IQL UK is proud to be the country’s leading provider of education and training in lifesaving, lifeguarding, water safety and life support skills; we are the trading subsidiary of the UK’s drowning prevention charity, the Royal Life Saving Society UK.

Working with our partners at the Institute of Swimming extends our ability to service the leisure industry with robust, detailed and bespoke courses to suit their needs, keeping their employees at the cutting edge of customer care and giving peace of mind to the millions of customers who access leisure facilities every year. As the UK’s love for swimming and water-based activity is on the increase, the IQL UK

National Pool Plant Operators Certificate, delivered by Institute of Swimming, covers everything you need to effectively maintain a swimming pool, spa or water feature.

Approved by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) and meeting their industry guidelines, the course is considered to be of the highest standard, widely viewed as best practice and ratified by IQL UK as the awarding body.

This three-day course will teach you the day-to-day technical information needed to operate a pool plant. By the end of this course, candidates will understand the design of their own plant and be able to demonstrate how to run it safely and efficiently.

This is an essential qualification for those managing the daily running of their pool plant. You will be able to maintain your facility’s water to keep it in balance and safe, how to test pool water, rectify problems and run your plant in a cost-effective and energy efficient manner.

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