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Everything Under the Sun Expo Orange County Convention Center; Orlando Florida

February 17 - 20, 2021
Everything Under the Sun Expo
Orange County Convention Center Orlando Florida

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ENGINEERING 111: Introduction to Pool Hydraulics and Plumbing

Instructor:
Terry Brannon, P.E.
Credits:
2 hours | 0.2 IACET CEUs | DBPR – CILB FL #0613712
Date/Time:
Friday February 19, 2021 / 8:00am - 9:50am
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Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the basic physics of water including pressure, flow, velocity, energy, and how these parameters are used to design mechanical systems.
  • Explain how simple charts and graphs can be used to size plumbing and equipment.
  • Explain efficient ways to design and plumb pools, spas, and water features.
  • List the details to successful plumbing installation that will keep the equipment pad layout accurate and straight.

Description:

Intro to Pool Hydraulics and Plumbing will present students to the concepts of water pressure, pressure loss, and flow conditions in pipe. The purpose of this class is to educate swimming pool builders in the basics of swimming pool hydraulics – the science, particularly the physics of water. This course provides details to newcomers to the profession as well as reviews the fundamentals for the established pool builder.


Terry Brannon, P.E.
GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor

Founder-Emeritus of The Brannon Corporation in Tyler, TX
(903) 597-2122


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Specializes in water conveyance and treatment, aquatics, hydraulic and structural engineering
  • GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor
Terry Brannon, P.E.

Brannon began his career in public works, beginning with the Cities of Irving and Tyler, Texas before founding The Brannon Corporation. He continues to specialize in public works projects, but the firm has carved out an aquatic niche using their expertise in water conveyance and treatment and structural design. Brannon is registered in 23 states as a licensed professional engineer. Now in semi-retirement from the engineering consulting business. 50 years total in engineering and 40 years in aquatics, he keeps himself busy sharing his experiences by writing and training engineers and contractors in the design and construction of aquatic facilities from public fountains, to splash pads, water parks, competition venues, lakes and streams, and private pools. He continues as a consultant to various construction management companies, hotels and resorts, municipalities, and branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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CONSTRUCTION 171: Residential Project Profiles – An Interactive Discussion on Design and Construction

Instructor:
Andy Kaner, SWD Master
Credits:
2 hours | 0.2 IACET CEUs | DBPR – CILB FL #0613710
Date/Time:
Friday February 19, 2021 / 10:00am - 11:50am
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Learning Objectives:
  • Provide a better understanding of design and construction techniques.
  • Examine built projects and design process in the real world.
  • Identify design changes, engineering considerations, project limitations, design, and execution of details.
  • Examine completed project, lessons learned.

Description:

The Project Profile series is presented by various GENESIS members, walking students through specific projects from start to finish.


Andy Kaner, SWD Master

President of Aquatic Consultants, Inc. in Miami, FL
(305) 383-7266


SWD Master Pool Designer
Andy Kaner, SWD Master

Andy Kaner is President of Aquatic Consultants Inc. a Miami, Florida based international consulting / design firm specializing in upscale and unusual pool and waterscape design. Andy has a master of landscape architecture degree from Florida International University, a graduate of Genesis University and is a Society of Watershape Designer (SWD) Master. With over 18 years of design and consulting experience worldwide, Andy and Aquatic Consultants, Inc. have won multiple design awards including a recent 6th Luxury pools Pinnacle design award and an Aqua magazine award of excellence. Andy and Aquatic Consultants have been featured on the front cover of Luxury pools magazine 5 times. Andy has written and contributed to multiple articles on design across the industry. At Aquatic Consultants Inc., Andy works with assisting homeowners, landscape architects, architects, developers, builders, property owners, managers and contractors worldwide, in realizing their visions of creating unique environments centered on water.

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BUSINESS 208: 10 Ways to Crush The Competition

Instructor:
Brian Van Bower, SWD Master
Credits:
2 hrs | 0.2 IACET CEUs | DBPR – CILB FL #0613244
Date/Time:
Saturday February 20, 2021 / 8:00am - 9:50am
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Learning Objectives:
  • Identify what your personal style is.
  • Illustrate and improve your level of customer satisfaction.
  • Discuss who your clients are, and who isn’t your client.
  • Develop your ability to focus on the most important things first.
  • Identify how to take command of the work/life balance and play as hard as you work.

Description:

Looking for that edge on finding the right clientele for you and your business, this course is for you. Bower will take you through a plan of identifying your best clientele, establishing confidence in your customer service, leading your team through a project all while maintaining the goal of keeping your work life balance.


Brian Van Bower, SWD Master

CEO of Aquatic Consultants, Inc. in Miami, FL
Ambassador and Co-founder of GENESIS®
(305) 383-7266


SWD Master Pool Designer
Brian Van Bower, SWD Master, GENESIS® Ambassador & Co-Founder

Brian Van Bower has nearly 50 years of professional experience in the pool and spa industry and has long been one of the industry's most influential figures. He is CEO of Aquatic Consultants, Inc., an international consulting and design firm based in Miami with a satellite office in N. Redington Beach, Florida, specializing in upscale and unusual pool and watershape designs. He is also ambassador and co-founder of GENESIS through which his efforts have transformed the industry, and he has a long history of leadership across numerous industry organizations and programs. Additionally, he is president of BVB Consulting, LLC, which provides business consulting to consumers, business owners and industry manufacturers.

Bower has won well over 100 industry design awards. His work includes projects in Africa, Sri Lanka, Greece, Colombia, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and all across the U.S. He and his company's projects have been featured in numerous magazines and television shows, including coverage in Architectural Digest and on CNN and other local and national media outlets. He is a devoted food and wine enthusiast and pursuer of "the good life."

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CONSTRUCTION 212: Pool Surfaces – Problem & Solutions

Instructor:
Randy Dukes
Credits:
2 hrs | 0.2 IACET CEUs | DBPR – CILB FL # 0613711
Date/Time:
Saturday February 20, 2021 / 10:00am - 11:50am
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Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the importance of understanding the properties of Common Pool Chemicals.
  • Discuss basic Start-up and Maintenance practices that help preserve the cosmetic surface.
  • Review the importance of the Langelier Saturation Index and the NPC LSI App.

Description:

There is a reoccurring issue of cementitious pool surfaces within our industry. Industry expert, Randy Dukes will provide you with visual issues of the more predominant discolorations, degradation, delamination, and start-up issues happening. Randy will review surface preparations for both new construction and remodeling with plausible prevention of bond failure issues discussion. Additional topics will include sound technical surface application procedures, specific water balance targets and maintenance procedures.


Randy Dukes

Technical Sales Director, CL Industries, Inc. in Orlando, FL
(727) 595-6509


  • Author of Pool Surfaces, Problems, and Solutions, now in its 7th edition
Randy Dukes

Dukes is regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the pool plaster industry relating to deterioration, discoloration, and staining phenomenon that are commonly associated with cement-based pool coatings. He has served as a moderator and keynote speaker for many of the National Plasterers Conventions starting in 1992 and has instructed courses on "The Science of Cementitious Pool Finishes, Startups, and Maintenance." Dukes has spent a considerable amount of time traveling throughout the U.S. researching and identifying pool surface problems and their relationship to application, water chemistry, and chemical abuse.



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