Pool plant courses:

Pool Water Testing



Qualification Number: 600/6016/5

Title: STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Testing

Credit Value: 1 Credit


  • Be 16 years of age or older

Validity of Award:

This qualification is valid for 5 years.

Length of Course:

4 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information:

This qualification covers:


  • 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

Mandatory Units:

  • Swimming Pool Water Testing (Y/503/0740)

Assessment Criteria:

  • Complete the course manual and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Undertake practical water testing, analysis and interpretation during the course