Officials have a challenging and sometimes difficult job to perform. They play an essential role and contribute significantly to the quality of sporting experiences for players and spectators.


Swimming Pool Compliance

Under the Ministry of Education Swimming Pool Water Quality Policy, “schools are required to have at least one person present, or readily accessible, when the pool is in operation, who holds Unit Standard 20046 in swimming pool water quality”(

Unit Standard 20046 (Version 5) – Monitor pool water quality and store pool water treatment chemicals.  This course is an introduction to pool operations and for swimming and pool operators.  The course provides theory information on how to operate swimming and spa pools correctly and includes practical training on monitoring water quality.

What will I learn during the course?

  • Compliance requirements for swimming & spa pools as outlined in NZS5826:2010 Pool Water Quality
  • Understanding of the risks associated pool water quality and management processes
  • Understanding of water quality requirements and corrective procedures
  • How to test pool water quality 
  • Basic understanding of the operation and maintenance of pool treatment systems 

Who should attend?

This one-day course is a good introduction for all swimming and spa pool operators and will be of value to:

  • Aquatic facility staff, Lifeguards, operational staff
  • School caretakers, Volunteers, Principals, BOT members
  • Pool maintenance staff of hotels, motels, gyms, retirement villages
  • Pool equipment suppliers, installers and advisors

Participants must complete a workbook and also be observed attending to the pool at their school/club/business in regard to monitoring the water quality and the storage of chemicals.

Our next course will be held on 29 October 2021.











The swimming pool compliance course was a hugely beneficial investment for our school as it kept our pool open."

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