Western show & Watershape University host education trip
In partnership with the Western Pool and Spa Show, Watershape University is hosting a 3-stop educational adventure along the California Coast from September 18-24.
For both builders and service technicians, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Pool industry professionals will be touring coastal California while accessing the superior training that only Watershape University can bring.
The journey starts in LosAngeles on September 18. A two-day seminar on waterproofing, begins on September 19 and concludes on September 20 with a tour of Miracote’s local facility. This 1-1/2 day program combines detailed lecture with hands-on training and application to prepare builders for the challenges of waterproofing/ dampproofing. From shell prep and concrete surface profiles to finish details such as pipe penetrations, this program combines the talents of multiple experts to train students and inspire them with tours of real installations.
An 80-mile drive to Ventura concludes the day so attendees can wake up to a two-day immersion course (September 21-22) on the history of water in architecture. Water in Architecture is a lively, two-day immersion in the history of water within the human environment focused on understanding the subject useful to those in the watershape industry. See how water shaped the aesthetic and breathed life into structures. The course will span the globe from ancient civilizations to the present day and include predictions for the future. The second day will also feature a tour of AquaStar’s local facility, where one can see pool equipment that has changed the industry. Then a short drive will take attendees to the Riverflow facility, where the best resistance and lazy river systems are made.
Two hours later, the group will find itself in Avila Beach, where they can catch a breath of fresh, salty air at a beautiful oceanfront resort, right on the sand before dinner in San Luis Obispo’s farmer’s market.
The next two days, September 23-24, will feature a workshop entitled Ozone, UV, and Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP). This two-day program is the first of its kind, offering expertise on everything from sizing and sales to installation, troubleshooting and routine maintenance. September 24 will include a tour of ClearWater Tech, so attendees can see how the leaders in ozone water treatment produce some of the cleanest and clearest recreational water possible.
The day will wrap up with a party celebrating Jim McCloskey’s retirement. McCloskey started Watershapes, a digital publication focused on the design, engineering, and construction of recreational bodies of water and the media vehicle for Watershape University.
There is something for everyone, and you don’t need to commit to the whole coastal tour. You can sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. And there will be plenty of fun and camaraderie along the way.
Sign up at www.watershape.org