STA Swimming Pool Water Treatment

Aim of the Course:

  • 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


  • Be 16 years of age or older

Validity of Award:

  • 5 years

Length of Course:

  • 1 Day (8 hours)

Course Information:

  • 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

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