PPO Course - Foundation Level

Nationally Approved Pool Plant Operator Courses

At Pool Plant Experts we deliver IOS, PALM Academy and STA nationally accredited Pool Plant Courses. All pool plant training we offer is PWTAG Approved and/or CIMSPA endorsed, with the team headed up by one of the leading tutors in the UK, Sean Brydges.

Our lead tutor, Sean has more than 10 years of experience of delivering PPO courses and contributed to the development of PPO technical content for course manuals and examinations within the industry. Sean is a qualified engineer, having designed and built a number of commercial pool systems, and was a lecturer for City and Guilds with the full membership status with CIMSPA, CIPHE,IOSH, PWTAG, and ISPE.

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All pool plant operators’ certification is accredited by a national body and is considered a professional qualification in the UK and abroad.

What you learn

If the PPO certificate is more than you need, the Pool Plant Foundation will suit well.

On completion of this course the candidate should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The basic principles involved in maintaining the quality of pool water
  • How to take samples of pool water
  • How to carry out the necessary pool water tests
  • How to identify problems with pool water and when to alert the duty officer

Courses Include:

  • Water treatment objectives
  • Contamination
  • Pool Hygiene and cleaning
  • Water Supplies
  • Swimming pool plant
  • Water treatment
  • Pool water testing
  • The pool water log
  • Pool water contamination emergency procedures



The course is assessed in two ways, by a written multiple choice test and completion of work based assignment.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Pool Plant Operators Foundation Certificate. The register is located at www.pwtag.org and contains details of the currently trained pool plant operators.

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