Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation
Colorado Springs, COLORADO, October 29, 2015 – The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) and Genesis 3, Inc. announce today that they are merging their operations to deliver a broader spectrum of training programs effective January 1, 2016. Genesis will continue to elevate and transform the residential pool and spa design and construction industry. NSPF will continue to keep public pools safer and open. They look to merge their respective swimming pool service professional certification programs to accelerate training to the service sector. Both organizations operate globally and are accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education & Training (IACET).
The combined organization will further the NSPF mission as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit: To encourage healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research. “The delivery of Genesis training very much aligns with NSPF’s effort to increase demand for immersion and water activity,” states NSPF CEO, Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D. Genesis faculty have trained thousands of pool builders attracting more people to water by combining beauty, functionality and safety. NSPF instructors have trained over 400,000 professionals, in 93 countries. In addition, NSPF has directed $4 million--to fund health benefit research and numerous learn to swim programs through its Step Into Swim initiative--to attract more people to water.
As NSPF and Genesis achieve success together, the greater the demand will be for recreational water, resulting in better public health and industry growth. “When leaders work together, the benefits for all become greater,” states Scot Hunsaker, NSPF Board President. “Each organization is the preeminent educators in their respective areas. Together, they create synergies that will transform lives, careers, and our industry,” adds Brian Van Bower, Genesis co-owner.
NSPF–with its 50-year history and its cutting edge online training programs–is committed to ensuring the Genesis brand continues to evolve and thrive. “This merger in no way diminishes the leadership participation of the people who built Genesis,” states Lauren Stack, NSPF Mission Development Director, who will support the Genesis team and ensure the two organizations maximize synergies while becoming one. “Brian and Skip will continue as educators, advisors and cultural ambassadors for Genesis,” adds Bruce Dunn, NSPF Treasurer and long term industry stalwart.
Genesis has benefited from a long term partnership with the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, part of the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa PLC, taking place this year November 10 – 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. “We are thrilled that the news of this merger is happening right before the Informa show,” says Skip Phillips, Genesis co-owner, adding “there is no better way to celebrate than over a glass of wine in the Genesis Pavilion on the show floor.” Lachocki adds, “The Genesis faculty, advisors, members, sponsors, owners and staff are world class. It will be an honor to stand beside them in Las Vegas and work with them in the years ahead to accelerate growth and excellence in our field.”
About the National Swimming Pool Foundation
We believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. Whether it’s encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, or keeping pools open, we believe we can make a difference. NSPF® offers products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Colorado Springs, CO., proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers. The National Swimming Pool Foundation has been keeping pools safe and open since 1965. Visit www.nspf.org or call 719- 540-9119 to learn more.
About Genesis 3, Inc.
Since 1998, Genesis has elevated an entire industry by offering a comprehensive set of educational programs tailored to the specific needs of the pool and spa professional. Through the Genesis 3 University established in 2012, Genesis continues to nurture designers and builders trained in the multiple technical and creative disciplines required to create top-shelf installations that not only look fantastic but also function efficiently, reliably and safely. To that end, Genesis-trained design and construction professionals are the global standard for the watershaping industry.