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The Wolfpack values health and wellness, which is why Watershape University is debuting a new advanced construction course this year in Las Vegas, a unique offering that brings the world of watershapes, wellness and design together.

When Watershape University (WU) was established in 2019 it created a three-day Advanced Construction course that covered a wide variety of topics related to all manner of watershapes and their surrounds. 

Based on the success and value of that program our course developers and instructors have sought to dig deeper into complex design and construction aspects of high-end projects. That pursuit has necessitated breaking the three-day general course into three, 16-hour offerings, covering three key areas: residential projects, commercial facilities and environments focused on wellness and health. 

Wellness is the first of the three to launch, Saturday through Sunday (November 12 -13) at the International Pool | Spa | Patio and Deck EXPO in Las Vegas: CONSTRUCTION 4114 Essential Advanced Watershapes.


Wellness is a broad term that encompasses everything from diet and exercise to mindfulness and physical therapy. As the watershaping industry embraces this global trend, and growing market, it has  done so with little guidance on the underlying principles and risk in the design and construction phases. We’re working to change that.

There is tremendous potential for our industry to become the leaders in this emerging space. Here the dynamic duo of Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. and David J. Peterson, P.E., IWI will offer a blueprint by exploring several wellness elements, the physiological science, design, construction and operation thereof.

Topical examples include dry saunas, steam rooms, aromatherapy, clay ball, heated rest, light therapy, Hammams, hydrotherapy, cold plunge, pools, hot tubs, massage and much more.

Instruction objectives include:

[] Listing wellness elements that builders and retailers can add to their portfolios, expanding their business into new profitable offerings with little or no competition.

[] Describing how wellness elements such as hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, light therapy and thermal therapy, affect mental, emotional and physical health and how to use these elements to control physiology in beneficial ways.

[] Discussing design principles important to the success of any wellness center from layout to details such as core elements, colors, materials, lighting and HVAC.

[] Appraising the importance of certain construction and operation considerations including vapor barriers, waterproofing, finish materials and building trades that may be unfamiliar to many pool builders.

Join us as we explore connecting our work with a healthier world.

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