Residential Pools and Spas

New course attracts spa service technicians

May 8, 2019

The first of SPASA Australia’s new spa service and repair courses, held in Sydney on May 6, attracted independent and franchisee pool and spa shop owners and service technicians wanting a better understanding of how to diagnose and repair complex prefabricated spas and swim spas. There are more courses being run nationally over the next few months.

Spatex’s Adrian Lacy worked with SPASA to develop this much needed course.

“Through these courses we hope to give information that’s unique to spas and will help educate the industry to a greater degree on the spa side,” he says.

Some interesting feedback from the workshop:
• “This workshop highlighted how I could increase my earning potential.”
• “Glad I came. I thought I knew more than I actually did.”
• “Doing this workshop provided me with knowledge to not be fearful when dealing with spas.”

Workshop dates

• NSW Fri 30 August
• QLD Fri 7 June, Fri 6 September
• ACT Wed 31 July, Wed 31 July
• VIC Fri 31 May, Wed 25 September
• SA Fri 21 June, Fri 27 September
• WA Thu 12 September

Cost: This course is being offered by SPASA Australia free of charge.

CPD: 8 Points (Members only)

This workshop course comprises information covered in the Units of Competency taken from the Certificate III in Swimming Pool & Spa Service Qualification – CPPSPS3003 – Maintain swimming pools and spas. Formal recognition of these units can be achieved by undertaking assessments. Students who successfully complete assessments receive a statement of attainment which counts towards their qualification.

This workshop is designed to address a significant skills gap that has been identified in the marketplace around prefabricated spas and swimspas. A better understanding of how to diagnose and repair complex prefabricated spas and swimspas may assist those who wish to increase their earning potential.

Course outcomes

• Being able to attach equipment to a spa;
• Maintaining spa jet performance, pumps and filtration, sizing of pump for optimum jet performance;
• How to ensure safety suction and skimmers are compliant with current standards (in relation to pumps being used) including skimmer ventilation requirements;
• Introducing chemicals into a spa;
• Spa related chemicals, positive and negative reactions to equipment and plumbing;
• Suction compliance requirements when removing and replacing pump(s);
• Air Venturi operation/jet operation including optimum flow rates/blower operation;
• Pipe sizing for out-of-ground and in-ground spas;
• Air blower leak protection;
• Understanding out of scope work and when to ask for external advice and specialists;
• Removal and replacement of various types of spa jets.

For more information email SPASA Australia RTO manager Peter Holland.



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