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ENGINEERING 171: Basic Pool Chemistry and Stain Control

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss basic pool chemistry.
  • Identify stains and the factors that cause them.
  • Discuss stain removal and water chemistry adjustments.
  • List ways to prevent stains.


Whether you are a service professional or a retailer trying to help a desperate customer, you will undoubtedly be challenged by an environmental issue that causes staining in a pool. It could be caused by the normal water chemistry being out of balance so this program starts with the basics and then focuses on several stain identification, removal, and prevention measures.


  • PSP Expertise: Service
  • PSP Focus: Service
  • PSP Level 100

Time/ Credits

3:00 hrs

Instructor Dennis Chapman

Dennis Chapman