The National Swimming Pool Foundation and Genesis 3 have announced that they are merging operations to deliver a broader spectrum of training programs effective January 1, 2016. Genesis will continue to provide education and leadership for the residential pool and spa design and construction industry. NSPF will continue to advocate and promote the interests of public pools. They look to merge their respective swimming pool service professional certification programs to accelerate training to the service sector. Both organizations operate globally and are accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education & Training (IACET).

The combined organization will further the NSPF mission as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit: To encourage healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research. “The delivery of Genesis training very much aligns with NSPF’s effort to increase demand for immersion and water activity,” states NSPF CEO, Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D. Genesis faculty have trained thousands of pool builders, while NSPF instructors have trained over 400,000 professionals, in 93 countries. In addition, NSPF has directed $4 million to fund health benefit research and numerous learn-to-swim programs through its Step Into Swim initiative, all with the goal of attracting more people to water.

“When leaders work together, the benefits for all become greater,” states Scot Hunsaker, NSPF Board President. “Each organization is the preeminent educators in their respective areas. Together, they create synergies that will transform lives, careers, and our industry,” adds Brian Van Bower, Genesis co-owner. NSPF is committed to ensuring the Genesis brand continues to evolve and thrive.

“This merger in no way diminishes the leadership participation of the people who built Genesis,” states Lauren Stack, NSPF Mission Development Director, who will support the Genesis team and ensure the two organizations maximize synergies while becoming one. “Brian and Skip will continue as educators, advisors and cultural ambassadors for Genesis,” adds Bruce Dunn, NSPF Treasurer.