Swimming pool chemicals


Types of disinfectants and sanitizers which control the growth of certain bacteria in the pool water.

Alternative labels

pool cleansing and sanitation chemicals
chemicals for swimming pools
swimming pool chemical
pool chemicals

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Swimming pool chemicals is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Swimming facility attendant: Swimming facility attendants handle the daily activities of a swimming facility such as a swimming pool, beach and lake. They clean the facility, maintain a good attitude towards the clients and ensure the overall safety within the facility.

Optional knowledge

Swimming pool chemicals is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Life guard: Life guards monitor and ensure safety in the aquatic facility by preventing and responding to any emergencies. They identify potential risks, advise individuals on proper behaviour and dangerous zones, conduct life-saving techniques such as first aid and supervise activities of the general public.
Lifeguard instructor: Lifeguard instructors teach future (professional) lifeguards the necessary programmes and methods needed to become a licensed lifeguard. They provide training on safety supervision of all swimmers, assessment of potentially hazardous situations, rescue-specific swimming and diving techniques, first aid treatment for swimming-related injuries, and they inform students on preventative lifeguard responsibilities. They ensure students are aware of the importance of checking safe water quality, heeding risk management and being aware of the necessary protocols and regulations regarding lifeguarding and rescuing. They monitor the students’ progress, evaluate them through theoretical and practical tests and award the lifeguard licenses when obtained.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022