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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals APSP University announces its certification courses and training scheduled for pool and spa builders, designers, service providers and retailers at the 2017 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Oct. 29 to Nov. 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
APSP University Certification Courses offered include: PSCC Pool & Spa Construction Course – Faculty Presenter Rick English, English Consulting. Designed for novice and experienced pool and spa builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction. This three-day course covers the APSP Builders Manual and gives key information to conform to industry standards and prepare for the CBP Certified Building Professional exam.
CST Certified Service Technician Course – Faculty Presenter Frank Goldstein, CST, CBP, Chesapeake Aquatic Consultants. This course is ideal for experienced pool and spa service repair technicians looking to complete their skill set. The three-day course provides an overview of circulation, filtration, hydraulics and electricity and explains common problems with pool finishes and how to repair them.
Students who successfully complete the certification courses will have the option to take computerized testing with immediate results. Traditional testing onsite will also be available with results in about three weeks.
Other APSP University courses include:Train the Trainer – Faculty Presenter Frank Goldstein, CST, CBP, Chesapeake Aquatic Consultants.
APSP University presentations include:Wednesday, Nov. 1The Buzz About Fiberglass Pools - Presenters APSP Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers Council Members Rick Black, Latham Pool Products; Juanita Felix, Alaglas Pools; Curt Prystupa, Sun Fiberglass Products of Kentucky; and Tony Walton, Barrier Reef Pools.
Thursday, Nov. 2Introducing the Professional Pool & Spa Operator Course – Presenter Silvia Uribe, APSP.How to Maximize Your Profits Using Manufacturers’ Agents – Presenter Jared Schwab, Alpha West Marketing and Michael Moreton, Atlantic Sales Connection.Troubleshooting Portable Hot Tubs: Tips on What to Look For – Presenter John Schaedler, Aqua Quip.Marketing & Merchandising for the Modern Pool Retailer – Presenter Dave Warren, Total Tech Pools & Leisure.
Friday, Nov. 3Changing Laws, Codes and Standards Affecting the Pool and Spa Industry: How APSP is Protecting You and What the Changes Means to Your Business – Presenters Steve Getzoff, Esq., Partner, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP and Jennifer Hatfield, Esq., APSP.
Water Chemistry in Challenging Pools – Presenters APSP Recreational Water Quality Committee Members: Gregory Garrett, Applied Materials Technologies, Inc.; Kenneth Gregory, Pentair Water Quality Systems; Joseph Laurino, Ph.D., Periodic Products; and Jody O'Grady, Taylor Technologies, Inc.
Registration for APSP University courses at the 2017 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo is now open. All education seminars require registration. For more information about APSP University in-person, live virtual, or online self-paced courses, email APSP University.
APSP University has announced its slate of winter courses for pool and spa builders, designers, and hot tub and service providers.
Virtual Courses(These courses are three or four hours in duration. Check course description for full details.)
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