Essentials of Swimming Pool Operations

This course is in response to frequent requests from our members, and others involved in aquatic facility operations, to provide a concise, professional development opportunity encompassing the essentials of operating a public swimming pool in Ontario.

This course does not certify participants in the operation of aquatic facilities. However, it will provide critical information on what is recognized to be necessary knowledge for practitioners and employers to operate their aquatic facility safely, efficiently, effectively and in full compliance with applicable legislation. It will also provide a solid base for those who wish to continue their professional development in the aquatics field.

Topics include:
  • Pool construction and design
  • Microbiology and infection control
  • Legislation affecting aquatic facilities
  • Safety of staff and public
  • Pool circulation and filtration
  • Legal awareness and risk management
  • Water treatment, disinfection and testing

This course is taught using a combination of classroom-based study and some hands-on training. Participants are expected to be able to return to their workplace and utilize the skills and knowledge they have learned in the course.

Instructor: Dan McArthur, RRFA, CIT, CAT, Facilities Manager, City of Dryden (retired)