Pool Plant Operations course

Course Ref: STA/PPO.

We run a 3 day level 3 qualification in pool plant operations.

Cost

£300

Aims

This qualification aims to enable candidates to manage and maintain swimming pool, spa and interactive play feature operation via receiving the training necessary to reflect the most up-to-date requirements and standards for pool plant operation.

Pre-requisites

You must be 18 years of age or older to complete this training.

Validity of award

This qualification is valid for 5 years.

Length of course

33 notional learning hours:

  • 24 recommended guided learning hours
  • 9 non-contact guided learning hours

Course information

The pool plant operations qualification covers:

  • Industry led bodies and their recommendations and guidelines.
  • Pollution and its removal, threat of disease such as legionnaires and how they are controlled.
  • Principles of circulation and filtration and the requirements for regular maintenance.
  • How the physical characteristics of a swimming pool can be hazardous.
  • Swimming pool ventilation and heating systems.
  • The principles of water treatment.
  • Microbiological testing.
  • Analysis and interpretation of readings leading to corrective action..
  • Methods for recording results and maintaining records.
  • Understanding the different types of residual and non-residual disinfectants and their use in water treatments.
  • Understanding and awareness of current industry best practice, guidance and recommendations.
  • Principles of health and safety and the relevant statutes.
  • Develop an understanding of the environmental implications of operating and managing pools, spas and associated plant.
  • Energy and cost efficiency.

Assessment

  • Complete a pre-course worksheet assignment.
  • Complete the course manual.
  • Complete a 25 question multiple-choice paper with a pass mark of 18.
  • Undertake practical water testing, analysis and interpretation.
  • Complete a post course assessment sheet and return to course tutor.

Revalidation

This qualification requires revalidation every 5 years to update knowledge and demonstrate understanding. Candidates can revalidate either by undertaking the STA Pool Plant Revalidation/Conversion (including manual) Programme (available online at Trainsta) or by attending a one-day revalidation seminar.

For further information please email neil.balmfourth@liverpool.gov.uk