Genesis Presents PSP Lineup


Genesis has announced its suite of educational programs for the 2015 PSP Expo, a slate which offers IACET and additional continuing education credit options. International-level courses in watershape hydraulics, structures and cosmetic innovations will be available for industry professionals in the building, design and landscape architecture fields.

The Genesis programs are categorized into four groups: Design, Engineering, Construction and Business, with a matrix that helps define a progression from introductory to advanced subjects, as well as prerequisites.

“As we approach the 17th anniversary of Genesis and pause to look back on where we have been, what we are doing now and where we are headed, the impact it has had on all of our individual careers is self-evident. Speaking as a student of the Genesis courses, rather than as the president, I can honestly say that my body of work has improved tremendously with the help of the many courses I, and my team members, have attended,” stated Brian Van Bower, Genesis president and co-founder.

He continued, “Looking forward to this year’s PSP Expo and the Genesis courses being offered gets me excited all over again! Our current classes delve deeper into subjects that we can use every day. Looking forward to learning together and growing together!”

The 2015 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo will be held November 10-12, in Bayside Halls B-D at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, with the educational conference program taking place November 7-12.

Course offerings include:

CONSTRUCTION 401: Advanced Watershape Construction (G01) is a three-day, IACET accredited program taking place November 7-9, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, that is divided into several modules presented by industry experts in each trade. The program begins with engineering topics such as basic gravity hydraulics, 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 rooftop pools are also addressed along with fire elements, glass tile, and other details.

DESIGN 101: Introduction to Perspective Drawing (G02), held on November 7, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, is a one-day, IACET accredited class introducing basic technical drawing skills for anyone pursuing a career in the construction industry. Students will learn how to draw three dimensional objects on a two dimensional plane, creating the illusion of depth that will drive the value of their projects and ability to demand higher fees.

DESIGN 231: Color Theory & Its Application (G03). This two-day course begins Sunday, November 8 with color expert Feras Irikat. Irikat explores color as one of our basic means of communication and influences our emotions, therefore 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.

DESIGN 412: Advanced Design Skills (G04) 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. Join skilled designer, Kate Wiseman Sunday, November 8 for two-day design journey.

ENGINEERING 311: Advanced Fluid Engineering (G05) Genesis Educational Chairman, David Peterson, P.E., SWD will take your skills higher with this two-day seminar starting Sunday, November 8. Peterson will address how advanced watershapes require advanced hydraulic analysis, and push fluid engineering for pools, spas, and water features to a higher level. The revered WatershapeAdvisor  series of software worksheets is also improved and expanded with new tools not available anywhere else.

Registration Packages

The Genesis education programs are ticketed events and seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged to ensure access to the program. 
To view admission prices and to register for these programs, attendees should visit, where program schedules and additional information is posted.

About the Event

The Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo brings together residential and commercial builders, retailers, service companies, designers and landscape architects for face-to-face interaction, product review, vital knowledge and powerful connections.  550+ exhibiting companies will fill 1,400+ booths with the latest industry products, materials, equipment and services, including a wide variety of pools, spas, hot tubs, water features, casual furniture, pumps and heaters, lighting, landscape dĂ©cor, hearth, grills and much more.

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