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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The Project Profile series is presented by various GENESIS members, walking students through specific projects from start to finish.
0.2 IACET CEUs
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.
2.4 IACET CEUs
DBPR/CILB-FL #0612786 – 24 hours
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.
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.
0.1 IACET CEUs
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.
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.
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.
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.
0.2 IACET CEUs
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.
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.
0.8 IACET CEUs
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.
1.6 IACET CEUs
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.
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.
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.
0.1 IACET CEUs
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.
0.1 IACET CEUs
1 PHTA CEU
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.
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.
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.