January 2022

28 Florida Pool Prosm • January 2022 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws and Requirements Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. #0613189 / 1 WC / Management Kerry Tait, Insurance by Ken Brown Analyze employer/employee relationship and the course and scope of employment. Learn the benefits and payables available to injured workers and how they are administered. Understand methods available to implement premium cost reductions and to reduce the cost of individual claims. FRIDAY Selecting, Operating and Maintaining Recreational Water Features NEW Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. #0614062 / 1 GEN / Build/Repair, Maintenance/Cleaning Alex Fletcher, AquaWorx, Inc. Learn about the benefits and challenges of the different types of water features including splash pads, water slides, interactive water play sets, and lazy rivers. This course will also cover all the necessary requirements to operate such water features, including filtration and safety. Attendees will learn about the appropriate upkeep of such water features and be able to determine when a new water feature needs to replace an existing structure. The Importance of Incident Investigations NEW Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. #0614065 / 1 GEN / Management Sean Yakicic, Amerisure The purpose of this presentation is to help business owners understand how to, and why it is important, to perform thorough incident investigations. What Happens if I Do That? Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. #0613778 / 1 LR / Build/Repair Dallas Thiesen, FSPA This course covers the prohibitions and penalties of Ch. 489, the role of code enforcement officers, enforcement of prohibitions and the role of the licensing board. Learn the process of issuing of citations and hearings that may follow. Basic Recreational Water Chemistry & Testing NEW Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. #0614036 / 2 GEN / Maintenance/Cleaning Wayne Ivusich, Taylor Technologies, Inc. An intro class into the basics behind sanitation, water balance, and testing techniques. Topics include water balance, santiation/ oxidation, treatment applications, testing techniques, and more. Course is designed for those new to the industry or for veterans who want a refresher. Company Culture - The Glue that Binds your Company Together Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. #0613225 / 2 GEN / Management Gary Hazelberg, Grandy & Associates Company culture is the glue that binds your company together. Company culture is the shared values that characterize your company. Competitive wages are important but defining and communicating your company's culture is what keeps your employees engaged. Consumers feel more comfortable working with a company that knows who they are. Comprehensive Swimming Pool Inspections with Leak Detection NEW Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. #0614033 / 2 GEN / Maintenance/Cleaning Darren Merlob, LeakTronics A swimming pool inspection isn't complete without a thorough leak detection. Understand how to deliver comprehensive details on the entire pool environment, from safety to functionality, and how to provide a complete leak detection, ensuring the customer that a pool isn't leaking, or address the specifics of where and why their pool is leaking with pinpoint accuracy. GENESIS®: Engineering 151: The Do's and Don'ts of Pool Engineering & Construction NEW Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. #0614099 / 2 GEN / GENESIS® Terry Brannon, P.E., GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor In the field, the correct do’s and don’ts of a project are the difference between a properly built vessel and a failure that equates to wasted time and money. This program breaks down the engineering portions of a project with a checklist detailed from years of in-the-field experience. From plans and soils reporting to waterproofing and compressive strengths, students will leave with high-level information to easily relay these tips to your team. Optimizing Profits in Pool Construction Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. #0612800 / 2 BP / Management Dan Essig, Artistic Pavers Study the true cost of building and renovating pools. Look at direct and indirect costs to consider when pricing products and services. The VGBA Standard Changed: What Your Company Needs to Know NEW Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. #0614061 / 2 GEN / Build/Repair Steve Barnes, AquaStar Pool Products Federal Law changed May 24, 2021, impacting exising public pools and all new pools. Changes to the ASNI/APSP/ICC-16 Drain Cover Standard provided additional options and much more installation detail, while eliminating two untested 'best practices' common in Florida. The APSP-16 Standard Writing Committee Chairman will detail what has changed and how pool professionals can maintain compliance with pools they build, service or inspect.