National Swimming Pool Foundation, Genesis merge operations

Merger to broaden range of certification programs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Swimming Pool Foundation and Genesis 3, Inc., are merging their operations to deliver a broader spectrum of training programs effective Jan. 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 will 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,” said NSPF CEO Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D. “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.”

Genesis faculty have trained thousands of pool builders attracting more people to water by combining beauty, functionality and safety. NSPF instructors have trained more than 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.

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.

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 Nov. 10-12 in Las Vegas. “We are thrilled that the news of this merger is happening right before the Informa show,” said Skip Phillips, Genesis co-owner. 

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