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NPC Class Schedule 2022

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022               (Hope 1/2/3)
Remodel Primer - Get Educated Now: The devil is in the details; are you properly prepared for the remodel work you are committing to now?

The Remodel Primer Track will prepare you to tackle remodel projects, both large and small. Do you know what to look for when inspecting a pool or backyard when preparing a remodel bid? These classes will begin with an overview of concrete pool construction and focus on the topics that have the biggest impact on the integrity of the shell. Learn how to identify potential problems as well as the “best practices and common terminology” remediation for each problem. Accountability and liability will be discussed. Repairs, Remediation and Replacement will be included. Bill Drakely will focus on the shell and construction practices. Randy Dukes and Jon Temple will focus on Cause and Effect Relations and how to identify the problems that need to be addressed prior to apply new surfaces.

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Remodel Primer – Session 1 

Quality Pool Shell Construction

An overview of concrete pool construction do’s and don’ts with intended parameters for water tight, ACI and ASA approved concrete placement.

Bill Drakeley

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 AM - NOON Remodel Primer – Session 2  

How to Recognize Problems on the Jobsite

Repairs, corrections and material remediation for the plaster that is now suspect or damaged due to the installation issues of the concrete.  Contracts, disclaimers and warranties will be discussed.

Bill Drakeley, Randy Dukes, Jon Temple

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM



2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Remodel Primer – Session 3 

Cause, Effect & Accountability

Who’s fault and what are the liability concerns of all parties.

Randy Dukes, Jon Temple


                         Trip 1/2                    Hope 1/2                  Hope 3

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Glass Tile Installation

Brian Fitzgerald

Water Balance from a Cause & Effect Perspective

Chris Golden

Pool Substrate Preparation of New and Renovated Pools

Rob Romano

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 AM - NOON Seasonal Pool Care

Chas Bogardus, Rob Romano, Jeremy Hasbrouck

How to Proactively Work with Consumers – Round Table

Kent Westfall, Jay Stone, Andrea Campbell, Jon Temple

Stains on Your Finishes & Solutions So You Get Paid

Nadia Beane

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM



1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Understanding the Lightness Requirement for Commercial Interior Finishes

Jon Dongell

Jason Eckenrod

Hiring for Talent and Employee Retention

Bill Kent, Team Horner

Common Plaster Problems Roundtable 

Kent Westfall, Jana Auringer, Shaun Goldberg, Joey Chavez

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Exposed Aggregate Pool Finishes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - What is considered good, average or poor in regards to the look and feel of exposed aggregate pool finishes.

Brent Lane, Rob Blake

How to Maintain a Healthy Pool During a Chlorine Shortage

Ellen Meyer

Pool Inspections, the How and Why

Kent Westfall


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