Pool Plant Operators Course

We now have an in-house trainer who can deliver the STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations, this is an invaluable qualification and highly recommended for health and safety at all commercial properties, but it is also relevant for any residential swimming pool owners who wish to make the most of their pools.

The Pool Plant Operations 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.

Anyone wishing to take the course must be a minimum of 18 years of age or older, the qualification is valid for 5 years and consists of 33 notional learning hours made up of 24 recommended guided learning hours and 9 non-contact guided learning hours.

Course Information

The Pool Plant Operations qualification covers:

 The industry lead bodies and their recommendations and guidelines
 Pollution and its removal, the 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, including pH, water balance and water testing
 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 treatment
 Developing an understanding and awareness of current industry best practice, guidance and
recommendations
 Principles of Health and Safety and the relevant Statutes
 Developing an understanding of the environmental implications of operating and managing
swimming pools, spas and associated plant
 Energy and cost efficiency

Assessment

The assessment criteria are as follows:

 Satisfactorily complete a pre-course worksheet assignment
 Satisfactorily 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

If you wish to register yourself or your staff for this qualification please contact Christian on 01726 860866 or christian@cornwallpools.co.uk.