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People who use public pools or spas expect a safe swimming environment. This Pool and Spa course will teach operators how to safely operate public pools and spas in order to prevent and reduce water-related illness and injury to the public. 

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Who should take the Pool and Spa Course?

The Pool and Spa Course is for:

  • Pool operators (for Class A and Class B pools)
  • Spa operators
  • Owners
  • Head lifeguards, head Instructors, aquatic supervisors, or coaches

Course information

The Pool and Spa Course is offered either as a three hour in-class instructor led course or an online e-learning course. The online course must be completed within 30 days of registration.

To register for the in-class course, and to see available dates and times, you can view our calendar or refer to the list of our upcoming Pool and Spa Course related events on this page. This course is held once a year in the summer, unless there is a higher demand for it. 

Once you finish the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that’s valid for two years.

Register for your in-class Pool and Spa Course as soon as possible to get your spot in the class. Class size is limited to 25 students.

In-class location

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
1005 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario

Windsor Public Parking in Lot D on Goyeau. Two blocks east of Ouellette Avenue and north of Erie Street.

What does the course cover?

  • Role of Public Health Inspector
  • Public health legislation for public pools and spas
  • Health risks and pool safety
  • Pool maintenance (recirculation, filtration, disinfection, pool water chemistry, record keeping)