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Andrea Wells
Director, Marketing & Communications
awells@apsp.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2018


APSP ANNOUNCES NEW AND IMPROVED ONLINE BUILDERS COURSE AND MANUAL

PSCC Pool & Spa Construction Course and the APSP Builders Manual (Fourth Edition) Now Available

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) - The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today the availability of its new and improved PSCC Pool & Spa Construction online self-paced course and the release of the fourth edition of the APSP Builders Manual.

The PSCC Pool & Spa Construction course is for entry level and experienced pool builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction.  The PSCC course takes students through the APSP Builders Manual and covers topics such as: pool and spa water feature construction and reviews the construction process from design to pool and spa start-up.  Those that successfully complete the course will earn 24 continuing education credits and are eligible to sit for the APSP CBP Certified Pool & Spa Building Professional exam. 

Now in its fourth edition, the APSP Builders Manual is a comprehensive guide to pool and spa construction. It covers topics including: planning and excavation, electrical requirements, structures, water features, heating controls and other accessories and hydraulics. In this new release, students will benefit from a new easy to read format and will be learning tips and techniques that follow current APSP Standards. 

“Teaching students to build pools to today’s APSP Pool and Spa Standards is a safety imperative,” said APSP’s Vice President, Technical and Standards, Carvin DiGiovanni.”  “By building to today’s APSP Standards, we are laying the foundation for a better qualified pool and hot tub professional to confidently install and service a safer product. Today’s aspiring industry students deserve the best and we are working now to give them the best tools to prepare them for a successful career in this industry. The quality of our Standards and education will make sure that we deliver on that promise.”

The new self-paced online format enhances student learning with interactive videos, exercises and knowledge quizzes. Students now have the option to take the full PSCC course or can purchase specific modules.  Module topics include:  safety;  business practices;  preliminary planning and layout; excavation;  circulation, filtration and hydraulics;  electrical, basic structures; water features; deck work; accessories and start-up.

Students can purchase the online PSCC course at APSP.LearnUpon.com. The full course is $623 for members and $773 for nonmembers. Specific modules can be purchased at $49-member price and $99 nonmember price.

“We’re excited to offer industry students up to date resources that can help them builder smarter and safer, said APSP Director of Education, Silvia Uribe.” “The investments that we are making now in APSP University education will benefit students and the industry for years to come.  We responded to the voice of the industry by developing this one-of-a-kind Builders self-pace training, and breaking the barriers for must have training worldwide.”

This updated manual is not just for students.  It is a great tool for anyone in the industry who wants to stay up to date on modern techniques that use today’s APSP Standards. The APSP Builders Manual is available in the APSP Store at APSP.org/Store.  The cost is $349 for members and $249 for nonmembers.

For more information about the updated online PSCC course or the APSP Builders Manual, email APSP University at apspuniversity@apsp.org or call Ana Hernandez 703.838.0083 ext. 127.

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About APSP
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.

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