Swimming Pool Maintenance

The Swimming Pool and Spa Maintenance program is designed to help students develop technical knowledge and skills related to the operation and repair of pool and spa equipment. Students will develop skills in pool and spa codes, pool opening and closing, pool management, spa management, and furniture maintenance. Also, students will learn details about safe operations of pools and spas, statistics, filtration, recirculation equipment, chemical treatment, water analysis, supplies, and accessories. In addition, students will learn details about energy conservation, disease control, accident prevention, and renovation.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Find and Interpret swimming pool and spa codes
  • Explain how to open and close swimming pools and spas for the season
  • Interpret procedures for cleaning and safely acid washing the pool
  • Summarize how to maintain pool and spa equipment (such as filtration, recirculation, chemical treatment, and water analysis)
  • Develop professional documentation of tasks completed and customer relation skills
  • Apply Pool & Spa Maintenance skills within governmental regulations and industry standards

Graduates will be awarded a Technical Certificate in Swimming Pool and Spa Maintenance. Below are Statistics for the past 3-years:

Graduation Data—Swimming Pool Maintenance

3 (100%)

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Course Schedule

Course # Course Date Day Time Location
SWI101 Pool Codes Apr 27 - May 8, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
SWI102 Pool Opening May 11 - May 22, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
SWI103 CPO (Certified Pool Operator) May 25 - Jun 5, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
SWI104 Pool Closing Aug 24 - Sep 4, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD

Course Descriptions

Pool Codes

This course develops skills in understanding codes and regulations affecting public, semipublic, special-use, and private swimming pools and spas. Students will learn codes affecting the water supply and plumbing fixtures; sewer system and drains; depth markings; safety requirements, supervision and lifesaving equipment; disinfection and water quality; suits and towels for swimmers; cleaning pools; records of operation and supervision; supervision of personal conduct and regulations.

Pool Opening

This course develops skills in opening a pool for the season. Specifically, it covers draining the pool, cleaning the walls and floor, acid-bathing where necessary, repairing the walls and floor; and painting the pool. It also covers inspecting the chlorinator, chemical feeder; valves, filters, strainers, motor and pump assembly; and filling the pool.

CPO (Certified Pool Operator)

This course develops skills in maintaining records and files on water testing; disease and accident prevention; pool operation problems and chemical adjustments; equipment maintenance; energy conservation; training personnel; and monitoring swimmers.

Pool Closing

This course develops skills in closing a pool. It covers draining the pool; blowing out lines; winterizing the components; storage of equipment; and setting up circulation for winter water, plus chemicals.

Tuition & Fees

Item Description Cost
Tuition 4 Courses @ $250 Each $1,000.00
Required Books Pool/Spa Operators Handbook - 2017 Edition
by National Swimming Pool Foundation
  Indiana State Board of Health
Rule 410 IAC 6-2
Swimming and Wading Pool Operation
Required General Tools Plastic Tool Box with Lock, 25 Ft. Tape Measure, 16 oz Hammer, Utility (Box) Knife, 15" Utility Bar, Phillips & Standard Screw Driver Set, 6 in 1 Screw Driver, 12" Adjustable Wrench, 12" Channel Locks, 10" Slip Joint Pliers, 8" Needle Nose Pliers, 8" Lineman Pliers, Torpedo Level, Wire Strippers, Wire Rippers & Gauge, GFI Receptacle Tester, 6" Drywall Taping Knife, and Hand Sander or Sanding block. $218.43
Required Specialty Tools VOM Meter (fused protected) and various water analysis test kits. $210.12
Required Safety Equipment Cloth and Rubber Gloves, Eye Protection and Dust Masks $10.52
Uniforms Recommended $160.00
  Total Cost $1,659.02
Note: Students are responsible for acquiring books, tools, and supplies. Acquiring uniforms is optional. The fees are based on pricing from Menards website, however, the items can be obtained from any source. There are no other fees.