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 2024 Season! 

Technical Specialty Courses

Comprehensive Guide to Residential Pool Chemistry 
Monday, January 23 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Members: $425 Non-Members: $475 

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 Service (choose a day) 
Monday, January 22 | 12:30 – 5:00 pm OR Wednesday, January 24 | 12:30 – 5:00 pm 
Members: $145 Non-Members: $195

It's All About the Fundamentals. Set the foundation for a successful 2024 by sending your staff to this info-packed session full of practical knowledge to help take them from a Rookie to an All-Star team member! 

This course provides a concise, comprehensive way to understand the pool trade better. 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. 

Pool Opening Essentials (choose a day) 
Monday, January 23 | 12:30 – 5:00 pm OR  Wednesday, January 24 | 12:30 – 5:00 pm 
Members: $145 Non-Members: $195 

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!  

A Pro's Guide to Above Ground Pool Installations 
Tuesday, 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. 

Tile & Coping Hands-On Workshop 
Tuesday, January 23 OR Wednesday, January 24 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm includes hands-on training offered on the Show Floor 
Members: $145 Non-Members: $195 

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 23 OR Wednesday, January 24 
2:00 – 3:30 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. 

NEW! PUMP It Up! Hands-On Workshop 
Tuesday, January 23 OR Wednesday, January 24 
2:00 – 5:00 pm includes hands-on training offered on the Show Floor 
Members: $175 Non-Members: $225 


From capacitors to windings and everything in between, gain practical experience in diagnosing, disassembling, and rebuilding various pumps. This interactive session will cover the initial system design and replacement for various pump applications, including swimming pools and hot tubs. 

Pump up your knowledge and expand your career skills! You'll walk away understanding: 

  • The basic principles of pump operation. 
  • How to design a pump system for a specific application 
  • How to diagnose and troubleshoot pump problems 
  • How to rebuild and repair pumps 


View more in-depth Education Courses offered by

 GENESIS (PHTA)  &  Watershape University