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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 (2nd Edition) as a 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 the editor of The Complete Swimming Pool Reference (2nd 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  70% 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 must be renewed every five years.


Basic Pool Topics Include:

  • Circulation:  Pumps, Pipes, Outlets

  • Filtration: Sand, D.E., Cartridge

  • Backwashing

  • Water Chemistry - A look at Disinfection and Sanitization: Chlorine, pH, 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:

  • Legal Liability for Pool Managers

  • Management by Accountability (5/30)

  • 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

  • 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
    To be schedule for June/July 2010
    Contact us if you would like to register for this 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 Nicole Doherty at
nicole (at)  

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