Zodiac Academy Offers Full Technical Training Program

Zodiac Offers Full Series of Webinar Courses Online as Part of Its Zodiac Academy Technical Training Program

Monthly editions of training webinars will be released online in conjunction with instructional training sessions happening all over the country

SAN DIEGO – April 29, 2015 - Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (Zodiac®) has added a series of training webinars to its list of resources offered by the Zodiac Academy program. A total of twelve webinars will be available online as part of Zodiac Academy’s campaign to provide insight on the entire line of Zodiac products to professionals in the pool and spa industry throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Zodiac is hosting one webinar each month throughout 2015. Each webinar will offer insights into repairing, servicing, installing, troubleshooting and selling different products offered in Zodiac’s family of brands. The first three installments of the webinar series were delivered in January, February, and March of this year and covered Zodiac AquaLink® Z4 Controller, Polaris® 3900 Sport cleaner, and Jandy® variable-speed pumps, respectively. The full webinar schedule can be found on the Zodiac Premium® website.

Trainers at Zodiac are offering these instructional courses to increase the level of technical skill for pool pros who sell and service Zodiac products. "Webinars are great because they allow for remote access to our training materials for those who cannot attend our in-person training," said Alex Krajewski, one of Zodiac's regional trainers. "We want to extend this knowledge base to anyone who wants to learn, and so far, these webinars have been very well-received."

The webinars are being offered as an extension of Zodiac Academy Technical Service Schools, a technically-focused, hands-on class series that was launched in August 2014. Live classes will continue through May 2015 and then resume after the height of pool season is over in the fall. The schedule of classes and the cities in which they are being offered can be found on Zodiac's website. A full 2015/2016 class schedule will be made available in May 2015.

"Long before the first Zodiac Academy class, we were on a mission to engage with the people that interact with Zodiac products every day," said Scott Ferguson, director of marketing - parts, accessories and training at Zodiac Pool Systems. "Our comprehensive database of training materials, webinars and classes are designed to give pool professionals a competitive edge on everything from product installation to service and troubleshooting. When they know everything there is to know about our line of products, we are confident they will have more success in their business."

Zodiac soon will launch a complete online learning and testing system, including a library of troubleshooting videos which allow pool and spa professionals to learn at their own pace and convenience.

About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.

Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Pool Solutions, is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company's comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac, Polaris, Jandy Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiac.com or call 800-822-7933.

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