Pool Studio.
• Develop a successful 3D presentation.
• Identify advanced details, including perimeter overflow, vanishing edge,
and acrylic walls.
• Operate with advanced audio visual presentation techniques using
additional software.
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.
D211: Elements of Design
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss fundamental Elements (e.g., line, color and form) and Principles
(e.g., unity, balance and scale) of design.
• Define perceptual skills and a better understanding of spatial
organization and spatial relationships.
• Use these concepts to design beautiful spaces that connect with the
surrounding environment.
• Use your communication skills to accurately portray your design intent
to the client.
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.
DESIGN 221
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Helena Arahuete
D221: Water in Architecture
Learning Objectives:
• Generate creativity with sample designs, construction and technical
details.
• Identify how to create a successful collaboration between water designer
and architect.
• Define the water feature consultant’s role and where their expertise
should start and stop.
• Discuss how to build a design team and a construction team.
Helena Arahuete will explain how her architecture firm, Lautner Associates,
developed design and construction teams to develop unique and complicated
projects. The success of those projects was the result of detailed coordination
and collaboration with a multitude of experts, including hydraulic and structural
trades specific to the water features.
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D222: Define Landscape Design Around
Water Features
DESIGN 222
1:00 hrs
TBD
0.1 IACET CEUs
DESIGN 223
1:00 hrs
TBD
0.1 IACET CEUs
DESIGN 231
16:00 hrs
Feras Irikat
1.6 IACET CEUs
Learning Objectives:
• Generate creativity with example projects featuring pools, fountains, and
stream beds.
• Identify how to integrate water features into a garden design.
• Discuss how to present water features to your clients.
• List ways that water features add both beauty and function to the
landscape.
Successfully integrated water features can take an ordinary space and
transform it into an extraordinary experience that transcends ones expectations.
D223: Define Landscape Design Around
Your Patio
Learning Objectives:
• Generate creativity with sample designs featuring patios.
• Identify how to integrate patios and patio surfaces into a garden design.
• Discuss how to use details such as raised beds, pottery, furniture, and
other elements.
• List ways to blend materials that will soften the overall look.
Learn how to combine a variety of materials around different types of patios
and patio surfaces to complement the appearance and enhance one’s enjoyment
of the space.
D231: Color Theory & Its Application
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.
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.
Required for Graduate
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DESIGN 241
40:00 hrs
4.0 IACET CEUs
Janet Lennox Moyer
D241: Landscape & Watershape Lighting
Learning Objectives:
• Use lectures, demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on field work
over a 5-day period.
• Use real products to build a real lighting design using the techniques
presented in class.
• Discuss technical issues such as voltage, wattage, color, lumens, etc.
• Examine equipment from wiring to transformers to light fixtures.
This is an intensive 5-day, 5-evening program that will cover just about all
aspects of outdoor lighting. It is learn-by-doing at its finest, led by Moyer and
her team of instructors in Albany, NY. The program covers technical subjects
such as electrical and heat considerations, as well as equipment details from time
clocks and transformers to water-resistance and maintenance.
DESIGN 261
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Anthony Archer-Wills
David Duensing
D261: Natural Streams & Ponds
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize “Living” water feature concepts, biology, ecology, clarity,
design, and construction.
• Discuss site evaluation, design considerations, natural and planned
elements.
• Discuss mechanical, biological, bio-mechanical filtration, sterilization,
circulation, equipment.
• Describe liners, concrete structures, art and physics of rock selection,
acquisition, and authentic placement.
This is the most in-depth and practical course on “living” water systems
offered anywhere. Presented by Anthony Archer-Wills and David Duensing,
two leading experts in the field of natural streams, ponds, Koi ponds, water
gardens and the use of natural stone, this program steps through the various
technical and artistic considerations of recreating authentic environments that
perform as mother nature would. The program includes various construction
materials and methods and the subsequent decision process to select the most
appropriate for a specific project. Examples of conceptual and construction
drawings will be provided.
DESIGN 262
1:50 hrs
SWD Master
0.2 IACET CEUs
D262: Water Features: A Custom Builder’s
Tips and Tricks
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss water feature design.
• Describe water feature construction.
• List pitfalls and problems to avoid.
• Discuss water feature sales and marketing tactics.
Learn design and construction tips for custom residential water features.
Tips include waterproofing, flow rates, and aesthetics. Incorporate fire and
water, waterfalls, wet walls, laminar streams, foam jets, vanishing edge,
perimeter overflow, runnels, courtyard fountains, indoor water features,
underground bunkers, valve performance, and acrylic panels you’re your
designs. Also, learn what to avoid and then “wow” your clients with your
presentation.
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D271: 20th Century Architectural Styles
Learning Objectives:
• Review design styles through the 20th Century. Includes Arts and Crafts,
Prairie Style, California Bungalow, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Zig- Zag modernism,
New England salt boxes, Ranch style, Mid-Century Modern, Brutalism, PostModernism, and others in the US and overseas.
• 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
DESIGN 271
16:00 hrs
Don Gatzke
1.6 IACET CEUs
Required Prerequisite D101
Required for Graduate
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.
D272: Architectural Style Series:
Modernism & Mies van der Rohe
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss brief biography of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe including his
direction of the Bauhaus and the Illinois Institute of Technology.
• Identify Modernism architecture.
• Recognize significant projects and their influence on architecture to
follow.
This class provides an overview of the history and importance of one of
Germany’s and America’s greatest architects, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Often
associated with the aphorisms, “less is more” and “God is in the details”, his use
of modern materials and simplified architecture had a permanent impact on most
architecture to follow. Learn about van der Rohe’s influence and how many of
our current watershape projects are guided by his principles.
DESIGN 272
1:75 hrs
TBD
0.2 IACET CEUs
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DESIGN 275
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
D275: Architectural Style Series: American
Arts and Crafts, Architects Greene and
Greene
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the Arts and Crafts movement, the lives and work of architects
Charles and Henry Greene.
• Identify Craftsman-style bungalows, landscape designs of the period,
and related architectural styles from the early 20th century.
• Identify houses designed by Greene and Greene.
• Discuss and recognize landscapes designed by the Greenes, including
early water-element designs from the 1910s and 1920s.
This class will provide an overview of the American Arts and Crafts
movement, including a summary of its roots in England, and will focus
particularly on Charles and Henry Greene, architects who gave the movement
its most sophisticated and sought-after expressions in home building and garden
design in the early 20th century. We will trace the evolution of their work,
from its early adherence to the prevailing Craftsman aesthetic to their unique,
interpretation of Japonism and structural expressiveness in designs tailored for
the California climate, topography and lifestyle. We will also look briefly at
examples of 21st-century projects inspired by the Greenes’ work of a century ago.
DESIGN 292
16:00 hrs
Greg Howard
Ron Balluch
1.6 IACET CEUs
D292: Retailing at the Highest Level
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss theme and structure to break down the store into organized
units and a sequential customer experience.
• List considerations for product placement and visual communication.
• Identify ways to engage the customer with comfort, quality, and a social
experience that they cannot get online.
• Review and compare good design versus bad design via photos and
before and after images of make-overs.
Brick-and-mortar stores as warehouses of products for sale are becoming
obsolete. Retail has been redefined as a “customer experience” where inspiration
and excitement are invoked to drive sales in a socially captivating (pull up a stool
at the Apple Store “Genius Bar”) and relaxing atmosphere using specific design
elements. If the first sight and smell in your store is the chlorine display then
you are doing it wrong!
DESIGN 301
8:00 hrs 0.8 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
Required Prerequisite D101
D301: Marker Rendering
Learning Objectives:
• Use markers, Prisma color pencils, templates, assorted tools and media.
• Design plan views and perspective views.
• Design and render water, reflections, plants, rocks, shadows, and other
materials.
Despite the photo-realistic capability of some computer software programs,
there is a certain quality about hand-rendered drawings that continues to make
them a competitor in the presentation arena. Maybe it’s that the softness leaves
the client with more to imagine and they can fill-in the blanks with their own
view of how the space will be used. Or maybe it’s that it just looks like a lot
more time was put into it than the computer version of the same. Either way,
this class will provide you with the tools to develop beautiful marker renderings
for presentation.
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D302: Digital Rendering with SketchUp
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss photo-realistic rendering programs (3rd party applications).
• Discuss lighting sources, submerged lighting, background lighting,
lighting adjustments.
• Use material textures, reflectivity, matte finishes, water surface texture,
transparency.
DESIGN 302
8:00 hrs 0.8 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Michael Nantz
Required Prerequisite D202
SketchUp, an amazing three-dimensional modeling system, has some built-in
presentation capabilities. But, if you want to move beyond the integrated styles
and render with photo-realistic capabilities, then a 3rd party application is your
solution. This class will show you how to position the model of your project for
the best visual impact, and then make the appropriate adjustments in materials
and properties to produce the most realistic looking view of the finished project. DESIGN 202 is a prerequisite for this program. A 64-bit laptop with 8 GB of
RAM is recommended.
D311: Creating a Cohesive Design
Concept: Materials, Details, and Style
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss common outdoor materials, their properties, how and when to
use them, and potential drawbacks associated with the different materials.
• Identify major architectural styles and appropriately utilize their iconic
details.
• Discuss five methods for creating a design aesthetic: how to develop the
“look” of your project.
• Analyze common design mistakes and learn how to avoid making them.
DESIGN 311
16:00 hrs 1.6 IACET CEU
Kate Wiseman
Required Prerequisite D211
An aesthetic is a visual theme, “the style” or “the look” of a project. In
this course, we will take the mystery out of creating a successful design aesthetic,
selecting materials and finishes, and aligning the details of the design with the
overall look of the project. You will try out five practical methods for creating a
design aesthetic, and the class will culminate with a final project: creating a full
palette of materials and assembling them on a vision board to present to a client.
This course is an excellent complement to DESIGN 211: Elements of Design. In
that class, you learned how to decide where the improvements go, and in this
course, you will learn tools for deciding what they should like.
D312: Suitability of Submerged Materials
Learning Objectives:
• List applicable codes and standards that limit certain materials from use
in pools such as NSF 50, TCNA, health department regulations, and others.
• List standard tests used to determine suitability for submerged
applications such as ASTM E96-16, ASTM C97-15, and others.
• Identify vitreous and impervious materials including metals, stone, and
cementitious products that hold up well under water.
• Identify metals, alloys, non-vitreous and semi-vitreous stone and tile that
should never be used in wet locations.
Design work frequently results in trying new things, including materials
that may be unproven in certain circumstances. Submerging certain materials
such as natural stone can result in failures and costly repairs or replacement
depending on everything from the environment (e.g., freeze-thaw) to chemistry
(chloride attack). There are limits on what can be used and, fortunately, there are
standardized tests that can help evaluate the suitability. This program will arm
you with the technical details so that you know when to reject something and
reduce your liability.
DESIGN 312
1:50 hrs 0.2 IACET CEU
David Peterson
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DESIGN 322
1:75 hrs Skip Phillips
0.2 IACET CEUs
D322: Audible and Visual Considerations
of Water Feature Design
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss acoustics and their effect on the auditory senses.
• Describe how water features are sometimes used to mask things like
road noise and other acoustical pollution.
• Identify tranquil and pleasing water noise and show how they are
generated.
DESIGN 323
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Acoustics play a key role in the experience and ambiance of any space.
Big waterfalls or sheets of water falling only a few feet can often result in loud
and uncomfortable noise – especially when located in a courtyard or other space
with hard surfaces that reflect and enhance those sounds. While some design
elements may seem appropriate architecturally, they may fail acoustically. On
the other hand, the calming effect of trickling water or the white noise of a larger
feature may be the desired effect and used strategically to mask other unwanted
noise pollution. Find out how water affects the auditory senses and how you can
control it.
D323: Outdoor Kitchen Design
Learning Objectives:
• Define indoor kitchen design principles that have been translated to the
specific needs of the outdoors.
• Identify and avoid the most common outdoor kitchen design mistakes.
• Examine client cooking and entertaining needs and translate them into
successful designs.
• Execute specific and actionable recommendations for kitchen layout,
including workspace, storage space, equipment placement, seating and more.
This course covers the key principles of outdoor kitchen design with a focus
on creating usable spaces that are easy to live with. It will help you expand
your expertise and serve clients in one of the biggest trends in outdoor living.
Covering the four primary types of outdoor kitchen construction, attendees will
learn will the key functional design principles for kitchen layout, including prep
areas, storage, and equipment placement. Faulk will share specific and actionable
guidelines that have been developed through years of experience with outdoor
kitchens and are founded in some of the best practices for indoor kitchen design.
DESIGN 345
1:50 hrs
TBD
0.2 IACET CEUs
D345: The Art of Landscape / Architectural
Lighting and How to Paint a 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).
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.
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D351: Dry-Deck Fountain Safety
Learning Objectives:
• 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.
DESIGN 351
8:00 hrs
TBD
0.8 IACET 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
presents solutions. Also, research developed by Crystal Fountains and a
University of Virginia professor that specializes in ocular damage studies will be
presented to show how injuries can be reduced.
D361: Waterfall Design & Construction
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss sizing and placement of the waterfall(s) within the defined
space.
• Describe designing and construction of the actual waterfalls and grottos.
• List stone selection, organization, and installation techniques.
• Review detailing the waterfall for acoustics as well as day and nighttime
visual effects.
DESIGN 361
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Duensing
This course will take a student through the entire process of designing
and constructing natural stone waterfalls in landscape environments as well as
alongside swimming pools. Details regarding interactive opportunities as well
as the visual and audible aspects to enhance the client’s environment will be
discussed.
D363: Design Considerations for
Commercial Water Features
Learning Objectives:
• Identify visual and emotional impact of water features.
• Review water effects and rules of thumb for their use.
• Define the physics of water.
• Discuss where does the equipment go and why do you care and discuss
water quality and debris management.
The purpose of this course is to educate professionals interested in adding
a commercial water feature to a landscape or building design. The information
presented will generate a list of questions that should be addressed when
considering a water feature for your project.
DESIGN 363
1:75 hrs
TBD
.2 IACET CEUs
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DESIGN 371
1:75 hrs
.2 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
D371: Remodel Candidate – Opening the
Door to Possibilities
Learning Objectives:
• Reassess perceived site limitations.
• Learn to identify design influences and spatial relationships.
• Identify material considerations, merging the old with the new.
When presented the opportunity of a remodel prospect, what are the site
limitations and/or attributes? To see beyond the norm and motivating your client
through good communication, both are key to increasing your scope and budget.
This program reviews multiple projects, exploring their perceived limitations
and attributes. Michael will discuss his point of view and inspiration of each
project presented.
DESIGN 404
16:00 hrs
TBD
1.6 IACET CEUs
D404: Creating Digital Presentations
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss digital photography, conversion of film to digital format, file
formats.
• Discuss photo editing considerations, brightness, contrast, color,
composition.
• Discuss photo stitching, slide show assembly, image transitions, text,
audio, timing, delays.
• Explain distribution options, file size considerations.
In this day and age it is expected that your images are not presented in a tenpound photo album, but rather in a digital format that can be viewed online or
via DVD. Production companies charge thousands of dollars to assemble videos
that you can do with inexpensive, or even free, software. This hands-on program
will show you how to create a modern presentation of your work in a movie
format. Intermediate to advanced computer knowledge is required for this class.
DESIGN 411
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
D411: Integrating Manufactured Pools Into
a Master Plan
Learning Objectives:
• Review the Principles of Design, Quick Sketching Techniques, and
“Mind-Reading”.
• Create a scaled base plan on site (quickly).
• Convert a scaled base plan into a rendered master plan showing the
swimming pool, living spaces, and circulation.
• Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your master plan with an in
class presentation.
Through a series of exercises, you will learn how to integrate a manufactured
pool into a master plan. You will learn how to quickly render the plan on site
and include relevant information so it communicates well to the customer. By
being able to show the client exactly what they will be getting, you can eliminate
a major obstacle to closing the sale. Give the customer the ability to visualize how
the product will fit into their own yard..
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D412: Designing and Building the
Landscape Master Plan
DESIGN 412
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Benjamin Lasseter
Learning Objectives:
• Identify project goals with owners and architects.
• Discuss construction challenges with landscape structures (retaining
walls, walkways, masonry).
• Explain the importance of site drainage and irrigation.
• Examine interactions between the living landscape, the hardscape, and
the aquatic environment.
The course will be a case study in designing and building a cohesive master
plan that includes landscapes, hardscapes and aquatics. Understanding the
project as a whole and studying how to efficiently design and build structures
beyond the swimming pool will be the central focus. Installation methods and
material for driveways, retaining walls, sidewalks, fencing and walls will be
covered as well as topics on irrigation installation and lighting.
D413: Advanced Design Skills
Learning Objectives:
• Illustrate Improved client communications, mind reading, facilitative
listening.
• Explain expedited design: methods for producing designs more quickly.
• Describe the design consultation: a completed design in two hours.
• Discuss fast rendering options, a toolbox of quick techniques for
communicating your ideas to a client.
DESIGN 413
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
Required Prerequisite D211
This course is aimed at students who have taken DESIGN 211: Elements of
Design, and are looking to push their design and client communication skills
to the next level. Learn the Practical tools for choosing colors, materials and
working with a design aesthetic. Make design work for your business.
D422: The Wonders of Water
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the dramatic impact water can have visually and functionally.
• Evaluate the endless possibilities for unusual applications of water.
• Analyze how water sounds can be used to broaden the horizons of our
clients.
• Identify the many benefits of immersion in water.
Water is an integral element in our environment, whether it is the main event
or simply the icing on the cake. Surprising science shows how being near, in,
on or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better
at what you do. It does all of that for our clients as well. This presentation will
review all types of edge details will be presented including; water in transit,
vanishing edges, perimeter overflow and more. Unusual uses of water will be
provided. Water conservation and rainwater harvesting will also be included.
Sometimes we in the water industry need to step back and be reminded of the
many benefits our ultimate product provides.
DESIGN 422
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
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DESIGN 423
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
D423: Outdoor Living: How to Create
Beautiful and Comfortable
Outdoor Rooms
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss trends in outdoor design and how these trends come about.
• Analyze how design trends can give us a tool for better understanding
the wants and needs of our customers.
• Review emerging styles and what you need to know to apply them.
• Interpret why a solid understanding of trends is necessary for achieving
excellence in our profession.
Outdoor living is the perfect way to add usable square footage to a home
by extending the living spaces outdoors. A well-designed outdoor living room,
dining room, or kitchen can add value to a home and add functionality to a
backyard. But what does it take to design a beautiful and comfortable outdoor
room? We will discuss the elements to take into consideration, with plenty of
designer tips and tricks to get your clients living al fresco. You will learn methods
that will help you determine layout and location of site improvements, how to tie
the outdoor living spaces together with the water elements on site, as well as the
creation of aesthetics and style for outdoor living elements. We will also discuss
up-and-coming trends in outdoor living.
DESIGN 461
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Duensing
D461: Waterfalls for Swimming Pools and
Landscapes
Learning Objectives:
• Identify and evaluate the site as well as the client’s goals.
• How to determine the best sizing and placement of the waterfall.
• Preparation of the site and or swimming pool structure.
• Construction of the actual waterfalls and grottos.
• Detailing the waterfall for visual and audible effects.
This course will focus on designing and constructing residential and
commercial waterfalls for swimming pools, landscapes and intimate gardens.
Critical design and construction details will be explained as well as how to
develop and control crucial audio and visual elements.
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E101: Basic Pool Hydraulics
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the introduction of physics of water including pressure, flow
rate, velocity, energy, friction, etc.
• Discuss Total Dynamic Head (TDH), system curves, pump curves and
selection.
• List code limitations and recommended design parameters for safety and
efficiency.
• Explain construction details for plumbing and equipment.
ENGINEERING 101
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Module of C201
This module introduces basic hydraulic considerations and provides the
student with a series of construction details. It is not designed to enable students
to complete TDH analysis or design complicated systems. It also does not
address gravity systems or water-in-transit systems such as vanishing edges
and slot-edges. The primary focus is construction considerations of basic pools
and spas. Gravity systems are introduced in ENGINEERING 301: Basic Gravity
Plumbing. For a thorough education in hydraulics see ENGINEERING 211: Basic
Fluid Engineering and ENGINEERING 311: Advanced Fluid Engineering.
E102: Geotechnical
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss soil mechanics, bearing capacity, lateral pressures, compaction,
settlement, differential settlement.
• Explain soils report requirements and interpretation.
• Examine code requirements and best practices for soil design and
engineering.
• Compare excavation, trenching, shoring, and other construction
considerations.
ENGINEERING 102
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Les Reed
Module of C201
Geology is the foundation of every structure. Prior to structural design and
engineering, it is imperative that a geologist or soils engineer provide criteria
and recommendations to address issues such as bearing capacity and lateral
loads. This module explains the role of geotechnical science and the implications
of ignoring issues such as settlement, differential settlement, expansive soils,
corrosive soils, liquefaction, slip-planes, seismology, and other problems. Consolidation, soil stabilization, and other advanced forms of soil preparation
are discussed in ENGINEERING 302: Soil Stabilization.
E103: Structural
Learning Objectives:
• Define compression, tension, and shear forces, bending moments, live
and dead loads.
• Describe reinforcing steel design, details, and installation.
• Discuss concrete compressive strengths and design details.
• Examine code requirements of ACI 318, ACI 350, ASA, and the IBC.
Watershape vessels must resist geologic forces and maintain a leak-free shell.
The purpose of this module is to provide a basic understanding of structural
design and detailing so that mistakes are avoided during construction. It is not
the intent of this module to teach structural engineering. Understanding basic
concepts such as the difference between a soil-retaining wall and a free-standing
wall may make the difference between project success and complete structural
failure. Advanced foundation design for caissons, timber piles, helical piles,
auger-cast piles and other foundations are introduced in ENGINEERING 303:
Pier & Beam Foundations.
ENGINEERING 103
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Terry Brannon
Module of C201
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ENGINEERING 104
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Terry Brannon
Module of C201
E104: Electrical
Learning Objectives:
• Examine voltage, current, frequency, single-phase, three-phase power,
variable frequency drives.
• Identify electrical design, conduit, wire, and breaker sizing.
• Examine code requirements of NEC Articles 680 and 682.
• Discuss equipotential bonding, grounding.
Safety is complicated but paramount in and around water. Inadequate
grounding or bonding will create potentially deadly shock hazards while
undersized conduits, wire, or branch-circuit protection cause fire. The electrical
engineering module explains the key parameters for basic electrical design and
details for equipotential bonding and other construction details. Particular
attention is given to the long list of requirements established in Articles 680 and
682 of the National Electric Code.
ENGINEERING 111
4:00 hrs
0.4 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
E111: Introduction to Pool Hydraulics and
Plumbing
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the basic physics of water including pressure, flow, velocity,
energy, and how these parameters are used to design mechanical systems.
• Explain how simple charts and graphs can be used to size plumbing and
equipment.
• Explain efficient ways to design and plumb pools, spas, and water
features.
• List the details to successful plumbing installation that will keep the
equipment pad layout accurate and straight.
Hydraulic engineering cannot be explained in 4 hours and neither can proper
plumbing methods. However, this program provides a good start by providing
an overview of the design and engineering process as well as a good list of best
practices for everything from layout to assembly to pressure testing. It is not a
prerequisite for E101, E211, or E311 but it does combine some elements of all
three programs to provide an excellent introduction to pool hydraulics and
plumbing.
ENGINEERING 121
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
James Robyn
E121: Natural Swimming Pools – The Pool
Reinvented – Plants Instead of Chemicals
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss Natural Swimming Pools/Ponds (NSPs) and the history behind
introducing this technology to the North American landscape.
• Understand principles of biological filtration and how an NSP is
different from chemically-sterilized pools.
• Discuss design aesthetics and basic construction fundamentals.
• Discuss different types of NSPs in accordance with German standards.
Natural Swimming Pools (NSPs) are 100% chemical-free constructed wetland
ecosystems in which all clarification and purification of the water is achieved
with biological filtration. Developed in Europe over 25 years ago, NSPs are just
now starting to gain foothold in the U.S. This program introduces the five (5)
different types of residential NSPs in accordance with German standards as well
as examples, diagrams, and photos of the various types. The science of biological
filtration and microbiological standards will be discussed to demonstrate how
NSPs ensure the health and safety of swimmers.
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E171: Basic Pool Chemistry and Stain
Control
ENGINEERING 171
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
Randy Dukes
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss basic pool chemistry.
• Identify stains and the factors that cause them.
• Discuss stain removal and water chemistry adjustments.
• List ways to prevent stains.
Whether you are a service professional or a retailer trying to help a desperate
customer, you will undoubtedly be challenged by an environmental issue that
causes staining in a pool. It could be caused by the normal water chemistry
being out of balance so this program starts with the basics and then focuses on
several stain identification, removal, and prevention measures.
E181: Major Renovation of Pools –
Structural and Hydraulic Considerations
ENGINEERING 181
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Learning Objectives:
• Identify structural issues, reinforcing, lap splices, dowels.
• Identify hydraulic issues, equipment replacement.
• Discuss project assessment, limitations of soils and existing structure.
• Examine code requirements, International Building Code, ACI.
This presentation focuses on the structural and hydraulic aspects of a major
pool renovation. Complete a shell assessment and know what to look for before
you even write your proposal. See how to turn an existing pool into a deck-level
slot-edge. This program is required for the Service Professional certification and
there is also a design-focused presentation on renovations: DESIGN 181: Major
Renovation of Pools – Design and Construction Considerations.
E182: Hydraulic Component Compatibility
Learning Objectives:
• Designing safe hydraulic systems.
• Discuss how to “reverse engineer” a hydraulic system.
• Calculate line velocities.
• Identify components for maximum bather safety.
• Review code compliance and relevant standards.
ENGINEERING 182
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Penton
Paolo Benedetti
Many times we are presented with an existing pool with unknown hydraulic
characteristics. To remain compliant with VGBA, standards and health codes, we
must be able to determine what is occurring underground without excavation.
This class will explore simple methods and mathematic calculations, utilizing
pump curves and flowrate charts to determine line velocities and TDH. Armed
with this data, we can assist in determining if drains must be split further,
properly size pumps and select suction covers.
E191: Building Efficient Equipment Pads
Learning Objectives:
• List fittings and equipment considerations that will conserve energy.
• Discuss how to appropriately size components based on the required
flow rate.
This program quickly trains designers and builders on how to setup an
efficient equipment pad.
ENGINEERING 191
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Steve Gutai
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ENGINEERING 192
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
E192: Show Your Customer Why They
Need to Upgrade Their Equipment
Learning Objectives:
• Compare the energy savings of various pieces of equipment to choose
the most advantageous solution.
• List the items to look for in a field visit.
• List the questions to ask in a retail setting.
• Discuss graphical and mathematical methods for displaying options to
upsell your customers.
Explaining the benefits of variable speed drives, larger filters, heater
bypass lines, and new valves will quickly result in a confused customer looking
for a way out. Simplifying the message with straightforward graphic and
mathematical comparisons can reduce your verbal effort and get them to focus
on the bottom line: saving money.
ENGINEERING 201
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
E201: State-of-the-Art Spa Details
Learning Objectives:
• Identify state-of-the art details for fittings, light fixtures, safety, and
comfort for in-ground concrete spas.
• Discuss advanced details for coping, tile, spillways, edges, gutters, and
perimeter overflows.
• Analyze detailed calculations for filtration and jet system Total Dynamic
Head.
• Identify structural considerations for rebar placement and spacing that
allows for large diameter plumbing.
If you want to build concrete spas that really separate you from the
competition, this class will inspire you with several unique details. Construction
photos and CAD images illustrate the solutions and calculations for TDH will
have you sizing the plumbing and pumps correctly. If you’ve ever been told that
you can’t overflow directly to a slot or vanishing edge, this program will show
you the secrets to making it work without the risk of draining the pool into the
basin.
ENGINEERING 203
1:00 hr
0.1 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
E203: Structural Repairs of Existing Pools
Learning Objectives:
• Identify types of failures in reinforced concrete (cast-in-place, dry-mix, or
wet-mix shotcrete) pools.
• List repair options and their applicability to specific failure types.
• Review why certain repair products (e.g., epoxy or staples) fail.
• Discuss specific details and photos of repairs.
Implementing the wrong type of repair can lead to even more costly repairs.
Therefore, it is imperative to understand the failure type and develop a suitable
repair that will fix the original defect without creating a new one. Some common
repairs in the industry such as epoxy or staples simply don’t work in some
situations. This program will expose you to some common myths and show
preferred repair methods.
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E211: Basic Fluid Engineering
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 rules-ofthumb to hydraulic design to ensure performance and improve safety, energy
conservation, and life of the system.
• Calculate WatershapeAdvisor® series of software worksheets, including
QuickSizer for rapid pipe size selection. Also calculate Total Dynamic Head
(TDH), compute electrical, and gas heating operating costs.
• Perform the complete analysis of a basic pool and spa combination with
a water feature as a class project.
ENGINEERING 211
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Required for Graduate
Every watershape requires at least a basic understanding of the hydraulic
principles that make it work. This program provides a detailed foundation of
understanding that enables the students to design better hydraulic systems. The
software worksheets alone are invaluable. There is a detailed project worth 50%
plus an online exam worth 50% of the passing score. This program is required
for the SWD certification and it is a prerequisite for ENGINEERING 311:
Advanced Fluid Engineering.
E221: Advanced Water Purification
Technologies
Learning Objectives:
• Describe chlorine, ozone, and ultraviolet sterilization technologies for the
watershaping industry.
• List facts and fallacies of alternative water purification technologies.
• Outline a strategy for properly sizing ozone generators, injectors, contact
tanks, and other components.
• Discuss how to market, value, and sell advanced water treatment
systems.
Long after the pool is built and the excitement of this beautiful new addition
to their home is completed the client is left with one on-going issue: water
quality. No matter how beautiful the water feature is, if the water quality is poor
the experience is greatly diminished. Learn how to improve water quality and
prevent recreational water illnesses while simultaneously reducing the chlorine
and pH chemicals in the water. Provide your client with the best possible water
quality for a long-term satisfied customer.
ENGINEERNG 221
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
TBD
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ENGINEERING 251
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Scott Hester
E251: Model Aquatic Health Code –
Design & Construction Section
Learning Objectives:
• Interpret the history, current status, and future of the MAHC’s Design &
Construction module.
• List the key requirements such as plans, materials, equipment standards,
aquatic venue structure, indoor/outdoor environment, recirculation and water
treatment, decks and equipment, filter/equipment room, hygiene facilities, water
supply/wastewater disposal, and specific venues.
• Discuss the new filtration turnover requirements and calculations.
• Describe the minimum requirements for disinfection systems such as
chemical monitoring and control.
The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) was developed by several
volunteer teams representing various aspects of aquatics from design and
construction to operations and maintenance. This program provides a brief
overview of the Design & Construction section with a primary focus on
the filtration turnover requirements and calculations that have advanced
significantly since the MAHC began development in 2007. It is expected that
health departments around the country will adopt some of these consensusbased guidelines and this class will help you stay one-step ahead of your local
health department.
ENGINEERING 281
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
E281: Renovation of Fountains – Hydraulic
Considerations
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss project assessment, hydraulic tests, and documentation of
existing conditions.
• Identify hydraulic performance and issues, equipment replacement, and
material compatibility with potential water chemistry changes.
• Explain important safety considerations, the ANSI/APSP-7 Standard for
Suction Entrapment Avoidance, and unique solutions to renovation projects.
• Examine code requirements and ways to make old non-compliant
projects safe.
This presentation focuses on the hydraulic aspects of fountain renovation.
We will start with what to look for during the initial site visit and project
assessment, and then move to a list of considerations to review during the
design. Technology for water treatment and equipment has changed and we
will discuss how to implement these improvements and where they should be
avoided. Most importantly, safety and code compliance is key and the changes
could have a detrimental effect on the project or, with some creative ingenuity,
they may enhance the project.
ENGINEERING 291
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
TBD
E291: Green Pool Design & Construction
Learning Objectives:
• Describe how to incorporate green design elements (resource
conservation) into any project.
• Discuss green design for outdoor projects incorporating water and
energy conservation.
• Discuss green design for indoor projects incorporating recycled or
repurposed materials.
• Plan how to successfully integrate and market your green projects (pools,
spas, water features, landscapes).
Green pool design and construction is good for the industry, good for the
environment, and good for your bottom line. Differentiate your firm from the
competition, design, and build top of the line energy efficient projects.
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E292: Energy Audits for Equipment
Replacement
ENGINEERNG 292
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss why energy audits are useful – they are not just for earning
rebates!
• List the key considerations in performing accurate energy audits.
• Explain how replacement equipment can reduce energy consumption,
noise, and maintenance.
• Perform energy audit analysis.
Energy audits are often required for rebate programs from government
agencies and energy providers. They are also useful for properly sizing new
replacement equipment. This program will walk you through the process and
show you how to review a system and perform the analysis.
E301: Basic Gravity Plumbing
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the physics of water moving through sloped pipes and channels,
and over weirs.
• Analyze drainage system design.
• Explain recommended design parameters for gravity lines, weirs, and
surge basins.
• Discuss construction details for plumbing and equipment.
ENGINEERING 301
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Module of C401
This module introduces basic gravity hydraulics and provides the student
with a series of construction details. It is not designed to enable students to
complete water-in-transit designs or other complicated systems. The primary
focus is construction considerations of gravity systems. For a thorough
education in hydraulics see ENGINEERING 211: Basic Fluid Engineering and
ENGINEERING 311: Advanced Fluid Engineering.
E302: Soil Stabilization
Learning Objectives:
• Identify soil compaction, consolidation, stabilization, and remediation.
• Identify cement-modified soils, soil-cement base, permeation grouting,
compaction grouting, void grouting.
• Describe leveling differentially settled pools.
• Discuss limitations of technology and other construction considerations.
Some soils are insufficient to support structures and pier and beam
construction may not be the most practical or cost effective solution. Various soil
stabilization methods may be the solution. This module provides the student
with several options to consider when the geotechnical report indicates that the
in situ soil is inadequate to support the structure.
ENGINEERING 302
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
TBD
Module of C401
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ENGINEERING 303
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Terry Brannon
Module of C401
E303: Pier & Beam Foundations
Learning Objectives:
• Explain when a pier and beam foundation required.
• Recognize caissons, timber piles, helical piles, auger-cast piles, micropiles, grade-beams, freestanding pools.
• List design, engineering, and construction considerations.
• Describe drilling, driving, pile driver analysis, and construction details.
Pier and beam foundations are required when soils cannot adequately
support a structure or when the proximity of the structure to a slope
would otherwise result in tilting or sliding. This module provides a basic
understanding of structural design and detailing of foundations so that mistakes
are avoided during construction. It is not the intent of this module to teach
structural engineering.
ENGINEERING 304
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C401
E304: Control & Automation Systems
Learning Objectives:
• Describe time clocks, pool controllers, remotes, valve actuators,
electronic autofills, chemical controllers.
• List capabilities, including non-pool items such as landscape lighting.
• List limitations and items that shall never be connected such as fire
elements and automatic safety covers.
• Discuss connection to home automation, computers, telephone, Wi-Fi
devices.
Today’s consumers desire automation to help maintain their watershapes
and provide convenience and status feedback. The latest hardware
communicates with the owner as well as the pool service tech via the World
Wide Web. This module shows off the capabilities of various systems and
provides details for installation.
ENGINEERING 305
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Module of C401
E305: Mechanical, Venting & Exhaust
Systems
Learning Objectives:
• Identify combustion air, passive ventilation, mechanical ventilation,
dehumidification, exhaust systems.
• Discuss confined space, emergency egress, lighting, and specific code
requirements.
• Describe noise and vibration suppression, chemical storage, leak and gas
detection.
• Discuss construction details for racking equipment, compact assemblies,
pipe supports, wall penetrations, etc.
High-end projects often require enclosed equipment rooms or subterranean
vaults. Enclosing the equipment adds several requirements for maintaining air
quality, personal safety, noise and vibration suppression, and prevention of fire
and explosions from mixing chemicals or trapping heavy propane gas in a low
area. This module identifies a multitude of problems and solutions for enclosed
equipment areas.
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E306: Introduction to Indoor Pool
Installations
ENGINEERING 306
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Kevin Ruddy
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the terminology regarding indoor pool applications.
• Define the scope of work to consider offering to the client.
• Describe the construction process as it differs from typical outdoor
installations.
• Discuss recall construction project photos and details.
Module of C401
Getting involved in an indoor pool project requires an understanding of how
the services provided will differ compared to that of an outdoor pool installation. There is an extensive amount of collaboration to consider as well as the fact that
you must be prepared for a project that can span years. Indoor pool terminology
will be discussed. Discussions regarding pool water evaporation and how to
control it will also be addressed. Case study construction photos will be used to
help support the learning objectives.
E311: Advanced Fluid Engineering
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss advanced hydraulic, hydrology, and fluid dynamics design,
including gravity systems.
• Discuss water-in-transit engineering including vanishing edges, slotedges, gutters, and water features.
• Use WatershapeAdvisor® series of software worksheets, including surge
basin design, gravity and drainage systems, channels, lazy rivers, level-bottom
slot channels, and more.
• Perform the complete analysis of a vanishing edge and slot-edge pool
and spa combination as a class project.
ENGINEERING 311
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Required Prerequisite E211
Advanced watershapes require advanced hydraulic analysis. This program
pushes fluid engineering for pools, spas, and water features to a whole new level. The WatershapeAdvisor® series of software worksheets is also improved and
expanded with new tools not available anywhere else. There is a detailed project
worth 50% plus an online exam worth 50% of the passing score.
E312: Understanding Water Current
Learning Objectives:
• Review suction outlet details and flow rates.
• Develop target areas to maximize water motion.
• Discuss water current options.
• Analyze horsepower requirements.
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.
ENGINEERING 312
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Peter Davidson
David Peterson
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ENGINEERING 321
4:00 hrs
0.4 IACET CEUs
James Robyn
E321: Natural Swimming Pools
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the fundamental limnology of Natural Swimming Pools (NSPs).
• Discuss the working vocabulary for NSPs and understand the
interrelationship of their systems.
• Define the microbiological standards to which NSPs are held by
regulatory agencies.
This seminar begins by describing the science and engineering behind
the NSPs ability to produce clarified and purified bathing water. The
microbiological standards used to measure the water quality are discussed and
real life examples of actual laboratory test results from operating Public NSPs are
presented. The introduction of the NSP to North America from its origination in
Europe is addressed with an update on the current status of both residential and
Public NSPs in the U.S. and Canada.
ENGINEERING 341
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Steve Gutai
E341: Submerged Lighting
Learning Objectives:
• Explain luminous intensity, color temperature, lens angles and other
physical parameters of submerged lighting.
• Review usage of watts, lumens, Lux, candelas, foot-candles, and other
metrics to size and quantify the number of lights.
• Review codes for both illumination and electrical safety.
• Illustrate practical examples for submerged lighting design.
Lighting has changed dramatically in the last few years. When 99% of
pools used incandescent lighting it was easy to use “watts per square foot” as
a common metric for lighting design. However, LED technology has made
that method obsolete and the new technologies have solved old problems like
power consumption and large size but introduced new concerns such as color
temperature and luminous intensity. This program will give you the tools to
design better submerged lighting with a new set of design parameters and
product specifications.
ENGINEERING 381
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Steve Gutai
David Peterson
E381: Renovation of the Equipment Pad
Learning Objectives:
• List items to consider in renovating an equipment pad.
• Perform an energy audit and justify the expense of the equipment pad
renovation to the owner.
• Discuss how new technology reduces operating and maintenance
expenses.
• Identify best practices for efficient equipment pad layouts.
Equipment replacement is a huge opportunity for builders, retailers, and
service professionals. The market is ripe with old pools, new technology,
and homeowners that are now willing to spend money fixing their systems.
However, your approach to equipment replacement should consider recent
changes to safety and energy codes. This program will show you how to perform
an energy audit and justify the expense of certain equipment upgrades.
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E391: Passive Solar Systems for Pools
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss basic passive solar technology for swimming pools, including
site location, orientation, seasonal shading, and sizing.
• Explain panel technology, installation methods, racking, control systems,
and operational/winterizing concerns.
• Outline design process and operating parameters.
• Identify best practices and illustrate installation problems and solutions.
ENGINEERING 391
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Jim Backman
Solar energy, when done right, provides virtually free heating to a pool
without burning fossil fuels. As energy costs continue to increase, the demand
for solar systems will grow and you should know exactly how it all works. Even
if you don’t install the systems yourself, you should understand the limitations
and best practices for design and installation so that your sales pitch and cost
estimating are accurate.
E401: Slot-Edge Pool Hydraulics
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the physics and mathematical analysis used to design slot-edge
systems.
• List the potential problems and solutions for everything from splash-out
to gutter noise.
• Analyze detailed calculations for edge system gravity hydraulics and
Total Dynamic Head.
• Identify details for the return plumbing system that help ensure a mirror
finish at the surface.
ENGINEERING 401
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Slot-edge pools require a gravity system that starts with the weir and channel
and is complicated by the outlets, collector pipes, strainers, and surge basin.
This program follows the flow of edge water through its circulating journey,
addressing the physics, problems, solutions, details, and calculations that will
make the slot system successful and with minimal noise and energy loss.
E402: Difficult Sites - Technically Demanding
Projects and Cast-in-Place Concrete
Learning Objectives:
• List advantages and disadvantages of using cast-in-place concrete for
watershapes.
• Understand how the sequence of construction relates to the design and
engineering details for things.
such as reinforcing, forming, cold joints, waterstops, and appurtenances.
• Review difficult projects including cantilevers, suspended pools, posttension systems, acrylic windows, and moveable floors.
• Discuss concrete mix design specific to cast-in-place watershapes.
Although shotcrete is the preferred method of concrete placement for most
watershapes, some projects are better suited for traditional form and pour
operations. This is often the case when exacting tolerances are required for
details such as acrylic windows and moveable floors. When a project calls for
cast-in-place concrete, this is primarily a construction-related issue but it requires
different detailing and analysis by the engineer-of-record. This program should
help you understand when cast-in-place is appropriate and the importance of the
engineer’s role in construction of these projects.
ENGINEERING 402
1:50 hrs 0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
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ENGINEERING 406
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bill Drakeley
E406: The Technical Aspects of Shotcrete
Learning Objectives:
• Review the mixing of chemistry contents with shotcrete vs cast in place.
• Discuss structural engineering components– reinforcement, placement,
and designed locations and define how structural engineering affects shotcrete.
• Identify resulting material performance of in-situ materials in the plastic
form and hardened form.
• List cracking – types, definitions and why they occur.
• Recognize petrographic analysis of placement and performance.
• Review ACI 506, ASA Position Papers – what every engineer should
know about shotcrete.
Performance of concrete via the shotcrete process is predicated on its
design and engineering prior to actual applications. This presentation focuses
on pre placement specifications of what a shotcrete pool shell is and is not.
Understanding or expectations of a newly installed pool are predetermined
based off of sound principles used by a qualified shotcrete specifier and/or
qualified engineer. In addition, problems arising from improper engineering or
specifications as well as improper placement techniques will be highlighted.
ENGINEERING 471
3:00 hrs 0.3 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
E471: Advanced Oxidation Processes
(AOPs), Ozone, and U.V. Systems
Learning Objectives:
• Explain ozone, U.V. sterilization, and Advanced Oxidation Processes
(AOPs).
• List code and regulatory agency considerations.
• Calculate the appropriate size for ozone generators and the associated
equipment such as pumps, injectors, contact tanks, and other items.
• Calculate the appropriate size for U.V. sterilizers to be effective at
chloramine reduction without chlorine destruction.
This program approaches Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) from the
perspective of an environmental engineer in the water purification industry.
Reduction of chlorine, acid, other chemicals, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and
maintenance using ozone, U.V. sterilization, or a combination of both is a recipe
for truly healthy water. The instructor has been using these technologies for over
20 years and will share sizing tools to guide appropriate equipment selection.
ENGINEERING 491
3:00 hrs 0.3 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
E491: Photovoltaic Solar Systems
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss basic photovoltaic solar systems for producing electrical energy
to run pool equipment and other electrical loads from sunlight.
• Explain panel technology, installation methods, racking, control systems,
and batteries.
• List procurement options such as purchasing, leasing, hybrid “rent-toown” arrangements, and rebates.
• Discuss the combination of photovoltaic and passive solar systems and
ways to achieve “net-zero” energy consumption for aquatic facilities.
Solar energy isn’t just limited to heating the pool water. Photovoltaic (PV)
panels turn sunlight into electrical energy that often exceeds the electrical needs
during the day (spinning the electric meter backwards). Some new homes are
actually built with PV panels instead of traditional roofing and pool builders
should understand how it works and how they might be able to offer electrical
savings as part of their pool project. It was also thought that PV panels would
displace the passive solar panels for pool water heating but there are benefits to
stacking the PV panels over traditional passive panels.
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C101: Layout, Forming & Excavation
Learning Objectives:
• Explain the connection between the construction documents and the
formwork and excavation.
• Identify elevations, grading, slopes, cut/fill, import/export, layout,
offsets, alignments, batter-boards.
• List tools, equipment, measurement techniques, surveying, transits,
levels, triangulation techniques.
• Discuss Dig-Alert, safety, excavation, trenching, shoring, flashing.
CONSTRUCTION 101
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C201
Once a vessel is literally “cast-in-concrete” it is difficult and expensive
to change the shape. Careful attention to detail during the layout, forming,
and excavation stage is critical to ensuring that the final structure matches the
construction documents. Using the right equipment for the task at hand will
improve efficiency and accuracy so this module includes an overview of the basic
tools of the trade. For details on full-height forming, see CONSTRUCTION 301:
Advanced Site Work & Forming.
C102: Infrastructure Coordination
Learning Objectives:
• Identify autofills, backflow preventers, overflows, sanitary sewer
connections, landscape/storm drain connections.
• Discuss natural gas supply sizing and details, propane, exhaust
ventilation.
• Discuss component selection, pumps, filters, heaters, heat exchangers,
solar, chemical systems, ozone, controllers.
• Identify safety barriers, fencing, gates, door alarms, pool alarms,
automatic safety covers, commercial requirements.
CONSTRUCTION 102
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C201
All watershapes require certain infrastructure to support its operation,
including water, sewer, gas, and electrical utilities as well as safety and security
support in the form of fencing, safety covers, alarms, etc. This module lists
several items that may need to be included in a project as well as specific
considerations, details, and code requirements to do it correctly.
C103: Shotcrete
Learning Objectives:
• Explain shotcrete, mix design, aggregates, water/cement ratios,
admixtures.
• Identify equipment, air compressors, concrete pumps, nozzles, dry-mix,
wet-mix.
• Discuss proper shotcrete techniques.
• Examine code requirements, ACI and ASA standards, Certified
Nozzlemen.
Shotcrete is the preferred method of concrete placement for over 90% of
pools. The process gives the builder flexibility to pneumatically direct concrete
to any position, including overhead, while densifying and strengthening the
concrete through high-velocity compaction. This module uses the foundation
established by the ACI and ASA standards as well as several years of hands-on
experience by the instructor to give a thorough presentation of the shotcrete
process.
CONSTRUCTION 103
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
William Drakeley
Module of C201
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CONSTRUCTION 104
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Greg Andrews
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C201
C104: Waterproofing
Learning Objectives:
• Identify integral concrete waterproofing admixtures.
• Examine penetrating waterproof products and compatibility with other
products.
• Explain topical waterproofing products and compatibility with other
products.
• Define preparation, installation, and testing.
Finishes adhered to a reinforced concrete shell or retaining wall can fail or
become damaged by leaks, weeping water, efflorescence, expansion/contraction,
thermal shock, and other mechanical and chemical means. The solution is not
found in any single magical product – instead, it is an assembly of multiple
products and layers that each have their own function but must be completely
compatible with each other to ensure a long-lasting bond. This module focuses
on the installation of waterproofing systems under tile, coping, plaster, rockwork
(both natural and fabricated), as well as special areas such as vanishing edges
and vessels adjacent to other structures.
CONSTRUCTION 105
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Greg Andrews
Jimmy Reed
Module of C201
C105: Basic Tile & Coping
Learning Objectives:
• Define preparation for tile, float, plus the tools of the trade including
water levels, lasers, notch trowels, etc.
• Identify materials, including porcelain and ceramic tile, mesh-mount tile,
face-mounted tile, mortars, thinsets, grouts, and sealers.
• Explain installation methods following standards produced by the
TCNA.
• Describe coping details and installation, expansion joints, sequence of
installation.
This module shows the best practices for basic tile and coping installation
following the guidelines of the Tile Council of North America. A proper
installation should last decades but failure to follow the correct procedures
will result in delaminations, cracking, and other problems. This module
does not address glass tile or all-tile pools – those subjects are covered in
CONSTRUCTION 305: Glass Tile Installation.
CONSTRUCTION 106
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C201
C106: Concrete Decking
Learning Objectives:
• Identify layout, expansion joints, crack control joints, slopes, drains,
elevations relative to structures.
• Discuss base, steel reinforcing, rebar support, welded wire mesh,
perimeter footing details, equipotential bonding.
• Define concrete decking materials, colorants, exposed aggregates, acidwashed finishes, deck veneers.
• Examine decking construction, pumping, screeding, troweling, and
finishing processes.
All concrete cracks, but with proper preparation and installation details,
we can limit and control those cracks to maintain aesthetically pleasing and
structurally performing flatwork. A beautifully executed pool can be ruined
by poor decking. This module focuses on proper flatwork design details and
construction. You will learn where to add crack control joints, expansion joints,
and how to properly slope planes towards deck drains and planter areas.
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C107: Pre-Plaster Preparation
Learning Objectives:
• Show removing the pressure test, cutting, cleaning, and draining lines,
preparing skimmers, surge basins.
• Discuss cleanup, nail and wire removal, patching, pressure washing,
setting hydrostatic valves.
• Explain details for return lines, suction outlets, light niches, other fittings,
waterstops, hydraulic cement.
• Identify equipment, utilities, and safety barrier verification, inspections.
CONSTRUCTION 107
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C201
A builder should never leave the pre-plaster preparation for the plasterer to
handle on the morning of this critical phase. It takes too much time to prepare
the shell for the plaster on the same day and there is much more to it than a quick
power wash. This program lists the tasks, pitfalls, and errors that many builders
and plasterers make in preparing for cementitious pool finishes.
C108: Cementitious Pool Finishes
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss plaster, colored plaster, Hydrazzo, PebbleTec, and other
aggregate finishes.
• Define proper installation techniques and details as promulgated by the
National Plasterers Council.
• Define proper startup procedures to reduce damage and staining of
cementitious pool finishes.
• Discuss short-term and long-term care considerations.
CONSTRUCTION 108
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Randy Dukes
Module of C201
Many problems with pool finishes originate from errors in water/cement
ratios, water addition during installation, improper troweling techniques, and
even the final acid wash for exposed aggregate finishes. Other problems arise
during the startup where the water quality affects curing and that water quality
is changing constantly during the first few months. This module provides
students with the insight on exactly what is happening with the finish at each
step of the process and how you can control the numerous parameters to avoid
problems and achieve success with the finish and your client’s expectations.
C109: Startup, Punch List & Project
Closeout
CONSTRUCTION 109
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Learning Objectives:
• Identify equipment startup, adjusting, calibrating, testing, and
troubleshooting.
• Examine generic checklist, project specific punch list, Project Manual of
owner’s manuals, operating instructions, etc.
• Discuss owner/operator walkthrough and training.
• Discuss as-builts, final inspections, permit closure, preliminary notices.
Module of C201
Following through with a proper project closeout is what separates a great
builder from a normal builder. Most builders are happy to get their final check
and begin focusing on other work, but this final step ensures that costly and
time-consuming issues won’t arise out of basic neglect. The clients want a fast
resolution to their punch list so that they can enjoy the project that they have
waited months for. This module provides a big checklist and addresses several
post-construction issues.
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CONSTRUCTION 111
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
C111: GENESIS® Position Statements – An
Interactive Discussion
Learning Objectives:
• Explain why GENESIS® has developed position statements.
• Examine how the position statements relate to other standards and
codes.
• Discuss the specific statements including structural, hydraulic, safety,
and energy considerations.
• Examine GENESIS®. Code of Ethics and basic business practice position
statements.
There are good, better, and GENESIS® ways of doing things. GENESIS® has
always held itself to high standards and now we are documenting them for key
elements such as ethics, business practice, and technical issues such as design,
engineering, and construction. These position statements are not legal standards
or codes, but they clearly state the opinion of the Platinum members and they
may be used by anyone to improve their own work product.
CONSTRUCTION 151
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
TBD
C151: Proper Installation With a
Comprehensive Plan (DID) Design, Install
and Documentation
Learning Objectives:
• Identify why Lighting Systems Fail Over Time.
• Discuss the 7 Deadly Sins Of landscape Lighting consisting of Voltage
drop and wiring Methods, Connections, Glare, Design, Material, Corrosion /
Wicking and Future Considerations.
• Follow D.I.D. (Design, Install and Documentation)
Design: Follow fundamental laws of Lighting to expand the Space.
Install: Use Time tested Procedures for Long Term Sustainable health of the System.
Documentation: Discuss the Significance on why documentation is so important in Landscape Lighting.
Learn the basic understanding and the importance of proper install to
prevent your lighting system from failing. Detailing proven steps so that
mistakes are avoided during construction. Understanding basic concepts of
S.M.A.R.T. which stands for Safe, Materials, Amps, Right, and Time. This will be
the difference between a perfect install and a nonprofessional install. This will
make the difference between project success and complete failure at some point.
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C171: Project Profiles – An Interactive
Discussion on Design and Construction
CONSTRUCTION 171
1:25 hrs 0.1 IACET CEUs
SWD Masters
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss case studies in high-end residential design and construction.
• Examine the collaborative design/build process in the real world.
• Identify design changes, engineering considerations, project limitations,
design, and execution of details.
• Examine completed project, lessons learned.
The Project Profile series of programs is intended to teach students by
walking them through specific projects from start to finish. Beginning with a
blank sheet of paper and following the project through design, engineering,
and construction, the presenter will highlight lessons learned, what worked,
what didn’t work, and how things could be improved in a future project. The
Project Profile series is presented by various Platinum members and may be
included with the CONSTRUCTION 201: Basic Pool Construction and/or
CONSTRUCTION 401: Advanced Watershape Construction programs.
C201: Basic Pool Construction
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss Basic Pool Plumbing, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural
Engineering, Electrical Engineering.
• Define Layout, Forming & Excavation, Infrastructure Coordination,
Shotcrete, Waterproofing.
• List Basic Tile & Coping, Concrete Decking, Pre-Plaster Preparation,
Cementitious Pool Finishes.
• Discuss Startup, Punch List & Project Closeout, Project Profile.
This 3-day program is divided into several modules (see ENGINEERING
101 – 104, CONSTRUCTION 101 – 109, and CONSTRUCTION 171 for
specific details) presented by experts in each trade. The program begins
with engineering topics such as basic plumbing, geotechnical, structural, and
electrical design. With a basic understanding of the engineering, Day 2 begins
with layout, forming, and coordination of utilities, safety barriers, and other
related infrastructure. Shotcrete, waterproofing, tile, and coping trades are also
addressed. The final day includes concrete decking, plaster, startup details,
and an interactive walkthrough of a sample project from beginning to end. This
program is designed to move each student through all the phases of basic pool
construction in great detail unlike anything else offered in the industry – it
will make every builder better and it is a requirement to become a GENESIS®
Associate member.
CONSTRUCTION 201
24:00 hrs
2.4 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Greg Andrews
Les Reed
Paolo Benedetti
Randy Dukes
Terry Brannon
William Drakeley
Required for Graduate, Associate
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CONSTRUCTION 202
8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Bill Drakeley
C202: Reinforced Concrete Pools
Learning Objectives:
• Define compression, tension, and shear forces, bending moments, live
and dead loads.
• Describe reinforcing steel design, details, and installation.
• Examine code requirements of ACI 318, ACI 350, ACI 506, ASA, and the
IBC.
• List shotcrete terminology and identify best practices for shotcrete
preparation, equipment setup, and placement methods.
This class combines two modules designed to improve your reinforced
concrete structures. Starting with ENGINEERING 103: Structural Engineering,
you will get the basics of loads, forces, and stresses and how to resist them
with reinforced concrete. Students won’t become structural engineers but they
will understand how it works so that construction details are understood and
followed. Then CONSTRUCTION 233: ACI-Certified Shotcrete Nozzleman (Wet
and/or Dry Process) Classroom Training will explain the basics of shotcrete and
prepare students for potential examination to become an ACI-certified Shotcrete
Nozzleman. The first module is taught by renowned engineer, David Peterson,
P.E., SWD Master and the second module is taught by the American Shotcrete
Association’s Past President, Bill Drakeley, SWD Master.
CONSTRUCTION 203
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
TBD
C203: Pigment Technology
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the differences between inorganic, organic, dry, and liquid
pigments.
• Identify similarities and differences between different cements,
aggregates, and mix ratios.
• List the factors that affect pigments such as additives, mixing processes,
and differences in pigment formulations.
• Define key start-up procedures and chemical processes.
Apply your color theory knowledge to concrete decking and plaster walls
and pools using this program on pigment technology. Get key details on
colorants and how they interact with the rest of the cementitious recipe including
aggregates, cement, water, calcium chloride, pozzolans, retardants, and other
considerations. Understand the mixing process, chemical interactions, and
things to consider when using colored concrete and plaster.
CONSTRUCTION 204
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
TBD
C204: The Science of Long-Lasting
Aggregate Finishes
Learning Objectives:
• Explain the properties of aggregate pool finishes.
• Discuss the differences between aggregate and plaster pool finishes.
• List the factors that affect aggregate pool finish installation such as
additives, cements, and pigment formulas.
• Describe how aggregate pool finishes are used in specific examples, from
concept and visualization through design and installation.
Aggregate pool finishes are one of the most widely used building products in
the world, highly valued for exceptional durability. One of the most important
features of aggregate pool finishes are the factors that affect installation to
create a true finish. Explore additives, unique blends in design, and the general
installation process of aggregate pool finishes.
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C205: Pool Tile – The Good, the Bad, and
the Ugly
CONSTRUCTION 205
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Greg Andrews
Learning Objectives:
• Examine proper material and installation practices.
• Discover “What to do and what not to do” theme.
• Identify very basic tile installation.
• Examine photos of projects that turned out well and others that went
horribly wrong.
Nationally renowned and award-winning tile contractor, Greg Andrews, will
take you on a photographic journey of projects that will inspire you as well as
show how bad things can get. This is a quick program with a “what to do and
what not to do” theme.
C207: A Plaster Crew’s Guide to Shotcrete/
Gunite Issues
Learning Objectives:
• Learn techniques for reviewing concrete surfaces for defects such as type
of cracks, mix design, rebound, and non-homogenous materials.
• Explore proper inspection techniques for identifying problems with
penetrations and/or fitting perforations.
• Discuss how to test pool integrity with sounding techniques, a rebound
hammer test, and minor destructive exploration.
CONSTRUCTION 207
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bill Drakeley
The American Concrete Institute and the American Shotcrete Association
have established standards for proper in-place shotcrete/gunite. Neglecting
these guidelines will lead to plaster issues or delamination. This course will
help plaster crews identify a pool’s structural flaws and guide them into proper
remediation, as well as alert the contractor to future pool plaster issues based on
the condition of the shell.
C208: Startups – The $64,000 Answer
Learning Objectives:
• Identify how startup problems damage more than the pool finish:
customer confidence and your bottom line.
• Discuss how to generate tens of thousands of dollars with well executed
startups.
• Examine how to eliminate project complications with monitored
startups.
• Identify how to turn those perfect startups into referrals to grow your
business.
Although this program includes technical information, it is more about the
business side of doing proper startups. Use these lessons learned to improve
and expand your startup services and retain those clients for ongoing service and
maintenance. Protect the pool finish and your client’s investment while reducing
your exposure to liability.
CONSTRUCTION 208
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Randy Dukes
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C212: Pool Surfaces – Problem & Solutions
CONSTRUCTION 212
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Randy Dukes
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the importance of understanding the properties of Common Pool Chemicals.
• Discuss basic Start-up and Maintenance practices that help preserve the cosmetic surface.
• Review the importance of the Langelier Saturation Index and the NPC LSI App.
There is a reoccurring issue of cementitious pool surfaces within our
industry. Industry expert, Randy Dukes will provide you with visual issues of
the more predominant discolorations, degradation, delamination, and startup issues happening. Randy will review surface preparations for both new
construction and remodeling with plausible prevention of bond failure issues
discussion. Additional topics will include sound technical surface application
procedures, specific water balance targets and maintenance procedures.
CONSTRUCTION 221
8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs
TBD
C221: Site Evaluations & Field Instruments
Learning Objectives:
• Identify lasers, site levels, transits, tapes, and satellite imagery.
• Distinguish dimensions, elevations, slopes, angles, line-of-sight issues.
• Define basic drawing and documentation of site evaluation and measurements.
• Examine where and how to use online data such as Google Earth, county records, aerial photos.
This entry-level hands-on class, designed specifically for the pool and
landscape trades so that designers could collect accurate and appropriate
information from the field prior to starting the design. After all, what good is a
design if it does not fit the space or address issues such as slopes and drainage? CONSTRUCTION 231
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
C231: Efficient Installations: Equipment,
Controls & Underwater Speakers
Learning Objectives:
• Learn efficient methods of planning and layout for equipment pad
plumbing, electrical & automation.
• Identify applicable building code requirements for safety and
serviceability (NEC, IBC/IRC, etc.).
• Discuss techniques & details to simplify and expedite equipment
installations.
The ability to plan and install support equipment in an efficient manner
saves time, money and improves the serviceability. Following proper procedures
and adhering to the building codes will ensure a safe installation for bathers &
service personnel and extend the lifespan of the equipment.
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C232: Designing and Installing
Underwater Windows
CONSTRUCTION 232
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Jason Jovaag
Learning Objectives:
• Learn to design and engineer acrylic windows
• Discuss installation requirements.
• Identify glass vs. acrylic
This class will provide you design options and ideas to utilize the integration
of acrylic underwater windows. These unique underwater windows will help
develop a new exciting product and feature to offer to your clients. C233: ACI-Certified Shotcrete Nozzleman
(Wet and/or Dry Process) Classroom
Training
Learning Objectives:
• Examine Shotcrete Education for the Nozzleman as well as review for
owners, contractors and/project managers. ACI Manual CP-60 Craftsman
Workbook for ACE Certification of Shotcrete Nozzleman.
• Examine American Shotcrete Association guidelines, and position
statements. (Compressive (Strength) Values of Pool Shotcrete; Definitions
of Key Shotcrete Terminology; Sustainability of Shotcrete in the Pool
Industry; Watertight Shotcrete for Swimming Pools; Monolithic Shotcrete
for Swimming Pools (No Cold Joints).
• Discuss design, engineering, details, overview of parameters needed in
place before, during, and after shooting takes place.
• Examine Nozzleman certification. ACI 506R-16 Guide to Shotcrete
The American Concrete Institute has several requirements for concrete
structures and shotcrete, and this program will highlight and explain the
key considerations. The American Shotcrete Association contributes to the
development of the ACI codes and they have shotcrete-specific guidelines and
position statements that help ensure proper placement and strength. Learn the
importance and requirements of ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification – it just
might be a requirement for your next big project.
CONSTRUCTION 233
6:00 hrs
0.6 IACET CEUs
Bill Drakeley
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CONSTRUCTION 251
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Scott Hester
C251: Commercial Pools & Waterparks
Learning Objectives:
• Identify design options, engineering challenges, construction issues, and
how to assemble a team to succeed in big construction.
• List code considerations (especially ADA and MAHC), permit
processing, and differences between residential projects and commercial pools
and waterparks.
• Discuss working with municipalities, architects, engineers, and general
contractors, expectations of project management, document control, longer
schedules, cash flow, bonds, insurance, etc.
• Identify operational requirements and seasonal changes from lifeguards
to maintenance.
Residential pool builders attempting larger commercial projects can quickly
get themselves into trouble by not understanding the additional hurdles and
associated time and expense required of larger projects. Undoubtedly, these
complex projects will necessitate additional design and engineering detailing and
even new construction methods. This program establishes expectations from
planning to operations and guides the students toward a successful transition
into large projects.
CONSTRUCTION 261
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Chris Gregory
C261: Vinyl Pools – The Perfect Fit
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss materials, layout, construction, equipment and detailing
• Analyze design details for steps, benches and materials
• Evaluate plumbing, electrical and vacuum systems
• Describe measuring and installation of a vinyl liner
Consistency is key when providing a quality product and there’s the good,
the better and the GENESIS® way. This class will provide you the tools and
resources to building a solidly constructed vinyl liner pool while reviewing the
GENESIS® standards in materials, construction and design. We’ll work through
the entire process from initial design to smiling and happy client.
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C271: Collaborative Project Profiles
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss case studies in high-end residential design and construction.
• Examine the collaborative design/build process in the real world.
• Identify design changes, engineering considerations, project limitations,
design, and execution of details.
• Examine completed project, lessons learned.
CONSTRUCTION 271
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
Skip Phillips
Join Kate Wiseman and Skip Phillips as they profile several of their
collaprojects where the designs were done in collaboration with one another.
Discuss how the design process can benefit from having multiple people
involved, as well as the considerations needed to insure a successful final
product.
C281: Major Renovations
Learning Objectives:
• Develop a complete renovation project from site reconnaissance to
troubleshooting, failures and creating a first draft design.
• Establish the work scope including design, material selection, structural
engineering, mechanical systems, and construction considerations.
• Understand the nuances of proper renovation work and examine images
that will inspire, illustrate, and explain the key topics.
• List key renovation considerations including codes, standards, contracts,
liability, contingency, and other constructability issues.
CONSTRUCTION 281
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Kate Wiseman
David Peterson
Bill Drakeley
Join us for this two-day Major Renovation Design School that will present
a series of short, targeted lectures linked together by an interactive renovation
design project. Beginning with client interview and site reconnaissance
information, the students will be guided by leading industry experts to
document project-specific details considering everything from materials to
liability concerns. Students will choose one of three different projects to develop.
C301: Advanced Site Work & Forming
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss pre-loading soil for compaction, over-excavation, backfill, soil
density testing, and stabilization.
• Examine full-height forms, one-sided shotcrete forms, two-sided cast-inplace forms and ties.
• Identify cold joints, waterstops, layout for sequential reinforced concrete
construction.
• Use details, calculations, pre-concrete preparation, form removal and
reuse.
This module takes site work and forming to a much higher level. Where
CONSTRUCTION 101 addresses basic batter-board forming of a bond-beam at
grade, this program shows how full-height forms are constructed to withstand
the vibration of shotcrete and the pressure of cast-in-place concrete.
CONSTRUCTION 301
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C401
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CONSTRUCTION 302
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
C302: Architecturally Integrated
Watershapes
Module of C401
Learning Objectives:
• Review watershapes abutting, structurally linked, or supporting other
buildings or elements thereof.
• Examine watershapes on podium or rooftops.
• Examine shotcrete shell within a coffer, stainless steel pools.
• Identify waterproofing and drainage systems, special details, code
considerations.
Some vessels are integrated into other structures to achieve certain aesthetic
concepts, like floating rooms or swim-up bars. The level of difficulty increases
since the adjacent structure imparts additional loads on the vessel while
simultaneously requiring even greater protection against leaks. This module
looks at both residential and commercial projects integrated with other structures
and it identifies numerous considerations that help make the students successful.
CONSTRUCTION 303
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
William Drakeley
Module of C401
C303: Concrete Science
Learning Objectives:
• Identify concrete science, waterproofing admixtures, pozzolans, setretardants, curing agents.
• Examine heat of hydration for thick sections, air entrainment, fiber
reinforcement, fly ash, sustainability.
• Review test cylinders, test panels, cutting and coring procedures,
compression tests.
This module is designed to give the student more in-depth knowledge of the
science behind concrete and shotcrete (both dry and wet mix).
CONSTRUCTION 304
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C401
C304: Fire Elements
Learning Objectives:
• List safety considerations and solutions.
• Examine fireplaces, fire pits, fire bowls, and other architectural fire
elements.
• Review construction details, combustion air, water drainage, thermal
shielding, firebrick, ignition.
• Discuss fire automation, electrical power, low voltage vs. high voltage.
For millennia, fire has been an integral part of food and entertainment. Now
that the landscape has become a popular venue for food and entertainment, it is
only natural that fire is growing in popularity. New technology, combined with
a renewed sense of style and design has made fire features even more desirable,
and now is the time to get educated about this growing trend. Learn about the
safety considerations and details that will make your next fire element a hot
success.
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C305: Glass Tile Installation
Learning Objectives:
• Examine glass tile, mosaic tile, all-tile pools.
• Review tile preparation and back-buttering.
• Examine layout, seams, treatment at contours, coves, and edges of steps
and benches.
• Discuss installation methods following standards produced by the
TCNA.
CONSTRUCTION 305
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Greg Andrews
Module of C401
This module shows the best practices for glass tile installation following the
guidelines of the Tile Council of North America. Glass tile is expensive and time
consuming to install. Students will significantly reduce their risk exposure by
learning the tricks of the trade from the first-hand experience of a top-tier glass
tile installer. Get inspired with several images of completed works and the stepby-step process that led up to the spectacular finish.
C306: Details – Innovative Aesthetic &
Technical Solutions
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss details, details, details.
• Examine how to hide skimmers, suction outlets, light fixtures, spa-side
remotes, autofill components, deck drains, and more.
• Identify self-cleaning surge basins, basket strainers, access doors and
ladders.
• Review equipment pad, electrical, and control system layout, pipe
supports.
CONSTRUCTION 306
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Module of C401
When function supersedes form, we end up with ugly devices like plastic
skimmer lids and suction outlets. With a bit more thought and planning we
can improve both the form and function in the pool and in the mechanical and
electrical systems. Build well-organized equipment sets with conduits at all the
right places to route everything from power to low voltage communications and
sensor wiring.
C307: Construction at Difficult Sites
Learning Objectives:
• Examine construction documents, detail coordination.
• Review cranes, drilling rigs, full-height forming, double-curtain steel.
• Identify hillside work, rooftop pools, remote locations, adverse soil
conditions.
• List construction sequencing, trade coordination.
Some of the most spectacular pools in the world are particularly amazing
simply because they were hanging on the side of a cliff or constructed on a site
with such limited access that everything was craned into position over the house.
No stranger to these challenging projects we will share experience and expertise
so that you can skip the risky learning curve and approach these projects with a
well-executed plan.
CONSTRUCTION 307
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
William Drakeley
Module of C401
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CONSTRUCTION 308
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
Skip Phillips
C308: The Beauty of the Edge – The
Definitive, Internationally Acclaimed
Vanishing Edge & Water-in-Transit Design
Learning Objectives:
• Identify vanishing edges, slot-edges, gutters, deck-level pools, raised
perimeter-overflow pools.
• Examine attached surge basins, detached surge basins, basin volume
sizing rules-of-thumb, gravity lines.
• Review line-of-sight considerations, edge details, flow rates, and
tolerances.
• Discuss aesthetic and functional considerations.
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CONSTRUCTION 309
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
Learn the correct methods for creating the tremendous visual and
functional applications of water-in-transit such as vanishing edges, decklevel slot overflows, and elevated perimeter overflows. Understand flow rate
requirements and different edge details for creating various effects, and their
relationship to edge tolerances and special conditions, establishing line-of-sight
goals and project objectives. Presentation will also cover hydraulic system
design criteria, catch basin dimensions, surge tank sizing, proper slopes, and air
venting of gravity flow systems to enable efficient flow rates while minimizing
noise.
C309: The Beauty of the Edge – Vanishing
Edge, Grass Edge, and Perimeter Overflow
Pools Part 2 – with Project Specific Examples
Learning Objectives:
• Examine new edge details to solve unique architectural challenges.
• Profile recent edge projects and lessons learned.
• Discuss aesthetic and functional considerations.
• Review construction methods and sequence.
Vanishing edges and perimeter overflow pools have become more common
and their expense is now obtainable to more people. This increase in popularity
has demanded solutions to new architectural challenges and more options for
edge details than ever before. We established this Part 2 to inspire you with
beautiful imagery, applied calculations to real world examples, and show how
some of these challenging projects are constructed.
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C323: Outdoor Kitchen Construction
Learning Objectives:
• Examine construction details and sequence of construction.
• Discuss concrete, steel, masonry, and forming details.
• List code considerations including structural, electrical and plumbing
issues.
• Identify preferred dimensions and discuss how to address height issues
with quick mockups.
CONSTRUCTION 323
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Where DESIGN 323 focuses on outdoor kitchen design with some
construction hints, this program focuses on the sequence and details of
construction. Start with the reinforced concrete footing, masonry walls, and
forming details. Then, see how plumbing and electrical components are
assembled to meet code. Pizza ovens, BBQs, stainless components, sinks, ice
buckets, and other details are discussed.
C341: Advanced Construction –
Architecturally Integrated Structures and
Elevated Watershapes
CONSTRUCTION 341
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
Rick Chafey
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss watershapes that incorporate structures, bridges, decks, vaults,
slides and more.
• Analyze advanced-engineered concrete and steel structures.
• Evaluate incorporating and including architectural elements into
projects.
• Identify what is in the plan set (Details, cross sections, falsework
engineering, etc.).
Larger or more complicated projects often require and may include advanced
construction techniques. Some could include buildings and engineered structures
within the project scope. This course will explore residential and commercial
projects integrated with other structures or projects that utilize advanced
construction techniques and engineering to create unique watershape vessels. We will identify the qualifications and experience necessary to work with these
projects as well is cover key personnel and operations necessary for success.
C401: Advanced Watershape Construction
Learning Objectives:
• Examine Basic Gravity Plumbing, Soil Stabilization, Pier & Beam
Foundations, Control & Automation Systems.
• Identify Mechanical, Venting & Exhaust Systems, Advanced Site Work &
Forming.
• Review Architecturally Integrated Watershapes, Concrete Science, Fire
Elements, Glass Tile Installation.
• Discuss Details – Innovative Aesthetic & Technical Solutions, and
Construction at Difficult Sites.
This 3-day program is divided into several modules (see ENGINEERING
301 – 306 and CONSTRUCTION 301 – 307 for specific details) presented by
experts in each trade. The program begins with engineering topics such as basic
gravity plumbing, drainage, advanced soil stabilization techniques, pier & beam
foundations, control & automation systems, and mechanical design for enclosed
equipment rooms and vaults. Vessels integrated with other structures such as
roof-top pools are also addressed along with fire elements, glass tile, and other
details.
CONSTRUCTION 401
24:00 hrs
2.4 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Greg Andrews
Kevin Ruddy
Paolo Benedetti
Terry Brannon
William Drakeley
Required Prerequisite C201
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CONSTRUCTION 402
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
William Drakeley
C402: Best Practices for Cast-in-Place
Concrete Construction as Designated by the
ACI
Learning Objectives:
• Analyze cast-in-place versus shotcrete.
• Examine code requirements, International Building Code, ACI 318, ACI 350.
• Discuss design, engineering, details.
• Identify forming, sequence of construction, construction considerations.
Cast-in-place concrete is not widely used in the pool and spa industry.
However, when done properly the result is a vessel with unmatched accuracy
for dimensional tolerances, flatness of surfaces, and squareness of planes. When
dealing with all-tile finishes, cast-in-place structures are an easy canvass for the
mosaics. The American Concrete Institute has several requirements for concrete
structures and this program will highlight and explain the key considerations.
CONSTRUCTION 403
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
William Drakeley
C403: Best Practices for Shotcrete
Construction as Designated by the ASA and ACI
Learning Objectives:
• Examine code requirements, International Building Code, ACI 318, ACI 350.
• Examine American Shotcrete Association guidelines, and position
statements.
• Discuss design, engineering, details, overview of parameters needed in
place before, during, and after shooting takes place.
• Examine nozzleman certification.
The American Concrete Institute has several requirements for concrete
structures and shotcrete, and this program will highlight and explain the
key considerations. The American Shotcrete Association contributes to the
development of the ACI codes and they have shotcrete-specific guidelines and
position statements that help ensure proper placement and strength. Learn the
importance and requirements of ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification – it just
might be a requirement for your next big project.
CONSTRUCTION 404
3:00 hrs
0.3 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Panel: TBD
C404: Waterproofing & Finishes Panel
Discussion
Learning Objectives:
• List the applicable codes, standards, guidelines, and best practices for the
waterproofing and finishes industry.
• Identify specific items that are guaranteed to create failures with either
the waterproofing or the finishes.
• Define liabilities, warranties, risk, and what can be expected, regarding
support, for various installation types.
• List specific items that could be researched and developed by industry
stakeholders to advance the industry and reduce liability for builders.
Watertight vessels are paramount to successful watershapes that endure
harsh environments through the test of time. Waterproofing has become
more challenging as the projects have become increasingly complicated and
the solutions are not easily implemented - there is no magic product that will
solve every problem for every project! In this panel discussion, several experts
representing various trades within the waterproofing and finishes industries will
share their challenges, concerns, and solutions.
This is not a sales program for any particular products, and it is not a forum
for airing out stories about specific problems that have occurred in the past. The
industry needs to move forward with more education and collaboration between
the many stakeholders in the waterproofing and finishes industries. Within the
3-hour time slot, 90 minutes will be discussion and 90 minutes will be Q&A. The
intent is for this to be interactive with everyone sharing what works and doesn’t
work in a general sense. We also hope to identify specific research that some of
our stakeholders might be able to complete shortly.
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C405: Translucent Glass Tile Installation
Learning Objectives:
• Examine glass tile in pools and how it differs from other types of tile
installations.
• Review industry standards and “best practices” as they relate to glass
tile.
• Discuss how translucent glass creates a “viewing window” into the
substrate behind the finished surface.
• Profile video demonstrations of proper substrate preparation,
waterproofing options and troweling techniques.
• Discuss the importance of proper installation material selection/
systems, jobsite conditions and ambient temperatures, adequate cure times and
conditions, and water chemistry.
CONSTRUCTION 405
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Greg Andrews
The popularity of glass tile in pools and water features has grown
exponentially in recent years, and the use of translucent glass has generated
much concern related to installation material discoloration as well as microbial
activity which is visible through the finished product. This program is designed
to address these challenges, as well as offer a systematic approach to installing
translucent glass and avoiding issues.
C406: Pool Shell Cracking in Shotcrete/
Gunite Construction: A Survey of Case
Studies and ASA and ACI Guidelines
CONSTRUCTION 406
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
William Drakeley
Learning Objectives:
• Identify type of cracking within the pool structure (plastic shrinkage,
thermal, autogenous).
• Examine pool shell cracking causes (intentional vs. unintentional).
• Discuss solutions for pool shell cracking.
• List recommendations for client interactions
The American Concrete Institute and the American Shotcrete Association
have studied the concrete implementation process via wet and dry mix shotcrete
at all phases of installation. According to these institutions’ research, the one
constant occurrence is that concrete will crack. How it cracks, why it cracks, and
the amount of cracking is determined by mix design and placement procedures.
This course will examine in detail the severity of pool shell cracking and
strategies for remediation.
C408: Construction Techniques for a
Vanishing Edge Pool
Learning Objectives:
• Review excavation and drainage underneath common wall(s).
• Identify proper forming and load resistance.
• Review proper and improper plumbing installations.
• Identify shotcrete applications do’s and don’ts.
• Review the effects of construction techniques on finished materials.
• Describe the effects of construction techniques on water flow and/or
water in transit.
One of the most distinctive features in modern swimming pool design and
construction is the vanishing edge. The visual phenomenon of water perpetually
in transit is a tribute to quality engineering and execution. Using real case studies
of what will and will not work, this module describes the steps necessary to
successfully construct a vanishing edge swimming pool. The class will focus on
quality plans and good engineering, soil analysis and site preparation, forming,
plumbing, shotcrete application, and proper finishes.
CONSTRUCTION 408
1:75 hrs 0.2 IACET CEUs
William Drakeley
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S101: Aquatic Risk Management
S101(E): Aquatic Risk Management
(español)
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the Law and the Aquatic Professional.
• Review Case Studies.
• Define Aquatic Risk Management.
• Define implementation of the Risk Management Plan.
This course provides instruction on reducing injury and liability risk in and
around facilities. Every business encounters risks, some of which are predictable
and under management’s control; others are unpredictable and uncontrollable.
Risk management is a vital practice where tragedies – such as drowning, diving
accidents, suction entrapment events, illness outbreaks, or other events – can
destroy in a few moments what has taken years to build. Losses and liabilities
such as these cause emotional pain and can cripple or bankrupt a business. An
illustrated, color handbook is included with the online course.
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S102: Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the bloodborne pathogens of most concern in the workplace.
• Identify the requirements for an exposure control plan.
• Identify the engineering and work practice controls used to prevent
contact with, or infection from, contaminated body fluids.
• Be able to recognize an ‘at risk’ occupation that would be included in a
formal bloodborne Pathogen Program.
• Identify the signs, labels, and color-coding used to warn of biohazards
and bloodborne pathogens.
• Identify how bloodborne pathogens are transmitted.
• Identify the basic precautions to prevent exposure, including the
definition of Universal Precautions.
• Identify the responsibilities of general employees when they encounter a
blood spill.
• Identify the appropriate response in the event of a potential exposure to
bloodborne pathogens.
This course is designed to help employers provide a safe and healthful work
environment for their employees and minimize the possibility of employee
exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
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S103: Bloodborne Pathogens for
Healthcare Supervisors
Learning Objectives:
● Define blood borne pathogen exposure risks for healthcare personnel.
● Identify specific management methods to determine competencies of
healthcare workers involved in prevention, surveillance, and control of blood
borne pathogen infections.
● Describe the requirements of the four major “employee” elements of a
Hospital Infection Control Plan (i.e., protection, medical management, training,
and record keeping).
● Identify resources that assist hospital employees in creating an
environment of care that prevents the spread of blood borne pathogens.
The goal of this course is to assist healthcare employers and supervisors
minimize the possibility of employee exposure to blood borne pathogens, and
comply with the relevant OSHA and JCAHO standards.
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S104: Bloodborne Pathogens for
Healthcare Workers
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Learning Objectives:
• Describe the incidence of blood borne pathogen diseases among
healthcare workers and in the population at large.
• Identify the hazards of contact with body fluids that may contain blood
borne pathogens.
• Identify how infection control work practices and hospital engineering
controls are used to prevent contact with blood borne pathogens.
• Identify the minimum parts of an exposure control plan.
• Identify general actions to follow in response to emergencies involving
blood and how to handle exposure incidents.
• Identify the training and recordkeeping requirements necessary for
hospitals to meet the blood borne pathogen standards set by OSHA and JCAHO.
The goal of this course is to enable healthcare workers to minimize the
possibility of exposure to blood borne pathogens.
S105: Heat Stress
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Learning Objectives:
• Identify the definitions and terms associated with flammable and
combustible liquids used in the workplace.
• Recognize hazards inherent with work involving flammable and
combustible liquids.
• Identify the safety requirements for the use of flammable and
combustible liquids on the job.
• Recognize the storage requirements for flammable and combustible
liquids at a work facility.
• Identify the principles of flashpoint protection when working with
flammable and combustible liquids.
• Identify the steps for inspecting inventories of flammable and
combustible liquids in the workplace.
The goal of this course is to provide awareness training to help workers
correctly apply the principles of hazard recognition, safety, flashpoint protection,
and inventory inspections in the use of flammable and combustible liquids in the
workplace.
S106: Disability in the Workplace
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the purpose and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990, define disability and recognize examples of disabilities.
• Identify the requirements mandated in the Employment (Title I) section
by defining “qualified with a disability,” “reasonable accommodations,”
“essential functions,” and “undue hardship.”
• Determine whether specific examples are in compliance with or violation
of the ADA.
Students will be able to recognize the key elements of the ADA, how it
affects the workplace, public accommodations, discriminate between examples
of situations meeting and violating the ADA, and how to appropriately interact
with people with disabilities.
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S107: Discrimination-Free Workplace
Learning Objectives:
• State what constitutes employment discrimination.
• Identify the federal discrimination laws in place to protect individual
workers’ rights.
• Recognize the importance of promoting a discrimination free workplace.
• Identify recommended guidelines for employers and managers.
• Recognize the actions taken if a discrimination charge is made.
This lesson provides employers and managers an awareness of issues
relating to discrimination in the workplace and practical considerations for
avoiding discriminatory practices, including discrimination associated with race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age and physical or mental disability.
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S108: Sexual Harassment for Managers
Learning Objectives:
• Know why understanding sexual harassment in the workplace is
important.
• Know the responsibilities of the company and managers.
• Know how to prevent sexual harassment.
• Know how to respond to complaints.
• Know how to deal with and prevent retaliation.
The goal of this course is to train managers to recognize, to report, and to
prevent incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace.
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S109: Sexual Harassment for Employees
Learning Objectives:
• Define Sexual harassment.
• Identify behaviors that might be considered sexual harassment.
• Identify the proper actions employees should take if they experience or
witness sexual harassment.
• Understand personal liability and the liability of others when sexual
harassment takes place.
The goal of this course is to train employees to recognize, to report, and to
prevent incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace.
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S111: Hazard Communication
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the type of information provided on a chemical container label
and an MSDS.
• Identify how they can detect the presence of hazardous chemicals in the
work area.
• Identify what physical hazards can result from hazardous chemicals and
how employees can protect themselves from those chemicals.
• Identify worker responsibilities for container labeling, using the MSDS,
and training.
The goal of this course is to inform workers of their right-to-know about
chemical hazards in their workplace and to meet OSHA requirements for
providing employees information about the Hazard Communication Standard.
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S151: Home Pool Essentials
Learning Objectives:
• How to make the pool/hot tub area safer for your family and guests.
• The main elements of an emergency action plan.
• Three emergency action steps.
• The safety equipment that should be in the pool/hot tub area.
• The basic types of equipment and what they do.
• The most common water problems.
• Unique features of hot tubs.
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It is important for owners of pools and hot tubs to have a basic
understanding of pool and spa operation and safety. Education in this course is
provided by industry leaders, such as the American Red Cross and the National
Swimming Pool Foundation®. Proceeds from this course support local American
Red Cross Chapters. A downloadable PDF handbook is available with course
purchase.
S152: Recreational Water Illnesses
Topics include:
● Risk Management for RWIs.
● Microbes & Disease.
● Gastrointestinal, Dermal & Respiratory RWIs.
● Other Microorganisms and Diseases in Aquatic Settings.
● Methods for Control of RWIs.
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The Recreational Water Illnesses online training course provides a
comprehensive and detailed understanding about the control of RWIs. Created
for operators, managers, service companies, suppliers, and health officials, the
course takes the participant through the basic steps of identifying the health
threats present, unique features to those threats, understanding what the possible
consequences would be, identifying ways to reduce the risks and, finally,
prioritizing the risk reduction.
The dynamic learning experience includes narration, images, video, and
interactive activities, and a copy of the Recreational Water Illnesses handbook.
Registrants have access to the online training for six months once purchased and
can retain the 114-page handbook as a long-term reference guide. Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) available.
S153: Pool & Spa Basics
S153(M): Pool & Spa Basics (Metric)
Learning Objectives:
• Identify reducing risk in and around the water.
• Identify safe chemical handling and storage.
• Discuss the importance of recordkeeping.
• Identifying causes of water loss.
• List the types of energy loss.
• Designing for air circulation.
The Pool & Spa Basics online training course is designed to quickly get
retailers, builders, distributors, manufacturers, or those new to the industry up
to speed on the basics of pool and spa operation. Customers and clients expect
to find well-informed people on staff. Whether answering phones, working the
retail counter, or providing service in the field, the Pool & Spa Basics course will
give professionals the knowledge and confidence needed to serve customers. SERVICE 153
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SERVICE 161
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Paolo Benedetti
David Penton
S161: Transitioning from Service to
Construction
Learning Objectives:
• Review legal requirements of construction – licensing and insurances.
• Discuss transitioning into construction and finding sub-contractors.
• Analyze remodeling and minor modifications.
• Discuss new pool construction.
• Identify educational opportunities.
This course is designed to equip service technicians who are ready to
take their company to the next level and experience the financial rewards of
remodeling and construction. Included in the course is discussion on utilizing
available educational opportunities to avoid the most common mistakes; how
to ease the transition from service into remodeling activities, minor structural
repairs, and new construction; minimum legal requirements and licensing; pro’s
and con’s of doing work in-house versus sub-contractors; and how to develop a
team of reliable vendors.
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S171: Chemical Safety
Learning Objectives:
• Identify physical and health hazards common to the handling and use of
chemicals.
• Identify methods and techniques used for evaluating and minimizing
chemical exposure.
• Identify measures employees can take to protect themselves from
chemical hazards.
• Identify safe practices for chemical storage and chemical waste disposal.
• Identify the correct response to emergency situations involving chemical
spills.
The goal of this course is to provide required awareness training in the
occupational hazards common to the handling and use of chemicals, methods
and techniques used for evaluating and minimizing chemical exposure, measures
employees can take to protect themselves from chemical hazards, safe practices
for chemical storage and waste disposal, and the correct response to emergency
situations involving chemical spills.
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S172: Chlorine Safety
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the hazards of chlorine in the workplace.
• Identify the health effects of chlorine exposure.
• Identify exposure controls to protect against chlorine hazards.
• Identify how to respond to a chlorine spill or release.
The goal of this course is to provide awareness training to help workers
recognize the occupational hazards and health effects of chlorine exposure and
the exposure controls.
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S203: Hearing Conservation
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the hazards of chlorine in the workplace.
• Identify the health effects of chlorine exposure.
• Identify exposure controls to protect against chlorine hazards.
• Identify how to respond to a chlorine spill or release.
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The goal of this course is to provide awareness training to help workers
recognize the occupational hazards and health effects of chlorine exposure and
the exposure controls.
S204: Personal Protective Equipment
S204(E): Personal Protective Equipment (español) newly updated!
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Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the purpose of personal protective equipment.
• Identify the proper personal protective equipment required to perform a
particular job.
• Recognize the training required before using PPE, including the
limitations of the PPE.
• Identify the requirements for inspecting, maintaining, and disposing of
personal protective equipment.
The goal of this course is to enable individuals to protect themselves from
illness or injury by the appropriate use of personal protective equipment. Course
includes lessons on Eye & Face Protection, Hand Protection, Head Protection,
Hearing Protection, Foot Protection, and Respiratory Protection.
S205: Basic Respiratory Protection
Learning Objectives:
• Identify types of respiratory hazards and possible effects, either acute or
chronic.
• Recognize how engineering and administrative controls are applied to
minimize or eliminate personnel exposure to respiratory hazards.
• Identify the criteria used to select appropriate respiratory protection.
• Recognize the types and limitations of air purifying respirators.
• Identify advantages and disadvantages associated with using airpurifying respirators.
• Recall the three respirator qualifications, which must be in place before
donning a respirator.
The goal of this course is to ensure users are qualified and properly trained
in the use and maintenance of respirators.
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S206: Hand and Power Tools
Learning Objectives:
• Identify general hazards associated with hand and power tool use, and
the safety practices that will prevent these hazards.
• Identify appropriate safety practices for electrical equipment.
• Recognize safety requirements for operator controls and guards.
• Identify appropriate safety practices for hand (manually-powered) tools.
• Identify safety requirements for using portable abrasive wheel tools.
• Identify appropriate safety practices for hydraulic and pneumatic tools.
• Identify proper use of liquid-fueled and powder-actuated tools.
• Recognize when tools must be inspected, and what actions to take if
damage is found.
Each employee using hand and power tools will recognize definitions and
types of portable tools, the potential hazards connected with their use, including
manual, electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, liquid-fueled, powder-actuated, and
abrasive wheel tools, and will demonstrate the proper procedures required for
each type of tool.
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S207: Behavior-Based Safety
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the definitions and terms associated with behavior-based safety.
• Recognize how jobsite hazards are eliminated through behavior-based
safety efforts.
• Identify how to contribute to the success of a behavior-based safety
program.
• Understand how to prevent workplace injuries using a behavior-based
safety program.
• Recognize how to perform a behavior-based safety self-evaluation.
The student will correctly apply the principles of Hazard Elimination,
Personal Contribution, Injury Prevention, and Self-Evaluation when
implementing behavior-based safety in the workplace.
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S211: Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa
Safety Act newly updated!
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the components of the Pool & Spa Safety Act.
• Identify the use of multiple safety steps.
• Identify how to calculate total dynamic head and its importance for
determining the pool system flow rate.
• Identify Pool & Spa Safety Act compliance and inspection requirements.
• Identify how to plan and conduct an inspection to ensure compliance
with the Pool & Spa Safety Act.
• Identify how to formulate recommendations for corrective action
recommendations to bring a facility into Pool & Spa Safety Act compliance.
This online training course aims to inform pool owners, operators, pool
inspectors, and manufacturers about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa
Safety Act and ensure ability to conduct compliance inspections.
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S215: Emergency Planning and Emergency
Right-To-Know Act
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Learning Objectives:
● Identify the origin and goals of the EPCRA regulation.
● Identify the four specific types of chemicals listed in the regulation.
● Identify the emergency planning requirements of Section 302 and 303.
● Identify the emergency release notification requirements of Section 304,
including release possibilities at a facility.
● Identify the requirements and exemptions for MSDS submissions in
Section 311 and chemical inventory reporting in Section 312, specifically Tier II
reporting.
● Identify the requirements of toxic chemical reporting in Section 313.
The goal of this course is to train the student to identify the origin and goals
of EPCRA and recognize the reporting requirements of the four major areas: ▪ Emergency Planning.
▪ Emergency Release.
▪ MSDS Submissions & Chemical Inventory Reporting.
▪ Toxic Chemical Release Reporting.
S253: Pool Operator Primer™ (POP)
S253E: Pool Operator Primer™ (POP)
(español)
S253M: Pool Operator Primer™ (POP)
(metric)
S253EM: Pool Operator Primer™ (POP)
(español metric)
newly updated!
Learning Objectives:
• Identify code requirements.
• Understand inspection, operation, and maintenance procedures.
• Recognize components of a circulation system.
• Understand the purpose of the pool and spa safety 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.
• Discuss vessel design and renovation.
• Demonstrate understanding of standards and their application to
residential pools and spas.
This dynamic program for pool operators, service technicians, facility
managers and environmental health officials is a great stand-alone eight-lesson
online training course or it can be the first step toward earning a Certified Pool/
Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification. Understanding fundamentals of pool and
spa operation and safety reduces risk, decreases liability, and creates value
for customers. Successful completion of all eight lessons earns a Record of
Completion.
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S271: Water Chemistry Basics
S271(M): Water Chemistry Basics (Metric)
Learning Objectives:
• Water balance.
• Usage of proper disinfectants.
• Calculations for breakpoint chlorination.
• Discuss how to handle fecal related contamination and other recreational
water illnesses.
The Water Chemistry Basics online training course is designed to provide
retailers, builders, distributors, manufacturers, or those new to the industry
knowledge on the basics of water chemistry, water testing, and chemical dosing.
The course will provide the basic knowledge required to effectively serve
customers.
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S281: Field Service Professional, Routine
Maintenance for Pool and Spa Operators
Learning Objectives:
• List steps for routine maintenance.
• Review necessary pool maintenance systems.
This course is designed to instruct service professionals and pool operators
on performing routine maintenance at residential and commercial pools. The
Field Service Professional online training is perfect for those new to the industry
or as a refresher. Loaded with how-to videos, the interactive training teaches
about circulation systems, filters, chemical dosing systems, heaters, cleaning and
vacuuming systems, automatic controllers, and acid washing. A downloadable
PDF handbook is available with course purchase.
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S302: DOT Fundamentals of Hazardous
Materials newly updated!
Learning Objectives:
• Explain the function and importance of packaging, package labels,
package marking, shipping papers, and vehicle placards.
• Identify the nine hazmat classes and their divisions.
• Explain the DOT rules for using the proper shipping names and the
Hazmat Table.
This course provides general awareness training of the basic requirements of
the DOT, including the definition of hazardous materials. Employees who are
responsible for the transport of hazardous materials will become familiar with
regulations related to packaging, marking, labeling and shipping papers. This
course can be used for either new employees or as recurrent training.
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S303: Hazardous Waste Management
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the purpose of a waste management program.
• Define the categories of waste, including hazardous, universal,
“potentially’ hazardous, and nonhazardous.
• Identify the purpose for regulating hazardous waste, which regulatory
standards apply to hazardous waste management, and the three classifications of
waste generators under RCRA.
• Recognize the criteria for determining if “you” generate a hazardous
waste.
• Identify the container, labeling, and storage requirements for hazardous
waste.
• Identify the requirements for developing and implementing an
inspection program for hazardous waste.
• Identify transportation and disposal requirements for hazardous waste.
• Identify the requirements for emergency preparedness and contingency
planning.
• Recognize the requirements for training personnel, reporting, and
recordkeeping.
• Identify typical hazardous wastes, universal wastes, and potentially
hazardous wastes.
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The goal of this online course is to allow the user to define a hazardous
waste, recognize the standards that regulate hazardous waste, and identify the
requirements of hazardous waste management.
S305: Forklift Operator
Learning Objectives:
• Identify forklift types, differences, and key features.
• Identify the center of gravity, the ‘stability triangle’, and weight
restrictions and load limits.
• List the correct steps and practices in picking up and setting down a load.
• Recognize conditions that could be hazardous for forklift operation.
• Identify safe practices for working around pedestrians and docks.
• Recognize general rules for safe operation.
• Identify the correct response to a tip-over accident.
• Identify which equipment must be inspected and the correct procedure
for inspection.
• Recognize how to resolve equipment problems.
• Identify the precautions that must be taken to avoid refueling hazards
associated with battery, propane, and gasoline or diesel forklift.
Learners will demonstrate awareness of safe forklift operation principles by
identifying basic key features on the lift, recognizing the technical components of
forklift operation, listing safe load handling and driving practices, stating general
safety rules, and inspecting and maintaining lift equipment. SERVICE 305
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S306: Ladder Safety
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the definitions and terms associated with ladder work.
• Recognize common hazards associated with using ladders in the
workplace.
• Identify the general requirements for using ladders safely on the job.
• Identify fall prevention requirements for working with ladders.
• Recognize how to inspect ladders before and after use.
The learner will identify common terms associated with work on ladders,
recognize the hazards inherent with ladder work, and incorporate general safe
practices to reduce or eliminate these hazards. The learner will also recognize the
fall protection requirements associated with ladder work, and when, as well as
how, to inspect ladders.
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S307: Scaffold Safety
Learning Objectives:
• Define common types of scaffolds and terms associated with their use.
• Identify hazards associated with scaffolds.
• Recognize who may build and design scaffolds.
• Recognize required safe practices for working on or near scaffolds.
• Identify fall protection requirements specific to work on scaffolds.
• Identify requirements for operating and working in aerial lifts.
Each employee working around scaffolds will recognize definitions and
types of scaffolds, the potential hazards connected with their use, including
electrical, structural instability, falls, and falling objects, and will demonstrate
proper use of procedures required for working on or near scaffolds.
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S308: Confined Spaces
Learning Objectives:
• Identify characteristics and examples of a confined space.
• Identify hazards of confined spaces.
• Identify the differences between permit-required and non-permitrequired confined spaces.
• Recognize the basic requirements of a permit-required confined space
entry program.
This course educates all general industry employees about the existence of
confined spaces, the type of hazardous conditions that can be present, and the
basic requirements for entry into permit-required confined spaces.
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S321: Introduction to Advanced Pool
Filtration
SERVICE 321
1:50 hrs 0.2 IACET CEUs
James Amburgey
Learning Objectives:
• Review the mechanism by which different pool filters remove particles
and pathogens from pool water.
• Identify techniques to improve the performance of pool filters.
• List common mistakes that lead to filtration failures.
• Calculate the percent removal of particles/pathogens over time in a
swimming pool system.
• Analyze existing pool code requirements for filtration systems.
This course will provide an overview of how sand and precoat (DE) filters
work at the microscopic scale and extend these concepts into performance
expectations in full-scale aquatic venues. Information will be provided on how
to improve (and sustain) the performance of each type of filter. Guidelines will
be provided on how to avoid common mistakes in designing new filtration
systems and comply with current and future pool code requirements. Finally,
discuss the role of the filter in the overall recirculation system regarding particle/
pathogen removal.
S353: Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO)
S353(E): Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO)
(español) newly updated!
SERVICE 353
16:00 hrs
16 IACET CEUs
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss certification program and exam for any professional who helps
maintain aquatic facilities.
• Recognize pathogens, chemistry, oxidation, sanitization, disinfection,
pH, Langelier Saturation Index, and alternative systems.
• Identify filtration, skimmers, gutters, suction outlets, and equipment
function.
• Discuss maintenance, problems and solutions.
The Certified Pool-Spa Operator (CPO) program is the leading education and
certification program for aquatic facility maintenance personnel, health officials,
retailers, property owners, and other professionals. Learn about details from
mechanical to chemical concerns and safety issues from suction entrapments
to healthy water. This program is a requirement of the Service Professional
certification.
S354: Aquatic Play Feature™ S354E: Aquatic Play Feature™ (español)
Learning Objectives:
• Define the different types of aquatic play features.
• Discuss how to maintain good water quality.
• Review unique staff and public management guidance.
Designed for those who operate, manage or service an aquatic play feature,
large or small, the goal of this course is to provide understanding on how to
manage facilities with water features. The course focuses on the proper operation
of these unique features, as well as risk reduction to the users, employees, and
the facility itself. An illustrated, full color handbook is included with the online
course.
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S355: Indoor Air Quality
Learning Objectives:
• Define the term ‘indoor air quality’ and recognize the consequences of
indoor air contamination.
• Recognize the causes and sources of the major indoor air contaminants.
• Identify the health effects and major risks of indoor air contamination.
• Identify controls to help maintain good indoor air quality.
• Includes ASHRAE standards for indoor air quality for indoor swimming
pools.
The goal of this course is to provide awareness training to help employees
recognize the occupational hazards and health effects of indoor air contaminants
and controls to help maintain good indoor air quality.
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S361: Computer Security
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the value of backing up data as a critical computer security
measure.
• List best practices when creating and using passwords for online
services, local devices and services.
• Recognize the need for and approaches to ensuring security when online
• Identify methods that are commonly used to protect software and data
on corporate devices
• List best practices necessary to insure the physical security of commonly
used devices
• Describe their role in ensuring and maintaining security
This course will create employee awareness about ongoing security threats
and their responsibility for protecting employers’ digital property. They will
learn their role in ensuring and maintaining security as well as best practices
necessary to insure physical security of devices and commonly used data. The
course will teach employees to identify methods used to protect software as well
as well as approaches to ensure online security.
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S401: Lock and Tag
Learning Objectives:
• Correctly identify the purpose of a lockout/tagout system.
• Correctly identify typical locks and tags and their use.
This course is designed to provide general worker understanding of, and
compliance with, the lockout/tagout system of their workplace location and/or
facility.
SERVICE 402
NSPF® www.nspf.org
S402: Compressed Gas Safety
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the methods for identifying the contents of a compressed gas
cylinder.
• Identify the proper methods for transporting and storing compressed gas
cylinders.
• Identify the proper methods for installation and use of compressed
gases.
• Identify the proper methods for operation of regulators for compressed
gas cylinders.
The goal of this course is to make all employees aware of the safety
requirements when working with or around compressed gas.
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S403: Flammable Liquid Safety
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the definitions and terms associated with flammable and
combustible liquids used in the workplace.
• Recognize hazards inherent with work involving flammable and
combustible liquids.
• Identify the safety requirements for the use of flammable and
combustible liquids on the job.
• Recognize the storage requirements for flammable and combustible
liquids at a work facility.
• Identify the principles of flashpoint protection when working with
flammable and combustible liquids.
• Identify the steps for inspecting inventories of flammable and
combustible liquids in the workplace.
SERVICE 403
NSPF® www.nspf.org
The goal of this course is to provide awareness training to help workers
correctly apply the principles of hazard recognition, safety, flashpoint protection,
and inventory inspections in the use of flammable and combustible liquids in the
workplace.
S404: Fire Safety
S404(E): Fire Safety (español)
SERVICE 404
NSPF® www.nspf.org
Learning Objectives:
• Identify elements of a fire prevention plan including fire prevention
measures.
• Identify the requirements for emergency exits.
• Identify what to do in the event of a fire including basic guidelines for
evacuation and for using a hand portable fire extinguisher.
• Identify the classes of fire, the types of portable fire extinguishers, and
workplace requirements for fire extinguishers.
In this course workers will learn the dangers of fires and the fundamentals
of fire prevention. Employees will recognize the dangers of fire and the
fundamentals of fire prevention the requirements for emergency exit routes the
classes of fire, the types of portable fire extinguishers, workplace requirements
for fire extinguishers and basic guidelines for responding to a fire alarm and for
using a hand portable fire extinguisher.
S405: Electrical Safety
Learning Objectives:
• Potential electrical hazards.
• Proper use of extension cords and GFCI’s.
• Types of injuries from electric shock.
• Emergency response to electrical injury.
This course is designed for employees with a low risk of exposure to
electrical hazards. It covers general electrical safety in the workplace including
the proper use of portable electrical equipment, such as appliances and tools,
extension cords, and the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI).
SERVICE 405
NSPF® www.nspf.org
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SERVICE 406
NSPF® www.nspf.org
S406: Electrical Safety Work Practices and
Standards (NFPA)
Learning Objectives:
• Identify the background and history of the regulations and guidelines for
electrical safety in the workplace.
• Identify the regulations that cover electrical work and the safety training
requirements to protect employees.
• Identify the types of injuries associated with electrical work.
• Identify approach hazards associated with electrical energy including the
potential for shock and electrocution.
• Identify the purpose of approach boundaries for working near and
around exposed live parts.
• Identify arc flash and arc blast hazards associated with electrical energy.
• Identify the electrical safety related work practices and procedures
necessary to provide protection from the electrical hazards associated with jobs
or tasks.
The goal of this training is to make students aware of the risks associated
with electrical energy and to provide instruction on safe work practices and
related guidelines and procedures they can follow to protect themselves from
injury due to electrical shock and arc flash. This course also covers Article 680 of
the NFPA code which deals with swimming pools and spas.
SERVICE 408
NSPF® www.nspf.org
S408: Aquatic Facility Audits
Learning Objectives:
• Understanding an AFA, objectives and types of audits.
• Audit planning.
• Inspecting the work area and work practices.
• Completing the audit report.
• Aquatic audits, around the pool, in the pool, pump room and storage
areas and spa facilities.
• Aquatic play features.
• Facility records, audit forms and employees.
• On-site lifeguard operations audit individual lifeguard skills testing
checklist.
This course helps managers, operators, and service professionals view the
facilities they operate with a fresh eye focused on reducing risk. The course
includes a copy of the Aquatic Facility Audits handbook and educates people
about why safety audits are important and how to actually plan and conduct a
safety audit. The course also teaches how to formulate corrective action, write
audit reports, and conduct follow-ups to ensure the desired corrective actions are
taken.
Steve Dallons, SWD Master
Pacific Pools, Inc.
The world’s most beautiful swimming pools start with GENESIS®.
~Jack Frye, Charleston Pool Experts
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S409: Incident Investigation
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the purpose of an incident investigation.
• Identify the procedures to follow and the kinds of information to be
developed in an investigation.
• Identify who to interview and the correct method for conducting the
interview.
• Identify the purpose and required components in an incident
investigation report, including a recommendation of corrective action.
SERVICE 409
NSPF® www.nspf.org
The learner will recognize the purpose of an incident investigation, the
investigative procedures to follow, the kinds of information to be developed,
how to conduct an interview following the incident, and how to create an
incident investigation report.
S411: Certified Pool/Spa Inspector (CPI)
S411(E): Certified Pool/Spa Inspector (CPI)
(español)
SERVICE 411
NSPF® www.nspf.org
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss code requirements and why a violation is a public health hazard.
• Identify how to perform an inspection of the pool and spa area.
• Evaluate swimming pool operation and maintenance.
• Identify the circulation system and its components work.
• Evaluate a facility for Pool & Spa Safety Act compliance.
• Identify the uniqueness of aquatic play features.
• Discuss basic swimming pool design standards and their impact on
public health.
The Certified Pool/Spa Inspector™ (CPI™) training course is designed to
provide a standardized training program for health officials and pool operators
on conducting pool and spa inspections. The purpose of this training program
is to assure a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for the public when
using swimming pools and spas. A copy of the Certified Pool/Spa Inspector™
Handbook is provided when you register for the online training course.
S481: Advanced Service TechnicianTM
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the types of pool water contamination and how to treat them.
• Interpret the many types, advantages, disadvantages of disinfection.
• Explain the factors contributing to water balance and how to keep water
balanced.
The ASTCM Certification is a comprehensive blend of online and classroom
training designed to provide service professionals with the knowledge and
skills to fully service residential pools and spas. ASTCM Certification provides
in-depth instruction on aquatic facility operation, water treatment procedures,
equipment servicing, business management tactics, job-site risk management,
workplace safety best practices, equipment maintenance, installation and repair,
aquatic structure types, finishes, and local codes. ASTCM Certification course is
56 hours long, comprised of 48 hours of self-paced online learning and an 8-hour
classroom course with an accompanying exam.
SERVICE 481
NSPF® www.nspf.org
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BUSINESS 101
1:50 hrs 0.2 IACET CEUs
Greg Howard
B101: Operating Philosophies, Plans &
Procedures
Learning Objectives:
• Develop a Business Plan.
• Identify a Mission Statement.
• Discuss operating philosophies.
• Develop Standard Operating Procedures.
Writing a Business Plan sound easy, but the best ones are one year lookingforward Tactical Plans combined with a 5-year Long Term Strategy. Mission
Statements and Operating Philosophies are very different and this program will
explain why and their importance. Lastly, you can have your employees learn to
love Standard Operating Procedures. Rather than solve the same problems overand-over, think them through and document them once-and-for-all!
BUSINESS 102
1:00 hrs 0.1 IACET CEUs
Greg Howard
B102: Marketing & Lead Cultivation
Learning Objectives:
• List reasons why advertising money is wasted.
• Define Hook-and-Message Advertising.
• Define Interrupt Marketing.
• Identify ways to generate leads.
Half of all the money you spend on advertising is wasted. That’s okay – Find
out how to make the other half really count. See examples of Hook-and-Message
Advertising as well as Interrupt Marketing. Then, understand why blowing
your own horn actually hurts you (no kidding – let someone else do it for you)
and how you can cultivate leads using alternative channels.
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B103: How to Advance and Succeed
as a Certified Member of the Society of
Watershape DesignersCM
BUSINESS 103
1:00 hrs 0.1 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Learning Objectives:
• Describe the Genesis University™ core curriculum that leads to
certification within the Society of Watershape DesignersCM and identify the
types of pool professionals who would benefit from the instruction.
• List the five areas of concentration / key disciplines addressed by the
education.
• Demonstrate specific skills that are taught in each of those five areas /
disciplines.
• Provide examples of tools that the pool professional can gain through the
education.
• Identify the role SWD members play in the A / E / C Industry.
In January, 2016 NSPF joined forces with GENESIS, another provider of
third-party IACET- approved education to pool builders and designers. In so
doing, the combined entity provides education for professionals across the entire
spectrum of the residential and public poolindustry. This presentation is one of
several in the WAHC “Career Training Track” that will call out specific aspects of
the instruction being highlighted. And, will call out the pool professionals most
apt to benefit by the knowledge to be gained and skills to be imparted.
This presentation addresses the overall GENESIS curriculum that enables
professionals to acquire the 150 hours of instruction necessary to become
Registered (and, eventually, Master) certified members of the Society of
Watershape Designers. The GENESIS curriculum covers topics across five
primary disciplines: Design, Construction, Engineering, Service and Business.
This presentation will also explain the importance of SWD certification to the
architectural community, other trade professionals and the ultimate homeowner.
The goal is to design and construct watershapes that are not only beautiful, but
safe and highly effective in bringing more people to water and contributing to a
happy and healthy lifestyle.
B104: Ki is Key – Developing and
Maintaining a Positive Powerful Presence
BUSINESS 104
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
Learning Objectives:
• Examine how your energy, or “Ki”, influences others both positively and
negatively.
• Recognize how to improve your Ki through self-development,
experiences, and lifestyle improvements.
• Discuss how to harmonize your body, heart, and spirit to project
confidence and positive energy to your family, employees, and clients.
• Use your energy to live a happier, more productive, and longer life.
The Samurai believed in a power that flowed through the universe and that
they could tap into this power by being in harmony with it. Learn to become
a true Samurai, which means “one who serves.” See how this ability to serve
can make you indispensable and bring you respect, honor, power, wealth, and
happiness.
BUSINESS 106
120
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Skip Phillips
B106: Design & Construction Agreements
Learning Objectives:
• List key elements of design agreements and construction contracts.
• Discuss how to get paid for your design work and fixed-fee vs. cost-plus.
• Identify how to handle travel expenses and reimbursable fees.
• Describe how to manage progress payments.
Staying out of trouble is the most important requirement for success. But
if something goes wrong, your agreement is the last line of defense from a
legal standpoint. Understand the differences between design and construction
agreements and fixed-fee vs. cost-plus. You will get some insight into the legal
considerations and requirements of agreements. Lastly, learn how to handle fees
and markup so that you don’t get ahead or behind the expenses.
BUSINESS 107
1:25 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Michael Nantz
B107: Design Fees – Billing For
Professional Services
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss financial gain before construction.
• Recognize the value of plan development.
• Classify provided service requirements to warrant payment.
• Analyze in-house psychology to embrace design fees.
Plan development or design work is a professional service and should be a
billable event. This program is designed to encourage and assist in the process
of billing for the design plan. No matter how small the project, it starts with
a drawing, diagram, sketch, or some representation of the final product. This
representation has value, and it is not in bad taste to bill for it. The instructor
will walk you through examples of how-to, and what justification is applied, to
charge for your plans.
BUSINESS 108
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
Chuck Hess
B108: How to Find and Work with a
Good Landscape Designer or a Good Pool
Contractor
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss why landscape designers and pool contractors should consider
partnering.
• List advantages to be gained by collaborations.
• Identify where architects should start searching for qualified pool
contractors.
• Identify where pool contractors should start searching for qualified
designers.
On most small-scale pool projects, landscape designers and pool contractors
typically operate in a forced, dysfunctional relationship. However, if the parties
can develop a strong working relationship with each other, recognizing that
their mutual end goals for the project are the same, dysfunction will become the
exception rather than the norm. To develop a rapport with one another, each
must understand and define what their respective roles and proficiencies are on
a collaborative project. Knowing when and how to apply each party’s specific
area of expertise becomes the key to success. Better coordination leads to better
execution. This in turn will lead to a more contented client who knows they
received not only a great end-product but also a project of lasting value.
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B111: GENESIS® Lifestyle Programs
Learning Objectives:
• Great food and wine.
• Interact with the GENESIS® family.
• Learn by sharing ideas in a relaxed environment.
Duration VariesNon-Accredited
Authors TBA
All work and no play makes for a dull day. This is not an accredited
program and the hours do not satisfy an elective or continuing education
requirements. Topics include travel, winetasting, book signings, tours, and other
social functions.
B121: GENESIS Lifestyle Programs: Book
Signing
®
BUSINESS 121
Duration VariesNon-Accredited
Authors TBA
Learning Objectives:
• Purchase books relevant to the industry.
• Meet and greet with relevant authors.
• Understand the impetus that drove the author and the subject of the
book.
This is an opportunity to meet authors that have written books specific to the
architecture, landscape architecture, and watershaping industry. Books may be
purchased and signed at the Pavilion.
B162: Building a High-Performance Team
from Scratch
BUSINESS 162
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bill Kent
This seminar will discuss how to build a team based on utilizing the talents
of your staff and merging their talents into a strong team culture. Identify the
ability to unleash energy and creativity among your employees and look to
increase their performance, loyalty and engagement.
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss how to communicate a strong corporate vision.
• Identify ways to motivate employees to work as a team.
• Analyze and achieve team spirit unity.
• Recognize and demonstrate courage to provide leadership.
BUSINESS 163
122
1:50 hrs
Bruce Dunn
0.2 IACET CEUs
B163: Construction Superintendents –
Finding, Training, and Performing at a High
Level
Growing a pool construction business requires construction superintendents
that can perform at a high level. Too often these employees leave to start their
own business soon after they think they know it all. This program will explain
where to find the necessary talent, train them to be valued superintendents,
and retain them for long-term growth, stability, and performance that helps the
company’s reputation and bottom line. Instructed by Bruce Dunn of Mission
Pools, one of the nation’s Top 50 Builders with more than 56 years of success in
residential, small commercial, and large commercial projects.
Learning Objectives:
• List sources for finding qualified construction superintendents.
• Discuss salaries, benefits, and employee expectations for long-term
investment and return with valued employees.
• Discuss training strategies to drive construction management success.
• Identify employer expectations and employee performance at a high
level.
BUSINESS 202
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Greg Howard
B202: Benchmarking & The Game of Work
Learning Objectives:
• Define benchmarking and identify key metrics to track.
• Discuss how to use benchmarking to gain an advantage over your
competitors.
• List ways to make a job into a fun and profitable Game.
• Explain Continuous Improvement and how to achieve it via the Game of
Work.
Your employees watch the clock all day and complain that it’s too warm or
too cold to work; yet at 5:01 they race to the parking lot to go golfing. They feel
underpaid but all say that they can do more. Make working for you a Game
then teach them how to Win! You are losing ground to your competitors. What
are they doing that you aren’t? Find out what benchmarking really means.
Lastly, learn why Continuous Improvement can be better than the latest ISO
Certification, Kaizen Blitz, or Kanban system. Less buzz words and more doing
things right!
BUSINESS 204
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
BUSINESS 208
B204: You Can Be Better Learning Objectives:
• Examine human nature, interpersonal relationships, and customer
satisfaction.
• Discuss how to improve sales techniques and client interaction.
• Define how to set business and personal goals and to prioritize for
efficiency and improvement.
• Discuss how to eliminate the negativity that surrounds you and put your
positive mental outlook to work for you.
We must all deal with people on a daily basis. Understanding human nature
will improve your communication, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
Learn how the negative influences in your life and work impact your mental
outlook and performance – then, learn how to eliminate those influences. Develop abundant enthusiasm for what you do for better networking and learn
how to determine and provide exactly what your clients actually want.
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B208: 10-Ways to Crush the Competition
Learning Objectives:
• Identify what your personal style is.
• Illustrate and improve your level of customer satisfaction.
• Discuss who your clients are, and who isn’t your client.
• Develop your ability to focus on the most important things first.
• Identify how to take command of the work/life balance and play as hard
as you work.
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
Looking for that edge on finding the right clientele for you and your
business, this course is for you. Bower, will take you through a plan of
identifying your best clientele, establishing confidence in your customer service,
leading your team through a project all while maintaining the goal of keeping
your work life balance.
B211: GENESIS Family Reunion &
Winemaker Dinner
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BUSINESS 211
3:00 hrs
Non-Accredited
Winemaker: Eberle Winery
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Roy’s Orlando, 7760 W Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819
Winemaker Dinner featuring Winemaker Eberle Winery
Fantastic food in an elegant setting.
Join the GENESIS® family of instructors, students, and sponsors as we
celebrate our friendships and engaged with our SWD Masters and SWD
Registered Members. Learn a little, laugh a lot – this annual tradition is certain to
be the classiest event of the Expo.
B251: Teaching Employees to Think Like
Owners
Learning Objectives:
• Describe how to collect, share and discuss meaningful information about
the tactical and strategic issues influencing your business.
• Identify those in your organization that have the will and ability to lead.
• Translate your institutional knowledge and business savvy to the next
leadership team. The worst place to store business information is in your head.
• Recognize the leadership of your organization, discuss the roles that
provides sustainability for multiple generations.
Every business will ultimately transition in some way; either to a new
owner or to oblivion. Before these managers can become owners, they need to
learn to think like owners. Whether you intend to sell your business in the near
term or not, getting your employees to think like owners can only enhance your
company’s performance. Attendees will learn to create their personal definition
of success for exiting their organization. A proven four step process will be
presented to allow employees to think like and be owners. CEOs who are not
owners will learn how to create a much more effective management team by
helping key execs grow beyond their functional specialties and think like owners.
BUSINESS 251
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Scot Hunsaker
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BUSINESS 261
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bill Kent
B261: Coaching To Win
Learning Objectives:
• Define successful results by developing a specific coaching plan.
• Explain proven coaching techniques.
• Discuss coaching tools to improve employee performance.
This course provides pool and spa company owners with a guide to
effectively coach their employees to improve overall performance. Education,
training and development have a positive impact on productivity. This
course formulates coaching techniques to improve knowledge, create positive
performance accountability and build self-esteem and confidence.
BUSINESS 262
1:50 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Bill Kent
B262: Strong Company Culture Reaps
Strong Profits
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss methods of building a strong company culture.
• Identify and steer employees toward roles where the employee has
greatest chance of success.
• Apply tools for managers to retain employees for long term growth.
• Define outcomes, focusing on employee strengths and finding the right
fit generates high performance.
Managers have a responsibility to guide employees into roles where their
performance benefits the company’s short and long term goals. This seminar will
discuss how to build a strong company culture where employees are committed
both financially and emotionally to the company’s success.
BUSINESS 265
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Bill Kent
B265: Coaching Strategies to Improve
Profitability
Learning Objectives:
• Demonstrate a systematic approach to achieving increased employee
productivity focused on bottom line profitability.
• Analyze their employees’ relationship-oriented skill sets creating a
positive impact on company’s effectiveness.
• Identify an awareness within the individual to adjust behaviors to
achieve business goals or objectives.
This seminar discusses the nature of coaching as a sequence of activities and
conversations which provide employees with encouragement and feedback; the
goal is improved financial results. A coaching culture creates a positive impact on
organizational effectiveness as well as the quality of performance. This seminar is
based on Bill Kent’s doctorate dissertation with empirical data.
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B270: Be a Coach, Not a Boss
Learning Objectives:
• Describe how to motivate employees to reach their potential, improve
employee’s self-esteem.
• Establish respect from their employees through one on one interaction.
• Assess productivity, which generates positive bottom line profitability.
BUSINESS 270
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Bill Kent
It has been proven that to increase productivity in today’s employees; the
authoritarian management style is not effective. Today’s entrepreneurs must
formulate a new leadership style based on being a coach. This interactive
presentation with participants will provide new management techniques to
improve productivity generating an increase in profits.
B281: Water and Wellness
Learning Objectives:
• Explain the history, present state and future projections of new pool
construction.
• Demonstrate why creating swimmers is vital.
• Discuss our industry’s true competition for consumers’ discretionary
dollars.
• Discuss steps that each company can make to positively impact
profitability, the industry and society as a whole.
BUSINESS 281
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Lauren Stack
Our industry brings families to water. Water is the essential element for a
great backyard, and a healthy lifestyle. This course shows why and how our
industry can embrace this concept for gains in both the near and distant future.
B302: Pool Project Sales & Design, The
Interview
Learning Objectives:
• Define your client’s needs and wants.
• Distinguish yourself, your firm, and your services in the best light.
• Examine how to think differently about the design and sales process.
• Use value-based selling techniques to quickly discover who your clients
will buy from.
Learn to get to know your clients to best meet their needs and present your
products and services in the best light. Identify your unique attributes and
exceed expectations and minimum building standards to provide more value
and trust with your clients. Understand the “interview” sales approach to
discovering what your clients truly want and how to give it to them. Use certain
selling techniques to quickly find out what type of client you are dealing with
and who they will buy from.
BUSINESS 302
1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
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BUSINESS 306
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
David Peterson
Skip Phillips
B306: Elements of Litigation
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.
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.
BUSINESS 308
1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
Skip Phillips
B308: Attracting and Working with HighEnd Clients
Learning Objectives:
• Examine and appreciate the lifestyles of the clients.
• Distinguish yourself to compete at the highest level and exceed already
high expectations.
• Discuss how to elevate your own lifestyle to narrow the gap.
• Identify and become accustomed to dealing with much larger dollar
amounts.
Your portfolio would benefit from some high-end projects but you need to
convince those clients that you are the right person for the job. Get some insight
into the minds of high-end clients to gain an advantage over your competitors.
These two co-founders of GENESIS® will share their operating techniques and
secrets to success.
BUSINESS 321
1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
Greg Howard
B321: Company Valuation & Exit Strategy
Learning Objectives:
• Define ways to value any business – especially your own.
• List ways to improve the value of your own business.
• Discuss buying and selling companies and details of the acquisition
process.
• Develop an exit strategy to sell, retire, or transfer operational control
while still maintaining ownership.
What is your company worth today? To you? To your partner? To your
employees? To your heirs? To a buyer? Learn ways to make it worth more.
How do you value a business that you want to buy? Understand how to make
an offer and close once they say “yes.” How can you sell or transfer your
company and retire? If you are not ready to retire, you will be interested in
strategies that will let you work less and still have the business grow.
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B331: Job Costing for Profit Versus
Existence
BUSINESS 331
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
Brian Van Bower
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.
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.
B402: The Art in Closing More Deals –
Rethinking the Sales Process
Learning Objectives:
• Define Psychographics – the key to understanding today’s consumer
behavior.
• Discuss the concept - don’t sell – instead, help your client buy a product.
• Explain why no one wants a sales pitch – they want to choose the right
design and builder.
• Examine and get inspired and excited about the industry with a three
minute video collage of beautiful pools.
BUSINESS 402
2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
TBD
Consumer expectations have dramatically changed over the past five years.
Tap into this science and understand what drives consumer behavior. Use this
tool to develop a new approach to client interaction that eliminates the sales
pressure from both you and your clients – instead, turning the communication
into a valuable relationship that will close more deals.
B403: 3 P’s of Retailing to Increase
PROFIT!
Learning Objectives:
• Define effective purchasing strategies.
• Identify ways to effectively present products in the store to increase sales.
• Review low-cost and effective techniques to better promote retail store
profits.
Purchasing is the treasure hunt to find the best, most reliable, and “coolest”
stuff to stock your store. Once you have your products, how you Present and
Promote them is vital to maximize your Profit! This seminar will explore all the
“P’s” and offer experienced advice to dramatically increase your retail profit.
BUSINESS 403
1.30 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs
TBD
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BUSINESS 431
16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs
Michael Stone
B431: Markup & Profit
Learning Objectives:
• Define the basic formulas for computing full overhead, markup for new
construction, renovation, complete job costs, breakeven point, and more.
• Determine the appropriate markup for your business, sliding scale
markup, and margins.
• List details of good contracts with clients and subcontractors including
payment schedules.
• Identify the warning signs of potential problems with your projects and
business.
Companies that fail to plan, plan to fail. Understanding how to develop and
manage complete job costs that account for materials, labor, soft costs, overhead,
profit, equipment replacement costs, and other factors is critical to the success
of any business. Michael C. Stone, author of Markup & Profit: A Contractor’s
Guide, will use his 30+ years of construction experience to walk students through
the terms, details, formulas, and process of determining all financial factors that
must be considered in planning and cost estimating.
To those looking for the very best, factual information on design, engineering and
construction of swimming pools, spas, fountains and water features this is the place to
go. These are the best of the best individuals in the aquatics world. Whether you are a
person needing someone to work with you on a project or someone in the pool world
trying to be all you can be, this is the ultimate place to start and finish, period.
~Tim Coleman, Augusta Aquatics
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“Passion is the genesis of genius.”
~ Galileo Galilei
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Join us for the Event of the Year, as we take you back
to where it all began. The GENESIS® 20th Anniversary
Celebration will “wow” you, as our Family comes together
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with tours and a memorable night at Eberle Winery.
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BUILDING QUALIFICATIONS
FROM THE FOUNDATION
UP TO THE PINNACLE
• Eligibility: All SWD Registered meeting the additional requirements as defined in
the SWD Compendium
• Annual Fee: +$750 ($1500 total)
• Additional 10% (20% total) discount on 8+ hour schools
• All features listed below
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Associate
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• Eligibility: All GENESIS Graduates meeting the additional
requirements defined in the SWD Compendium
• Annual Fee: +$250 ($750 total)
• Additional 5% (10% total) discount on 8+ hour schools
• Additional features and benefits as defined in the SWD Compendium
• All features listed below
• Eligibility: Complete 150 hours of training including:
D101, D201/2/3/4, D211, D231, D271, E211, C201
• All features listed below
• Eligibility: Complete C201:
Basic Pool Construction
• Annual Fee: $500
Accept terms and conditions
• 5% Discount on 8+ hour schools
• 12 CEUs per year
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• Eligibility: Complete minimum
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See SWD Compendium for logo use and terms and conditions of memberships.
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Certifications
Genesis University™ credit hours satisfy the educational
requirements required for certifications within the Society of
Watershape Designers.. Furthermore, through its 2016 merger with
the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), GENESIS®
students and other industry professionals have the following
certification programs available to them:
GENESIS® Student
Any individual who successfully completes at least one GENESIS®
class.
GENESIS® Associate
An individual who successfully completes CONSTRUCTION 201:
Basic Pool Construction, pays the annual enrollment fee, and completes a
minimum of GENESIS®-approved 12 hours of CEUs each year.
GENESIS® Graduate Cirriculum
The GENESIS® curriculum addressing the
150-credit hour requirement of Certification
within the Society of Watershape Designers
is as follows::
DESIGN 101: Introduction to Perspective
Drawing
8:00 hrs
DESIGN 201: Measured Perspective, or
DESIGN 202: SketchUp, or
DESIGN 203: AutoCAD, or
DESIGN 204: Pool Studio
16:00 hrs
DESIGN 211: Elements of Design
16:00 hrs
DESIGN 231: Color Theory & Its Application
16:00 hrs
DESIGN 271: 20th Century Architectural
Styles
16:00 hrs
ENGINEERING 211: Basic Fluid Engineering
16:00 hrs
GENESIS® Graduate
An individual who has taken the 150 hours of courses required for
membership within the Society of Watershape DesignersCM , pays the
annual enrollment fee, and completes a minimum of GENESIS®-approved
12 hours of CEUs each year.
CONSTRUCTION 201: Basic Pool
Construction
24:00 hrs
The remaining 38 hours are electives to be
selected by the student.
Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®)
A 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.
The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program,
the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, is available
as a blended training program. The CPO® Certification program is also
eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Advanced Service Technician™ Training Courses leading to
ASTCM Certification
The educational standard for residential pool and spa service
professionals, ASTCM Certification is a comprehensive blend of online and
classroom training designed to provide service professionals with the
knowledge and skills to fully service residential pools and spas. ASTCM
Certification provides in-depth instruction on aquatic facility operation,
water treatment procedures, equipment servicing, business management
tactics, job-site risk management, workplace safety best practices,
equipment maintenance, installation and repair, aquatic structure types,
finishes, and local codes.
Graduate
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Classroom Code of Conduct
In support of our accreditation and to
respect our GENESIS® Family, including
other students, faculty, and staff, it is
important that all students follow these
simple rules.
1. Please be quietly seated at the
designated start time and at the end of
breaks, lunch, etc. Also, do not schedule
travel that will require an early departure
from the class. Credit for the program
requires complete attendance.
2. Please turn off phones, tablets, and
laptops, unless specifically authorized
by the instructor for classroom purposes.
Communication devices are distracting
to you, surrounding students, and the
instructor.
3. Presentations, books, manuals, and
handouts are copyright protected by
NSPF®, Genesis University™, and/or the
instructor. They shall not be reproduced
in any form. Photos, videos, and audio
recordings of presentations are not
allowed.
4. No part of any NSPF® or Genesis
University™ presentation or publication
may be reproduced, distributed, or
transmitted in any form or by any means,
including photocopying, recording, video,
audio, or other electronic or mechanical
methods, without prior permission.
5. Evaluation forms are required
from each student for all classes
offering CEUs. This is an ANSI/IACET
requirement and, more importantly, the
evaluations help guide the continuous
improvement of our programs and
instructors. Written permission, except
in the case of brief quotations embodied
in critical reviews and certain other
noncommercial uses permitted by
copyright law.
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Accreditation
NSPF® and Genesis University™ strongly believe that thirdparty accreditation is paramount to the quality and validity of
any educational system. With that in mind, we actively maintain
accreditations through multiple authorities but primarily through
IACET as described below.
Accreditation is serious business and difficult to attain. The ANSI/
IACET 1-2013 Standard for Continuing Education and Training
provides a framework that drives the quality of our programs from
responsibilities, controls, and program development to program
execution, assessment, and continuous improvement. IACET’s rules
even define minimum requirements for attendance duration versus
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned.
For these reasons (and basic respect for other students), we require
on-time attendance, professional conduct, and other rules to be
followed. Because we cannot control or monitor this at non-thirdparty accredited programs, we cannot provide credit for their
education. Obviously, we cannot accept credit for classes provided
by “self-accredited” educational programs.
International Association for Continuing
Education and Training (IACET)
NSPF® and Genesis University™ are accredited Authorized
Providers by IACET. We comply with the ANSI/IACET 1-2013
Standard for Continuing Education and Training, which
is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in
instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation we are
authorized to issue the IACET CEU.
The number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is calculated
as one (1) CEU equals ten (10) contact hours of learner interaction
with the content of the learning activity, which includes live and
online lectures, coursework, projects, exams, tours, travel, hands-on
field training, self-paced instruction, pre/post assignments, and/or
homework in support of a learning outcome. For more information,
please visit IACET online.
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American Institute of Architects (AIA)
We do not have specific AIA accreditation of our programs.
However, the AIA does accept applicable IACET CEUs and
students are encouraged to confirm the eligibility of specific
programs prior to signing up if the units will be used to maintain
licensure or other AIA certifications. For more information, please
visit the AIA online.
Association of Professional Landscape
Designers (APLD)
Several of our programs are accredited by the APLD for meeting
their continuing education requirements and APLD instructors
have lectured at some of our events. The APLD requires 30 hours of
continuing education every 3 years. For more information, please
visit the APLD online.
Florida Construction Industry Licensing
Board (CILB)
Several of our programs are accredited through the Florida
Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) and the International
Pool | Spa | Patio Expo by the CILB for meeting their continuing
education requirements. The CILB requires 14 hours of continuing
education every 2 years. For more information, please visit the
CILB online.
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
202.626.7300
www.aia.org
Denise Calabrese
2207 Forest Hills Drive,
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717.238.9780
www.apld.org
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
850.487.1395
www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/
pro/cilb/index.html
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Affiliations
GENESIS® in its drive to raise standards and improve the watershaping
industry, is a proud member of the following organizations:
ACI
ACI uses multiple committees to develop standards and building codes
relevant to the watershaping industry. Committee 318 is responsible for the
Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete which includes both cast-inplace and shotcrete placement methods. We are members of ACI and we support
and promote their codes.
ASA
ASA participates in the ACI committees and produces their own Position
Statements on best practices for shotcrete operations. We are members of ASA
and we support and promote their standards and guidelines.
APLD
APLD has participated in teaching programs through Genesis University™
and they accept our programs for their members’ continuing education
requirements.
BSW
BSW translates to the Federal Association for Swimming Pools & Wellness
in Germany. Primarily focused on the residential market, they educate and
connect builders, owners, architects, and other professionals similar to the way
GENESIS® connects its members. They also host an annual tradeshow: Aquanale
which had approximately 26,600 visitors from 117 countries in 2017! We support
our international connections through this prestigious organization.
Carecraft
Carecraft is a group of independent pool professionals who have joined
together for the purpose of promoting the highest standards of continuing
education, providing exceptional Member service, and using their collective
buying power to secure the best available pricing on pool, spa, and backyard
components. They were the first group to identify Genesis University™ as their
primary educational partner and we continue to teach classes at their annual
meeting.
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FSPA
The Florida Swimming Pool Association has utilized Genesis University™
education for their annual conferences.
MPG
MPG is a global network of elite custom pool builders operating with a
strong commitment to high quality, customer service, and good business ethics.
They have teamed with Genesis University™ as their primary educational
partner committing to a long-term strategy of training for all of their members.
NPC
NPC has included Genesis University™ education in their annual conference
for several years and we look forward to continuing that tradition this year in
San Diego!
NSPF®
NSPF®’s mission is to encourage healthier living by increasing aquatic
activity through education and research. Genesis University™ is part of NSPF® in
addition to their own education, certification, and annual World Aquatic Health
Conference.
NESPA
NESPA supports their members with education, training, legislation,
technical, code, and other assistance. Genesis University™ has supported these
efforts through programs at The Pool and Spa Show hosted annually in Atlantic
City, NJ. We continue to build that relationship and they recently hosted our first
CONSTRUCTION 281 Major Renovations program at their headquarters.
PHTCC
PHTCC is a national association of companies, organizations, and
individuals involved in the aquatic leisure industry of Canada. They also host the
Annual Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo where Genesis University™
has provided education and training.
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Genesis UniversityTM Faculty
Anthony Archer-Wills
President of Anthony Archer-Wills, LLC in
Copake Falls, NY
aaw@archerwills.com
www.archerwills.com
Author of The Water Gardener, Water
Power, and Designing Water Gardens. In 2008, he received the
Joseph McCloskey Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Art and
Craft of Watershaping, awarded by WaterShapes magazine.
Anthony Archer-Wills is one of the world’s foremost
authorities on water gardening, responsible for developing
many of the new techniques used in the construction of
ponds with both concrete and flexible liners. He started
his own aquatic nursery and pond construction business
in the mid-1960s, and was subsequently invited by the
Agricultural Training Board and British Association of
Landscape Industries to train companies working in
landscape design and construction. Archer-Wills wrote
the leading books on the subject – The Water Gardener and
Designing Water Gardens – and has lectured extensively
worldwide.
Benjamin Lasseter
President of Operations at Design Ecology in Austin, TX
512.326.2193
info@designecologyaustin.com
www.designecologyaustin.com
Benjamin is President of Operations
at Design Ecology, a Landscape Architecture firm
specializing in luxury residential master plans centered
around swimming pools and aquatic features. Benjamin
co-founded Design Ecology in 2011 with Scott Cummings,
RLA with a vision of creating cohesive spaces designed and
built with a singular cohesive plan that blends nature and
aquatics harmoniously.
After completing his undergraduate Horticulture
degree at Texas A&M in 2003 Benjamin began working
in pool construction business in Central Texas where
he was introduced to designing and building pools and
landscapes.
As President of Operations, Benjamin oversees the
implementation of the plans that are developed by his
business partner and staff in the design office. Bill Kent, Ph.D.
CEO of Team Horner in Fort Lauderdale, FL
954.772.6966
bkent@teamhorner.com
www.teamhorner.com
• B.S. University of Cincinnati
• MBA Xavier University, Ph.D. Keiser University
Dr. Bill Kent is the entrepreneurial CEO of the Team
Horner Group of companies, an integrated manufacturer,
wholesale distributor, and global exporter of swimming
pool products. Bill has served in several nonprofit
organizations and was national president of the U.S.
swimming pool industry’s national trade association in
1996. In 2015, Bill’s company received national recognition
from the American Psychological Association for having a
psychologically healthy workplace; Bill currently serves on
the Board of Trustees of Keiser University, a Florida-based
University with over 20,000 students on 16 campuses, the
National Swimming Pool Foundation®, the International
Swimming Hall of Fame, and the Florida Swimming Pool
Association. In June 2015, Bill received his Doctorate in
Business Administration with a concentration in Global
Business. Bill completed the transition of company
ownership to his employees in December, 2015.
Bruce Dunn
President of Mission Pools in Escondido, CA
760.743.2605
bruce@missionpools.com
www.missionpools.com
Dunn is the Owner and President of
several businesses, including Mission Pools of Escondido.
His companies employ 180 people in pool construction,
service, and sales. Mission Pools is the builder of over
12,000 swimming pools, spas, and water features. Bruce is
a graduate of the California State University in San Luis
Obispo, California, and the Harvard University Graduate
School of Business OPM program. He has served on the
Board of Directors for three separate community banks
in Southern California. Bruce has served two terms as
chairman of the Master Pools Guild and ten years as
Chairman of California’s Swimming Pool Educational
Council, SPEC and is a member of the National Swimming
Pool Foundation® Board of Directors.
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Brian Van Bower,
SWD Master
Charles E. Hess Jr., RLA,
ASLA
President of Aquatic Consultants, Inc. in Miami,
FL; Ambassador and Co-founder of GENESIS®
305.383.7266
brian@aquaticconsultantsinc.com
www.aquaticconsultantsinc.com
Principal of Hess Landscape Architects in
Lansdale, PA
215.855.5530
chess@hessla.com • www.hessla.com
Bower has more than 45 years of professional
experience in the pool and spa industry. He is currently
active with two companies: He is President of Aquatic
Consultants, Inc., an international consulting and
design firm specializing in upscale and unusual pool
and waterscape designs and he is also Ambassador and
co-founder of GENESIS®. Bower holds a Florida State
Commercial Pool Contractors license (inactive), served the
former National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI) in various
capacities since 1979 including President of Region VII
(Florida), NSPI National Vice President, Region VII, and
he was inducted into the NSPI, Region VII Hall of Fame
in 1994. He chaired the NSPI International Design Award
Committee from 1997-1999. Bower has won more than 100 industry design awards
and he and his company’s work have been featured in
many national periodicals, magazines and television
shows including Bob Vila’s Home Again television show,
Florida Home and Garden magazine, CNN News, Florida
Lifestyles TV show, NBC News, CBS News Sunday
Morning Show 8/2007 & 8/2008, CNBC On The Money
2006, PBS National Television “Spotlight on Safety”
segment, Homebuilding Digest show on Home & Garden
Television, Architectural Digest, Florida Architecture
(front cover), Tycoon, The New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel,
Millionaire, Pool and Spa Living, and Florida Trend.
His expertise and projects are regularly featured in the
industry trade publications, Home Magazine’s TV Show,
Ambiance Piscines (France) and Aqua. He has contributed
to SPLASH magazine in Australia and his work was
prominently featured in the tabletop book, “Dream Pools”
by Deborah Dietsch in 2002. For four years Brian was host
of his own weekly radio show, “All About Pools and Spas”
in South Florida. His firm has projects in Africa, Sri Lanka,
Greece, Colombia, all through the Caribbean, British & US
Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and all across
the US.
• B.A. Ornamental Horticulture, Delaware Valley College
• Masters of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
• Member of GENESIS® Education Council
Chuck Hess established his eponymous firm in
1998, and has operated as Founding Principal since the
firm’s inception. The firm’s design ethos is rooted in the
creation of exterior spaces which complement and marry
architecture with the natural environment.
After completing his undergraduate studies in
Ornamental Horticulture at Delaware Valley College in
1988, Chuck received a Masters of Landscape Architecture
from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Before
founding the firm, Chuck worked at a large, internationally
recognized design firm, and then later at a smaller
Philadelphia-region design/build firm. As lead-designer, Chuck is involved in all projects
undertaken by the firm. He has over 20 years of experience
completing high-end residential commissions. Chuck
especially enjoys interacting with clients, other design
professionals, and contractors during the design and
construction process.
Chris Gregory
Owner of Eco-Pools Inc in Toronto, ON
855-326-7665
chris@eco-pools.ca
www.eco-pools.ca
Chris is the owner of Eco-Pools Inc.,
a company based in Toronto, Canada with a focus on
environmental and energy efficiency. Since 1988 Chris
has designed and built in both Canada and Australia for
the residential and commercial sectors as well as the film
industry. His work has been featured on HGTV as well as
sitting on the editorial advisory board for Outdoor Lifestyle
Magazine with numerous published articles.
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David B. Duensing
President of David B. Duensing & Associates, Inc. in
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Owner of Aquatic Construction Services, LLC
904.380.6843
dave@dbduensing.com
www.dbduensing.com
www.aquaticCS.com
• First President of The National
• Association of Pond Professionals
David B. Duensing & Associates, Inc., one of the most
active, experienced and respected design and consulting
firms in the worldwide water garden and water feature
industry since 1989. Their focus is helping landowners
and professionals envision and create exceptional aquatic
and land environments for personal and public enjoyment,
serving as the ultimate resource of knowledge, capabilities,
and creativity. Aquatic Construction Services, LLC.,
founded 2006, focuses on the construction of very detailed
and, at times, extreme water features and waterfalls, as
well as remarkable natural stone and coral installation.
David, working alongside Anthony Archer-Wills, was the
contractor responsible for logistics and construction of the
ponds and naturally filtered swimmable pools featured in
the 2014 Animal Planet production, Poolmasters. David
is past president of the National Association of Pond
Professionals (NAPP), and writes and speaks for industry
publications and associations.
David J. Peterson, P.E.,
SWD Master
President/CEO of Watershape Consulting, Inc. in Solana Beach, CA
Education Council Chairman for GENESIS®
858.720.1001
dave@watershapeconsulting.com
www.watershapeconsulting.com
• B.S. Civil Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Peterson is President/CEO of Watershape Consulting,
Inc., an international planning, design, and engineering
firm providing owners, architects, contractors, and the
legal profession with services relating to residential,
commercial, and institutional pools, spas, and water
features. He obtained his B.S. Civil Engineering at Cal
Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a licensed engineer in several
states. Peterson has been in the watershaping industry
since 1994 when he began his career designing life support
systems for large aquariums and marine mammal exhibits. He was Vice President Engineering at Polaris Pool Systems
where he developed and patented several products. He
is a prolific writer and is actively involved with trade
organizations and code development.
Don Gatzke, AIA
David Penton,
SWD Master
Principal at Fluid Dynamics Pool and Spa Inc. in Fullerton, CA
714.213.8047
dave@fluiddynamicspools.com
www.fluiddynamicspools.com
Penton is known for his attention to detail, honesty
and innovation with mechanical systems as his specialty.
He is constantly pushing the envelope to maximize energy
efficiency and find innovative equipment and plumbing
solutions for a project. Fluid Dynamics is involved in some
of the highest profile pool construction projects within the
Los Angeles area to exclusive clientele. Penton completed
the educational requirements to achieve the GENESIS®’
Society of Watershape Designers (SWD).
Professor at University of Texas Arlington;
Arlington, TX
682.551.3874
gatzke@exchange.uta.edu
Donald Gatzke is an architect and
educator with more than 35 years in the profession.
Practicing in multiple states, he has been a member of
the architecture faculty at Tuskegee University, Tulane
University and the University of Texas at Arlington. He
served as Dean of the Tulane School of Architecture from
1997-2004 and the School of Architecture at UT Arlington
from 2004-2014 and now continues to teach and practice
architecture. A graduate of the School of Architecture and
Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
Don was named a University “Distinguished Alumnus”
in 2012. In 2014 he was honored by the Texas Society
of Architects for “extraordinary contributions to the
profession through the visionary leadership of architectural
education.” In addition to his professional activities,
Gatzke is active in several professional and community
organizations, including AIA Dallas and AIA Fort Worth,
and the La Bajada Urban Youth Farm.
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Eric D. Groft, FASLA
Feras Irikat
Principal of Oehme van Sweden Landscape Architecture (OvS) in Washington, DC
202.546.7575
egroft@ovsla.com
www.ovsla.com
Director of Design & Marketing for Lunada Bay Tile;
Harbor City, CA
310.498.6454
Feras@LunadaBayTile.com
lunadabaytile.com
• B.A. Geography / Environmental Science, Shippensburg
University of Pennsylvania
• Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
Eric Groft has over 30 years of experience in residential,
commercial, and institutional work. He maintains a passion
for horticulture and is committed to preserving the legacy
of OvS while shepherding its continual evolution. His body
of work frequently centers on water - pools, fountains,
walls, jets, ponds, and waterfalls. His design credits include
a 65’ waterfall with weirs, rills, and flumes, as well as a
25’ hand-hewn operable water wheel in northern New
England. Mr. Groft is widely recognized as an industry
leader in environmental and wetland restoration, and
shoreline stabilization and revetment. He is a Cap fellow of
the American Society of Landscape Architects and was an
adjudicator for Luxury Pools’ Pinnacle Awards.
• B.A. Interior Design, San Francisco State University
• MA family and consumer sciences
• Advanced graduate work and research in Color Theory and
Color Psychology
• Professional Interior Designer
Feras Irikat is the director of design and marketing for
Lunada Bay Tile, a leader in the design and production of
handcrafted glass, stone, metal, wood and ceramic tiles.
An expert tile designer in all mediums, Irikat holds a
bachelor’s degree in interior design and a master’s degree
in family and consumer sciences from San Francisco State
University where he also did advanced graduate work
and research in color theory and color psychology. He has
taught color theory, applications and psychology at SFSU,
UC Santa Cruz extension, West Valley College, and at
design seminars around the world.
His expertise in color theory and color psychology
enables him to design and mix color palettes effectively
and help to define and guide color trends in tile and home
design.
Ernest Blatchley
Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and
Ecological Engineering at Purdue University
765.494.0316
blatch@purdue.edu
Ernest (Chip) R. Blatchley III is a Professor
at Purdue University with a joint appointment in the School
of Civil Engineering and the Division of Environmental
& Ecological Engineering. He received his B.S. in Civil
Engineering from Purdue University, with M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, also
in Civil (Environmental) Engineering. Professor Blatchley
and his students conduct research in the general area of
Physico/Chemical Processes of Environmental Engineering,
with particular emphasis on the fundamental behavior of
disinfection processes.
Greg Andrews
President of Greg Andrews Tile, Inc. in Agoura Hills,
CA
Co-founder of National Tile and Stone Authority, Inc., Winnetka, Ca
805-341-5570
greg@nationaltsa.org
Greg is a nationally recognized and award winning
glass mosaic specialist and pool tile expert.
Starting as a tile installer in 1973, working in residential
and commercial work, Greg became fascinated with glass
mosaics and shifted his focus to roman tubs, domes and
murals, which eventually led him to his first all tile pool
in 1994. This began a 20+ year relationship with the pool
industry and to date Greg has completed hundreds of all
tile pools, spas and water features.
While keeping active in installations, Greg’s focus
in the past decade has slowly turned towards industry
involvement in the form of teaching, lecturing, training
and consulting. He’s also manages a pool tile technical
committee through National Tile and Stone Authority, an
industry organization that he co-founded.
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Greg Howard
James Amburgey, Ph.D.
President/CEO of Carecraft, Inc. in Carlsbad, CA
949.373.3320
greg@carecraft.com
www.carecraft.com
Associate Professor at UNC Charlotte
704.687.1214
jeamburg@uncc.edu
• B.S. College of Agriculture, Colorado State University
• Over 30 years in the pool industry, Chairman of A Builder’s
Council
Greg Howard entered the pool industry in 1981 when
he was involved with the Spa Wand Company which was
sold to Polaris in 1986. He joined Polaris as a Shareholder
and Vice President of Operations and eventually assumed
the role of President/CEO and worked in that capacity until
2004. Greg joined Carecraft and became the President/CEO
in 2006, reorganizing and growing the company into the
largest buying group in the industry. He is an expert in
operations, business strategies, and organizing personnel
and systems to grow companies.
Helena Arahuete,
NCARB
Principal of Lautner Associates Helena Arahuete Architect in Playa Del Rey, CA
310.577.7783
lautnerassoc@earthlink.net
www.lautnerassociates.com
• M.A. Architecture, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Member of GENESIS® Education Council
Arahuete began working with world renowned
architect John Lautner in 1971. She served as Project
Architect on numerous Lautner projects, and rose to
become the Chief Architect in John Lautner’s office until his
passing in 1994. She continues to develop state-of-the-art
contemporary organic projects that are sculpted right out
of their unique site’s environment. Her past and current
projects are located in the States of California, Idaho,
Michigan, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska and Australia. Arahuete
has been published extensively throughout the world and
continues to asked to lecture at a variety of institutions.
• Ph.D.,Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental
Engineering, 2002
• M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental
Engineering, 2000
• B.S.C.E., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Civil
Engineering, 1998
Dr. James Amburgey is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned
his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from
Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, and he completed two years
of Post-doctoral research at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) as an APHL Emerging Infectious
Diseases Research Fellow.
James G. Robyn, BA,
MBA
CEO of BioNova® Natural Pools
507.246.6682
james@bionovanaturalpools.com
www.bionovanaturalpools.com
• B.A. Astrogeophysics from Colgate University
• MBA in International Management with a concentration in
German
James Robyn is the CEO of BioNova® Natural Pools
with over 40 years of experience in the swimming pool
industry. James consults on chemical-free Natural
Swimming Pools (NSPs) focusing on both aesthetic
elements and on the technology of the constructed
wetlands that clarify and purify the bathing water.
His firm provides support to a network of licensed
professionals promoting residential Natural Swimming
Pools. Robyn has also been a leader involved in the design,
planning, installation and maintenance of the first public
natural swimming pool in North America at the City of
Minneapolis’ Webber Park.
A graduate of Colgate University with a degree
in Astrogeophysics, Robyn also holds an MBA in
International Management.
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Janet Lennox Moyer
Jimmy Reed
President of Jan Moyer Design, LLC in Brunswick, NY
518.235.4756
jan@janmoyerdesign.com
www.janmoyerdesign.com
President of Rock Solid Tile, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA
818.222.1031
jreed@rocksolidtile.com
www.rocksolidtile.com
Author of The Landscape Lighting Book and She
Paints With Light, Volume 2
Janet Lennox Moyer, IALD, an internationally known
lighting designer. As a recipient of many design awards,
she has also she judged lighting competitions, been
published extensively in magazines, newspapers, and
books and has taught all over the world since serving as
teaching assistant for her undergraduate lighting course at
Michigan State University.
Moyer’s practice has included interior, commercial,
and residential lighting, but her emphasis shifted to
landscape lighting in 1983. Moyer taught landscape
lighting at UC Berkeley and Rutgers University in the
Landscape Continuing Education for many years. Moyer
had also studied plant identification, plant propagation
and pathology, garden design and layout at UC Berkeley,
Merritt College, and local Extension courses for years.
Some of her lighting projects include of Levi Plaza (San
Francisco); the Detroit Civic Center; several city blocks in
downtown Tacoma, Washington for Pierce Transit and
many others.
Reed is President of Rock Solid Tile, Inc. and has
earned the reputation as being among one of the elite
contractors in the luxury home building industry. With
extensive experience and expertise, Rock Solid specializes
in glass mosaic tile installations, featuring all glass tile
swimming pools, spas and water features. Reed relentlessly
stays on the cutting edge of industry installation products
and procedures by attending and participating in shows,
seminars and workshops around the world.
Jason Jovaag
CEO and Principal of Hammerhead International in
Las Vegas, NV
702.646.4275
jason@hammerheadintl.com
www. hammerheadintl.com
Jason Jovaag is President / CEO of Hammerhead
International, a design, engineer, fabrication, and
installation of underwater windows. Jason’s “Turn
Key” water containment, leak-free glazing is what
makes Hammerhead International an industry leader in
underwater windows across the globe amongst many
Zoos and Aquariums. Jason has integrated his extensive
knowledge from working with underwater windows and
have created an innovative demand in the pool and spa
industry.
Joan Roca, SWD Master
Owner of Imerzion Corp.; Panama
joan@joanroca.com
Joan Roca started in the swimming pool
industry in 1975 and earned his Industrial
Engineering degree in 1984. Joan has been a
member of the APSP since 1982, Certified Pool Operator by
NSPF® in 1986 and Certified Pool Instructor in 1988. In the
ensuing years, he continued his education through more
than 200 industry seminars and educational programs.
In 2003 he started with GENESIS® and became an SWD
Master. In 2006 Pool & Spa News honored Joan Roca as a
Master Pool Designer in 2008 and 2014 and his work has
been internationally recognized and awarded on many
occasions. In 2013 he obtained a Master’s Degree in INCAE
Business School and moved his head office to Panama
City creating IMERZION CORP the new prestigious pool
company by signature of JOAN ROCA MASTER POOL
DESIGNER.
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Kate Wiseman, MLA
Leslie G. Reed
Principal Landscape Designer at Sage Outdoor Designs in San Diego, CA
619.618.6410
kate@sageoutdoordesigns.com
www.sageoutdoordesigns.com
President and Principal Engineering Geologist of Geotechnical Exploration Inc. in San Diego, CA
858.549.7222
lesreedgei@yahoo.com
www.GEI-SD.com
• Bachelor’s degree, Botany, University of California at Berkeley
• Masters of Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona’s School
of Environmental Design
• Member of GENESIS® Education Council
• B.S. Geology, University of California
• M.S. Geology, University of California
• Registered Geologist, California and Arizona, Certified
Engineering Geologist, California
Wiseman is the Principal landscape designer at
Sage Outdoor Designs, a firm specializing in beautiful
residential landscapes in Southern California. Wiseman’s
designs have been widely published both locally and
nationally and she has been recognized in San Diego Home
and Garden Lifestyles “Gardens of the Year” contest four
times, including the grand prize winning design in 2007.
Wiseman authors a blog focused on water-wise garden
design and outdoor living.
Reed co-founded Geotechnical Exploration upon
returning from the Trans Alaska Pipeline Project where
he served as Senior Below Ground Engineer between the
Yukon River and the Brooks Range. His primary task was
to cross 8 rivers below ground while they were frozen
solid. His greatest technical interest lies in surface and
groundwater flow as they relate to the destabilization of
bearing soil and geologic conditions. Due to Geotechnical
Explorations reputation as problem solvers for adverse
below ground conditions, 5 to 50 million dollar single
family home projects have become a major part of their
work for the last 25 years. The outdoor living spaces
associated with such projects, including swimming pools
and waterscape features, are always beautiful and unique
but are often very challenging. Reed has lectured and
published extensively including the mapping and naming
of the most critically expansive clay unit in San Diego
County of Southern California.
Kevin Ruddy,
SWD Master
President and Founder of Omega Pool Structures, Inc. in Toms River, NJ (Since 1984).
732.255.0231
kevin@omegapoolstructures.com
www.omegapoolstructures.com
• B.S. University of Nevada Las Vegas / East Stroudsburg
University
Omega Pool Structures, Inc. is a design, engineering,
and consulting firm with a construction division that
provides professional services focused on the specialized
applications and techniques used in indoor/outdoor
residential, commercial, and special needs facilities.
Omega consults throughout the country with homeowners,
architects, landscape architects, engineers, and builders.
Ruddy has been at the forefront of the indoor swimming
pool industry for the past 28 years and has advised to
help ensure that each project is built with foresight and
precision. Ruddy received the Humanitarian Award for his
service and contributions pertaining to a therapeutic indoor
swimming facility for the ARC Association (People with
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).
Michael Nantz,
SWD Master
President of Elite Concepts, Inc. in Lewisville, TX.
214.222.1225
mike@eliteconceptsinc.com
www.eliteconceptsinc.com
• Advisory Board Chairman for GENESIS®
Nantz is President of Elite Concepts, Inc., an
international, progressive design firm in the Dallas, Texas
area since 1991. He has worked throughout the U.S.,
Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Mexico designing beautiful
pools and outdoor spaces. Considered one of the
industry’s most creative designers, Nantz is frequently
retained by Architects, pool builders and other industry
professionals for design and construction services.
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Paolo Benedetti,
SWD Master
Michael Stone
Owner of Construction Programs & Results, Inc. in Camas, WA.
888.944.0044
michael@markupandprofit.com
www.markupandprofit.com
• Graduate of Eastern Oregon University with emphasis on
Construction Business Management and Computer Science.
Michael has more than five decades of experience
in the building and remodeling industry. Starting as a
“gopher” in his father’s construction company in the early
50’s, Michael has worked in the trade since 1957. He carried
a plumbing license for 14 years and worked in a variety of
other building trades. Michael has taken more than 3700
remodeling sales calls and sold or worked on over 1500
homes and commercial buildings. He was the National
Association of Home Builders National Remodeler of the
Month in February, 1983. A frequent speaker at national,
regional and state conventions on construction business
management, estimating, sales and the use of computers in
remodeling and new construction.
Peter Davidson
President of Current Systems, Inc. in Ventura, CA
866.372.8886
pdavidson@current-systems.com
www.current-systems.com
Davidson started his testing with a plywood test
tank in a carport in Malibu, Calif. and resulted in two
test pattern pumping systems that were patented in
the 1980’s and have become the forerunners of today’s
Riverflow Pump System. Over the years, Davidson has
developed various nozzles, manifolds, suction grates
and sumps, designed to deliver optimum flow capacities
safely. Davidson’s pursuit has been focused on highvolume rather than high-pressure as a means to provide
appropriate current for a variety of applications. Current
Systems, Inc. also pioneered the introduction of variable
frequency drives in the swimming pool industry. Principal / Designer for Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa in Morgan Hill, CA
408.776.8220
paolob@aquatictechnology.com
www.aquatictechnology.com
• B.S. Business Management, San Jose State University
• Administrator of GENESIS® Forum
Benedetti founded Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa,
an international consulting and design firm specializing
in high-end residential and commercial projects. He is an
artist, watershape architect, general and pool contractor,
expert witness, and consultant to owners, architects,
landscape architects, and builders throughout the world.
He is a prolific writer, authoring articles for various trade
magazines and administering the GENESIS® Forum with
his acute attention to detail and robust experience in
construction details, means, and methods.
Randy Dukes
Technical Sales Director, Aquavations Corp in
Miami, FL
727.595.6509
randy@aquavations.com
www.npconline.org
• Serves on the Research and Technical Manual Committees of
the NPC
• Author of Pool Surfaces, Problems, and Solutions, now in its
7th edition
Dukes is regarded as one of the foremost authorities
in the pool plaster industry relating to deterioration,
discoloration, and staining phenomenon that are
commonly associated with cement-based pool coatings. He
has served as a moderator and keynote speaker for many
of the National Plasterers Conventions starting in 1992, and
has instructed courses on “The Science of Cementitious
Pool Finishes, Startups, and Maintenance.” Dukes has
spent a considerable amount of time traveling throughout
the U.S. researching and identifying pool surface problems
and their relationship to application, water chemistry, and
chemical abuse.
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Richard C. Kremer
Designer/Project Manager at Watershape Consulting,
Inc. in Solana Beach, CA
858.720.1001
richard@watershapeconsulting.com
www.watershapeconsulting.com
• Mastered AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, Revit, and other
AutoDesk products.
• Currently pursuing a degree in Architecture
Kremer has been on the leading edge of high-end
residential and commercial pool design for the last 6 years
under the direction of David Peterson at Watershape
Consulting. Moving forward with the design industry,
he’s integrated drawings from hand sketches to AutoCAD
through to full BIM modeling in Revit. He is proficient
with architectural and structural detailing as well as
coordinating multiple CAD files both internally and with
several external consultants simultaneously.
Rick Chafey,
SWD Master
Roger Soares, II,
SWD Master
President at Hydroscapes, LLC in Scottsdale, AZ
480.837.6844
hydroscapes@cox.net
www.hydroscapes.com
Award-winning designer and constructor of luxury
pools, spas and water features Soares has more than 30
years of construction experience including construction
of custom homes in San Diego CA, Aspen CO,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York with a strong
base in commercial and industrial concrete and plumbing.
Celebrating its 16th year of operation, Soares with the help
of his wife and business partner Sheri, build and/or design
an average of 6-20 projects a year and is able to provide the
personal attention their upscale clientele deserve. Known
for the creation of innovative pool designs that are in sync
with every part of a landscape, Hydroscapes installations
include intricate and complex design solutions for the most
challenging terrains and has served clients throughout the
United States and internationally.
Co-Owner of Red Rock Contractors in Mesa, AZ
480.539.0111
rickc@buildredrock.com
www.buildredrock.com
• B.S. in Construction Engineering & Management from Arizona
State University
• GENESIS® Advisory Board Member
Rick Chafey is the co-owner of the international award
winning group of companies; Red Rock Contractors, Red
Rock Pools and Spas, and Red Rock Design founded in
1998. He received his Bachelors of Science in Construction
Engineering & Management as an award-winning graduate
from Arizona State University in 1995. Upon graduation
Rick was hired as the Director of Construction for local
manufacturing company, completing multiple projects
in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado ranging
from 150,000 sf. manufacturing plants to retail centers,
residential subdivision developments, and commercial
remodels and tenant improvements. Rick has taken his
education and his real life experience and applied it to his
group of companies; helping to develop one of the most
complete Luxury Design/Build organizations doing work
nationally and internationally. Rick, is a Master Member
of the Society of Water Shape Designers and also serves on
the GENESIS® Advisory Board. Red Rock has had multiple
projects profiled on HGTV, Discovery Channel and Fox
News, etc. They have been named by Pool and Spa News
as a “Master of Design” and have had projects grace the
covers of Aqua Magazine, Pool and Spa News, Luxury
Pools, and Phoenix Home and Garden.
Ryan Avery
Owner at AveryToday, Inc.
303.872.0431
ryan@averytoday.com
ryanavery.com
Ryan Avery is one of the Millennial
generation’s most profound speakers on generational
leadership and strategic communication. At age 25, Ryan
became the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking
in history, competing against more than 30,000 contestants
from 116 countries to claim the 2012 World Championship
for Toastmasters International. Ryan has delivered
keynotes and trainings on every continent in the world,
is an Emmy-award winning journalist, and best-selling
author. Ryan currently lives in the United States with his
wife Chelsea and daughter Atlas. He is the highly soughtafter keynote speaker at conferences and for conducting
company-wide trainings on the power of strategic
communication and generational leadership.
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Scott Hester, P.E.
President of Counsilman • Hunsaker in St. Louis, MO
314.894.1245
www.counsilmanhunsaker.com
• B.S. Civil Engineering, Southern Illinois University,
Carbondale, IL
• Principal-in-Charge of monitoring project development;
reviewing shop drawings; and coordinating construction issues
with the project architect, construction manager, swimming pool
contractor, and other key project personnel.
As President of the Counsilman • Hunsaker team,
Scott is responsible for leading the daily operations of
the company. He provides comprehensive industry
experiences in all aspects of Counsilman• Hunsaker
including business development, design and engineering,
quality control and facility operations and services. Known
as a high-integrity, energetic leader Scott has a diverse
portfolio of experience in aquatic facilities spanning all
market sectors.
Scott is also a recognized leader in the aquatics
industry and has shared this knowledge by providing
educational based presentations throughout the country. A
past recipient of the Aquatics International Power 25 award
and has also published numerous articles ranging in topics
from aquatic facility design to facility operations.
Scot Hunsaker
CEO of Ardent Group in Chesterfield, MO
636.778.9893
scot@ardentgroup.com
www.ardentgroup.com
Scot Hunsaker purchased a small engineering firm
operating as a sole proprietorship from his father. That
firm, Counsilman • Hunsaker , has designed aquatic
facilities, including Olympic venues, all over the world.
During his tenure as CEO and owner, he grew
Counsilman • Hunsaker ’s revenue by a factor of 7,
quadrupled the number of employees, opened 4 new
offices in the US and went from being licensed to operate in
10 states to operating in all 50 plus 3 Canadian provinces.
He sold Counsilman-Hunsaker to the employees for
cash in 2012. He has spoken on the topic of ownership
thinking across the US and internationally. He is also the
author of 30 published articles. He also serves on several
boards of directors. In 2013, he formed Ardent Consulting
whose mission is to help CEOs and Business owners
prepare for their ultimate transition with a particular focus
of teaching employees how to think like owners.
Skip Phillips,
SWD Master
President of Questar Pools and Spas, Inc. in
Escondido, CA
Ambassador and Co-founder of GENESIS®
760.738.5100
skip@questarpools.com
www.questarpools.com
Skip Phillips is one of the world’s most renowned
designers and builders of custom swimming pools, spas
and other forms of aquatic architecture. His design firm,
Questar Pools and Spas, has been retained internationally
on acclaimed and award-winning works of art for decades,
and his attention to detail and high standards is secondto-none. His rise to public prominence first crystallized
in 1993 when The Robb Report declared him “the world’s
most influential swimming pool designer.” Since then he
has received almost-constant coverage in trade magazines,
television segments including multiple HGTV appearances,
newspapers and prestigious national publications
including Better Homes & Gardens, New York Times,
Millionaire, Tycoon, Architectural Digest, and The Wall
Street Journal.
In recent years, his high-flying profile has spread
internationally through sources including Germany’s
IQ magazine, Canada’s World’s Best, the Italian design
journal Piscine Oggi, and by way of his live educational
presentations in Italy, Australia, Bali and Germany.
Many regard him as the world’s leading authority on
vanishing edge design (his vanishing-edge program was
recently accepted for Continuing Education Units for the
Architectural Institute of British Columbia.) Phillips has
provided expert witness services for over 350 construction
defect cases and is regularly interviewed for magazines
throughout the world. Prior to co-founding Genesis 3, Inc.,
Phillips was active with the National Spa and Pool Institute
(NSPI), serving as National President and hosting the first
Congressional reception for the pool and spa industry in
Washington, DC in 1993.
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Steve Gutai
Director of Product Development: Hydraulics & Heating Systems for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. in Vista, CA
707.695.5950
steve.gutai@zodiac.com
www.zodiac.com
• B.S. Economics, University of San Francisco
Specializes in product development and marketing
of swimming pool equipment such as pumps, filters, and
heating systems. Over 20 years in the swimming pool
industry with extensive experience in technical education
and standards writing.
Gutai has over 20 years of experience in the industry
developing products, teaching technical subjects, and
serving on standards writing committees. He has written
articles on technical subjects such as pumps, motors,
filtration, valve technology, and hydraulics that have
been published in every major pool trade journal in
North America. His education programs have spanned
the globe and he brings a unique background of product
development, sales, and marketing to the team.
Terry Brannon, P.E.
President of The Brannon Corporation in Tyler, TX
903.597.2122
tbrannon@brannoncorp.com
www.brannoncorp.com
• B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at
Arlington
• Specializes in water conveyance and treatment, aquatics,
hydraulic and structural engineering
Brannon began his career in public works, beginning
with the Cities of Irving and Tyler, Texas before founding
The Brannon Corporation. He continues to specialize
in public works projects but the firm has carved out an
aquatic niche using their expertise in water conveyance
and treatment and structural design. Brannon is licensed
in several states and sits on the Board of Directors for two
international corporations.
Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D.
CEO of the U.S. National Swimming Pool Foundation®
719.540.9119
tom.lachocki@nspf.org
www.nspf.org
• B.S. Lock Haven University
• Ph.D. Louisiana State University
Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D. serves as the CEO of the
National Swimming Pool Foundation® since 2003.
Everything NSPF® does help more people live happier
and healthier lives. They do this with educational
programs including: Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®)
certification, Genesis UniversityTM Society of Watershape
Designer™ certifications, Advanced Service Technician™
training and certification, World Aquatic Health™
Conference, and dozens of online training courses. NSPF®
has also funds programs that prevents drowning, disease,
chemical exposure, and injuries, fund swim lessons, and
science-based national codes.
Prior to joining NSPF®, Tom was Director of Product
Development with BioLab. He is co-inventor on 8 patents
and has been named by Aquatics International three times
as one of the 25 most influential people in aquatics. Tom
earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Louisiana
State University and a B.S. from Lock Haven University.
William T. Drakeley, Jr.,
SWD Master
Principal and founder of Drakeley Pool Company
Principal and founder of Drakeley Industries in Bethlehem, CT
203.263.7919
bill@drakeleypools.com
www.drakeleypools.com
• B.S. Business Administration, Northeastern University, Boston
MA
• GENESIS® Education Council Deputy Director
Drakeley is principal and founder of Drakeley Pool
Company, a luxury design and build firm based in New
England, and Drakeley Industries, an international
consulting firm focusing on shotcrete applications and
techniques, notably providing training for the New
York City Metropolitan Transit Authority underground
tunneling projects. Bill is the first and only pool builder to
sit as a Voting Member of the American Concrete Institute’s
(ACI) Committee 506 – Shotcrete and serves as Secretary
of ACI C660 Nozzleman Certification Task Group. Bill is
also an ACI Shotcrete Examiner and Chairman of the ACI
Pool Shotcrete Subcommittee. An educator and advocate
for high industry standards, Bill has conducted trainings
for GENESIS® Construction School, the Colorado School of
Mines, the American Society of Landscape Architects CT
Chapter, World of Concrete, Aqua Show, and the among
others. His technical writings have been widely published
in trade magazines
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Table of Contents
Why become a member of the Society of Watershape Designers? 4
Statement of Qualifications 5
Dedication to Knowledge 5
Paolo Benedetti
8
Brian Van Bower
8
Gene Brown9
Rick Chafey9
Steve Dallons10
Bill Drakeley10
Andy Kaner11
Michael Nantz
11
David Penton12
David J. Peterson, P.E.12
Joan Roca13
Skip Phillips13
Kevin Ruddy14
James Scott
14
Grant Smith
15
Roger Soares
15
Steven Swanson16
SWD Registered Members17
Advisory Board
18
Reaching the Buying Pubic Through an Exciting New Venture
18
Reaching Architects and Landscape Architects
19
TM
®
Genesis University , GENESIS Associate, Graduate and Society
Members Terms and Conditions20
Protocol for Vetting Applications from SWD Registered Candidates
Requesting SWD Master Status21
I started education with GENESIS® in 2006 - At the time, I was just
wishing to hone my skills as a pool builder. Now over a decade, later I
can honestly say that the GENESIS® education has completely changed
the way I run my business. Our gross sales have grown 800% during that
time, and I can honestly say that it all started with that first GENESIS®
class I took back in 2006.~David Penton, Fluid Dynamics
Welcome to the Society of Watershape
Designers (“Society”).
This is a professional Society to which
GENESIS® Graduates can petition to belong,
once they have successfully attained the
150 hours of instruction offered by Genesis
UniversityTM required for SWDCM Registered
certification. SWD Registered individuals
ultimately aspire to become SWD Masters,
individuals who have proven their quality,
professionalism and ethics via the submission
of their work product, client references and
credentials for review and acceptance by the
Advisory Board.
Together, SWD Registered and SWD
Masters form a strong family creating the
most beautiful watershapes in the world
and assisting one another along the path to
professional and personal excellence.
Website
www.societyofwatershapedesigners.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/swdmasters
Twitter: @swdmasters
Pinterest: swdmasters
Instagram: swdmasters
Houzz: www.houzz.com/pro/
societyofwatershapedesigners
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SWD Certification Changes
SWD Registered
This title replaces the former Genesis “SWD
Member” category. It requires 150 hours of
classroom work, 112 core, plus 38 elective,
and a passing score on accompanying
classroom project(s) and exams. Continuing
education requirements are 12 hours every
year.
The Society of Watershape Designers
(“Society”) is a membership organization
open to industry professionals who are
certified as follows:
SWD Registered
SWD Master
This title replaces the former “Genesis
Platinum Member” category. SWD Masters
are SWD Registered members that have
proven their quality, professionalism, ethics,
and business prowess via the submission of
their work product and client references for
validation by the Advisory Board.
2017 Statistics
SWD Masters: 17
SWD Registered: 36
Number of new SWD Registered expected in
2017: 10
Number of new SWD Masters expected in
2018: 5
• Meet the educational requirements attained by GENESIS®
Graduates (150 hours of IACET-accredited training offered by Genesis
University™, or equivalent)
• Accept and adhere to the Society’s Terms and Conditions (see the
backside of the Society membership application)
• Continue to grow professionally by taking 12 hours of continuing
education units (CEUs) each year
• Pay the annual membership fee of $750
SWD Masters
• Are certified as SWD Registered
• Are recommended by a current SWD Masters to complete and
submit an SWD Masters Application, accept and adhere to the
Society’s Terms and Conditions (see backside of Masters Application),
and are accepted by the Advisory Board, a group of peers
• Continue to grow professionally by taking 12 hours of continuing
education units (CEUs) each year
• Pay the annual membership fee of $1,500
Why become a member of the Society of
Watershape Designers?
The National Swimming Pool Foundation and
Genesis University
and the
Society of Watershape Designers
has conferred upon
David J. Peterson, P.E.
this credential designating the certified as an
SWD Master
accredited by the Education Council of Genesis University on
the twenty-seventh day of March, two thousand seventeen
Having completed the prescribed course of study the SWD member is hereby authorized to use
the designated classification SWD Master as long as this certificate is not revoked or
suspended and is renewed according to the requirements of the Society of Watershape Designers.
David Peterson, P.E., SWD Master
Director, Genesis Education
Brian Van Bower, SWD Master
Founder & Ambassador
Skip Phillips, SWD Master
Founder & Ambassador
SWD is the name marketed to the public – meaning other trade
professionals and homeowners. Fifty percent of all member dues are
directed toward efforts to reach those end consumers. Being an SWD
entitles one to discounts on GENESIS® continuing education. But, most
importantly, SWDs are members of a strong family creating the most
beautiful watershapes in the world and assisting one another along the
path to professional and personal excellence. For the year 2016 only,
GENESIS® Associates were given the opportunity to become non-certified
“Associate Members” of the Society of Watershape Designers. The
accelerated promotional activity among professional end-consumers and
the buying public – coupled with the belief that the Society represents
only the very best pool builders and designers in the world – led to the
discontinuation of this Associate membership.
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Statement of Qualifications
Breaking the Mold
Choosing a qualified pool and spa professional to handle
the design and installation of your aquatic environment is of prime
importance, regardless of the size and complexity of your project. A
properly designed and installed swimming pool and/or spa can provide
your family with years of enjoyment, healthful exercise and togetherness.
When the work doesn’t rise to a quality standard, however, a variety of
potential problems are likely to follow.
The reason selecting a qualified professional is so important,
stems from the fact that the design and construction of pools and spas
encompasses a variety of specific skillsets and areas of expertise. True
professional designers and builders are well-versed in hydraulics,
electricity, geology, structural engineering, water chemistry, masonry and
materials science, as well as purely aesthetic concerns including elements
of architectural style, color theory, materials selections and visual
presentation among others.
Dedication to Knowledge
SWD Master and SWD Registered members have completed the
required hours of educational study in the science of hydraulics, the
nuances of soil conditions and structural engineering, electrical theory
and installation, the arts and crafts of masonry, waterproofing, forming
and excavation, interior pool finishes, equipment selection, pool and spa
start ups, control technology, the history of art and architecture, free-hand
sketching and computer renderings, color theory, site analysis, project
management, customer service and relations and sound contracting
practices, among many others. We also provide education for a variety of
specialties including landscape lighting, pond and stream construction,
fire features, interactive waterfeatures and landscape design.
The result is a program that is far and away the most
comprehensive and detailed available anywhere in the industry. That’s
why when seeking a truly qualified professional for your project, be sure
to turn to those who are part of the Society of Watershape Designers.
Unfortunately, the pool and spa industry
has earned a questionable reputation for
poor quality and shoddy workmanship, due in
large measure to a widespread lack of formal
education amongst its members. This leaves
homeowners in a difficult position as they
seek qualified professionals.
Since 1998, Genesis University™ has
sought to address that shortfall and elevate
the status quo by offering a comprehensive
set of educational programs tailored to the
specific needs of the pool and spa professional. Our goal is to nurture a class of
designers and builders that are trained in the
multiple technical and creative disciplines required to create top-shelf installations that not
only look fantastic but also function efficiently,
reliably and safely.
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Key Contacts
Brian Van Bower, SWD Master
GENESIS® Ambassador
305.383.7266
brian@aquaticconsultantsinc.com
David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD Master
Director, GENESIS® Education
858.720.1001
dave@watershapeconsulting.com
Helena Arahuete, NCARB
Education Council Member
310.577.7783
lautnerassoc@earthlink.net
Jamie Scott, SWD Master
Advisory Board Member
203.834.7905
jamie@groupworksllc.com
Kate Wiseman, MLA
Education Council Member
619.618.6410
kate@sageoutdoordesigns.com
Katie Wilke Junkers
Manager, Education and Marketing
615.907.1274
katie@genesis3.com
Lauren Stack
National Swimming Pool Foundation
Managing Director, Residential Division
216.470.1154
lauren.stack@nspf.org
Lisa Ryckeley
Director of Operations
615.907.1274
lisa@genesis3.com
Michael Nantz, SWD Master
Advisory Board Chairman
214.222.1225
mike@eliteconceptsinc.com
Paolo Benedetti, SWD Master
Forum Administrator
408.776.8220
paolob@aquatictechnology.com
Rick Chafey, SWD Master
Advisory Board Member
480.539.0111
rickc@buildredrock.com
Skip Phillips, SWD Master
®
GENESIS Ambassador
760.738.5100
skip@questarpools.com
William Drakeley, SWD Master
Deputy Director of Education
860.274.7903
bill@drakeleypools.com
REQUIREMENTS
SWD Master
SWD Registered
SWDCM Master
SWDCM Registered
20%
10%
Is a GENESIS® Associate, having completed C201
Is a GENESIS® Graduate, having completed 112 core
hours of training (D101, D201/2/3/4, D211, D231,
D271, E211, C201) plus 38 hours of electives
Has accepted the Society of Watershape Designers
(Society) Terms and Conditions
Has paid the annual Society membership fee and
attained the necessary 12 CEU hours annually
Has been recommended for SWD Master status
and has been accepted by peers based on personal
attributes, professional achievements and sound
business practices.
BENEFITS
Permitted to use logos of GENESIS Associate,
GENESIS® Graduate and SWD Registered and SWD
Digital Seal
®
Permitted to use SWD Master logo
% Discount on Genesis University™ education
Acknowledged as an SWD member on GENESIS®
and Society websites
Eligible to volunteer on Society Taskgroups
Eligible to be elected to Advisory Board or selected
for Education Board
Eligible to serve as Technical Assistants during
GENESIS® schools
Invited to Annual SWD Masters meeting at
International Pool | Spa | Patio EXPO
Projects eligible for the Outdoor Living Showcase
Website (priority to given Masters)
Eligible for special discounted media rates for SWD
Masters
Have dedicated page on Society websites
Projects featured in advertising and GENESIS®
educational programs
Receive special callouts in print advertising and
social media
Receive media inquiries for information and
interviews
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BUILDING QUALIFICATIONS
FROM THE FOUNDATION
UP TO THE PINNACLE
• Eligibility: All SWD Registered meeting Master requirements as defined in the
opposite page
• Annual Fee: +$750 ($1500 total)
• Additional 10% (20% total) discount on 8+ hour schools
• All features listed below
Registered
Graduate
Associate
Student
®
®
®
• Eligibility: All GENESIS Graduates meeting requirements as
defined below
• Annual Fee: +$250 ($750 total)
• Additional 5% (10% total) discount on 8+ hour schools
• Additional features and benefits as defined in the opposite page
• All features listed below
• Eligibility: Complete 150 hours of training including:
D101, D201/2/3/4, D211, D231, D271, E211, C201
• All features listed below
• Eligibility: Complete C201:
Basic Pool Construction
• Annual Fee: $500
Accept terms and conditions
• 5% Discount on 8+ hour schools
• 12 CEUs per year
• Included in genesis3.com web search
with 8+ hour classes listed
• All features listed below
• Eligibility: Complete minimum
1 hour class
• May use appropriate logo
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Paolo Benedetti, SWD Master
Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa
www.aquatictechnology.com
Brian Van Bower, SWD Master
Aquatic Consultants, Inc.
www.aquaticconsultantsinc.com
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Gene Brown, SWD Master
Valley Pool & Spa
www.valleypoolandspa.com
Rick Chafey, SWD Master
Red Rock Pools & Spas
www.buildredrock.com
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Steve Dallons, SWD Master
Pacific Pools, Inc.
www.pacificpoolsinc.com
Bill Drakeley, SWD Master
Drakeley Pool Company
www.drakeleypools.com
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Andy Kaner, SWD Master
Aquatic Consultants, Inc.
www.aquaticconsultantsinc.com
Michael Nantz, SWD Master
Elite Concepts Inc.
www.eliteconceptsinc.com
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David Penton, SWD Master
Fluid Dynamic Pool and Spa
www.fluiddynamicspools.com
David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD Master
Watershape Consulting, Inc.
www.watershapeconsulting.com
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Skip Phillips, SWD Master
Questar Pools and Spas
www.questarpools.com
Joan Roca, SWD Master
Imerzion Corp.
www.joanroca.com
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Kevin Ruddy, SWD Master
Omega Pool Structures, Inc.
www.omegapoolstructures.com
James Scott, SWD Master
Group Works L.L.C.
www.groupworksllc.com
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Grant Smith, SWD Master
Aqua-Link Pools & Spas
www.aqualinkpoolsandspas.com
Roger Soares II, SWD Master
HydroScapes, LLC
www.hydroscapes.com
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Steven Swanson, SWD Master
The Pool Company
www.thepoolcompany.com
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Registered
Antonio Aparicio
Aquascape Pools
Ali Felschow
Crystal Pools, LLC
Michael Moore, II
Morehead Pools
Evan Baard
Gib-San Pools, Ltd.
Christopher Fogleman
Thrasher Pool & Spa
Jeff Parker
Oceanscape Design, Inc.
Robert Barzilay
Proper pH LLC
George Frederick
Vue Custom Pools
Jeff Rosenstrauch
Athena Pools
Bret Benninghoff
Superior Pools
Lea Frederick
Vue Custom Pools
David Schneider
Nature’s Creations
Jason Brownlee
J. Brownlee Design
Michael Given
Michael Given Environments, LLC
Mikael Seffer
MKS International. Ltd.
Scott Bryson
AAA Custom Pools, Inc.
Christopher Gregory
Eco-Pools, Inc.
Stephen Shikle
Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc.
Nicholas Buchholz
Bloom Outdoor Environments
Christopher Griffin
Unique Landscapes
Christopher Varholick
Big Kahuna Pools, Spas and More
Kevin Conley
KC Pool, Inc.
John Kenyon
Gib-San Pools, Ltd.
Timothy Wallace
Watershapes by Wallace
Drew Crowder
Nvblu, Inc.
Shane LeBlanc
Selective Designs, LLC
Robert Warren
Baker Pool Construction
Chrisie Dahl-Blanco
Chrisie Dahl-Blanco Designs
Mike Logsdon
Land Design
Casey Watson
Exquisite Pool & Spa
George Elliott
Paradise Environments
John Martinez
Alison Pools, LLC
Guy Wood
Westside Pools & Service
Mike Farley
Farley Pool Design
Greg Miller
Artesian Custom Pools
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SWD Masters Advisory Board
Michael Nantz, SWD Master
Advisory Board Chairman
Rick Chafey, SWD Master
Advisory Board Member
Jamie Scott, SWD Master
Advisory Board Member
The AB represents the members of the
Society of Watershape Designers and leads
the efforts to promote the SWD brand to the
professional end-consumer and the buying
public. The AB works with staff to develop an
SWD Marketing Plan and execute it with the
help of two Taskgroups:
•
Business to Professional (B to P) –
volunteers who work to reach professional
specifiers, such as architects and landscape
architects and make them increasingly aware
of the Society and help them to understand
the credentials of its certified members
such that they are considered a resource
for all matters of watershape design and
construction
•
Business to Consumer (B to C) –
volunteers who strive to reach the buying
public and make them increasingly aware
that the Society’s certified members are
qualified professionals who can deliver the
ultimate backyard living experience
Advisory Board (AB)
The AB consists of three SWD Masters who have agreed to donate time and
meaningful assistance to the NSPF/GENESIS organization. Although there are
exceptions to this rule, each member serves a three-year term on the Board: one
year each as Incoming Chair, Chair and Past Chair. In 2017, members of the AB
were SWD Masters Jamie Scott, Rick Chafey and Mike Nantz. SWD Master, Dave
Penton, will join AB in November, with Mike Nantz cycling off.
Serving on the various Boards and Taskgroups is a privilege extended to
those SWD Masters, SWD Registered and Genesis UniversityTM faculty who
express an interest in furthering the Mission of NSPF/GENESIS. Please contact
Lisa Ryckeley (lisa@genesis3.com) for more information on how to get involved.
Reaching the Buying Pubic Through an Exciting
New Venture
The AB, working with staff and other volunteers took a major leap forward
in reaching the ultimate consumer with the Society and SWD brands. The outlet
is “Outdoor Living Showcase” (OLS) a partnership between NSPF/GENESIS
and RMS Media Group – publisher of four Consumer magazines: Luxury Pools,
OCEAN home; Northshore and Northshore home.
Each quarter, RMS Media Group will showcase up to six unique outdoor
living environments across their digital platforms. Each showcased property
will feature its pool / spa, hardscape, landscape, outdoor kitchen, furniture and
entertainment elements. AB has the unique role of viewing and recommending
projects for OLS, with priority given to those who are certified members of the
Society – SWD Masters and SWD Registered.
With hotspots, image galleries and video, visitors will experience the design
and implementation of unique outdoor living environments. Reaching hundreds
of thousands of affluent and high net worth individuals interested in creating
unique outdoor living environments, the Outdoor Living Showcase is the perfect
place to build awareness and generate leads for your business.
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Reaching Architects and Landscape Architects
High-end residential projects usually involve architects and landscape
architects, designing the ultimate backyard for discerning consumers. In most
cases, architects employ pool builders / designers as subcontractors to complete
the pool that they envision for the centerpiece of the backyard. They should
consider certified members of the Society as THE best resource for improving
upon and delivering on their expectations of a high-quality and beautiful water
feature.
In 2017 GENESIS® made several inroads in reaching the professional endconsumer:
• ASLA national approved several of our classes for meeting CEU
requirements for their members’ certifications.
• The Florida chapter of ASLA invited GENESIS® Ambassador Brian Van
Bower to deliver a keynote at their annual convention.
• SWD Masters and staff manned a booth at the national AIA Conference,
interacting with many architects with hot and potential leads for highend watershape design and construction. The positive experience has
encouraged us to explore the creation of a “Water Pavilion” on the show
floor next year to draw traffic to our cause and resources.
We have only just begun the process of inserting the Society and SWD brands
into the minds of those who want and design elaborate water features. So many
opportunities and successes lie ahead. We are up for the challenge of putting
the Society’s certified members on the top of the list of consumers and architects
alike.
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Genesis UniversityTM, GENESIS® Associate, Graduate and Society Members
Terms and Conditions
1. Intellectual Property. All Genesis University™ (hereinafter referred to as “GENESIS®”) courses,
materials, books, logos, brands, images, processes, and procedures are the sole property of GENESIS®
and its owners and assigns. All GENESIS® course presentations are protected by U.S. copyright laws
and shall not be replicated by any person or entity without express written permission.
2. Terms. All Members must read, acknowledge, and abide by the terms and conditions set forth in
the following documents available at www.Genesis3.com under “Certify” on the home page, which
may change at any time at the sole discretion of GENESIS®: Logo Terms of Use, Position Statements of
GENESIS® and any referenced standards, Position Statements of the American Shotcrete Association
and any referenced standards, and these Terms and Conditions.
3. Codes / Other. All Members must be aware of, and make reasonable attempts to comply with, all
applicable federal, state, county, and city codes including, but not limited to, International Building
Code, International Residential Code, International Fire Code, International Energy Conservation
Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, the
National Electric Code; acquire licenses; file permits; and, maintain proper insurance, as required.
4. Conflict of Interest. All Members shall avoid conflicts of interest including transactions,
relationships, services, or considerations which are, or appear to be, contrary to either GENESIS®
or the Society’s best interests, or where the interests of a member or other organization have the
potential to be placed above the Society itself. Members agree not to modify, revise, edit, or create
derivative works from GENESIS® course materials, brands, logos, in whole or in part, or to derive
personal gain from the goodwill associated with GENESIS® or the Society, whether for the purpose of
directly or indirectly competing with GENESIS® or the Society, or for any other purpose.
5. Behavior. GENESIS® and the Society reserve the right to approve applicants for, or expel applicants
from, any of its schools, programs, or certifications. Students must act in a professional, moral, drugfree, and ethical manner, else be subject to suspension or expulsion. Inappropriate behavior during
GENESIS® schools and programs will not be tolerated.
6. Privilege. Membership in the Society is a privilege, not a right. The privilege of Society membership
may be suspended or revoked by an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the GENESIS® Advisory Board for
improper conduct or actions considered contrary to the best interests of the Society.
7. Release. By signing the membership application, you hereby freely and voluntarily, jointly and
severally, release the officers, members and staff of GENESIS® and the Society from all liabilities,
claims, or demands whatsoever arising from the actions, including but not limited to any personal
injury to you or others associated with you whether such injury or damage is caused by actions of the
elements or by acts or omissions of any such parties, whether such injury or damage occurs prior to,
during, or after the event. The person attending GENESIS® courses shall indemnify GENESIS® from
liability that may result from the participant’s or participant’s party’s actions or failure to act in any
manner whatsoever.
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Protocol for Vetting Applications from SWD Registered Candidates
Requesting SWD Master Status
I. A Candidate for SWD Master Status (“Candidate”) must:
a. Be an SWD Registered member in good standing;
b. Secure a written recommendation from a current SWD Master, who has worked with the Candidate and knows his reputation;
c. Send the letter of recommendation to the GENESIS® Director of Operations (“Director”).
II. Director shall:
a. Connect with the Candidate, and provide the SWD Master Application (“Application”);
b. Alert the Managing Director, recommending SWD Master, and the Advisory Board (AB) about the
pending Application.
III. The Candidate shall complete Application and submit it to Director along with the following:
a. Work Product—3 completed projects, preferably from 5+, 3 and 1 years past. Include concept
drawings, construction plan documents, construction photographs (steel, plumbing, finish material
install, pre-deck), proposal and construction contract, completion photographs;
b. Reference list of 3 clients, with 2 of the 3 currently owning pools submitted as Work Product. All
three clients must be open to contact. Include contact name, address, telephone number and email;
c. List of 3 key industry vendors. Include contact name, company, address, telephone number and
email;
d. List of 3 key subcontractors. Include contact name, company, address, telephone number and email.
IV. Director shall alert Managing Director, recommending SWD Master and AB when the Application is
complete and ready for peer review.
V. Within 30 days of receiving Application, a minimum of two of the three current AB members shall
perform the following:
a. Review submittal for completeness and alert Director of anything rendering the Application
incomplete;
b. Interview the Recommending SWD Master about the Candidate;
c. Contact the consumer references by phone;
d. Contact industry vendors / subcontractors as needed to verify business practices;
e. Interview the Candidate by phone.
VI.Within 45 days of receiving Application:
a. The participating AB members shall write a formal report on their findings and share it with the
third AB member, should he / she not have been involved in the vetting process;
b. AB, acting unanimously, shall submit their report – containing the recommendation to either accept
or deny SWD Master Status for Candidate -- including their reasoning -- to the Managing Director with
a copy to the Director and the recommending SWD Master, any of whom may request a conference call
with AB to discuss the matter further prior to notifying the Candidate of GENESIS®’s final decision.
VII. Within 60 days of receiving Application:
a. Director shall alert the Candidate of GENESIS®’s final decision. Note: Should the request for SWD
Master status be denied, Candidate shall be eligible to reapply after two calendar years, so long as their
SWD Registered status remains current.
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Logo Terms of Use
1. The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) logo, which shall only be used by NSPF®,
GENESIS® and authorized agents for digital or print media is shown here:
2. The GENESIS® base logo which shall only be used by NSPF®, GENESIS® and authorized agents for
digital and print media is shown here:
®
3. A specific variant of the GENESIS® base logo includes a subtitle sponsor, which shall only be used
by current sponsors.
4. A specific variant of the GENESIS® base logo includes a subtitle student, which shall only by used
by students who successfully complete at least one GENESIS® class.
5. A specific variant of the GENESIS® base logo includes a subtitle Associate, which shall only be used
by students who successfully complete GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION 201, pay the annual enrollment
fee, accept terms and conditions and keep up their continuous education requirements.
6. A specific variant of the GENESIS® base logo includes a subtitle graduate, which shall only be used
by students who successfully complete the 150 hours of education required for certification within
the Society of Watershape Designers, pay the annual enrollment fee, accept terms and conditions and
keep up their continuous education requirements. All certified members of the Society of Watershape
Designers may also use this logo variant.
Graduate
Associate
Student
®
®
7. The trademark Genesis University™ can be used in text by GENESIS® Students, GENESIS®
Associates, GENESIS® Graduates, and certified members of the Society of Watershape Designers.
®
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8. The design mark for Society of Watershape Designers has been classified as a certification mark.
SWD is also a certification mark to be accompanied by the text Registered or Master – the two
certification levels within the Society of Watershape Designers. In addition to a logo, GENESIS®
created a seal for the Society of Watershape Designer certifications for use by SWD Registered and
SWD Masters. Neither logo nor seal can be used in a way that gives the appearance that a person has
achieved a higher certification level than the person has actually achieved.
9. The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (“NSPF®”) grants graduates of the CPO® Certification
program a limited, non-exclusive license to use its Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification name
and/or logo (the “NSPF®” Marks), solely in connection with the promotion of the status as having the
Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification.
10. The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (“NSPF®”) grants graduates of the ASTCM Certification
program a limited, non-exclusive license to use its ASTCM Certification name and/or logo (the
“NSPF®” Marks), solely in connection with the promotion of the status as having the ASTCM
Certification.
11. The logos here presented, as well as others within its stable of products and services, are the
exclusive copyright-protected property of NSPF/GENESIS. Parties that choose to use the logo(s) due
so with temporary authorization only which may be revoked at any time. If a user loses its logo
privilege they must remove it from digital and print media within 30 days and 180 days, respectively.
12. NSPF/GENESIS reserves the right to modify its logos at any time and is not responsible for
expenses that may be required to update user’s digital or print media. Changes requested by
NSPF/GENESIS shall be completed for digital media within 30 days and for print media within 180
days.
13. In some cases, the logos are available in other colors and grayscale for use over dark backgrounds.
The logos shall not be modified by the user except for changes in proportional scale. This includes
font style and spacing and color changes. The logo shall not be rearranged to move or scale the
triangles relative to text. Authorized users shall obtain copies of the logo from
NSPF/GENESIS. Do not copy from other sources.
14. For GENESIS® specific logos, when used for digital media (e.g. websites, e-mail signatures, social
media, blogs, advertising, etc.) the image shall be clickable and shall link to http://www.genesis3.com
and no other site, subdomain or specific page within the http://www.genesis3.com site. For NSPF
specific logos, the image shall be clickable and shall link to http://www.nspf.org and no other site,
subdomain or specific page within the http://www.nspf.org site.
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