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Practical Pool Management Plus


A Two-Day Training Course for Swimming Pool Operators

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This fast-paced two-day pool operator certification program provides an in-depth analysis of the most important topics in pool operations, maintenance and safety including circulation, filtration, chemistry, safety and risk management. 

Practical Pool Management Plus  is designed for anyone operating a public or semi-public pool or waterpark facility including aquatic directors, pool maintenance staff, hotel/motel staff, and others in the "pool business."

Using The Complete Swimming Pool Reference (3rd Edition) as the foundation for the course, practical tips and principles not found in other sources are discussed.  This state-of-the-art workshop incorporates multimedia technologies to enhance the learning process.

Developed and taught by water safety expert, Shawn DeRosa, a contributing author of The Complete Swimming Pool Reference (3rd Edition),  Practical Pool Management 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 managing an aquatic facility.

Participants who pass the written exam with a minimum score of  75% will receive a certificate suitable for framing and will be entered into a database of pool managers certified through Aquatic Safety Research Group, LLC. Certification is valid for five years from the date of course completion.


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)
  • and more!

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  Upcoming PPM+ Courses:
  • Schedule a class for your organization today!
    • Incentive programs for groups and associations available. Contact us for details.

  • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
    Classes scheduled annually in May and June, typically in the Boston and Worcester areas.

    Contact us if you would like to register for a PPM+ course.
  To see if Practical Pool Management Plus meets the swimming pool operator certification requirements in your state, click here.

Download the PPM+ brochure by clicking here.

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

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