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P.A.L.M. Academy Swimming Pool Technical Operator Certificate


This flagship qualification is suitable for all pool plant operators. It is the first qualification to be accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group and enables candidates to maintain efficient and safe pool plant operations in modern, high tech swimming pool operations


This course is focuses on all aspects of swimming pool water hygiene and efficient swimming pool plant operations

The course is suitable for operators of all swimming pools, including schools, health clubs and holiday resorts. A comprehensive course handbook will be provided


  • Legislation and documentation
  • Water sources, pollution and cleanliness
  • Pool design and hydraulics
  • Mechanical processes
  • Chemical processes
  • Water testing standards and frequencies
  • Chemical storage and handling
  • Spa pools


Three day course


Short, multiple-choice test paper on day 3 of the course, flowed by a post-course practical assignment. Completed assignment to be returned to the assessor by the appointed date.

On the day

The course will run from 09:30 to 16:30 each day, unless otherwise advised.
There will be one 45 minute lunch break at 12:30 each day and a 10 minute coffee break each morning and afternoon
Timings may be adjusted to suit local circumstances


The cost of this course is £255.00 plus VAT per candidate


Spectrum Leisure Training accepts candidates from local authority organisations on an invoiced basis provided you supply an official purchase order at the time of booking.