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Pool Water Testing and Pool Plant Courses

Want to know more about how a pool is run and how to keep everyone safe and healthy.


The first course in this suite of qualificaitons is the pool water testing - a great one for lifeguards and pool staff to develop knowledge and experience.


This leads on to the pool plant course. 


Safe, clear and hygenic water in swimming pools, spas and interactive play features is what all pool plant operators should strive for. STA’s pool plant qualifications provide learners with the training they need to ensure the safety of all users of wet leisure facilities, whilst also complying with the health, safety and legal requirements of being a qualified operator.

STA have three qualifications available to suit the needs of those involved in varying degrees of pool plant work – from routine water testing to the full management and operation of a pool plant facility.

Pool Water Testing

The four-hour Swimming Pool Water Testing qualification is perfect for those responsible for carrying out routine pool water tests. Many lifeguards for example must test pool water as part of their job role, and this qualification gives learners the basic information and skills necessary to competently test swimming pool and spa water, whilst providing a basic understanding of the outcomes of those tests.


On the course you will learn how to use a photometer and comparator, understand pool water readings, where to take test samples from and much more.

Please click here to download the STA Pool Water Testing Qualification

Pool Water Treatment

The eight-hour Swimming Pool Water Treatment qualification is more in-depth than a water testing course; covering the basic principles of the treatment of swimming pool water and enabling them to correctly test swimming pool and spa water.

This qualification is ideal for those who complete routine water testing and need to have general knowledge of swimming pool water treatment; it’s also the perfect stepping stone for those considering a career in pool maintenance and management, before they embark on our full Pool Plant Operations course.

Please click here to download the STA Pool Water Treatment Qualification Specification

Pool Plant Operations

The Pool Plant Operations qualification is the highest level of training available for those who are responsible for the management and maintenance of swimming pools, spas and interactive water features.

It reflects the most up-to-date requirements and standards for pool plant operations, with a robust syllabus which covers all aspects that are vital to running a wet leisure facility and maintaining healthy and hygienic water including: water testing, disinfection, pool water chemistry, dosing, mechanical operations, heating, energy efficiency, management practices, health & safety and more!

This qualification also meets CIMSPA’s employer-led pool plant operative professional standard.

Palease click her to download the STA Pool Plant Operations Qualification Specification

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