Pool Plant Operator

Training by LW Management

 Pool Plant Operator  

Qualification Information
PWTAG logoSwimming Pool Technical Operator This BRAND new SPTO Course is the newest qualification available in the Leisure Industry, and is a pre requisite for all persons who wish to achieve the NEW PWTAG Code of Practice for Swimming Pools. This award is based on the PWTAG Publication “Swimming Pool Water”.
Onsite Designated Supervisor
This BRAND new Onsite Designated Supervisor Course is the First Qualification Available in the Leisure Industry that includes Practical Skills, and is an essential award for all leisure facilities staff members who work within a swimming pool who are expected to carry out tasks within plant room areas, this is inclusive of Supervisors, Duty Officers, Recreation Attendants, Maintenance/Plant Operators and Managers.

 Course Details

1) Swimming Pool Technical Operator (SPTO)

The Swimming Pool Technical Operators course is a 3 Day program which covers all aspects of Pool
Plant management and is accredited by the UK Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group.
The SPTO aims to enable candidates to have an understanding of Pools, Spa’s, Interactive Water
Features and much more, including good management principles of pool plant operations, water
quality management and health and safety requirements.

The SPTO Syllabus includes:

1. Swimming Pool Design
2. Hydraulics and water circulation
3. Filtration
4. Pollution and hygiene
5. Management, regulation and training
6. Primary disinfection
7. Secondary disinfection
8. Dosing chemicals
9. Pool water chemistry
10. Testing and controlling pool water chemistry
11. Healthy swimming – the health risks
12. Preventing outbreaks
13. Microbiological testing
14. Plant maintenance
15. Cleaning and hygiene
16. PPE and plant room emergency procedures
17. Spa pools

Assessment: Exam Paper consisting of Multiple Choice and Essay Questions. Work Based Assignment
Course Duration: 3 Days
Max Spaces: 16

Please complete this form upon booking your SPTO course 

 2) Onsite Designated Supervisor Award (ODS)

The ODS course is specific to your facility and your plant pool. To arrange on site delivery of this course at your facility please contact us via the contact form below.

Ireland & U.K’s first Practical Pool Plant Operators Course, whereby a minimum of 50% of the content of the course is the delivery of practical skills within the Pool & Plant Rooms & includes:

Practical Elements Theory Elements
1)      Backwashing Pollution & hygiene
2)      Filter Valve Controls Management, Regulation & Training
3)      Chemical Handling Pool Water Chemistry
4)      Automatic Dosing Systems Testing & Controlling Pool Water Chemistry
5)      Emergency Procedures Health & Safety
6)      Pool Water Testing
The practical skills developed depending on the pool plant rooms and are bespoke for all facilities.

Assessment: Exam Paper consisting of Multiple Choice and Work Based Assignment
Course Duration: 2 Days
Max Spaces: 8

This Award is also an accredited program of the UK Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group.


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