Pool Plant Courses

BRIO Group Ltd are leading the way forward in the most current and practical pool plant qualification training available and offer the most extensive range of Pool Plant Qualifications across the UK and Ireland. Our Pool Plant Tutor has in excess of 20yrs experience of managing some of the country’s largest Pool Complexes, and has been delivering Pool Plant courses for over 20yrs both at home and abroad.

BRIO Group Ltd are the first and only organisation to receive accreditation from the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) for a pool plant qualification. It was received for the Onsite Designated Supervisors (ODS) Course which is a practical on site course delivered to a high standard as seen through it’s accreditation by both IOSH and PWTAG.

We deliver courses which are recognised across the UK and Ireland including being White Flag Approved in Ireland, we are also proud that we are accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group, who are the standard bearers for swimming pools.

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This training is aimed at individuals who have responsibility for the safe operations of swimming pools.

Course Duration and Delivery Method

Our SPTO course is delivered over 3 days,

  • Classroom Learning face to face
  • Live Online Learning via Zoom or Microsoft Teams
  • eLearning at your own pace

Course Content

A number of subjects will be covered through the SPTO program including:

  • Management requirements
  • Training
  • Health and Safety
  • Filtration
  • Circulation
  • Pollution
  • Primary Disinfection
  • Secondary Disinfection
  • Microbiological Standards
  • Coagulant/Flocculant
  • and much more

Assessment Method

The Swimming Pool Technical Operator course is assessed via:

  • Exam (multiple choice)
  • Practical Assessment
    • Undertaking Pool Tests
    • Undertaking Backwashing
    • Undertaking a Risk Assessment
    • Drawing a Schematic of a Circulation System

People studying for PWTAG-approved ODS qualification should be able to understand and where appropriate demonstrate a practical ability of the following: The ODS qualification is heavily based on practical skills, and significant time is spent in the pool and plant rooms undertaking pool plant tasks.

Course Content

  • Pollution
  • Pool chemistry
  • Water Testing
  • Microbiological Management
  • Chemical Management
  • Filtration
  • Backwashing
  • Circulation
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Pool Design
  • Health and Safety Regulations, and Codes of Practice

Assessment Method

Course is assessed via:

  • Exam (multiple choice)
  • Practical Assessment
    • Undertaking Pool Tests
    • Undertaking a Backwash
    • Identifying pool plant circulation equipment
    • Undertaking a risk assessment

This course is aimed at Operators who have responsibility to operate Spa Pools, and is focused on PWTAG Standards, and HSG282 control of legionella and other infectious agents in Spa Pools.

Course Content

  • What is a spa pool
  • Pollution and hygiene
  • Management, health and safety regulation and training
  • Filtration
  • Disinfection
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiological standards
  • Features

Assessment

  • Exam (multiple choice)
  • Practical Assessment

This course is aimed at Operators who have responsibility to operate Hot Tubs, and is focused on PWTAG Standards.

Course Content

  • What is a Hot Tub
  • Pollution and hygiene
  • Management, health and safety regulation and training
  • Filtration
  • Disinfection
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiological standards
  • Features

Assessment

  • Exam (multiple choice)
  • Practical Assessment

This training is aimed at individuals who have responsibility for the safe operations of hydrotherapy pools.

Content

A number of subjects will be covered through the Hydrotherapy PPO program including:

  • Healthy use of Hydrotherapy Pools
  • Management requirements
  • Training
  • Health and Safety
  • Filtration
  • Circulation
  • Pollution
  • Primary Disinfection
  • Secondary Disinfection
  • Microbiological Standards & Outbreak Prevention
  • Coagulant/Flocculant
  • and much more

Assessment Method

The Swimming Pool Technical Operator course is assessed via:

  • Exam (multiple choice)
  • Practical Assessment
    • Undertaking Pool Tests
    • Undertaking Backwashing
    • Undertaking a Risk Assessment
    • Drawing a Schematic of a Circulation System

The Water Testing course is delivered as part of the SPTO syllabus or it can be delivered as a standalone course for operators who wish to upskill their team members in appropriate pool testing skills.

Course Content

  • Comparator and photometer – how to use them
  • How to sample and test for:
    • free chlorine/total bromine
    • combined chlorine
    • pH
    • Total bromine
  • c. Chlorine disinfection:
    • testing frequency
    • disinfectant residual tests – PWTAG Code and
  • Standards
    • understanding effects of free chlorine on chloramines
    • interpreting test results
    • acting on chlorine residual results
    • monitoring
  • pH value – measuring and checking:
    • alkaline disinfectants – effect on pH
    • acidic disinfectants effects on pH
  • Alkalinity – measuring and control
  • Hardness –measuring and control
  • Dissolved solids – measuring and control
  • Sulphates – measuring and control
  • Documentation and record keeping and storing test results
  • Bromides:
    • measuring and control
    • interpreting results
  • Documentation

Assessment

When delivered as a standalone water testing course assessment shall take the form of a practical test for Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, pH, alkalinity and calcium hardness, total dissolved solids.

And, continual assessment by question and answer on the syllabus content to show the necessary understanding and theoretical ability to underpin competence.