Pool plant courses:

Pool Water Treatment



Qualification Number: 600/6026/8

Title: STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Treatment

Credit Value: 2 Credits


  • Be 16 years of age or older

Validity of Award:

This qualification is valid for 5 years.

Length of Course:

8 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information:

This qualification covers:


  • 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

Mandatory Units:

  • Swimming Pool Water Testing (Y/503/0740)
  • Principles of Swimming Pool & Spa Water Treatment (R/504/0179)

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