POOL OPERATOR COURSE

Pool Operator courses are taught by highly knowledgeable aquatic professionals in each region of the province. They are "the industry standard in swimming pool operations and maintenance" and, with outstanding satisfaction reported from over 1,000 certified candidates, BCRPA Pool Operator courses are becoming an employment requirement for an increasing number of organizations.

Click the "Schedule" tab above for a list of training dates.

Hosting a Course:

Learn more about how you can post a Pool Operator course in your community.

If you are interested in hosting, please complete the request form below, and return it to education(at)bcrpa.bc.ca:

Use the fillable pdf to help start marketing your program.

 

Exciting New Changes:

The BCRPA has undertaken the revision and upgrading of both the Level I & II Pool Operator courses. The new materials are designed to provide BC specific content and specifically, to reference the new BC Pool Regulations that were released in 2010 and updated in 2012. In addition, the upgrades ensure that we have consistent delivery of important course content across the province.
 
Some of the new features of our upgrading include:
  • New Participant Manuals for Level I and II which will act as a rich take-away resource
  • Standardized PowerPoint slides for Instructors
  • Removal of the NSPF manual as a requirement for the Level I course. (This great reference book will still be available for purchase through the BCRPA. However, Participant Manuals will have the most relevant information incorporated.)
  • BC specific content
  • References to the BC Pool Regulations and Guidelines

New Fee Structure & Admin Features:

  • The new course materials will be delivered effective February 1, 2014.
  • The new fee structure will be the same $70 fee per person to host organizations for each course level. This fee covers the cost of the new Participant Manual, database entry fee, certificate printing and mailing to candidates.
  • Shipping fees for materials has also been adjusted to reflect more accurately, the real costs of shipping per region.

Shipping Costs:

All prices below reflect a single course shipment of maximum 20 booklets. For any order with extra manuals, additional costs will occur.

Region
Rate
Lower Mainland – GVRD
$25
Lower Mainland – Fraser Valley/Squamish/Whistler
$40
Vancouver Island
$40
Okanagan
$50
Kootenays
$55
Cariboo
$55
North Coast/Nechako
$60
Peace River/Liard
$60
NWT
$100
Yukon
$125

 

For more information please contact:

Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
 

Pool Operator Level 1 - (14-16 Hours)

This level is an introductory course. Students attending the sessions will be exposed to information that will help them develop an understanding of Swimming Pool Operations and Maintenance.

  • Participation Certification issued
  • Quiz at end of course to ensure student understanding
  • Assumes candidate has little or no knowledge of pool operations
  • This course is a prerequisite for the Level 2 course

Level 1 Course topics include:

  • Regulations - focus on the Health Act
  • Pool types and designs
  • Pool chemistry
  • Water testing
  • Alternate forms of disinfecting
  • Circulation, filtration, and turnover rate
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Seasonal maintenance
  • Safe handling and storage of chemicals
  • Troubleshooting problems

 Pool Operators Level 2 (14 to 16 hours)

This level deals with the topics of Level 1 in more depth and allows the students to develop specific competence in the areas of pool operation. Its certification procedure includes 100% attendance, passing a written examination and completion of a practical.

  • Completion Certificate Issued
  • Exam at end of course requiring 70% to pass
  • Completion of in-course practical required
  • Level 1 is a prerequisite

Level 2 Course topics include:

  • Review of Level 1 information
  • Regulations - focus on WCB
  • Increased depth on pool chemistry
  • Filter sizing
  • Pumps & motors and their maintenance
  • General maintenance
  • Mechanical workings
  • Risk management
  • Troubleshooting problems

 

For more information please contact:

Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229

Pool Operator Level I - Participant Manual

This 85 page manual is included for participants of the Pool Operator Level I course.

Pool Operator Level II - Participant Manual

This 99 page manual is included for participants of the Pool Operator Level II course.

Recommended Operating Guidelines for Swimming Pools

Click here to download

Swimming Pool, Spray Pool and Wading Regulations

Click here to view

 

Pool Operator Course - Promotional Poster

Promote your Pool Operator course. Download the fillable PDF.

 

For more information please contact:

Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email: education(at)bcrpa.bc.ca 

 

 

Training Schedule

The BCRPA is not responsible for registration or setting course fees. If you would like to learn more about or register for the Pool Operator courses listed in this schedule, please contact the Host Organization through the registration contact provided in the Registration Contact column.

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Pool Operator Level 1 Course listings

This level is an introductory course. Students attending the sessions will be exposed to information that will help them develop an understanding of Swimming Pool Operations and Maintenance.

(Last updated April 24, 2017) 
Dates
Host Location
Registration Contact
Open to Public

May 27 - 28, 2017

9am - 5pm

UBC Point Grey Campus Aquatic Centre

To register and for course information, visit the following website: http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/aquatics/adult-programs/ 

For additional information call: 604-822-4501. Or email aquatic.centre(at)ubc.ca

Yes

June 1, 2017 9:30 - 5:30pm

June 2, 2017   9 - 5pm

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

741 Third St.
Nanaimo, BC
 

To register and for course information please call 250-756-5200

Registration Fee: $250 includes the cost of the manual

Yes

July 10 and 12, 2017

1:00 - 9:30pm

Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre

Registration Fee: $250 + tax

To register or for course information, please contact 604-793-7946 ext: 0

Yes

September 16 - 17, 2017

9am - 5pm

Sungod Recreation Centre

To register and for more information contact: kyoung (at) delta.ca. 

 Registration Fee: $256.36

Yes

October 14 - 15, 2017

9am - 5pm

UBC Point Grey Campus, Aquatic Centre
To register and for course information, visit the following website:
 
For additional information call: 604-822-4501. Or email: aquatic.centre (at) ubc.ca 
Yes

October 28 - 29, 2017 

9am - 5pm

Sungod Recreation Centre

To register and for more information contact: kyoung (at) delta.ca

 Registration Fee: $251. 36

Yes

February 24 & 25, 2018

9 am - 5 pm

UBC Point Grey Campus, Aquatic Centre
To register and for course information, visit the following website:
 
For additional information call: 604-822-4501. Or email: aquatic.centre (at) ubc.ca
Yes

April 7 - 8, 2018

9 am - 5 pm

UBC Point Grey Campus, Aquatic Centre
To register and for course information, visit the following website:
 
For additional information call: 604-822-4501. Or email: aquatic.centre (at) ubc.ca
Yes

May 26 -27, 2018

9 am - 5 pm

UBC Point Grey Campus, Aquatic Centre
To register and for course information, visit the following website:
 
For additional information call: 604-822-4501. Or email: aquatic.centre (at) ubc.ca
Yes

 

Pool Operator Level 2 Course listings

This level deals with the topics of Level 1 in more depth and allows the students to develop specific competence in the areas of pool operation. Its certification procedure includes 100% attendance, passing a written examination and completion of a practical.

(Last updated April 22, 2017)
Dates
Host Location
Registration Contact
Open to Public
 
June 3 - 4, 2017
 
9am - 5pm

 Sungod Recreation Centre

 To register and for more information contact: kyoung(at) delta.ca

Registration Fee: $249.90

 Yes

June 10 - 11, 2017

UBC Point Grey Campus

http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/aquatics/adult-programs/     

For additional infomration call: 604-822-4501. Or email aquatic.centre(at) ubc.ca

Yes

July 13 - 14, 2017
 
1:00 - 9:30pm
Chilliwack Landing Lesiure Centre
Registration Fee: $250 + tax
 
To register and for course information, contact 604-793-7946 ext: 0 
Yes
November 4 - 5, 2017

9 am - 5 pm

UBC Point Grey Campus, Aquatic Centre
To register and for course information, visit the following website:
 
For additional information call: 604-822-4501. Or email: aquatic.centre (at) ubc.ca
Yes
November 25 - 26, 2017

9am - 5pm

Sungod Recreation Centre

To register and for more information contact: kyoung (at) delta.ca

 Registration Fee: $249.90

 
March 10 - 11, 2018

9 am - 5 pm

UBC Point Grey Campus, Aquatic Centre
To register and for course information, visit the following website:
 
For additional information call: 604-822-4501. Or email: aquatic.centre (at) ubc.ca
Yes
June 9 - 10, 2018

9 am - 5 pm

UBC Point Grey Campus, Aquatic Centre
To register and for course information, visit the following website:
 
For additional information call: 604-822-4501. Or email: aquatic.centre (at) ubc.ca
Yes

 

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