Training

2 THE SPTO PRACTICAL

There are four basic areas of practical ability that can be taught in any suitable location, and should then be assessed in the student’s workplace, as part of the exam.


This should include:

  • free chlorine
  • total chlorine
  • pH
  • total alkalinity
  • calcium hardness
  • total dissolved solids (TDS).

This should indicate clearly (using arrows to indicate the direction of flow) each of the main components, including:

  • filters
  • pumps
  • strainers
  • automatic dosing units
  • monitoring equipment
  • main valves.

This should be of a chosen pool, in accordance with normal operating procedures. It should include an explanation of why and when this must be carried out.

This should refer to a chemical stored in the plant room of a chosen swimming pool. It should include identifying the requirements for storage, handling and use of the chemical.

Documentation of these tasks shall be provided to the pool manager, who must sign them off to show that they are based upon the pool used in the assignment. The PWTAG Approved Trainer course organiser will assess the evidence presented and determine if the student has demonstrated sufficient knowledge and practical skills and provide this as part of the assessment record.