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The Caromal Training Center has closed,
and after some 35 years of delivering Swimming Pool & Plantroom Training,
to thousands of delegates, Malcolm Bartier M.Inst.S.P.Eng. has now retired from teaching .

Pool & Plantroom Operator Training

Level 1 - Part 2 - Basic Systems & Basic Water Chemistry

Course Tutor:- Malcolm Bartier M.Inst.S.Eng.

This one day Foundation Training Seminar is intended for Swimming Pool/Spa and Plant Room Operators with little or no previous experience or knowledge of swimming pool operations, and is formulated to enable the successful delegate safely and confidently operate and maintain their commercial pool/spa facility and the associated plant and equipment. (note: COSHH Regulations require that only properly trained personnel may operate the pool, its associated equipment and handle chemicals)

The format and syllabus of this Training Seminar was originally formulated more than 20 years ago when we were probably the only independent Swimming Pool and Plantroom Training Organisation. (The syllabus is regularly updated to take into account changing Legal Requirements, Operating Procedures and Codes of Practice.)  The designation "Level 1"  was specified by us at that time to clearly differentiate between the various training seminars that we provide.  Over the years the "Levels" designation has been imitated by other organisations. This imitation does not extend to the course Syllabus which is unique to ourselves and we believe remains the most comprehensive and practically based Specialist Pool & Plant Training available.

Basic Health & Safety is revised to reinforce an awareness of the hazards associated with swimming pools, spas, their equipment, and the chemical handling. A far more in comprehensive training is delivered in our Level 1 - Part 1 - Health & Safety and Chemical Handling Seminar.

The concept of pool and spa water circulation is discussed and all the associated equipment, both in the pool shell and in the plant room, are examined to provide a full understanding of the entire circulation system, including circulation pumps, filters, heat exchangers, as well as valves, skimmers, overflow weirs, drains, and inlets. Many examples are available for the delegates to handle and examine.

The function and reason for backwashing or cleaning the filters is defined and the different types of filters encountered are illustrated and discussed to enable the operator to recognise them and understand the demands created by each type of filtration system.

The principle of pump and filter cleaning is described to give the novice operator a complete familiarity with these essential parts of the system, and the confidence to carry out this simple maintenance, essential to trouble free operation. Practical filter maintenance procedures are practiced by the delegates, using on-screen computer animation and "'virtual Filters".

The other various items of pool equipment are considered, such as covers, cleaners, ladders, etc., to ensure that the day to day cleaning and maintenance of the pool can be carried out quickly and efficiently.

The origins of pollution in the pool and spa are discussed to create an awareness of the need for disinfection control. Basic water chemistry is described, dealing with chlorine (and bromine) and pH, and the test methods are discussed and demonstrated to enable the operators to test the basic chemical conditions of their pool water, and take corrective action to ensure that the water quality reaches the required standards.

Throughout the day the training is supported by a variety of 'hands-on' examples of pool and plantroom equipment so delegates can fully familiarise themselves with the details and workings of equipment they are likely to be using.

By the end of this seminar, those attending should be familiar with almost all aspects of swimming pool and spa systems, and be able to confidently carry out most day to day operations and ensure that the system functions in a satisfactory manner.

This Seminar lasts a full day. The day concludes with a multichoice written exam. Delegates passing the written examination are awarded a Certificate of Training

Information Packs and booklets are provided but notes should also be taken.

To book a place on one or more of our Training Seminars
(1) download a booking form (below),
(2) complete the booking form and send  it, including full payment, to the address below. (a receipted invoice will be sent to you )

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