Let Us Train Them!

With over 70 courses covering basic, intermediate, and advanced technical topics, our Education Conference offers your company a comprehensive tool to create a customized training program for every employee. Get your newer employees up to speed and give your seasoned staff a chance to take their skills to the next level. 

DON'T FORGET! All technical classes require pre-registration to guarantee your seat.  
Seats are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Every purchase of an education course or pass includes free access to the Show Floor!

Click here to view all the classes offered as part of the 4-Day Technical Pass

In addition to our 4-day Technical Pass, we are diving deeper into crucial industry technical topics designed to give your entire team an edge on the competition and prepare them for the 2023 Season!  

Technical Specialty Courses

NEW for 2023! A Pro’s Guide to Above Ground Pool Installations
Monday, January 23 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Members:$195 | Non-Members: $265

This hands-on class features live demonstrations and classroom presentations that will walk you through how to be successful at every step of your above group pool installation. Starting with site selection and preparation, you’ll learn the essential tips for ensuring your installation is set up for success from the beginning. The class will then go over how to assemble the framework correctly.  

This is where things get interesting! We aren’t just talking about assembly work. We are doing it right in the classroom with your help. Get practical experience and learn by doing. Next, you’ll review how to install a wrinkle-free vinyl liner and then take those lessons straight to our assembled pool to put your knowledge to work. 

Combining classroom instruction with hands-on training will prepare you to take on more work in the booming above ground pool market. 

Comprehensive Guide to Residential Pool Chemistry
Monday, January 23 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Members: $375 |  Non-Members: $425

This intensive course will cover all aspects of pool chemistry, including water balance, calculations, measurements and conversions, the use and benefits of borates, alternative sanitation methods, cyanuric acid, the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI), water testing techniques, and more. This course is recommended for pool service technicians looking for more advanced knowledge and service professionals working in a supervisory role out in the field.
Professionals who attend the entire course and successfully complete a written skills assessment exam will receive a Pool Chemistry Training Institute certificate.

From Rookie to All-Star:
The Fundamentals of Pool & Spa Service 
(chose the day that works for you)
Monday, January 23 | 12:30 – 5:00 pm   OR
Tuesday, January 24 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Members: $125 Non-Members: $175

It's All About the Fundamentals. Set the foundation for a successful 2023 by sending your staff to this info-packed session full of practical knowledge that will help take them from a Rookie to an All-Star member of your team!

This course provides a concise, comprehensive way to gain a better understanding of the pool trade. Designed by pool industry experts, this session will offer practical knowledge for the service technician with 1-2 years of experience or anyone else in the business looking to fine-tune their skills and build their confidence level. Class content will also include the importance of good customer relations, on-the-job safety practices, and proven service tips to help manage your time - all tools that can help anyone in the industry succeed in their job! BONUS! This class is a perfect way to give your office staff a better understanding of the technical side of your business.

Pool Opening Essentials (chose the day that works for you)
Monday, January 23 
12:30 – 5:00 pm OR 
Wednesday, January 25 
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Members: $125 Non-Members: $175

Have someone new on staff who will be doing pool openings next season?  Want a refresher course for your employees or yourself so that you are ready to go on day one?  Need someone to teach employees the basics of pool openings, handling equipment, safety concerns, water chemistry testing & balancing standards? Then this is the session for you!  

Our instructors, Ed Cohen & Bob Russell, have a combined experience of over 50 years in the industry in various capacities and have done more than their share of opening pools. They welcome the opportunity to share their know-how & tips for having successful pool start-ups this spring. Smooth start-ups lead to satisfied customers! 

Tile & Coping Hands-On Workshop
Tuesday, January 25 OR
Wednesday, January 26
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
includes hands-on training offered on the Show Floor
Members: $135 Non-Members: $185

This advanced three-hour session will consist of classroom instruction and hands-on activity, giving attendees a clear understanding of the dos and don'ts of coping and tile installation during a two-hour presentation of correct tile and coping methods.  Industry experts will discuss the tools you need, how to select the right materials and proper wall and surface preparation techniques.  After the presentation, you'll participate in an exclusive hands-on workshop where you'll put the lessons you learned into practice during a one-hour tile and coping installation project.  This unique, hands-on opportunity will ensure you walk away from The Show ready to use what you've learned on your company's next job. Class size will be limited.

Heater Hands-On Workshop 
Tuesday, January 24 OR
Wednesday, January 25
2:30 – 4:00 pm on the Show Floor
Members: $135 Non-Members: $185

Take part in a hands-on opportunity to learn the locations of critical heater parts and their functions.  Students will learn to identify parts such as the gas valve, 24v transformer, headers, burners, and ignition source. Testing locations and parameters will be covered, such as gas test ports and pressures, and electrical test locations & voltages. Commonly serviced components will be accessed, and procedures for removal and replacement will be demonstrated, including the burner tray, individual burners, inlet/outlet header, and heat exchanger.  The limited class size ensures more individual instruction with open conversation and discussion, directly addressing questions as they occur during the session.


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 GENESIS (PHTA)  &  Watershape University