Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO/February 3, 2014 — A new online course, Field Service Professional Training, helps new and seasoned pool operators and service professionals become masters at routine pool maintenance. The course shows how to effectively perform routine maintenance on residential and commercial swimming pools and spas. 

Created by non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation® training is loaded with how-to videos, providing interactive learning about circulation systems, filters, chemical dosing systems, heaters, cleaning and vacuuming systems, automatic controllers and acid washing. There are three to four videos in each learning section – such as, “How to clean the hair and lint strainer” and “How to perform a backwash.” The online course also includes thirteen maintenance checklists that can be used at each job site, plus a 38 page printable Resource Guide. The cost is just $55.00 USD per student for each course, and includes access to the online training for six months once purchased. People can register for the Field Service Professional Training course at www.nspf.org and click on aquatic training courses, by emailing service@nspf.org or by calling 719-540-9119.

“This course takes service pros and operators to the next level by providing real how-to training, online,” said Alex Antoniou, Ph.D., 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,” explained Antoniou. 

NSPF surveyed its instructors and service pros who have been certified by the CPO® certification course, those who have passed the Pool Operator Primer™ online course, and people who have taken NSPF’s newer Basics courses on pool care and water chemistry. Many requested a “next-level training” with a how-to online course that trains on the fieldwork of 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,” added Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation. 

“Thus,” he said, “providing a technically sound, convenient course like the Field Service Professional Online Training course is a natural progression to help us meet our mission.” 

About National Swimming Pool Foundation® 
We believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, and keeping them open. We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. We just happen to sell books, training programs, online courses, & organize conferences. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers. NSPF Certified Instructors have trained over 350,000 professionals in 81 countries with the Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) certification. Over $4 million in grants funded by NSPF since 2003 have impacted policies and practices around the world; and we attract hundreds of professionals from around the globe to the World Aquatic Health™ Conference each year to learn of the latest advances. In 2012, we launched Step Into Swim™ Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create 1 million more swimmers. To find ways to work together, go to www.nspf.org, www.StepIntoSwim.org, or www.HomePoolEssentials.org