There are 2 levesl of Pool Operator courses: Pool Operator Level 1 and Pool Operator Level 2.

Pool Operators Level 1 is an introductory course, with topics designed to build an understanding of swimming pool operations and maintenance.

Pool Operators Level 2 is an advanced course, which builds on the knowledge of Pool Operators Level 1. Students will develop competence in the areas of pool operations. Pool Operators Level 1 is a pre-requisite.

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Pool Operator level 1 (14 to 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 Operator 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