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Engineering

Learn the elements of hydraulics, soils, foundations, electrical connections, controls, and mechanical design. By examining these important considerations, you will be able to communicate them effectively – creating confidence and building trust from your customers.

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Level 100 Courses

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Description

This module introduces basic hydraulic considerations and provides the student with a series of construction details. It is not designed to enable students to complete TDH analysis or design complicated systems. It also does not address gravity systems or water-in-transit systems such as vanishing edges and slot-edges. The primary focus is construction considerations of basic pools and spas. .

Time/Credits

1:50 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the basic physics of water including pressure, flow, velocity, energy, and how these parameters are used to design mechanical systems.
  • Explain how simple charts and graphs can be used to size plumbing and equipment.
  • Explain efficient ways to design and plumb pools, spas, and water features.
  • List the details to successful plumbing installation that will keep the equipment pad layout accurate and straight.

Description

Hydraulic engineering cannot be explained in 4 hours and neither can proper plumbing methods. However, this program provides a good start by providing an overview of the design and engineering process as well as a good list of best practices for everything from layout to assembly to pressure testing. It is not a prerequisite for E101 or E211 but it does combine some elements of all three programs to provide an excellent introduction to pool hydraulics and plumbing..

Time/Credits

4:00 hrs
0.4 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Review areas of engineering on a job site, including plans, soils reports, waterproofing.
  • Examine potential failures.
  • Identify ways to rectify problems.

Description

In the field, the correct do’s and don’ts of a project are the difference between a properly built vessel and a failure that equates to wasted time and money. This program breaks down the engineering portions of a project with a checklist detailed from years of in-the-field experience. From plans and soils reporting to waterproofing and compressive strengths, students will leave with high-level information to easily relay these tips to your team.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify how elevated pool installations are similar to and different from grade level pool installations.
  • Identify the ways in which elevated pools interact with the building they are on and the subsystems of that building.
  • Identify the most common elevated pool failure mechanisms and the best practices to avoid the failure and prevent damage.

Description

Elevated pools are ubiquitous and becoming ever more popular throughout the world. However, they are also one of the most demanding types of installations to execute. It is widely understood that there is a dire need for guidance on best practices with respect to elevated pool installations. However, this topic has received very little industry attention. During this session, we'll examine the needs and necessities for elevated pools.

Time/Credits

2:00 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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Level 200 Courses

CBP

Learning Objectives

  • Identify physics of water: area, depth, volume, mass, pressure, velocity, flow rate, energy, and others.
  • Discuss and apply the basic principles, code limitations, and guidelines to hydraulic design.
  • Calculate GENESIS series of software worksheets.
  • Calculate Total Dynamic Head (TDH) and electrical and gas heating operating costs.
  • Perform the complete analysis of a basic pool/spa combination with a water feature.

Description

Develop a basic understanding of the hydraulic principles in order to design more efficient and serviceable hydraulic systems.

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

Time/Credits

16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe chlorine, ozone, and ultraviolet sterilization technologies for the watershaping industry.
  • List facts and fallacies of alternative water purification technologies.
  • Outline a strategy for properly sizing ozone generators, injectors, contact tanks, and other components.
  • Discuss how to market, value, and sell advanced water treatment systems.

Description

Long after the pool is built and the excitement of this beautiful new addition to their home is completed, the client is left with one ongoing issue: water quality. No matter how beautiful the water feature is, if the water quality is poor, the experience is greatly diminished. Learn how to improve water quality and prevent recreational water illnesses while simultaneously reducing the chlorine and pH chemicals in the water. Provide your client with the best possible water quality for a long-term satisfied customer.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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CBP

Learning Objectives

  • Acquaint building officials, health officials, pool contractors, and designers with the definition of ‘standard’, ‘code’, and ‘ordinance’ and how they differ in application.
  • Familiarize these stakeholders with the current provisions and requirements of the standards, codes, and ordinances governing swimming pool and spa construction.
  • Discuss and enable code officials to promulgate checklists for their review staff and their field staff regarding pools and spas.
  • Create a bridge between code officials and contractors to streamline the process of permitting by defining expectations.
  • Define swimming pool and spa regulations for a more consistent process across jurisdictions.
  • Provide learners with helpful graphs, charts, and spreadsheets to simplify the calculating and checking of calculations needed for pool and spa permits.
  • Examine document and educational resources available to them through PHTA and ICC.
  • Most importantly, to save lives.

Description

Codes and standards come at us from all sides, it seems, and every year or so those codes and standards are updated, creating a feeling of being lost in the woods for contractors, designers, enforcement, and permitting agencies. In this course, we’ll differentiate between codes, standards, and ordinances. Examine what these documents require of all parties affected by them and conclude with providing background and intent on the provisions within these documents.

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

Time/Credits

6:00 hrs
0.6 IACET CEUs

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Level 300 Courses

Learning Objectives

  • Review suction outlet details and flow rates.
  • Develop target areas to maximize water motion.
  • Discuss water current options.
  • Analyze horsepower requirements.

Description

Whether working with a lazy river, wave pool, or water park attractions, developing and working with water current can be a daunting task. Finding the proper amount of pressure, maximizing flow rates, and utilizing safety grates all while maintaining water efficiency is vital in today’s growing market of commercial pool applications. This program will take you through the in-depth process and increase your understanding of water current.

Time/Credits

1:75 hrs
0.2 IACET CEUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Examine changes in 2018 to 2021 ISPSC.
  • Discuss areas of code adaptation.
  • List resources to purchase codes.

Description

This course will provide you a high-level overview of the immediate need-to-know on ICC/PHTA/NEC Codes. We’ll address the 2018 ISPSC and changes in the 2021 ISPSC Code; NFPA 70; and impending updates on PHTA/ICC/ANSI Standards. This course is designed for individuals familiar with codes and standards and not the novice student.

Time/Credits

1:00 hrs
0.1 IACET CEUs

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