Swimming Pool Water Treatment

The Swimming Pool Water Treatment qualification aims to enable candidates to understand the basic principles of the treatment of swimming pool water. It provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to competently test water and maintain safe bathing conditions.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 600/6026/8
Title: STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Treatment
Credit Value: 2 Credits

  • Be 16 years of age or older
Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 5 years.

Length of Course

8 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • Understanding the sources of pollution and control measure
  • Understanding basic principles of pool water filtration and backwashing
  • Understanding the key features of a swimming pool circulation system
  • Understanding the potential dangers and hazards associated with suction entrapment and entanglement
  • Understanding the role and purpose of disinfectants in swimming pools
  • Understanding the pH scale, its function and related water terminology
  • Understanding the basic principles of water testing, recording and interpretation leading to corrective action
  • Understanding the importance of COSHH
Mandatory Units
  • Swimming Pool Water Testing (Y/503/0740)
  • Principles of Swimming Pool & Spa Water Treatment (R/504/0179)
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