IOS (Institute of Swimming) Pool Plant Foundation Certificate

This is a one-day course providing all the basics of water management and water safety to protect both the public and your reputation.

On completion, you will have the skills to test pool water, understand the factors that contribute to pool water quality, explain to bathers what can affect pool water quality, and understand the importance of good hygiene and cleanliness in and around the swimming pool. All successful candidates are encouraged to progress onto the National Pool Plant Operators course.

Training format

Face to Face – 1 day

Who is the Course for?

The course is for front line staff who complete daily water testing in swimming pools.

Course Content

  • Objectives of pool water treatment
  • Contamination
  • Pool Hygiene and cleaning
  • Water supplies
  • Swimming pool plant
  • Water treatment
  • Pool water testing
  • Pool water log


You must be at least 18 years of age. There are no formal entry requirements for this


Written multiple choice test and work based assignment

Please email for more information and to book your place.

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