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WU’s “Essential” Atlantic City Curricula (Elevate Your Skills and Success)

Watershape University is set to roll into Atlantic City, NJ, for the 2023 edition of The Pool & Spa Show with a dynamic slate of courses emphasizing essential information for builders and subcontractors, with a number of advanced courses on tap, as well.

By Michelle Kavanaugh

As Watershape University gears up for The Pool & Spa Show 2024 in Atlantic City, NJ, January 21-15, we’re thrilled to announce our full slate of educational offerings – a series of pre-conference and short courses designed to provide industry professionals with valuable insights and skills enhancement.

Here is a sneak peek:

Jan 21 and Jan 22

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Essential Major Renovations Workshop (WU C2711)

As existing pools age and ownership turns over to a new generation, major renovations have become a larger and larger part of the pool construction market. This two-day major renovation design course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this specialized field.

Essential Electrical Workshop (WU E4411)

Electricity and water rarely mix well, but in the watershaping industry, they are inseparable. This course covers the specific electrical codes and requirements essential for pool builders, service professionals, and licensed electricians. Don’t miss the chance to improve your electrical acumen.

Essential Plaster Workshop (WU C3511)

This bi-lingual class combines the expertise of pool builders, plaster applicators, and service technicians. By integrating these three disciplines, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of concrete pool expectations and application techniques. Learn from top experts in the field and get hands-on experience.

Jan 22

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Vanishing and Slot-Edge Design, Engineering & Construction (WU C4271)

Discover the artistry behind vanishing and slot-edge details in watershape design. This program breaks down the architectural options, structural challenges, and fluid mechanics involved in these stunning features. Bring your smartphone or tablet to access analysis tools for an immersive learning experience.

1:30-3:00 PM – Operating Philosophies & Policies (WU B1121)

This program focuses on harmonizing guiding principles, philosophies, and ideals with practical policies and procedures. Learn about tactical planning, long-term strategizing, mission statements, and standard operating procedures – from concept to application.

Jan 23

1:30-3:00 PM – Pool Renovation Inspection Checklist: Considerations for a Successful Project (WU C1711)

Renovation services are a major source of revenue when the next economic downturn slows new construction. Gain insights into establishing an accurate and thorough list of corrections and navigating inherent risks to protect your company.

Jan 24

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM – Concrete Defect Identification and Prevention (WU C2252)

Learn about basic concrete science, cracking identification, and specific failures common to concrete construction. Discover effective preventive and corrective techniques, workmanship standards, and performance standards to prevent costly defects.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Electricity, Bonding and Controls for Service Professionals (WU S3121)

Electricity and water are incompatible, but with proper installation, they can coexist safely. Get an overview of electrical, bonding, and controls with a focus on how service professionals interact with them.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Financial Planning for the Next Economic Slowdown (WU B3421)

Prepare for the next economic downturn with proper strategies and planning. Learn how to protect your business from external forces beyond your control.

Jan 25

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Handing it Over: Startups, Punch Lists & Project Closeouts (WU C2421)

Success often hinges on the art of finishing. Explore the final steps that ensure customer satisfaction, system knowledge, and avoid costly problems and disputes after project completion.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting in the industry, these courses will be invaluable to your career.

Secure your spot in these short courses here.

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register!

Q&A at the Booth

Jan 23-24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Jan 25, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We invite you to join us at the Watershape University booth (see the show directory) where you can become an integral part of our “Wolfpack” community. At our booth, you will have the opportunity to network with industry experts and fellow professionals who share your passion for pool building and design.

Our team is here to provide direction on any challenges you may be facing in your current pool building projects. Whether it’s design, construction, or any other aspect, we are ready to offer our expertise and support.

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of our close-knit network and unlock the potential for success in your endeavors.

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