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PALM Academy Hydrotherapy Pool Operators Certificate


The Physical Activity and Leisure Management Academy Hydrotherapy Pool Operators Certificate is based on "Swimming Pool Water Treatment & Quality Standards" (the PWTAG handbook). This course complies with particular reference to the hydrotherapy pool operarions and water quaility recommendations within that standard.

Who is the course designed for?

This course is suitable for anyone involved in pool plant operators in a hydrotherapy setting

Course content

  1. Introductions and definitions
  2. Legislation about hydrotherapy pool operations
  3. Water sources; pollution, prevention and removal
  4. Water circulation systems
  5. The process of filtration
  6. Chemical treatments
  7. Water test standards and frequencies
  8. Chemical dosing equipment
  9. Pool accessories
  10. Problem solving


Candidates must be at least 18 years of age. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification


One day course

Training format

Face to face


Multiple-choice examination and work based assignment


The P.A.L.M. Academy Hydrotherapy Pool Operators Certificate


P.A.L.M. is a training provider accredted by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group

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 dependent on location and the number of candidates on the course


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.