Upcoming Genesis Training Opportunities


The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance recently announced upcoming training opportunities from Genesis. See the organization's informative press release below.



In an industry bustling with demand, now is the time to ensure you have the expertise and education your customers expect. GENESIS virtual trainings give you the opportunity to enhance your skills, learn from experts and ask the tough questions — all from the comfort of your home or office.

Register now for the following virtual classes from GENESIS:

D280: History of Pools and Water Features
Instructor: Kate Wiseman, MLA
Dates: October 20, 22, 26, 28 | 6 pm – 9 pm CT
Credits: 1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690

This course will guide you through the world's most renowned swimming pools and water features, ranging from ancient (the world's first known swimming pool), historical (Versailles) to today's contemporary installations (Marina Bay Sands; Amangiri Resort, Utah). We'll identify the who's who of today's most influential water feature designers and discuss why this knowledge is necessary to relate to your clientele. DESIGN 280: History of Pools and Water Features is an SWD core curriculum course meeting the architectural style requirement.

D211: Elements of Design
Instructor: Jason Brownlee, ASLA, SWD Registered
Dates: November 2, 4, 10, 12 | 6 pm – 10 pm CT
Credits: 16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690

An introduction to the fundamentals of good design, this course will teach you how to lay out various 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 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.

Instructors: Greg Andrews; Terry Brannon, P.E.; Randy Dukes
Dates: November 9 – 12 | 6 pm – 10 pm CT
Credits: 1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $2,290

This 4-day, 16-hour virtual school encompasses all of the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel. We’ll cover a range of topics, such as site analysis, introductory fluid engineering, geotechnical and structural engineering, which includes a review of difficult sites, shotcrete, waterproofing, tile, interior finishes, coping and concrete decking. The course concludes with an interactive walkthrough of a complex project from start to finish. Unlike anything else offered in the industry, this program is designed to move each student through all phases of concrete pool construction in great detail. This course fulfills a requirement to become a GENESIS Associate member.

UnWINEd with GENESIS/PHTA: A Sommelier Led Wine Tasting
Dates: Wednesday, November 18 | 5 pm – 6:30 pm CT
Cost: $100.00 ticket (attend either night)
*Note: Location restrictions apply for wine shipment

Join Brian Van Bower, SWD Master and Gary Eberle with Eberle Winery, for a unique event, giving us time to connect while sharing a flight of wine! Be prepared to LOVE California wines. Gary will give you some background on the winery, the California wine industry and how this region has become a powerhouse in the US wine industry. Your registration includes 3 full bottles of Eberle wines; you will receive your wines in the mail prior to the event. Be sure to take a look at how to store your wine until the event and check out the suggested pairings so we can all enjoy this unique reception together.

Color Theory and Its Application
Instructor: Feras Irikat
Dates: December 1, 3, 7, 9 | Tuesday/Thursday - Monday/Wednesday | 6 pm – 9 pm CT
Credits: 1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost: $1,690

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, including its principles, fundamentals and psychology, as well as how to apply the science to project design.

PHTA & ICC Present the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code
Instructor: Ken Gregory
Dates: November 17, 19 | 6 pm – 9 pm CT
Credits: 6 hours | 0.6 IACET CEUs
Cost: $299

The ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. The code addresses quality, safety, energy and conservation. Built upon national consensus, the code is ANSI/APSP approved standards. During this course, student builders will examine the benefits of adopting the code. Officials are provided an explanation of the code and the practices on which the code is built. Designed to address industry professionals, including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiners, plumbing inspectors and pool and spa installers, the course meets the needs for both builders and inspectors. The ISPSC includes six hours of live, virtual training split between two days. Upon completion of the course and meeting jurisdiction requirements, you may qualify as a 3rd party inspector.

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