STA Pool Water Testing


  • To provide basic information needed and the skills necessary to competently test Swimming Pool & Spa Water

  • To provide a basic understanding of the outcomes of those tests suitable for swimming teachers


  • 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:

  • 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 understandings 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



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