Swimming pool and spa technicians chemically treat pools and spas. They may also install, maintain and service pumps, filters, heaters and other related equipment.
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.
Swimming pool and spa technicians may perform the following tasks:
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.
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.
A swimming pool and spa inspector carries out site inspections of swimming pools and spas to implement and enforce legislation and regulations.