Swimming pool technicians service and maintain swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
There will be
1% more Swimming pool technician jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day duties may include:
There are no set entry requirements but it may be helpful if you have experience or a qualification in:
You could start work with a pool installation company as a general labourer or plant operator, then move into the technical side after training.
To work on gas powered pool heating systems, you’ll need to be a member of the Gas Safe Register.
For jobs in the public sector, like at a leisure centre or university, you’ll usually need qualifications from an awarding body, like:
A driving licence would be helpful.
Starter salary: £17,000 to £25,000
Experienced salary: £35,000
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work 35 hours a week, which could include weekends. During peak season (March to October), you may need to work longer hours.
You may be based in one place, like a sports centre, or travel around an area, carrying out contract maintenance on pools and equipment.
You'll usually wear a uniform.
With experience, you could move into management or set up your own company.
With a degree in a related field like engineering or architecture, you could move into swimming pool design.
You may also need to be able to swim.
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