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C260: Vinyl Liner / Fiberglass Pools

January 23–25 | Time: 8 am ET – 5 pm ET
24 hours | 2.4 IACET CEUs | 24 PHTA CEUs
Qualifies to take to CBP Exam
$2,090 PHTA Member / $2,290 Non-member

Delivery: In-Person – The Pool & Spa Show

Pathway: CBP

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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 24-hour Vinyl Liner / Fiberglass Pool Construction School.

This pilot program begins on day one by covering more than five hours of required hydraulics for both vinyl liner and fiberglass pool installations, then will complete the day with an introduction to design focused specifically for those vessels. Day two will cover the setup and execution of fiberglass pools with day three focusing on vinyl liner pools. To obtain full credit for the course, students will be required to attend all three days of training and complete an online exam. Partial credit will not be offered.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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

Instructors: Terry Brannon, P.E.; Travis Bozick, P.E; Kate Wiseman, Jason Hughes, John Vowels, Gregg Minton, Kim Mitten, Thomas Kennedy

PHTA Strategic Partners

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • LOU
  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
  • WatkinsWellness