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Pool Service
SERVICE 151: Home Pool Essentials

Learning Objectives

  • How to make the pool/hot tub area safer for your family and guests.
  • The main elements of an emergency action plan.
  • Three emergency action steps.
  • The safety equipment that should be in the pool/hot tub area.
  • The basic types of equipment and what they do.
  • The most common water problems.
  • Unique features of hot tubs.


It is important for owners of pools and hot tubs to have a basic understanding of pool and spa operation and safety. Education in this course is provided by industry leaders, such as the American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation®.  Proceeds from this course support local American Red Cross Chapters.  A downloadable PDF handbook is available with course purchase.