This foundation’s purpose and vision is to establish an educational venue to educate, motivate, validate and train through an accredited curriculum of courses and testing. The foundation’s goals are to raise the standards of knowledge in recreational and decorative water features with respect to design, functionality, safety and operational performance within the trades people involved in all aspects of the creation and maintenance of these water features. Furthermore, the goal is to raise the bar to world class standards by virtue of the educational process at FPSIE. An industry of educated swimming pool, hot tub, pond and water feature professionals can then better serve and assist the consumers for all of these products and increase the value to the end users and owners. Raising the bar through education will result in better craftsmanship and more product knowledge within the trade and will increase the credibility of the industry as a whole.