STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Treatment


The STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Pool Water Treatment is designed to enable learners to understand the basic principles of the treatment of swimming pool water.

Qualification Objective

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to competently test water and maintain safe bathing conditions.

Target Learners

This qualification is relevant to those looking to gain a basic understanding of pool plant operations and water testing. Some examples of sites where this qualification may be relevant include:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Sports and Leisure Centres
  • Health Clubs
  • Spas (Including those displayed in retail outlets / distributors / installers
  • Hotels
  • Holiday Parks
  • Hydrotherapy Pools
  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Lidos
  • Interactive water features
  • Swim schools


Following completion of this qualification learners can further their education in pool plant operations by undertaking a Pool Plant Operations Qualification. They can complete other leisure and recreation related qualifications. Gain / continue employment in leisure and recreation / maintenance .

Industry Standards

The Pool Water Treatment qualification follows the principles set out in the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group’s (PWTAG) code of practice and publication ‘Swimming Pool Water’. It follows a range of Health and Safety guidance documents including:

  • HSG 179
  • HSG 274
  • HSG 282