Residential Pools and Spas

New spa service and repair courses being held nationally

April 24, 2019

Spatex’s Adrian Lacy is helping SPASA Australia put together a training course called Spa Service and Repairs – Professional Level III.

Lacy says industry training had been lacking spa content up till now and in order to address that has written a one-day, eight-hour course to be held around the country.

“It will cover spa service and repairs as part of a special level III course with a whole lot of spa-specific information that the industry needs to know,” he says.

He says that the whole industry sees itself as the “pool and spa industry” but the spa segment is often neglected.

“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. It’s also prompted me to start writing a manual which will include anything and everything to do with understanding how spas work,” he says.

Workshop dates

• NSW Mon 6 May, Fri 30 August
• QLD Fri 7 June, Fri 6 September
• ACT Fri 31 May, Wed 31 July
• VIC Tues 14 May, Wed 25 September
• SA Fri 21 June, Fri 27 September
• WA Wed 3 April, Thu 12 September

Cost: This course is being offered by SPASA Australia free of charge. 8 CPD 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.

Image: Just Spas



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