Practical Pool Managment PLUS

Practical Pool Management Plus is a fast-paced 16-hour certification program for anyone operating a pool or waterpark, including aquatic directors, pool maintenance staff, hotel/motel staff, and others in the "pool business."

Developed and taught by water safety expert, Shawn DeRosa, a contributing author of the course text, Practical Pool Management Plus provides an in-depth analysis of the most important topics in pool operations, maintenance and safety, including circulation, filtration, chemistry, recreational water illnesses, safety and risk management. PPM Plus moves beyond traditional calculations and mathematics to provide the pool operator or manager not only the basics of pool operations but also a comprehensive look at operating an aquatic facility.

    Basic Pool Topics Include:
  • Circulation: Pumps, Pipes, Outlets
  • Filtration: Sand, D.E., Cartridge
  • Backwashing
  • Water Chemistry - Disinfection and Sanitization: Chlorine, pH, and Alt. Sanitizers
  • Breakpoint and Superchlorination
  • Water Balance
  • Controllers
  • Chemical Adjustments
  • Spas and Special-Use Pools
  • Design Considerations
  • Risk Management
  • Chemical Handling and Safety Precautions
    Additional Topics Include:
  • Head-First Entries
  • Pool Signage
  • Body, Hair and Limb Entrapment
  • Lifeguard Attentiveness
  • Routine Operations: Daily, Weekly, Monthly
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Common Problems and Solutions
  • Shallow Water Blackout
  • Preventive Lifeguarding
  • Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)
  • Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs)
  • and more!

Why not schedule a PPM+ course for your agency? Don't have enough staff to warrant a course specific to your agency, then why not host an open-to-the-public course? Course hosts receive complimentary program registrations.

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State College, PA

(617) 396-7946