NSPF is launching a new online course for new and seasoned pool operators and service pros who wish to master the art of routine pool maintenance.

The course, Field Service Professional Training, addresses both residential and commercial pools and spas with how-to videos to provide an interactive learning experience about circulation systems, heaters, cleaning and vacuuming systems, automatic controllers and acid washing. Each section features three to four videos such as "How to Clean the Hair and Lint Stainer" to "How to Perform a Backwash." 

Course participants will also receive 13 maintenance checklists that can be used on the job site, along with a 38-page printable resource guide. 

“This course takes service pros and operators to the next level by providing real how-to training, online,” says Alex Antoniou, NSPF director of educational programs. “The Field Service Professional Training course was developed for those who want more specific routine maintenance training, giving them extra confidence before they tackle the next field job.” 

The course was created in response to feedback from CPO certified and service pros and others around the industry who requested "next-level training" in pool and spa maintenance. 

“Everything we do, we believe will help more people live healthier lives. To do that, it is important that pools, spas and aquatic facilities are operated or serviced by qualified professionals, keeping pools safer and open,” says Thomas M. Lachocki, CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation. “Thus, providing a technically sound, convenient course like the Field Service Professional Online Training course is a natural progression to help us meet our mission.”

The course costs $55 per student, and includes access to the online training for six months after purchase. To register, click here, or email service@nspf.org

Cailley Hammel is Managing Editor of AQUA Magazine.