Pool and Spa Technicians are responsible for performing pool and spa maintenance, repair, and equipment installations for their company. They keep swimming pools in safe working order and provide preventive maintenance and ensure healthy conditions for the facility’s users. These workers are also tasked with measuring and balancing chemical components within pool water and ensuring that sanitizing chemicals are added at levels which balance human and environmental safety, and they may perform manual repair duties for the pool itself or its filtration systems.
Pool and Spa Maintenance Technicians are in charge of controlling automated control systems, as well as chemical and leak detection systems. They may be required to troubleshoot problems such as cloudy water, algae, mold growth, reports of health concerns from pool users, or other pool and spa issues. They must interact with the client and explain their assessment using concise, but non-technical language. Pool and Spa Maintenance Technicians confer with management to resolve problems and coordinate activities. One of their duties includes reading blueprints and manuals to determine requirements and plan procedures. They determine potential pool issues before they become a bigger inconvenience and cost to clients and the company. Preventive maintenance, including chemistry testing, color comparison, water balancing, filtration maintenance, reading and interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets, and other scheduled tasks are a large portion of the technicians responsibilities. Pool and Spa Technician workers must follow safety regulations, reading and interpreting material safety data sheets (MSDS), properly handling pool chemicals and using any necessary personal protective equipment.
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Experience and education determine hiring level.
High school diploma/GED
Acceptance into an employer sponsored Registered Apprenticeship program.
Employed for a minimum 1 year with employer sponsor (some exceptions may be considered for prior industry work experience or pre-apprentice program completion).
Employer documentation demonstrating employability skills, including dependability and performance improvement and skills learning capabilities.
Completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and related maintenance experience
Four or more years of manufacturing experience; strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills, trades skills in plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.
Trade Industry certification: PHTA Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS), Certified Service Technician (CST), Certified Service Professional (CSP).
Associate’s degree. AA in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus
Must be highly motivated and able to work independently
Able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English
$15 - $18 per hour