Hayward now offering virtual training
Hayward Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and global brand of residential and commercial pool equipment, has introduced a weekly series of virtual training webinars, replacing its in-person seminars.
The goal is to offer pool professionals valuable technical education while ensuring the safety of all individuals during this social distancing environment; therefore all in-person training events have been canceled for the 2021 year until further notice.
Hayward’s Corporate Training Team is conducting a total of 24 webinars which are held weekly beginning January 20 through April 28, 2021. The 30+ minute webinars cover a specific technical topic each week, and will feature hands-on instruction, live Q& A and links to relevant documents such as troubleshooting guides and quick reference cards. The webinars will also be archived on TotallyHayward.com/ university for on-demand viewing.
Webinar topics include general hydraulics lessons, wiring for universal gas heaters, Department of Energy regulations, Hayward specific equipment tutorials.
According to Justin Butler, Technical Training Manager at Hayward, Hayward is offering this extensive virtual training program to compensate for the inability to offer in-person seminars.
“Due to the conversion of our training to a digital format this year, it actually presents pool professionals with a tremendous learning opportunity as typical challenges such as travel and time availability have been eliminated. Ideally, everyone can find just 60-90 minutes per week to enhance their knowledge and skillset,” Butler said.
The virtual training series is held every Wednesday at 8:30am EST on the first and second weeks of the month, and at 11am EST on the third and fourth weeks. The schedule and topics are announced monthly online and via email. Registration for each webinar is required and free of charge. Attendance is limited and sessions book quickly, so customers are encouraged to register as early as possible at TotallyHayward.com/ techservices/register to ensure they reserve a space. Hayward will contact those who have already registered for an in-person 2021 Hands-On Training event to arrange for a refund.