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


The Swimming Pool Water Treatment qualification equips candidates to understand the basic principles of the treatment of swimming pool water and provides the knowledge and skills to competently test water and maintain safe bathing conditions.


The course provides training on the most up-to-date requirements and standards for swimming pool and spa pool water treatment. 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 revalidation seminar.

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


  • Understanding the sources of pollution and control measure
  • Understanding basic principles of pool water filtration and backwashing
  • Understanding the key features of a swimming pool circulation system
  • Understanding the potential dangers and hazards associated with suction entrapment and entanglement 
  • Understanding the role and purpose of disinfectants in swimming pools
  • Understanding the pH scale, its function and related water terminology
  • Understanding the basic principles of water testing, recording and interpretation leading to 
corrective action
  • Understanding the importance of COSHH 


One 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 16:30 unless otherwise advised
There will be one 45 minute lunch break at 12:30 and a 10 minute coffee break, morning and afternoon
Timings may be adjusted to suit local circumstances


The cost of this course is £140.00 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.