2021 Pool & Spa Conferences

The Pool Conference is brought to you by WSEHA and the Washington State Department of Health. 

  Hope you can make it!

Due to staffing and continued COVID-19 response, the 2021 Pool and Spa Conference has been cancelled. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.  (Registration 8:30 - 9:30)

Western Washington

     WHEN: March 26, 2020

       WHERE: South Puget Sound Community College

                      4220 6th Ave SE 

                      Lacey, WA 98503

Directions and Parking Information (map)

Eastern Washington

     WHEN: April 20, 2020

       WHERE:  Benton Franklin Health District

                        7102 W Okanogan Pl 

                        Kennewick, WA 99336

Registration Fees:

$25 - WSEHA member

$35 - non-WSEHA member


Materials will not be printed for registrants.  Registrants are welcome to print materials themselves.

*Please bring a test kit and towel to get the most out of the hands-on portion.  Small groups may share test kits.*

Registration Closed

Up to three registrants can be entered on the same registration.  See form for specifics.
SESSION CONTENT                    Timed Agenda

Unit 1: Pool Equipment Basics

  1. Basics on typical pool equipment

  2. Which equipment is required at all pools

  3. General flow of water through the system

  4. The correct sequence of equipment


Unit 2: Chemicals

  1. Free chlorine, combined chlorine, total chlorine

    • What are they?

    • What do they do?

    • Why are they important?

  2. Chemical sensors (ORP and pH meters)


Unit 3: Inspection

  1. How to use and fill out the inspection form

  2. What inspectors and operators need to know to stay safe

  3. What tools and equipment are needed for conducting inspections


Unit 4: Test kit

  1. How test kits work

  2. How test kits should be used

  3. False readings and interferences

  4. How test kits should be stored and handled

  5. Hands-on practice with test kits


Unit 5: Troubleshooting

  1. What to look for during routine inspections

  2. Common violations, their potential causes, and how to correct them

  3. When DOH needs to be notified


Unit 6: Injury/Death Reporting Form

  1. Introducing the new report form

  2. How to fill out the form

Have a Question?

Questions related to course content:

       Jun Naotsuka:  (360) 236-3073


All other questions:

      Megan McNelly: (360) 875-8058



Learn from the best!  The instructors are from Washington State Department of Health's Water Recreation Program and provides their insight in order to provide a safe and healthy swimming environment for the public.

These courses will be appropriate for any pool operator/owner or inspector.  The information covered will include information on how pools work, common mistakes, and how to meet the requirements of pool operation.


Pool Operators

Keep your swimmers, facilities, and equipment safe.  


Both new and seasoned regulators are encouraged to attend.  These conferences will help you better understand what you're inspecting and how to inspect more thoroughly and consistently.  


CEUs will be available.