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Build better pools and spas with programs that take you from layout and forming to excavation. This category includes our 3-day construction schools that cover all the construction best practices in depth. Gain insight on site evaluations, pool renovations, concrete science, and more.

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Level 100 Courses

Learning Objectives

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

Description

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

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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Level 200 Courses

CBP

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.

Description

This comprehensive concrete construction school is the only program that satisfies the education requirement to sit for the Certified Builder Professional (CBP) exam. Attendees spend four nights with a team of expert faculty, learning all of the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel. Topics covered include site analysis, introductory fluid engineering, geotechnical and structural engineering that includes a review of difficult sites, shotcrete, waterproofing, tile, interior finishes, coping, and concrete decking. The course concludes with an interactive walkthrough of a complex project from start to finish. This program is designed to move each student through all phases of concrete pool construction in great detail, unlike anything else offered in the industry. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from top experts in their field, ask questions, and begin a relationship with the faculty that doesn't end when the class is over. GENESIS® courses deliver the highest quality education in the industry and are the only approved courses to satisfy the requirements for the Certified Pool Builder and Design Professional Pathway.

This is a required course to become a Certified Builder Professional.

Time/Credits

24:00 hrs
2.4 IACET CEUs
DBPR/CILB-FL #0612786 – 24 hours

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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.

Description

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.

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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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.

Description

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.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the importance of understanding the properties of Common Pool Chemicals.
  • Discuss basic Startup and Maintenance practices that help preserve the cosmetic surface.
  • Review the importance of the Langelier Saturation Index and the NPC LSI App.

Description

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.

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Define tile installation.
  • Identify necessary tile materials.
  • Review industry standards and “best practices” related to tile.
  • Review photographs and video demonstrations of tile techniques.

Description

The use of tile in pools and spas is a key feature for the maintenance, durability, and aesthetics of a water vessel. This class will cover the proper selection and setting procedures for installing tile, and a project using these procedures and standards.

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss multiple variations of tile types and formats.
  • Identify challenges currently using dated installation methods.
  • Examine problems derived from improperly installed tile.
  • List potential solutions for large format tile installation.

Description

As water vessels' evolution becomes more complex, finish material choices, such as tile, are evolving as well. Although smaller tiles are still in vogue, we now find ourselves dealing with units ranging from 12" to 48" and beyond. While many have adjusted their installation methods for large format tile, we're still faced with challenges and complications.

In this session, tile expert Greg Andrews will discuss installation challenges unique to large format tiles and how to adapt your installation system to overcome long-term complications.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

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

Description

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

Time/Credits

2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn to design and engineer acrylic windows.
  • Discuss installation requirements.
  • Identify glass vs. acrylic.

Description

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.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Define the fundamental needs of a landscaped environment.
  • Discuss elements, details, plants, and backyard esthetics.
  • Identify project stages and the construction requirements of each stage.

Description

This program reviews both successful and unsuccessful phases a project. Broken down into multiple phases, students identify areas of each project and define how to effectively develop a successful completion of the backyard environment.

Time/Credits

8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs

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CBP

Learning Objectives

ENGINEERING

  • 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.
  • Discuss soil mechanics, bearing capacity, lateral pressures, compaction, settlement, differential settlement.

VINYL LINER

  • Define the installation of vinyl liners - concrete.
  • Define the installation of vinyl liners - vermiculite.
  • Define the installation of vinyl liners - steel walls.
  • Define the installation of vinyl liners - polymer walls.
  • Discuss the installation of automatic pool covers.

FIBERGLASS

  • Define what constitutes standard fiberglass pool installation.
  • Review installation of tanning ledges.
  • Examine the installation of spas.
  • Analyze free-standing fiberglass pools.
  • Discuss the installation of automatic pool covers.

Description

This comprehensive vinyl liner/fiberglass construction school is the only program that satisfies the education requirement to sit for the Certified Builder Professional (CBP) exam. Whether a pool is concrete, vinyl liner, or fiberglass, the necessities of a properly executed project remain the same. The water vessel requires correct hydraulics, proper installation, code compliance, and a desired aesthetic. To meet the educational demands of an increasing market, GENESIS now offers a 24-hour Vinyl Liner / Fiberglass Pool Construction School.

Day one will cover 8 hours of required hydraulics for both vinyl liner and fiberglass pool installations. Days two and three will cover the fundamentals of installation, structural components, automatic pool covers, and additional water features for both vinyl liner and fiberglass pools.

This is a required course to become a Certified Builder Professional.

Time/Credits

24:00 hrs
2.4 IACET CEUs
24 PHTA CEUs

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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.

Description

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.

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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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.

Description

The Project Profile series is presented by various GENESIS members, walking students through specific projects from start to finish.

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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Level 300 Courses

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.

Description

Learn the correct methods for creating the tremendous visual and functional applications of water-in-transit such as vanishing edges, deck-level 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.

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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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.

Description

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.

Time/Credits

1:25 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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Description

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

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs
1 PHTA CEU

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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.

Description

Where D323 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.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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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.

Description

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

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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Level 400 Courses

Master

Learning Objectives

  • Teach advanced soil topics in pool and spa construction.
  • Learn to do construction in difficult sites.
  • Address alternative pool construction materials and methods.
  • Discuss concrete science and concrete shell repair methods.
  • Introduce equipment room requirements.

Description

This course is an advanced construction one-day school intended to discuss advanced soil mechanics, difficult site solutions, and more advanced concrete science than presented in the basic C201: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools. The course also delves into alternative pool construction materials, major defect repair, and the rehabilitation of old pools.

This is a required course to become a Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional.

Time/Credits

8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • List the applicable codes, standards, guidelines, and best practices for the dampproofing and finishes industry.
  • 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.

Description

Watertight vessels are paramount to successful projects. Dampproofing has become more challenging as the projects have become increasingly complicated and the solutions are not easily implemented. During this panel discussion, several experts representing various trades within the industry will share their challenges, apprehensions, experiences, and potential solutions.

This is not a sales program for any particular products, and it is not a forum for airing grievances.

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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