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Understand the systems used to maintain the quality of swimming pool water

Unit 17: Operating swimming pool plant

Unit reference number: F/503/0988
QCF level: 3
Credit value: 4
Guided learning hours: 25

Unit summary

This unit covers the knowledge, understanding and skills that a learner needs in relation to operating swimming pool plant in an active leisure organisation.

Assessment requirements/evidence requirements

Learning outcomes 1-4

Knowledge understanding assessment involving one or a mixture of:

  • written questions and answers
  • projects
  • assignments

Learning outcome 5

Observation of the learner demonstrating the maintenance procedures with real swimming pool plant.

Assessment methodology

This unit is assessed in the workplace or in conditions resembling the workplace. Learners can enter the types of evidence they are presenting for assessment and the submission date against each assessment criterion.

Alternatively, centre documentation should be used to record this information.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Evidence type

Portfolio reference

Date

1.            Understand the systems used to maintain the quality of swimming pool water

  • Describe the systems used in swimming pools for:
  • circulation
  • filtration
  • disinfection
  • heating
  • coagulation
  • pressure
  • measuring
  • control
  • chemical balance

 

 

 

2.            Understand how to monitor and maintain swimming pool plant

  • Explain the tests and checks that need to be carried out on swimming pool plant
  • Demonstrate how to record the results of the checks and tests carried out on swimming pool plant
  • Describe the significance of pool pressure readings in the filtration process
  • Describe a range of possible faults with swimming pool plant that may cause variations from recommended conditions, and how to respond to these
  • Describe routine (daily/weekly) maintenance procedures to swimming pool plant

 

 

 

3. Understand how to maintain the quality of swimming pool water

  • Explain the importance of maintaining the quality and temperature of swimming pool water
  • Describe the checks and tests that need to be carried out to maintain the quality of swimming pool water and how to carry these out correctly
  • Describe how to record the results of tests and checks on swimming pool water
  • Explain how to respond to results that are outside of recommended ranges

 

 

 

4.            Understand how to work safely with the chemicals used in swimming pool plant operations

  • Explain the purpose of a range of chemicals used in the treatment of swimming pool water
  • Describe the hazards involved in working with swimming pool chemicals, and their related risks
  • Describe the legal requirements and best practice guidelines that cover the types of chemicals used in the operation of swimming pool plant
  • Explain how to store, handle and use swimming pool chemicals safely, including the use of personal protective equipment

 

 

 

5.            Be able to carry out routine (daily/weekly) maintenance procedures to swimming pool plant

5.1.      Carry out a backwash of pool filtration systems in line with manufacturer’s instructions and local written procedures

5.2.      Clean pump strainer baskets in line with manufacturer’s instructions and local written procedures

5.3.      Complete all records relating to the achievement daily/weekly maintenance procedures

 

 

 


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