Working in spa or pool maintenance offers good possibilities for those who enjoy somewhat technical work. Spa and pool maintenance involves all phases of keeping a facility running smoothly. This includes regular testing, adding chemicals as appropriate, cleaning the pool, backwashing filters, ordering supplies and so on.
There is no set training or qualification required to work as in spa or pool maintenance.
Some people simply learn the skills on the job, but there are also a number of private training providers who offer short training courses. Many times an employer will offer these to existing employees.
Wages will vary greatly according to the size of the facility, and whether the job is combined with other responsibilities - for example, it is often a duty carried out by lifeguards or swimming instructors. However at a large facility, it can be a job just keeping the equipment running optimally.
Opportunities exist in private spas, health centres, leisure centres, and at local authority pools. Salaries for full-time employees would be in the region of ?10,000 - ?14,000 per year. There are numerous sites that carry jobs in this area - Check out Leisurejobs below for more information.
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