The AFO program is designed for pool operators and management staff on the systematic approach to pool operations including pool chemistry, management, pool safety and risk education. The AFO program strives to make technical topics reasonable and logical with the goal to improve the knowledge and skill of pool operators resulting in safer, more attractive, and longer-lasting institutional and public facilities.
The AFO program is designed specifically for owners,operators and managers of public facilities including universities, high schools, municipalities, military bases, YMCAs/private clubs, swim schools, water parks,HOAs, resorts, spray park facilities and other public-park facilities.
The focus of the AFO course is to make technical pump-room and water chemistry matters understandable, and to give students the tools they need to better operate and manage their aquatic facility.
Topics covered include:
Role of the AFO in the system
Role of the Health Department
Health Department Code and pool operation
Area and volume
Calculation of pool capacity and turnover rates
System component overview
Pipe sizing and flow velocities
Surface and bottom collection
What is a filter?
High Rate Sand Filtration
Diatomaceous Earth filtration
Filter mechanics and backwashing
Chlorination and superchlorination
Oxidation and disinfection
ORP vs. ppm
Alternatives to chlorine for sanitation and oxidization
Prevention of Eyeburn
Water balance and prevention of corrosion
Maximizing equipment life
Chemical feed systems tips
Developing a preventive maintenance system
Handling hazardous chemicals
Types of chemicals
Pool covers; saving natural gas
Reducing electrical energy consumption
High efficiency pool heaters
Solar pool heating
LED pool lighting
Spa and therapy pool operation
Special considerations for spray parks
Knorr Systems has been conducting aquatic training courses for more than 35 years. We have received National Recognition for the quality of our courses, as well as the distinction of certifying more aquatic professional than any other commercial organization.
Our certified instructors are all veterans of the aquatic industry and also posses in-the-field practical aquatic experience. Our citizens depend on aquatic facilities to improve quality of life, promote community and encourage wellness. National certification is a mark of distinction and trust and signifies to the public that you are a serious professional in the field of aquatics and committed to providing the community with the highest level of service and professional excellence. Register for our AFO Course today, you won't find a better one on the West Coast!!!