How to become a Swimming Pool and Spa Technician

Swimming pool and spa technicians chemically treat pools and spas. They may also install, maintain and service pumps, filters, heaters and other related equipment.

Personal requirements of a Swimming Pool and Spa Technician

  • Enjoy practical and outdoor work
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Able to follow precise directions

Education & Training for a Swimming Pool and Spa Technician

You can work as a swimming pool and spa technician without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications.You may like to consider a VET qualification in swimming pool and spa service. Entry to these courses usually requires Year 10. You may be able to study through distance education.

Duties & Tasks of a Swimming Pool and Spa Technician

Swimming pool and spa technicians may perform the following tasks:

  • use chemicals in the treatment of water and the restoration of correct water balance for pools and spas
  • maintain and repair all forms of swimming pool and spa equipment (such as pumps, filters, chlorinators, heaters and lights)
  • provide customers with advice about solving problems with their equipment, water treatment or pool and spa maintenance
  • work independently to maintain and service swimming pools and spas
  • maintain inventory of stock in vans and ensure tools such as saws, pool cleaning equipment and measuring equipment is kept in good order
  • communicate with customers to organise appointments, quotes and invoicing.

Working conditions for a Swimming Pool and Spa Technician

Much of the work is done outdoors and involves driving to job locations. In some cases, swimming pool and spa technicians may also be involved in the installation of pools and spas. See the separate entry for Swimming Pool and Spa Builder for more information.

Employment Opportunities for a Swimming Pool and Spa Technician

Swimming pool and spa technicians work in retail shops and as mobile service people. They are required to drive to households, unit or townhouse complexes, council pools, hospitals, schools, hotels or motels to service swimming pools or spas. With experience or further training, swimming pool and spa technicians may take on management responsibilities.

Specialisations:


Swimming Pool and Spa Inspector

A swimming pool and spa inspector carries out site inspections of swimming pools and spas to implement and enforce legislation and regulations.

Additional Information
A drivers licence may be required. To perform electrical work you will need to apply for a restricted electrical workers licence from Energy Safe Victoria (www.esv.vic.gov.au).
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