Swimming Pool Water Testing

The Swimming Pool Water Testing qualification aims to provide the basic information needed and skills necessary to competently test swimming pool and spa water, and to provide a basic understanding of the outcomes of those tests.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 600/6016/5
Title: STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Testing
Credit Value: 1 Credit

  • Be 16 years of age or older
Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 5 years.

Length of Course

4 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • The principles of water testing
  • Chemical tests, the practical water test knowledge of where to take samples from and the measurement method
  • How to use a comparator and photometer
  • How to obtain free chlorine, combined chlorine and pH readings of pool water
  • The understanding and interpretation of those readings
  • The importance of maintaining break point chlorination and pH balance
  • The effect of pH reading on disinfection
Mandatory Units
  • Swimming Pool Water Testing (Y/503/0740)
Assessment Criteria
  • Complete the course manual and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Undertake practical water testing, analysis and interpretation during the course