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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 .


Level 2 Pool & Plantroom Operator Training
Advanced Water Chemistry.

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

This very popular training seminar is designed to substantially increase the knowledge base of those operators who have already attended our Level 1 - Basic Systems and Basic Water Chemistry training seminar.

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 2"  was specified by us at that time to clearly differentiate between the various training seminars that we provided.  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 Training available.

We have had a significant number of delegates to this Training Seminar who have received "Level 1" training elswhere. We have found that very many of them lack the essential basic knowledge required for safe and economical swimming pool and plant operation and valuable time has to be spent in correcting poor practises and methods before we can continue with the training.

With regret, we can only accept delegates to this Advanced Water Chemistry Training who have successfully completed OUR Level 1 Training.

The water cycle and the origins of various types of pool and spa water pollution, including physical,chemical and microbiological, are discussed as a foundation to understanding the various corrective actions required.

pH is explained, discussed and demonstrated in greater detail than in Level 1, as is Total Alkalinity, together with the different chemicals available for correcting these levels. Calcium Hardness is then explored, including testing methods and correction.

Using the information from pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness, various methods of Water Balance calculations are then explained and demonstrated. This is followed by the delegates completing worked examples in order to confirm and reinforce their knowledge of Water Balance.

The disinfection cycle and chlorination are discussed in depth to enable the operator to understand the effects and results of disinfection, The various types of chlorine donors are detailed to enable operators to choose a donor best suited to their particular facility.

The chemical residuals are also discussed, to explain the problems associated with the incorrect levels of cyanurates, Sulphates and Chlorides.The origins of these residuals are explored so that operators can understand the advantages and penalties of using particular chemicals.

Alternative disinfection is also examined, leading to an understanding by the operator of Bromine, Ozone,Ultra Violet, and Copper/Silver Ionic purification.

To complete the information, Total Dissolved Solids is addressed, and Health & Safety regarding chemical handling is also discussed throughout the day.

At each stage, the water testing methods for the particular topics are discussed to confirm a full understanding and ability to assess water quality.

Finally, the delegates are presented with a variety of examples of deteriorating or incorrect pool chemical levels, and are invited to discuss the causes, and the corrective action required to restore water quality.

At the end of this training seminar, the delegates should be able to quickly recognise deteriorating water quality, carry out the appropriate tests, and take the most suitable corrective action.

After satisfactorily completing Health & Safety and Chemical Handling, the Level 1 and the Level 2 training seminars, each delegate should be capable of being fully responsible for the operation of the swimming pool and/or spa at their commercial facility.

This training seminar takes a full day. A Certificate of Attendance & Training for this seminar is issued. Course handbooks 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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