Are you interested?

 Please check the Home Page to go directly to Course Schedule  to check whether a course is scheduled for your area and if not, use the WATERMARK contact form or email: to request course specific details.

We run public courses open to anyone and can also arrange an in-house course at a time and place to suit your needs.


This WATERMARK training course incorporating Unit standard 20046: Monitoring Pool Water Quality and Safe Storage of Pool Chemicals meets the training requirements for ‘small public pools’ as set out in NZS 5826:2010 Pool Water Quality and provides a formal qualification.

Who should attend? 

This one-day course for public pools is designed for;

  • Poolside operational staff of large pools.
  • School caretakers and ground-persons.
  • Managers and operators of small pools such as at motels, hotels and fitness centres.
  • Maintenance personnel.
  • Pool installers, valet staff and sales people.
  • And as a refresher course for those who wish to be familiar with modern trends and safe practices associated with new chemicals.

Course details and cost

The ONE-day course has no pre-entry requirements but it is helpful if participants are familiar with the basic principles of pool operation.

Training covers the principles of pool operation, chemical use and application, pool water quality testing, standard operating procedures and trouble-shooting and the requirements of NZS 5826:2010. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. A course training manual is provided.

Participants will be provided with knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately.

Cost: $350 plus GST per person . The cost for an in-house course is by arrangement.

Formal qualification

The assessment process is based on a written assignment to be finished after the course. This post course work requires course participants to gather evidence on various aspects of pool operation at their own or a designated pool. A WATERMARK certificate is issued  to those who meet course requirements and credits are reported to NZQA.