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IPSSA Water Chemistry Exam

To join IPSSA prospective members must pass the IPSSA Basic Water Chemistry Certification Exam. The exam is taken online. In order to access the exam, CLICK HERE to request a password and an ID. You will need to provide: your name, address, phone number and the chapter you wish to join (if known). Once we have this information we will email your log-in ID and password along with a link to the exam web site.

The exam is based on the IPSSA Basic Training Manual – Part 1 Water Chemistry. CLICK HERE to purchase the manual online or for phone orders call 888-360-9505.

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If you are an IPSSA member and have not registered before, click here to start the process. Registered users can access the Members Only section of the website and can also order training materials online at the member rate.

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Trainng Materials

Basic Training Manual Part 1 - Water Chemistry -- Written by noted industry expert, Robert Lowry, IPSSA's Basic Training Manual-Part 1 focuses on water chemistry and covers: properties of water; pool types; volume calculations, standards and measurements; water chemistry and balance; chemistry of chlorination; types of chlorine; protecting chlorine; chlorine generators, bromine and ozone; water testing; and chemical adjustments.  It also includes an extensive glossary and practice test questions, easy-to-use chapter tabs, many graphics, charts and tables.  Price: $24.95 IPSSA Members; $49.95 Non-Members.  A companion workbook also is available.  NOTE:  IPSSA's water chemistry certification exam is based on this book.

Basic Training Manual Part 2 -- Equipment -- Written by noted industry expert, Robert Lowry, IPSSA's Basic Training Manual-Part 2 focuses on equipment and covers: hydraulics, pumps and motors, filters, skimmers, fittings and valves, heaters, heat pumps and solar, plus automatic pool cleaners.  It also includes an extensive glossary and practice test questions, easy-to-use chapter tabs, many graphics, charts and tables.  Price: $21.95 IPSSA Members; $39.95 Non-Members,  A companion workbook also is available.

Pool Chlorination Facts - Also written by Robert Lowry, this book contains 30 years worth of gathered information, tips, tricks, techniques and myths -- all the things you ever wanted to know about using chlorine in a pool are here.  Price: $24.95 IPSSA Members; $29.95 Non-Members.

CPO Handbook - The National Swimming Pool Foundation has created this training manual to help teach pool professionals how to operate pools and spas properly and reduce risks to people and facilities.  Price: $49.95 IPSSA Members; $59.95 Non-Members.

Intermediate Training Manual Part 1 - Water Chemistry -- Written by noted industry expert, Robert Lowry, IPSSA's Intermediate Training Manual-Part 1 focuses on water chemistry and covers:  algae; more sanitizers (biguanides, UV, chlorine generators and mineral technology); ammonia, chloramines, combined chlorine, nitrates, nitrogen-containing compounds and organic contaminants; cloudy water and clarifiers; pool start-ups; your questions and FAQs; miscellaneous tips, tricks, short cuts, quick facts and conversions.  It also includes an extensive glossary and practice test questions, easy-to-use chapter tabs, many graphics, charts and tables.  Price: $24.95 IPSSA Members; $49.95 Non-Members.

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