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STA Award in Swimming Pool Water Testing (Level 2 QCF)


The Swimming Pool Water Testing qualification aims to provide the basic information and skills required to competently test swimming pool and spa water, and to provide a basic understanding of the outcomes of those tests.


The course provides training on the most up-to-date requirements and standards for swimming pool and spa pool water testing. The qualification is valid for 5 years, after which time it requires revalidation to update knowledge and demonstrate understanding. Revalidation can be achieved via an online programme or a one-day revalidation seminar.

To be accepted onto the STA Award in Swimming Pool Water Testing course, candidates must be at least 16 years of age.


  • The principles of water testing
  • Chemical tests: the practical water test knowledge of where to take samples from and the measurement method
  • How to use a comparator and photometer
  • How to obtain free chlorine, combined chlorine and pH readings of pool water
  • The understanding and interpretation of those readings
  • The importance of maintaining break point chlorination and pH balance
  • The effect of pH reading on disinfection


Half day course


  • Satisfactorily complete the course manual
  • Complete and pass an end-of-course worksheet
  • Undertake practical water testing, analysis and interpretation

On the day

The course will run from 09:30 to 13:00 unless otherwise advised

Timings may be adjusted to suit local circumstances


The cost of this course is £130.00 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.