GENESIS® Construction and Design Schools

 

GENESIS® Solutions Center – Formerly known as The Lifestyle Booth, the GENESIS® Solutions Center is powered by GENESIS®, the most complete and comprehensive learning platform for pool professionals. Come visit the booth to gain knowledge from our expert faculty who will conduct cutting-edge sessions and small group discussions on the Expo floor. 

The Solutions Center is a place to learn, connect, network and gather to discuss construction, design, engineering, business, and leadership. The world has changed and so has GENESIS®. Stop by the booth to meet the new GENESIS® and see what we have to offer your business.

Admission to two or three-day courses also includes a Conference Super Pass and Expo Hall admission.


C201: GENESIS® CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL: Concrete Pools


Saturday, November 12 – Monday, November 14 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $2,090 Member / $2,590 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

This comprehensive construction school is the only program that satisfies the education requirement to sit for CBP exam. Attendees spend three days 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.

C201 is a required course to become a Certified Builder Professional (CBP). PHTA will be offering the CBP exam on-site on Tuesday, November 15. There are two time slots for students to choose. If you wish to take the CBP exam at Expo, you must complete and submit the CBP Application and pay the application fee at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.


D180: Drawing for Professionals


Sunday, November 13 – Monday, November 14 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $1,790 Member / $2,290 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

In our business, drawing is a tool you must have to communicate with your clients effectively. In this course, we’ll teach you fundamental sketching, drawing, and drafting skills, along with how to read and layout plans. No previous drawing experience is needed. ·        
D180 is a required course to become a Certified Expert Pool Builder & Design Professional.


D271: Architectural Styles 
 

Sunday, November 13 – Monday, November 14 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $1,790 Member / $2,290 Non-Member  (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

Understanding architectural styles will enable you to coordinate details and relate the water elements back to the surrounding environment in an appropriate way. When the pool is designed to match the home’s architecture, the effect can be breathtaking and add value to the property. D271 is a required course to become a Certified Expert Pool Builder & Design Professional.


D211: Elements of Design
 

Sunday, November 13 – Monday, November 14 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $1,790 Member / $2,290 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach you how to lay out the different improvements in your projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc). We will break the fundamentals down into two categories: the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design. Once you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, you will learn how to apply them. D211 is a required course to become a Certified Expert Pool Builder & Design Professional.


D265: Master Designer Methods: Kirk Bianchi, Crafting the Outdoor Space as a Living Art Form
 

Sunday, November 13 – Monday, November 14 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $1,790 Member / $2,290 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

The pool is but a mirror, reflecting that which you wish to accentuate beyond it. As part of the new GENESIS® Master Designer Methods series, Bianchi will retrain your thinking of water vessel design. “The pool is often built first in the sequence of outdoor improvements. For the best integration, however, it should actually be designed last.” 

Bianchi’s method will require students to rethink their design approach, with a landscape-based process that considers the functionality of the entire space first. The course lecture and projects will focus on sightlines, living spaces, traffic flow, spatial considerations, and more. D265 is a required course to become a Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional.


GENESIS® is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). GENESIS® complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, GENESIS® is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.