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Swimming Pool Operations Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Coordinates and provides the necessary maintenance to preserve and improve the mechanical and electrical operations of an aquatic complex and adjoining or surrounding facilities by assuring precise water chemistry, water temperature and the proper environment for swimming activities. Operates and repairs all mechanical and electrical equipment associated with the aquatic facility. Manages an operations budget for pool chemicals and supplies.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the Swimming Pool Attendant by the involvement in planning and scheduling maintenance related activities including the precise analysis of pool chemical disbursement.

Examples of Duties:

  • Responsible for maintaining proper swimming pool water chemistry including calibration and adjustment of the chemical dispensers; maintains chlorine, acid and caustic soda pumps; tests water quality; adds chemicals as needed.
  • Inspects aquatic equipment, including pumps, small and large motors, chlorinators, pipes, valves and gauges, backwash filters, steam valves and exchangers.
  • Installs and replaces pipe, tubing, large and small motors, chemical dispensers and underwater light fixtures.
  • Installs, replaces and rebuilds a variety of valves, to include ball valves, butterfly valves, clay valves and electric solenoid valves.
  • Ensures maintenance of pumps, small and large motors, pipes and valves, pool filtering equipment including water pumps, chemical dispenser systems and chlorine gas chlorinators.
  • Coordinates the handling and installation of one ton chlorine gas cylinders.
  • Inspects, maintains and repairs water slides, diving boards, diving towers and other pool related equipment.
  • Maintains pool surfaces and decking to include re-grouting ceramic tile, plaster patch and painting and performs acid washes as necessary.
  • Authorizes the purchase of all swimming pool chemicals and supplies; maintains all inventory records; assists in the selection and purchase of pool related equipment.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • May supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinates.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of water treatment equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge in the practical application of plumbing, electrical and pneumatic repair techniques.
  • Knowledge of the handling of caustic materials, i.e., gas chlorine, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide and other related pool chemicals.
  • Knowledge of pool chemistry.
  • Knowledge of safe and proper handling, use and storage of caustic liquids/materials.
  • Ability to utilize Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
  • Ability to demonstrate physical capability to perform all aspects of job.

Minimum Qualifications:

Six years of experience in maintenance and repair of an aquatic facility; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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