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Introduction to Pool Operations (Unit Standard 20046) 2020

The Introduction to Pool Operations course incorporates unit standard 20046 – Monitor public pool water quality and store pool water treatment chemicals and meets the training requirement for pool operators as outlined in the Pool Water Quality Standard NZS5826:2010.


This course is an introduction to pool operations and for swimming and spa pool operators. The course provides theory information on how to operate swimming and spa pools correctly and includes practical training on monitoring water quality.
Course Topics include:
  • Compliance requirements for swimming & spa pools as outlined in NZS5826:2010 Pool Water Quality
  • Understanding of the risks associated pool water quality and management processes
  • Understanding of water quality requirements and corrective procedures
  • How to test pool water quality 
  • Basic understanding of the operation and maintenance of pool treatment systems 
This course is assessed via an open book ‘In class Assessment’ to be completed during the course.  Learners are also required to apply their knowledge in the workplace through the completion of a ‘Workplace Assessment’.


Participants must have access to a swimming pool to be able to complete the Workplace Assessments. All Workplace Assessments will have a required completion date, assessments submitted after this date may incur a late assessment fee.

Who should attend

This course is a good introduction for all swimming and spa pool operators and will be of value to:

  • Aquatic facility staff, Lifeguards, operational staff
  • School caretakers, Volunteers, Principals, BOT members
  • Maintenance staff of hotels, motels, gyms, retirement villages
  • Pool equipment suppliers, installers and advisors

Late assessment fee

Please note:  This course requires attendees to complete a post course assessment at their workplace. The assessment is due one month from attendance of the course. If your assessment is not received for marking by the due date you will need to apply for a late assessment fee and this will at an additional cost of $75.00 + GST.  

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