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COURSE RATES

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                                                                            Before 1/31 |  After 1/31  | FSPA Member
Exhibit Hall Only                                                     $25               $40                FREE
Education + Exhibit Hall Daily Rate                  $45/day         $60/day         FREE   
Education - FL CILB CE Credits + Hall              $125/day       $140/day     FREE
Pre-Conference Specialty Education                 See course listings for pricing
Learning Lab Sessions                                            $15             $15                FREE
Friday Night Industry Party                                  $40 (open bar, food, live music)



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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



Florida Public Pool Specialist - Two Days - FSPA Member Rate $380    /   Non-member rate $480
Wednesday 8:00 am - Thursday 5:00 pm
Lunch included

Learn the role of the FPPS in pool operation and management and develop a network of resource materials. Gain the ability to eliminate or minimize physical and biological hazards. Understand Florida state recreational bathing codes and the importance of a positive relationship with the local health department. Understand the need for documentation as it relates to pool/spa operation and liability risks. Perform pool calculations as they relate to pool/equipment measurements and chemical usage computations. Course includes lunch both days.
Speaker: Jeff Clarkson, FSPA Instructor
Session Track: Specialty
Session Requirement: ADV/BP/WPS/GEN, Session Number: 0611965, CEU Hours: 16


LP Gas Master Qualifier Endorsed Program - FSPA Member Rate $440   /  Non-member Rate $590
Wednesday 8:00 am - Wednesday 5:00 pm
Includes Lunch

This course covers LP gas safety and the installation, maintenance, service, and repair of LP gas systems and appliances with special considerations for swimming pool related products and systems. This class is manufacturer endorsed. The Certificate of Completion awarded at the completion of this course may be used to apply for the LP Gas Master Qualifier Certification with the Florida Department of Agriculture, Consumer Services Division.
Speaker: Jason Nokk, Gas Training Services
Session Track: Specialty
Session Requirement: LP Gas, Session Number: 0202125, CEU Hours: 8





LP Gas CE - Florida Laws and Rules - FSPA Member Rate $200    /     Non-member Rate $250
Thursday 8:00 am - Thursday 11:50 am

Understand Florida-specific laws and rules governing the service and installation of propane and natural gas appliances and systems.
Speaker: Jason Nokk, Gas Training Services
Session Track: Specialty
Session Requirement: LP Gas, Session Number: 3030303, CEU Hours: 4



Genesis, E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder’s Guide to Proper Implementation - FSPA Member / PHTA Member Rate: $699   /   Non-member Rate $999
Wednesday 8:00 am - Wednesday 5:00 pm
Includes Lunch

Codes and standards come at us from all sides, it seems, and every year or so those codes and standards are updated, creating a feeling of being lost in the woods for contractors, designers, enforcement, and permitting agencies. In this course, we’ll differentiate between codes, standards, and ordinances. Examine what these documents require of all parties affected by them and conclude with providing background and intent on the provisions within these documents.
Speaker: Terry Brannon, P.E., Genesis
Session Track: Build/Repair, GENESIS
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: No Credit, CEU Hours: 8





Genesis, C410: Advanced Pool Construction - FSPA Member / PHTA Member Rate: $699   /   Non-member Rate $999
Thursday 8:00 am - Thursday 5:00 pm
Includes Lunch

This course is an advanced construction school intended to discuss advanced soil mechanics, difficult site solutions, and more advanced concrete science than presented in the basic construction school C201. The course also delves into alternative pool construction materials, major defect repair and the rehabilitation of old pools.
Speaker: Terry Brannon, Genesis
Session Track: Build/Repair, GENESIS
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: No Credit, CEU Hours: 8




Watershape University: Construction 3611: Essential Plaster Workshop (2 Days / 16 hrs) NEW!     $1,500
Wednesday 8:00 am - Thursday 5:00 pm
Includes Lunch

This class defines and resolves frustrating disconnects that have long existed between pool builders, plaster applicators and service technicians. By combining these three disciplines and the key phases they encompass, students completing this class will fully understand concrete pool expectations in terms of finished application, successful start-up and satisfying project goals and intentions. The instructor panel features top experts in their respective fields: Bill Drakeley (concrete), Jon Temple (plaster) and Eric Knight (startup/service). The curriculum includes both hands-on instruction for application techniques, lecture, and supplemental instruction and reference materials.
Speaker: Bill Drakeley, Watershape University
Session Track: Watershape University
Session Requirement: WSU, Session Number: No Credit, CEU Hours: 16





Watershape University: Engineering 4411: Electrical Installation Workshop (2 Days / 16 hrs) NEW!     $1,500
Wednesday 8:00 am - Thursday 5:00 pm
Includes Lunch.

Electricity rarely wants to engage with water but, in the watershaping industry, it is unavaoidable - electrical power is needed to run pumps, heaters, chemistry systems, lights and other equipment.  The pool and hot tub industry has volumes of specific life-critical codes to consider, spread across multiple ever-changing documents. Making sense of it all is a challenge even for licensed electricians who may have wired 1,000 homes but still don't know how to wire a single pool safely. And that's just the "high-voltage" side of things - there is much to talk about on th e low-voltage and wireless side of communications, controls, home automatione, etc. This program is designed for pool builders, service professionals and licensed electricians needing to improve their watershaping electrical acumen.
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Speaker: Paolo Benedetti and Bill Drakeley, Watershape University
Session Track: Watershape University
Session Requirement: WSU, Session Number: No Credit, CEU Hours: 16





Watershape University: Construction 3341: Essential Plumbing Workshop NEW!     $1,000
Thursday 8:00 am - Thursday 5:00 pm
Includes Lunch.

If the heart of a pool is the pump and filter, then the veins and arteries are the pipes which transport the fluids or gasses critical to proper operation of the watershape. Just like in our bodies, if the circulation system is not optimized, then the whole body will not function as desired. This course not only teaches the basics for how to evaluate the plumbing system required for specific system being installed, but it also dives deeper into the specific means and methods necessary to install these elements in order to ensure the long term success of the project
Speaker: David Penton, IWI of Fluid Dynamics and co-founder of Ask the Masters and J.C. Escudero, IWI of J Designs Pool and Spa Inc.
Session Track: Watershape University
Session Requirement: WSU, Session Number: No Credit, CEU Hours: 8





National Plasterers Council Start-Up Certification      $425
Wednesday 8:00 am - Wednesday 5:00 pm
Includes Lunch

The Start-up Technician Certification Program is a National Plasterers Council (NPC) initiative to set forth the proper protocol for a pool's initial start-up. With this program, the NPC has established the industry's standard for the start-up and care of plastered pools across the globe. NPC Certified Technicians have verifiable industry knowledge and hands-on experience to provide a quality start-up for in-ground swimming pools and spas using the NPC-approved method taught in the Certification Class.
Speaker: Jana Auringer, National Plasterers Council
Session Track: Specialty
Session Requirement: WSU, Session Number: , CEU Hours: 8

















Thursday, February 23rd
Could this happen to you? NEW!
Thursday 10:00 am - Thursday 10:50 am

This course will make business owners aware of the ramifications of business decisions which can lead to potentially catastrophic incidents and accidents
Speaker: David Griffiths, Insurance by Ken Brown
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: BSP, Session Number: 614357, CEU Hours: 1

What Happens if I Do That? 
Thursday 11:00 am - Thursday 11:50 am

This course covers the prohibitions and penalties of Ch. 489, the role of code enforcement officers, enforcement of prohibitions and the role of the licensing board. Learn the process of issuing of citations and hearings that may follow.
Speaker: Dallas Thiesen, Florida Swimming Pool Association
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: L&R, Session Number: 613778, CEU Hours: 1


Florida Worker's Compensation Laws and Requirements 
Thursday 12:00 pm - Thursday 1:50 pm

Analyze employer/employee relationship and the course and scope of employment. Learn the benefits and payables available to injured workers and how they are administered. Understand methods available to implement premium cost reductions and to reduce the cost of individual claims.
Speaker: Kerry Tait, Insurance by Ken Brown
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: WC, Session Number:0 613189, CEU Hours: 2

An In-Depth Look at Swmming Pool/Spa Heating 
Thursday 1:00 pm - Thursday 2:50 pm

Learn how to avoid costly liability issues, how to size a heater according to btu demand and other factors, and identify varying combustion and ignition styles and properly apply replacement heaters to existing installations
Speaker: Rocco Russo*, Fluidra
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0613186, CEU Hours: 2

Watershape University: CON 2921: Profiling Outstanding Projects Start to Finish NEW
Thursday 2:00 pm - Thursday 4:50 pm

WU’s Project Profile Track highlights outstanding and unique work presented by the industry’s leading designers and builders.
Speaker: Bill Drakeley, Brian Van Kirk, Erik Eikevik, Brett Hollan , Watershape University
Session Track: Watershape University, Build/Repair
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: PENDING, CEU Hours: 3

Web Based Automation and Voice Commands (SPANISH) 
Thursday 3:00 pm - Thursday 4:50 pm

Attendees will understand the procedure to connect automation to homeowner networks. Attendees will see how Alexa and Siri command integration is possible.
Speaker: Rudy Castro, Fluidra
Session Track: Build/Repair, Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614041, CEU Hours: 2

Web Based Automation and Voice Commands 
Thursday 3:00 pm - Thursday 4:50 pm

Attendees will understand the procedure to connect automation to homeowener networks. Attendees will see how Alexa and Siri command integration is possible.
Speaker: Rocco Russo, Fluidra
Session Track: Build/Repair, Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614041, CEU Hours: 2








FBC Advanced Module: 2020 Swimming Pool Updates 
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 8:50 am

Review the sources and use of Florida swimming pool and spa codes and statutes. Look at the permitting process for public pools in Florida. Review the Florida Department of Health Notice of Public Pool Resurfacing Form. Identify exemptions for the installation of swimming pool and spa equipment in Special Flood Hazard Zones.
Speaker: Dallas Thiesen, FSPA
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: ADV, Session Number: 061367, CEU Hours: 1


Waterproofing Concrete Pools 
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 8:50 am

Discussion will include the proper surface preparation, material selection, application and troubleshooting of cementitious waterproofing for concrete pools.
Speaker: Jeffrey Winter, Valcon Industries, Inc.
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614039, CEU Hours: 1


Workplace Safety NEW
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 8:50 am

Instructions for the Pool and Spa Industry on chemical hazard communication, checking the label for key information, reading a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), how to store hazardous materials and corrosives.
Speaker: Dori Gallagher, AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc.
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: WPS, Session Number: 0614355, CEU Hours: 1


Commercial Pool Equipment Repairs and Upgrades NEW
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

To understand and identify correct or incorrect equipment installations and options available to correct or improve pool filtration / sanitation!
Speaker: Rick Howard, Rick's Pool Service
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614359, CEU Hours: 2




Proper Swimming Pool Inspections with Leak Detection 
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

A swimming pool inspection isn't complete without a thorough leak detection. Understand how to deliver comprehensive details on the entire pool environment, from safety to functionality, and how to provide a complete leak detection, ensuring the customer that a pool isn't leaking, or address the specifics of where and why their pool is leaking with pinpoint accuracy.
Speaker: Darren Merlob, LeakTronics
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614033, CEU Hours: 2


Water Testing and Treatment Myths-Exposed 
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

An interactive seminar that presents and discusses the most commonly held myths and errors concerning testing for pool/spa water. Learn how to recognize and overcome these misrepresentations, resulting in increased credibility and optimum customer service.
Speaker: Jody O'Grady and Rachel Rutter, Taylor Water Technologies
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0613714, CEU Hours: 2


Proper Inground Spa Jet Design in a Variable Speed World 
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

Learn to determine correct plumbing and VS pump sizing by properly designing and calculating the hydraulics for a spa jet system for inground gunite, fiberglass or vinyl liner applications. Analyze jet demand flow rate and blueprint pump size. Review how to calculate system total head loss.
Speaker: Scott Roodbergen, Waterway
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0613690, CEU Hours: 2


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VSPs and the DOE (SPANISH) NEW
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

Receive an explanation of pump efficiency regulations and VSP benefits. The instructor will demonstrate VSP programming for efficiency and turnover.
Speaker: Rudy Castro, Fluidra
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614042, CEU Hours: 2


VSPs and the DOE 
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

Receive an explanation of pump effciency regulations and VSP benefits. The instructor will demonstrate VSP programming for effciency and turnover.
Speaker: Rocco Russo, Fluidra
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614042, CEU Hours: 2


Saline Chloration-Making Chlorine Out of Recycled Pool Water 
Friday 8:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

The Saline Chlorination course will provide students with an understanding of the history, technical & treatment information, benefits, cost comparison, usage and an overall knowledge on saline chlorination systems for pools & spas.
Speaker: Robbie Hayduk, Commercial Energy Specialists
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0010595, CEU Hours: 2


Industrial Grade VFD Alternatives 
Friday 9:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

A brief review of Federal Pool Pump regulations, cause of VFD popularity, VFD types that will meet regulation, and single phase vs 3 phase conversion and when it is used. Learn about advanced pump controls - direct control of GPM + direct control of water level.
Speaker: Matt Stiles, Commercial Energy Specialists
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614063, CEU Hours: 1


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Preparing Your Business to Live Without You NEW
Friday 9:00 am - Friday 9:50 am

This course will enhance the knowledge around preparing a business to operate for the time when the principal decides to retire or sell the business so it can continue past their involvement.
Speaker: Gary Crayton, Pool Troopers
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: PENDING, CEU Hours: 1


Watershape University: BUS 1341: Design Fees - Billing for Professional Services (SPANISH) NEW
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 10:50 am

Free estimates are a thing of the past. The pool professional should be paid for their experience and education, be it classroom or field work. Overcome the fear that charging for design and estimates may lose the job to a competitor. Think of your efforts as any other professional that charges for their services and time.
Speaker: Joan Roca, Watershape University
Session Track: Watershape University, Build/Repair
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: PENDING, CEU Hours: 1


Solar Heater, Design, Application 
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 10:50 am

Your customer shouldn't have to decide between the shock of a cold pool or the shock of an expensive heating bill. Learn how energy-efficient solar and heat pumps can give your customer the kuxury of a heated pool at a fraction of the cosr. The comprehensive seminar will cover system sizing, design (including hydraulics), installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Speaker: Dan Sizelove, Aquatherm
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 613223, CEU Hours: 1


Chemistry for the New Pool and Other Advanced Chemistry Issues NEW
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 10:50 am

The chemistry of new water matters. Get expert advice on LSI-based start-up chemistry that will have a lasting impact on surfaces and equipment. Understanding this critical stage of chemistry also provides a great foundation for maintaining a beautiful, problem-free pool.
Speaker: Joe Sweazy, Orenda Technologies
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614356, CEU Hours: 2


6-Steps to Safer Digging 
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 10:50 am

The goal of the course is to give attendees an awareness of the requirements of Chapter 556, F.S. The Underground Damage Prevention and Safety Act. This awareness will allow attendees to dig safer by making notification to Sunshine 811, verifying positive response, and digging carefully.
Speaker: Brian Dean, Sunshine 811
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: WPS, Session Number: 0612729, CEU Hours: 1


Basic Pool Equipment Troubleshooting and Repairs NEW
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

Understanding and identifying common issues with various types of pool equpment, share repair techniques to expedite repairs quickly, and identify safety issues and potential resolutions.
Speaker: Rick Howard, Rick's Pool Service
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614369, CEU Hours: 2




Watershape University: CON 1956: Understanding Alkali Silica Reaction NEW
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) is often referred to as "Concrete Cancer", an affliction that destroys cementitious structures from within by way of a complex set of runaway chemical reactions. Builders who do not understand ASR and fail to take preventative measures become exposed to catastrophic project failures. The good news is that ASR can be reliably prevented by applying basic knowledge and proven methods. This course defines ASR in layman's terms and covers prevention from both the technical and business perspectives.
Speaker: Paolo Benedetti, Watershape University
Session Track: Watershape University, Build/Repair
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: PENDING, CEU Hours: 2


Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical 
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

This course is intended to explain the rules of the National Electric Code (NEC) and the Florida Building Code (FBC) as related to all aspects of electrical requirements for swimming pools. A basic understanding of the rules, terms, and applications will be provided. Changes to the governing codes as they apply to the attendees will be discussed for Florida installations. Chapter 27 of the Florida Building Code and Chapter 680 of the National Electric Code governs the electrical portion of these installations.
Speaker: David Pruette , David Pruette's Electrical Services Inc.
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: PEC, Session Number: 0612739, CEU Hours: 2


Florida Worker's Compensation Laws and Requirements 
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

Analyze employer/employee relationship and the course and scope of employment. Learn the benefits and payables available to injured workers and how they are administered. Understand methods available to implement premium cost reductions and to reduce the cost of individual claims.
Speaker: Kerry Tait, Insurance by Ken Brown
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: WC, Session Number: 0613189, CEU Hours: 2


How to Generate Better Leads Online NEW
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

This course will show you how to setup your online assets to capture leads. What you will learn are all current lead generation methods to capture leads and provide a good user experience to your audience.
Speaker: Bruce Porter, Swat Marketing
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: NO CE CREDIT, Session Number: NO CE CREDIT, CEU Hours: 2


Pool Chlorine Mysteries: Chlorine's Annoying Disappearing Act: How to Fix it and Increase Profits 
Friday 10:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

Chlorine is the crucial disinfectant in nearly all pools. But chlorine leaves pools through a variety of mechanisms placing high demand on chlorine supplies. This course identifies and qualifies avenues of chlorine loss and provides practical solutions to minimize losses.
Speaker: Rick Coffey, Lo-Chlor, LLC
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614034, CEU Hours: 2


DBPR CILB Laws and Rules 
Friday 11:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

There is no excuse for non-compliance when it comes to Florida construction laws and rules. Develop a clear understanding of Chapter 489, Florida Statutes and Chapter 61G4, Florida Administrative Code. This class offers an overview of the regulations that govern the swimming pool industry.
Speaker: Don Cesarone Jr., Lucas Lagoons
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: L&R, Session Number: 0609216, CEU Hours: 1


Salt Chlorine Generators for Beginners 
Friday 11:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

This is an introduction of salt chlorine generation for those who have not had much exposure to salt systems. Students are encouraged to bring questions and interact with the instructor to understand the basics of salt chlorination. With the supply side issues and price increases, salt chlorination is again becoming a viable option to traditional chlorine products.
Speaker: Sean Assam, AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc.
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614031, CEU Hours: 1


Boom-to-Boost: Get Your Business Ready for Post-Pandemic Growth NEW
Friday 11:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

The pandemic led to the pool and spa industry’s largest boom, but nothing lasts forever. How will today’s top industry professionals go from boom-to-boost, instead of boom-to-bust? We’ll explore the tools, knowledge and examples that service, retail and builders need to leverage the pandemic bubble and create permanent businesses growth.
Speaker: Jennifer Labuda, Clear Comfort
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614360, CEU Hours: 1


Chemistry for the New Pool and Other Advanced Chemistry Issues (SPANISH) NEW
Friday 11:00 am - Friday 11:50 am

The chemistry of new water matters. Get expert advice on LSI-based start-up chemistry that will have a lasting impact on surfaces and equipment. Understanding this critical stage of chemistry also provides a great foundation for maintaining a beautiful, problem-free pool.
Speaker: Miguel Chavez, Orenda Technologies
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614356, CEU Hours: 2


FBC Advanced Module: 2020 Pool/Spa Energy 
Friday 12:00 pm - Friday 12:50 pm

Understand energy conservation, regulatory requirements, and the pool professional's responsibility to provide products which comply with energy efficiency standards
Speaker: Donald Cesarone Jr., Lucas Lagoons
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: ADV, Session Number: 0612971, CEU Hours: 1
PHTA/GENESIS: E111- INTRODUCTION TO SWIMMING POOL HYDRAULICS NEW!
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Students in this course are introduced to basic concepts of hydraulics and, in particular, water movement in swimming pools. The concept of static pressure is introduced and followed by the dynamic pressure losses due to the flow of water through pipes and equipment. Though methods to calculate total dynamic head necessary for sizing pumps are beyond the scope of this course, the concept is introduced and defined for students taking more advanced courses in the future.
Speaker: Terry Brannon, GENESIS/PHTA
Session Track: GENESIS
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: Pending CILB Approval, CEU Hours: 2

Your Worst Plumbing Nightmares and Expert Solutions 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 9:20 am

The course looks into the swimming pool professionals’ plumbing nightmares and plumbing solutions. Discussion will included modern age plumbing repair and flow upgrades.
Speaker: Rick Howard, Rick's Pool Service
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0613708, CEU Hours: 1


Can I Do That? Swimming Pool License Scope and Limitations 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 9:20 am

Learn the scope of work and limitations based on the license held. Look at the differences in scope of work for all Florida Swimming Pool occupational licenses. Learn to identify whether or not a given task is within their authorized scope of work.
Speaker: Dallas Thiesen, Florida swimming Pool Association
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: L&R, Session Number: 0613681, CEU Hours: 1


Selecting, Operating and Maintaining Recreational Water Features 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 9:20 am

Learn about the benefits and challenges of the different types of water features including splash pads, water slides, interactive water play sets, and lazy rivers. This course will also cover all the necessary requirements to operate such water features, including filtration and safety. Attendees will learn about the appropriate upkeep of such water features and be able to determine when a new water feature needs to replace an existing structure.
Speaker: Alex Fletcher, AquaWorx, Inc.
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614062, CEU Hours: 1


Stop Guessing and Start Understanding What Drives the Buying Habits of Today's Home Pool Owners 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 9:20 am

Stop guessing and start understanding what drives the buying habits of the today’s home pool owners. Gain insights from the field and discover upcoming market trends. This session will identify the training, selling and marketing opportunities your business is missing out on and the habits of today’s successful pool professional.
Speaker: Jennifer Labuda, Clear Comfort
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0612821, CEU Hours: 1


Understanding Basic Hydraulics 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 9:20 am

Understand the effects that various factors have on the flow of water.
Speaker: Michael Childress, Pentair
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0611489, CEU Hours: 1


Driver Screening & the Importance of MVR Policies 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 9:20 am

Business owners with fleets of vehicles will understand the importance of implementing and maintaining a robust driver screening process as a risk management technique.
Speaker: Sean Yakicic, Amerisure
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614064, CEU Hours: 1


FBC Advanced Module ANSI-15 and ANSI-7 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 10:20 am

Define the differences in requirements, concept and specific goals between ANSI-15 design standard and the ANSI-7 conformance standard. Illustrate the real energy savings to consumers and the marketing benefits for builders resulting
from compliance with ANSI-15. Discuss and illustrate how to calculate Total Dynamic Head (TDH) and determine system flow for compliance with the standards individually. Discuss methods of affirming compliance with each standard with your building official. Discuss the methods of verifying flow to assure compliance with the ANSI-7 Suction Entrapment Avoidance Standard.
Speaker: Donald Cesarone Jr., Lucas Lagoons
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: ADV, Session Number: 0610378, CEU Hours: 2


Intermediate Pool Water Chemistry and Troubleshooting 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 10:20 am

A more in-depth seminar on the various parameters involved with proper chemistry and water balance in pools and spas. Topics include water balance, sanitation/oxidation, treatment applications, testing techniques, and more. Designed for those with a basic knowledge and understanding of pool/spa water chemistry.
Speaker: Jody O'Grady and Rachel Rutter, Taylor Water Technologies
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0613191, CEU Hours: 2


Enhancing Your Digital Footprint NEW
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 10:20 am

Enhancing your digital footprint will show you how to setup your online presence for success. It will address the user experience, Google best practices, local listings, search engine optimization best practices, email marketing.
Speaker: Bruce Porter, Swat Marketing
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: NO CE CREDIT, Session Number: NO CE CREDIT, CEU Hours: 2


Alternative Dispute Resolution 
Saturday 8:30 am - Saturday 10:20 am

To inform contractors how to effectively utilize alternative dispute resolution procedures (1) to reduce legal disputes and expedite settlements and (2) to bring about a higher level of consumer satisfaction.
Speaker: Albert Underwood, My Aqua Blue
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: BSP, Session Number: 0007785, CEU Hours: 2




Cost Saving Methods for Business Insurance 
Saturday 9:30 am - Saturday 10:20 am

A discussion of the most unusual exposures to loss for the swimming pool industry, how insurance addresses those and way to reduce those insurance costs.
Speaker: David Griffiths, Insurance by Ken Brown
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614032, CEU Hours: 1


The Importance of Incident Investigations 
Saturday 9:30 am - Saturday 10:20 am

The purpose of the presentation is to help business owners understand how to, and why it is important, to perform thorough incident investigations.
Speaker: Sean Yakicic, Amerisure
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614065, CEU Hours: 1


CYA Smart: A Movement Toward Better, Healthier Water NEW
Saturday 9:30 am - Saturday 10:20 am

In this health-conscious era, pool professionals are starting to treat water – not chemicals. Traditional formulas required heavy chlorine use and subsequent cyanuric acid, but chlorine shortages led the industry to question these methods. This panel uncovers techniques and sanitizing methods that successful professionals have used in chlorine shortages and beyond.
Speaker: Jennifer Labuda, Clear Comfort
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614361, CEU Hours: 1


The VGBA Standard Changed: What Your Company Needs to Know 
Saturday 9:30 am - Saturday 11:20 am

Federal Law changed May 24, 2021, impacting existing public pools and all new pools. Changes to the ASNI/APSP/ICC-16 Drain Cover Standard provided additional options and much more installation detail, while eliminating two untested 'best practices' common in Florida. The APSP-16 Standard Writing Committee Chairman will detail what has changed and how pool professionals can maintain compliance with pools they build, service or inspect.
Speaker: Steve Barnes, AquaStar Pool Products
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614061, CEU Hours: 2


Effective Communication Techniques NEW!
Saturday 9:30 am - Saturday 11:20 am

Communication is the foundation to ALL relationships, for better or worse. Learn to effectively communicate using 5 critical communication skills to improve your professional and personal relationships.
Speaker: Laura Castanza, Team Horner Group
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: PENDING, CEU Hours: 2


Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical Requirements 
Saturday 9:30 am - Saturday 11:20 am

Teaches contractors how to understand an electrical circuit, size wire, use a meter and practice electrical safety.
Speaker: Michael Childress, Pentair
Session Track: Build/Repair
Session Requirement: PEC, Session Number: 0612739, CEU Hours: 2


Florida Construction Lien Law 
Saturday 10:30 am - Saturday 12:20 pm

Anyone involved in construction is urged to learn about this law in enough detail to protect his or her interests. Failure to understand the steps that must be taken to ensure compliance with this law, protect one’s ability to be paid, or avoid
liability can result in substantial financial loss or licensure disciplinary action. This law is chapter 713, part I, Florida Statutes, and may be located at www.flsenate.gov/statutes.
Speaker: Donald Cesarone Jr., Lucas Lagoons
Session Track: Management, Build/Repair
Session Requirement: BSP, Session Number: 0610228, CEU Hours: 2


Formalized Fleet Safety NEW
Saturday 10:30 am - Saturday 11:20 am

The purpose of this presentation is to help business owners with fleets of vehicles understand what a comprehensive fleet safety program entails.
Speaker: Sean Yakicic, Amerisure
Session Track: Management
Session Requirement: WPS, Session Number: 0614363, CEU Hours: 1


Gas Pool Heater Not Working – Common Gas Supply Issues and Troubleshooting 
Saturday 10:30 am - Saturday 11:20 am

Understand why proper gas supply is critical for operation and the parameters for proper heater installation on new and existing systems. Learn proper manometer use and troubleshooting for gas problems.
Speaker: Keith Roberts, Hayward Holdings
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0613684, CEU Hours: 1


Exploring ORP 
Saturday 10:30 am - Saturday 12:20 pm

This course will explain what ORP means, and will review current applications for both commercial and residential pools and spas.
Speaker: Brad Manning, AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc.
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614066, CEU Hours: 2




PHTA/GENESIS: Job Costing for Profit vs. Existence NEW!
Saturday 10:30 am - Saturday 12:20 pm

an in-person course that explore how to increase your skills and reputation through better business planning, improved performance, customer communication and service, improved reputation and profitability.
Speaker: Brian Van Bower, GENESIS/PHTA
Session Track: GENESIS
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: Pending CILB Approval, CEU Hours: 2


Watershape University: CON 3251: Pier and Beam Construction NEW
Saturday 10:30 am - Saturday 12:20 pm

This is a look at multiple projects using pier and beam foundations to support watershapes on hillsides or poor soils. These projects are not part of Watershape University's CONSTRUCTION 4112: Essential Advanced Watershapes - Residential course - instead, we take a totally different approach with these project profiles because every project has different considerations, issues to solve, and surprises that will challenge any builder's expected means and methods. Identify site and programming parameters that demand a need for a pier and beam
Speaker: Paolo Benedetti, Watershape University
Session Track: Watershape University, Build/Repair
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: PENDING, CEU Hours: 2


Recreational Water Balance 101 
Saturday 10:30 am - Saturday 12:20 pm

Participants will learn the basics of water balance, how some chemical additions affect water chemistry, and how environmental factors affect water chemistry.
Speaker: Jody O'Grady and Rachel Rutter, Taylor Water Technologies, Inc.
Session Track: Maintenance/Cleaning
Session Requirement: GEN, Session Number: 0614037, CEU Hours: 2


PHTA/GENESIS: C212: POOL SURFACES – Problems and Solutions: Profiles – An Interactive PowerPoint and Discussion to Help Identify, Prevent and Mediate Pool Surface Irregularities NEW!
Saturday 11:30 am - Saturday 1:20 pm

Uncover the idiosyncrasies of curing cementitious surfaces, the importance of a thorough substrate preparation, sound technical practices for a hand troweled, cementitious surfaces and procedures for extended surface life. Learn the approved start-up procedure as specified by the National Plasters’ Council and the importance of frequent, consistent and accurate water testing with commonly used sanitizers.
Speaker: Randy Dukes, GENESIS/PHTA
Session Track: GENESIS
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: Pending CILB Approval, CEU Hours: 2


PHTA/GENESIS: E345- UNDERSTANDING PHTA STANDARDS AND CODES NEW!
Saturday 11:30 am - Saturday 1:20 pm

Students in this course examine the PHTA standards for swimming pool design and construction and how these standards originate and eventually make their way to being referenced by codes and local ordinances. The sixteen standards promulgated by PHTA are summarized and the more important standards are discussed in more detail. The definition of standard and differentiation from actual codes or ordinances are both thoroughly treated in this course. Also highlighted are upcoming changes to the standards. The integration of the standards with other codes such as the International Code Council’s International Swimming Pool and Spa Code are discussed.
Speaker: Terry Brannon, GENESIS/PHTA
Session Track: GENESIS
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: Pending CILB Approval, CEU Hours: 2
An Overview of Florida's Construction Lien Law NEW!
Saturday 11:30 am - Saturday 12:20 pm

This course offers an understanding of Florida construction liens and bonds. For contractors, subcontractors, laborers, and professional lienors within the construction industry, Lien Law provides security for payments in for services rendered. This course dives into the balancing of rights and how to follow specific procedures outlined in Chapter 713, Florida Statutes.
Speaker: Jim Dickson, Adam and Reese LLP
Session Track: Management, Build/Repair
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: Pending CILB Approval, CEU Hours: 1
Dealing with Dirt Problems: Sources of Risk in the Construction Industry and Issues that should be Addressed in the Construction Contract to Reduce Risk NEW!
Saturday 12:30 pm - Saturday 1:20 pm

Disputes over contract duties are the most common source of conflict within the construction industry. Learn the many sources of potential risks and events of a dispute, how to address such allocation of risk by express written terms, and methods of dispute resolution. Taking this course may prevent a future dispute from becoming a costly, contentious litigation.
Speaker: Jim Dickson, Adam and Reese LLP
Session Track: Management, Build/Repair
Session Requirement: PENDING, Session Number: Pending CILB Approval, CEU Hours: 1
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