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Practical Pool Management

A One-Day Course in Swimming Pool Operations
Complete Swimming Pool Reference 3rd Edition

Practical Pool Management workshop is a fast-paced one-day pool operator course which highlights the most important topics in pool operations, maintenance and safety including circulation, filtration, chemistry, safety and risk management.  Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the workshop.

This program is designed for those pool or aquatic facility operators / supervisors who, because of the often complicated nature operating a pool, need special education and training in pool operations. This program is ideal for those in the hotel/motel industry as well as for head lifeguards and even those with Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator certification who need refresher training.

Participants who need certification to meet local (or state) health code requirements are eligible to take the PPM examination. Those who pass the written exam with a minimum score of  70% will receive a certificate suitable for framing and will be entered into a database of pool managers certified through Aquatic Safety Research Group. Certification must be renewed every five years.

Topics Include:
  • Circulation:  Pumps, Pipes, Outlets

  • Body, Hair and Limb Entrapment

  • Filtration: Sand, D.E., Cartridge

  • Backwashing

  • Routine Operations

  • Chemical Handling and Safety Precautions

  • Water Balance

  • Water Chemistry

  • Chlorine, pH, Alternative Sanitizers

  • Chemical Adjustments

  • Aquatic Risk Management

  • Head-First Entries

  • Pool Signage and more!

To see if Practical Pool Management meets the swimming pool operator certification requirements in your state, click here.

To download a Practical Pool Management brochure, please click here.

For information on our two-day Practical Pool Management Plus pool operator certification program, click here.

To host a PPM workshop at your department/facility, please contact us.

Course schedules will be posted only when classes become available.



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