This online self-paced course takes you through the PHTA Service Tech Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. You will be able to explain common problems with pool finishes and how to repair them; keep pools running more efficiently with a better understanding of circulation, filtration, hydraulics, and electricity; grow your practical knowledge and gain troubleshooting skills and resources; and distinguish yourself as an experienced and knowledgeable service technician.
You do not need to have completed the CMS certification in order to attend this course and sit for the CST exam, but you will be expected to have acquired the core knowledge covered in that course. We recommend that you have at least 1-2 years of experience in pool/spa service and repair to expect to be successful on the certification exam.
Target Audience: The CST course is for individuals with at least 1-2 years of experience in pool and spa service and repair.
Learning Objectives: After completing this course, the student will be able to explain common problems with pool finishes and how to repair them; keep pools running more efficiently with a better understanding of circulation, filtration, hydraulics and electricity; grow your practical knowledge and gain troubleshooting skills and resources; and distinguish yourself as an experienced and knowledgeable service technician.
How You Will Benefit:
- Advance your career and earn the in-demand skills employers want.
- Become eligible to sit for the CST exam.
- Earn 24 CEUs.
What You Get with The Course:
- Eight weeks access to the virtual course
- PHTA Service Technician Manual
- CST (Certified Service Technician) Workbook
Course Fee: $723
Course Access: You will receive login information from PHTA within one week, at which point the manual and workbook will be shipped.
- Chemical Safety
- Drowning and Accident Prevention
- Electrical Safety
- Filter Safety
- Basic Calculations
- Customer Service
- Legal Considerations
- Troubleshooting Resources
- Basic Water Chemistry
- Chemical Safety
- Pool and Spa Water Sanitizers
- Water Balance
- Water Testing
Structures and Finishes
- Pool and Spa Structures
- Interior Finishes and Repairs
- Spa Shell Repairs
Circulation, Filtration, and Hydraulics
- The Circulation System
- Filter Rate, Efficiency, and Performance
- New Design Considerations
- Basic Electrical Circuit
- Basic Electricity
- Pool and Spa Lighting
Heaters and Optional Equipment
- Gas Heaters
- Heat Pumps
- Chemical Feeders and Generators
- Electromechanical (Pneumatic) Controls
- Understanding Control Systems
- Routine Maintenance
- Seasonal and Special Care
- Start-up Procedures
This course is provided through and managed by PHTA. You should receive your login within one week from PHTA.