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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.

Upcoming at The Pool & Spa Show:

  • C260: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Vinyl Liner / FIberglass Pools

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On-Demand Courses:

  • C215: What's New with Tile: Working with Large Format
  • C308: The Beauty of the Edge
  • An Interview with a Master: Skip Phillips

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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

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

Level 200 Courses

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 3-day intensive school encompasses all of the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel. Topics covered within the school 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. This course fulfills a requirement to become a GENESIS® Associate member.

Time/Credits

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 adapt your installation system to overcome long term complications.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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 need for proper shotcrete placement and discuss quality materials and recommended shotcrete standards.

Time/Credits

2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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

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

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

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 esthetic. To meet the educational demands of an increasing market, GENESIS is launching a 16-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 fundaments of installation, structural components, automatic pool covers, and additional water features for both vinyl liner and fiberglass pools.

Time/Credits

16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs

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

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

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

Description

Join Kate Wiseman with Skip Phillips and Andy Kaner with Brian Van Bower as they discuss the journey’s 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

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 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.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

Level 400 Courses

Learning Objectives

  • Examine how to render science-based decisions on project alternatives.
  • Examine soil sciences that prove useful in everyday swimming pool and spa projects.
  • Discuss details for construction components and methods.
  • Identify the limitations of the pool contractor and the necessity for seeking professional engineering guidance when appropriate.

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. The course also delves into alternative pool construction materials, major defect repair, and the rehabilitation of old pools.

Time/Credits

8:00 hrs
0.8 IACET CEUs

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. 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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