Aquatics 5: Maintenance And Equipment

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This course will introduce you to the concepts associated with the successful operation of the technical aspects of a pool.





The Aquatics 5: Maintenance and Equipment course will introduce you to maintenance work and equipment associated with aquatic facilities. Operational basics like water volume, circulation, filtration, and sanitation are reviewed and strategies to prevent recreational water illnesses are provided. Finally, the course ends with suggestions for daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance tasks.

This course is part of the Aquatics Management Certificate program although a student may take the course individually without enrolling in the Verified Online Aquatics Management Certificate. The course culminates with a multiple choice assessment quiz and an assigned writing piece that will be added to your Aquatics Management Certificate program portfolio. Participants who successfully complete all elements of the program will receive proof of completion of the program. Additionally, participants who enroll in the certificate program will receive individual feedback via electronic means from course Instructors.

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Course Schedule

This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed. This course includes the following elements.

Elements of the course:

  • Informational text
  • Interactive practice activities
  • Learn More opportunities
  • Supplemental reference materials

If you are taking the course outside of the certificate program, you will be assessed only via the multiple choice quiz. You are welcome to work on the portfolio assignment, but you will not be able to upload your assignment for expert review.

Course Chapters

  • Water Quality, Maintenance, and Equipment
  • Certifications
  • Pool Operation Basics
  • Recreational Water Illnesses
  • Designing a Maintenance Program

Be able to:

  • Pursue professional certifications.
  • Explain how circulation, filtration, and chemical sanitation work together to keep a pool disease-free.
  • Identify diseases that can be spread in unsanitary pools.
  • Understand basic water chemistry and testing.
  • Design basic maintenance programs.

Recommended Background

The course will be most beneficial for new and existing aquatic managers. If you are taking this course as part of the Aquatics Management Certificate program, it is highly recommended that you have sustained access to an aquatics facility.


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