Genesis Lifestyle Program

In the heart of the Genesis Design/Build/Landscape Pavilion is the Genesis Lifestyle Booth (Booth #761) offering free Genesis education. 

Registration is highly recommended but not required. Limited seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

ENGINEERING 203: Structural Repairs of Existing Pools

Wednesday, November 1 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Implementing the wrong type of repair can lead to even more costly repairs. Therefore, it is imperative to understand the failure type and develop a suitable repair that will fix the original defect without creating a new one. Some common repairs in the industry such as epoxy or staples simply don't work in some situations. This program will expose you to some common myths and show preferred repair methods.

David Peterson, P.E., SWD Master
Director, Genesis Education & President/CEO of Watershape Consulting, Inc.

BUSINESS 111: Genesis Lifestyle Program (Wine Tasting)

Wednesday, November 1 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Brian Van Bower, SWD Master
Ambassador and Co-founder of Genesis & President of Aquatic Consultants Inc

CONSTRUCTION 271: Collaborative Project Profiles

Wednesday, November 1 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Join Kate Wiseman and Skip Phillips as they profile several of their projects where the designs were done in collaboration with one another. Discuss how the design process can benefit from having multiple people involved, as well as the considerations needed to insure a successful final product.

Skip Phillips, SWD Master
Ambassador and Co-Founder, Genesis & President of Questar Pools and Spas, Inc.

Kate Wiseman, MLA
Principal Landscape Designer at Sage Outdoor Designs

DESIGN 323: Outdoor Kitchen Design

Thursday, November 2 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This course covers the key principles of outdoor kitchen design with a focus on creating usable spaces that are easy to live with. It will help you expand your expertise and serve clients in one of the biggest trends in outdoor living. Covering the four primary types of outdoor kitchen construction, attendees will learn will the key functional design principles for kitchen layout, including prep areas, storage, and equipment placement. Benedetti will share specific and actionable guidelines that have been developed through years of experience with outdoor kitchens and are founded in some of the best practices for indoor kitchen design.

Paolo Benedetti, SWD Master
Founder and Principal at Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa

DESIGN 132: The Value of Good Design

Thursday, November 2 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

We will explore the concept of a design education, both in the classroom and in practice, each venue and their various contributions to the growth of the designer.   Many have only a vague understanding of what design actually is, let alone why it’s important.  Within this lecture, we will describe and refine the meaning of design and the human response to it while exploring the various elements involved to create, good/bad design.

Michael Nantz, SWD Master
President at Elite Concepts, Inc.

CONSTRUCTION 171: Project Profiles - An Interactive Discussion on Design and Construction

Thursday, November 2 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

The Project Profile series of programs is intended to teach students by walking them through specific projects from start to finish. Beginning with a blank sheet of paper and following the project through design, engineering, and construction. The presenter will highlight lessons learned, what worked, what didn’t work, and how things could be improved in a future project. The Project Profile series is presented by various Platinum members and may be included with the CONSTRUCTION 201: Basic Pool Construction and/or CONSTRUCTION 401: Advanced Watershape Construction programs.

Paolo Benedetti, SWD Master
Founder and Principal at Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa

David Penton, SWD Master
Principal at Fluid Dynamics Pool and Spa Inc.

DESIGN 422: The Wonders of Water

Friday, November 3 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Water is an integral element in our environment, whether it is the main event or simply the icing on the cake. Surprising science shows how being near, in, on or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do. It does all of that for our clients as well. Visually it can change the way we feel. The reflections of beautiful landscaping or architecture repeated on the surface of a pond, water garden or pool can be appreciated twice and offer a unique perspective. The audible qualities of water can bring environments into focus or block out unwanted outside noise. Water features, fountains, ponds, waterfalls, Koi ponds, pools and spas will be explored and applications detailed. All types of edge details will be presented including; water in transit, vanishing edges, perimeter overflow and more. Unusual uses of water will be provided. Water conservation and rainwater harvesting will also be included. Sometimes we in the water industry need to step back and be reminded of the many benefits our ultimate product provides.

Brian Van Bower, SWD
Ambassador and Co-founder of Genesis & President of Aquatic Consultants Inc