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Pool Service
SERVICE 481: Advanced Service Technician™

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the types of pool water contamination and how to treat them.
  • Interpret the many types, advantages, disadvantages of disinfection.
  • Explain the factors contributing to water balance and how to keep water balanced.


The ASTCM Certification is a comprehensive blend of online and classroom training designed to provide service professionals with the knowledge and skills to fully service residential pools and spas. ASTCM Certification provides in-depth instruction on aquatic facility operation, water treatment procedures, equipment servicing, business management tactics, job-site risk management, workplace safety best practices, equipment maintenance, installation and repair, aquatic structure types, finishes, and local codes. ASTCM Certification course is  56 hours long, comprised of 48 hours of self-paced online learning and an 8-hour classroom course with an accompanying exam.