Start-up Certification Class

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 – 8 am – 5 pm

A new or newly plastered pool requires special start-up procedures to ensure the plaster cures properly.

The Start-up Technician Certification Program is a National Plasterers Council (NPC) initiative to set forth the proper protocol for a pool’s initial start-up. With this program, the NPC has established the industry’s standard for the start-up and care
of plastered pools across the globe. NPC Certified Technicians have demonstrable industry knowledge and hands-on experience to provide a quality start-up for in-ground swimming pools and spas using the NPC-approved method taught in the Certification

Why should you become an NPC Certified Start-Up Technician?

  • Learn the proper way to start up a newly plastered swimming pool using the NPC’s method
  • Earn a new certification to promote your company and increase your offering
  • Learn about potential problems during the start-up process and how to avoid them
  • Gain a marketable and profitable competitive edge
  • Learn how to utilize industry resources to help solve field issues

This is a 8-hour program that will certify an individual in the National Plasterers Council industry method of properly starting up the water chemistry and care of a newly surfaced swimming pool and/or spa.

The course will cover the following and conclude with a 60 minute test:

  • Part 1 – Historical Background
  • Part 2 – Basics of Plastering Materials & Applications
  • Part 3 – Basics of Pool Water Chemistry
  • Part 4 – Review of Various Test Kits & Testing Methods
  • Part 5 – General Start-up Procedures and Timeline
  • Part 6 – Understanding the Langelier Saturation Index
  • Part 7 – Identification of Common Problems & Solutions

This class qualifies for 8 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) from the Pool & Hot Tub Association (PHTA).

Member: $325.00
Non-Member: $595.00