Pool Operator

Pool Operator Level 1

The Pool Operator Level 1 course blends safety management with the essential knowledge of facility operation. The course provides pool operators with the knowledge and resources to operate and maintain safe swimming pools in accordance with provincial health regulations and includes:

  1. an understanding of the various types of pools and the impact of maintenance planning.
  2. knowledge of the principle contaminants of water and the applications of water treatment to pool and spa systems for both Class A and B pools.
  3. a practical, hands-on approach for solving typical water treatment problems.
  4. the implications of Recreation Water Illness and concepts underlying pool air quality.:::

Prerequisite: None

Evaluation & certification: Pool Operator Instructors teach and evaluate the Pool Operator course.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Required reference material: Lifesaving Society Pool Operations Workbook and Pool Operations Manual - a 100 page text outlining operating standards for public swimming pools in Ontario and explaining the mechanisms to ensure these standards are achieved.

Pool Operator Level 2

The Pool Operator Level 2 focuses on regulatory standards for pool operation and chemical application principles in order to maintain balanced swimming pool water. Participants learn to problem solve and how to safely adjust swimming pool chemical levels in order to maintain a healthy and safe environment for bathers and staff. The course includes:

  1. a through review of regulatory requirements and standards for the operation of aquatic facilities including: pools, spas, wading pools, and waterfronts
  2. a review of the principles of balanced pool water and the step-by-step procedures pool operators should follow when making adjustments to chemical levels in aquatic facilities
  3. an open forum for discussion and resolution of problems facing pool operators

Prerequisite: Lifesaving Society Pool Operator Level 1 or equivalent.

Evaluation & certification: Pool Operator Instructors teach and evaluate the Pool Operator course.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Required reference material: Lifesaving Society Pool Operations Workbook and Pool Operations Manual - a 100 page text outlining operating standards for public swimming pools in Ontario and explaining the mechanisms to ensure these standards are achieved.