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Aquatics International University: Equipment Course

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Aquatics International University's Equipment Quiz is designed to test your knowledge of commercial pool equipment. After reading the courses, take this brief test. Those who receive a score of 70% or higher will receive a certificate of completion.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Most health agencies prohibit ozone in the pool water because:
    • A. 

      It makes the water a strange color.

    • B. 

      It is such a powerful oxidizer.

    • C. 

      It has a dangerous reaction to chlorine.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    Ultraviolet radiation is an attractive option for aquatics facilities because:
    • A. 

      It has the ability to destroy crypto.

    • B. 

      It has been used for years to augment chlorine disinfection.

    • C. 

      It can reduce chloramines.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    The most critical measures automatic controllers make of water quality are ORP and pH.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Reasons to consider a new automatic control include:
    • A. 

      It’s critical to monitor dozens of variables in today’s facilities.

    • B. 

      Controllers only last a few years before they go bad.

    • C. 

      Wireless options and new sensing probes offer superior technology.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    The three types of chemical feeders are liquid; dry and erosion feed; and in-line chlorine generation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Chemical  feed systems require careful maintenance because:
    • A. 

      Varying bather loads make them go out of whack.

    • B. 

      They carry high pH chemicals under pressure.

    • C. 

      Most are simply not made well.

    • D. 

      Chemical feed systems actually rarely need maintenance.

  • 7. 
    An NSF certification is nice to have for filters, but most health agencies don’t require it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Higher than normal pressure ratings on DE filters usually means:
    • A. 

      The element covers themselves have become soiled or clogged.

    • B. 

      It’s time to get a new filter, because this one is broken.

    • C. 

      The pressure gauge is malfunctioning.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    What are the two most critical elements to proper heater function?
    • A. 

      Proper water quality balance.

    • B. 

      The temperature inside or outside.

    • C. 

      Proper efficient combustion and correct water flow.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    Dedicated gas-fired heaters are both the least expensive and longest lasting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What is the primary maintenance task for any pump?
    • A. 

      Keeping parts properly lubricated.

    • B. 

      Keeping the strainer basket clean.

    • C. 

      Smelling for burning parts or gears.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    Plastic pumps are far superior to brass 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False