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Free Tool: Pool Technical Specifications Calculator

Swimming pool operators need to have a Normal Operating Procedure (NOP) that includes key technical information about their pool. We have put together a spreadsheet that will hopefully take a little bit of the hassle out of the process of obtaining this information. Click on the ‘Pool Plant[…]

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You may need a license to use sulphuric acid

Due to the increase in acid attacks, new legislation is coming in that affects those who purchase, store and use sulphuric acid. Do you use this substance for controlling pH? The director of PWTAG has written an informative blog about this. Please find a link to it below.[…]

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Please ensure your training provider is competent

I just wanted to provide some advice and guidance on selecting appropriate training providers for swimming pool water treatment. The authoritative source of expert advice and guidance, recognised by the Health & Safety Executive and OFSTED are the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group. Establishments that operate swimming pools[…]

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Legionnaires’ deaths: The JTF Hot Tub Case

Operate a commercial hot tub or spa pool? Stop what you’re doing and to read this article. Back in 2012 there was an outbreak of  Legionnaires disease in Fenton, Stoke on Trent. The point source was a hot tub at a discount warehouse operated by a company called[…]

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Health & Safety Law and Commercial Swimming Pool Water Treatment

If you operate a commercial swimming pool in any capacity, please take a couple of minutes to read the following. Apologies in advance if it comes across as a lecture, it’s not meant to. Rather, it’s a plea to pool operators to consider some of the following facts[…]

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Guide to Drawing a Pool Schematic

Part of the assessment requirement for PWTAG-accredited Swimming Pool Technical Operator Courses is to sketch a schematic of the pool and associated treatment system. In order to help courses delegates complete this exercise, we have provided an example below of a schematic that meets the required standards and[…]

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Which Pool Plant Course?

This is a question we often get asked, so we thought it might be useful to provide some definitive guidance from the Pool Water Advisory Groups Code of Practice. All pools should have an appropriate level of technical operation and supervision. The details depends on the type and use[…]

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