Pool Plant Operations
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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.

How Will the Qualification Benefit You?


Created by STA’s pool plant experts to provide you with quality training


Regulated by Ofqual


Training is in accordance with industry best practice and guidance from PWTAG, British and European Standards, HSG 179 and other HSE sources


Meets CIMSPA’s employer-led pool plant operative professional standard and the essential knowledge and skills that are needed to meet the requirements of the sectors minimum deployment standard


Will give you comprehensive knowledge on the maintenance and management of swimming pools, spas and interactive water features


It qualifies you as the responsible person for pool plant management and maintenance at your wet leisure site.

The STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations provides learners with the skills
and knowledge to maintain and operate a pool, spa and interactive water
feature plant, ensuring safe, clear and hygienic water. 

The objective of the Pool Plant Operations qualification is to enable learners
to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to ensure the
safety of swimmers, users, operators and other persons. The qualification
provides the theory behind pool plant operations and maintenance, as well
as providing learners with information on best practice principles and
information on health, safety and legal responsibilities.

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility for pool
plant operations, maintaining plant rooms, ensuring safe bather conditions
and water testing.
Some examples of sites where this qualification is required include:
•     Swimming Pools
•     Sports and Leisure Centres
•     Health Clubs
•     Spas (Including those displayed in retail outlets / distributors / installers)
•     Hotels
•     Holiday Parks
•     Hydrotherapy Pools
•     Schools
•     Parks
•     Lidos
•     Interactive Water Features
•     Swim Schools.

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