Homeowners continue to spend more time in their outdoor living spaces following the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the pool, hot tub, and spa industry is experiencing record sales, as well as demand for longer swim seasons. To help pool builders and designers answer this demand, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is offering an updated, free online continuing education course, “Propane Heaters for Pools and Spas.”
This course will help professionals learn how to utilize propane heaters to meet the demands of their customers by exploring their application in both residential and commercial pools and spas. It also examines the pros and cons of various energy sources used for pool and spa heating.
“This is a great opportunity for builders to learn about the benefits of propane heaters,” said Bryan Cordill, PERC’s director of residential business development. “Until a few years ago, heating a swimming pool in much of the United States took a long time and cost a lot of money. But now there are options for high-performing heaters. These technologies can help customers save time, swim later in the season, and do it all for less money.”
In addition to sharing information about the benefits of propane, the course covers other design and specification considerations for heating pools and spas, including heater size, emissions, and heat exchanger types.
“It’s a great way to get up to speed if you’re like the many other building pros receiving increased queries about backyard pools from your clients.” Cordill said. “By taking this course, you can establish yourself as an expert in the various pool-heating options available and build credibility with existing and prospective customers.”
The program is introductory level, with no pre-requisites required. To receive the AIA 1 LU course credits, you must complete it by November 17, 2024.
To learn more about the course and to register for the program, visit www.HanleyWoodUniversity.com/Course/7847/Propane-Heaters-for-Pools-and-Spas.