Genesis Courses At The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo To Be Accepted By APLD

NEW ORLEANS – Leading pool and spa educator, the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) together with Genesis, an international leader in watershape design and construction, announced the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) will assign CEUs to Genesis courses being offered at the 2016 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo (PSP).

         “APLD feels strongly that its practicing members should continue their education to stay abreast of new developments as they move through their professional careers,” says Denise Calabrese, Executive Director. “While APLD’s certified members have always had to obtain CEUs, we recently changed our policies to require this of professional and associate members as well. The PSP Expo gives our members the opportunity to meet those requirements.”

         Thomas Lachocki, Ph. D., CEO of NSPF, said “Genesis is unmatched in its ability to bring experts in their field to pool builders, landscape designers and landscape architects seeking to hone their abilities and broaden their horizons. These courses present students with the latest tools, trends, and applications they need to take the quality of their water projects to the next level.”

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         Genesis educational programs will take place before the PSP Expo hall opens, commencing on October 30, 2016. Education will continue with the Genesis Lifestyle Program in Booth #657 on the show floor, which is open November 2-4, 2016, within the Genesis Pavilion. The four recurring themes that shape the Pre-Conference sessions: Design, Engineering, Construction, and Business will continue at the Genesis Pavilion throughout the PSP Expo.  Genesis will also be presenting 10 sessions within PSP Expo’s core conference program.

         “Anyone that wants to expand their knowledge base can find incredible educational opportunities at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in New Orleans,” states Brian Van Bower, SWD Master and Genesis Ambassador. “The prospects for networking will be better than ever in the Genesis Pavilion, where attendees can connect with our instructors and students, share ideas, and relax with a glass of wine, all while participating in multiple educational programs in the expanded Lifestyle booth.”

         Genesis education programs are ticketed events and seating is limited.

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         IACET-Approved and APLD-Acceptable Pre Conference Education Sessions Include:


• Genesis DESIGN 101: Introduction to Perspective Drawing (8 CEUs):  This one-day class introduces basic technical drawing skills for anyone pursuing a career in the construction industry. These techniques will give students the ability to draw 3 dimensional objects on a 2 dimensional plane, creating the illusion of depth. Good visual communication can captivate a client, driving the value or the project and the ability to demand higher fees. This program is required for the SWD Registered certification.

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• Genesis DESIGN 231: Color Theory & Its Application (16 CEUs):  Over 2 days students will discuss color as a basic means of communication and influencing emotions. This program introduces the basic dynamics of color, its principles, fundamentals, its psychology, and how to apply the science to project design. This program is required for the SWD Registered certification.

• Genesis DESIGN 211: Elements of Design (16 CEUs):  This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach layout of different improvements in projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc.). Experts will break the fundamentals down into two categories: Elements of Design and Principles of Design. Once students have a good grasp of the fundamentals, they will learn how to apply them. SOLD OUT


         The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo is the must-attend event for the pool, spa and backyard professional to stay abreast of trends, market directions and cutting-edge technology, event organizers said.

         The event attracts 11,500 industry professionals. The exposition is over 136,000 square feet and the core conference program features more than 45 all-new educational sessions.

         Rebranded in 2008, the show is made up of the former International Pool & Spa Expo, Backyard Living Expo and AQUA Shows. The official show sponsor is APSP; the official show publication is Pool & Spa News; and the official show endorser is Genesis. Formerly owned by APSP, the show was sold to Hanley Wood Exhibitions in February 2001. Hanley Wood Exhibitions was acquired by Informa Exhibitions U.S. in December 2014.

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