The Genesis 3 Design Group has partnered with NSPF to launch a program geared toward service technicians.

Education to Service Professionals is slated to start March 16 in Dallas at the Four Seasons Hotel. Later in the year, the program will be offered at different venues, as well as at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo.

The new Genesis 3 offering aims to teach advanced

renovation skills to service techs so they can expand into higher-end projects, said Skip Phillips, co-founder of the group, which is headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

“This is a comprehensive educational program for technicians who want to pursue pool remodeling,” he said. “It meets a need for advanced education and certification.”

To obtain ESP certification, techs must pass the three-day Genesis Construction School, attend David Tisherman’s three-hour “Understanding the Elements of Renovation of Pools & Spas” class, and have a valid Certified Pool Operators certification from the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

ESP certification will be valid for five years, and a new three-hour class already has been developed for techs seeking recertification. “Taught by David Peterson, it will focus on pool shell assessment, analysis and remodeling viabilities as it relates to structure and hydraulics,” explained Phillips, who also is president of Questar Pools & Spas in Escondido, Calif.

For its part, NSPF is “pleased and honored to work with Genesis 3,” said Thomas Lachocki, CEO of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based NSPF. He added that his organization’s CPO course can be taken in a classroom, online or in a format that combines the two.

In addition to NSPF, Genesis 3 also is partnering with American Spa and Pool Professionals, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based liability insurance firm for service techs nationwide.

“We endorse Genesis 3’s certification program and encourage our members to take [it],” said Danielle Medulla, ASAPP representative. “They’ll give a 10 percent discount to our members. We really want them to be educated because when they are, there are fewer liability [claims].”

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