We believe that leak detection is a science that can be learned by anyone. It involves following a logical, step by step problem solving procedure, understanding a few basic natural laws (physics) that support the tests performed, and having functional/technical knowledge on how to operate equipment that will be used in the process. Our training is designed to not only help you find leaks but to understand why you did.
We have several training options to best fit your needs. More information on each is provided below.
In-Person Training at Anderson Manufacturing (St. Paul, MN)
The most comprehensive training course we offer is the one-day Leak Detection Fundamentals course at our facility in St. Paul, MN. This class features a mix of classroom and hands-on demonstrations in a laboratory environment. Along with learning the foundations of swimming pool leak detection, attendees get the chance to try out equipment options and share knowledge with other pool professionals in the small group setting. Classes are capped at 10 people to make sure that each attendee has a chance to ask questions and thoroughly experience the hands-on demos. Our laboratory environment means that you get the chance to practice all the methods we teach in a controlled environment. Over 300 people have been trained through this course!
A sample schedule for the day is below:
8:30 - Welcome & Introductions
9:00 - Leak Symptoms & Pre-trip Communications
9:30 - Leakalyzer Classroom & Hands On
10:15 - Overall Pool Assessment
10:45 - Hydrophone Hands On
11:00 - Structural Leaks - Dye Testing Hands On
11:30 - LeakTrac Classromm & Hands On
12:30 - Lunch (provided)
1:00 - Pressure Testing Classroom & Hands On
2:00 - Pinpoint Plumbing Leaks Classroom & Hands On
3:30 - Review / Q&A / Case Studies
4:00 - Adjourn
Anderson Manufacturing is a Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) Education Partner and 5.5 Continuing Education Credits are available for this course.
"This is the most valuable training we've ever been to. The tech training us was exceptional and had great on-the-job experience."
- Steve, Valley Aquatic Solutions
"Very informative, great staff, and professional approach to understanding and addressing pool/spa leak resolutions."
The cost for this full day course is $500/person. Additional employees from the same company can be sent for a discounted rate of $350/person. See below for upcoming dates:
November 30th, 2023
December 14th, 2023
January 4th, 2024
February 8th 2024 - FULL
February 13th 2024
February 29th, 2024
If none of the above dates work with your schedule, contact us at 651-484-1316 to discuss other options.
Online Resource Library - FREE
For many of our customers (who already have a basic understanding of swimming pool operation) the resources we offer at no cost on our website have provided the basic information needed to begin finding leaks successfully. This material is presented in self-paced slide shows and videos that include diagrams and photos. You or your technicians can page through this information at your own pace and refer back to it anytime a refresher is necessary. We also have a staff of experienced leak problem solvers available for telephone consultation at any time during the business day. We can answer your questions while you are looking through the online material or while you are in the field at a tough job. All of this information is available to you at no charge.
The Basic Leak Detection Process:
We also have a variety of other training resources and videos in our Resource Center and on our YouTube Channel
On-Site Training at Your Location
If you have a large group that needs training, one of our field-experienced trainers can come to your site to facilitate instruction for your group of technicians. This kind of event provides the opportunity not only for a classroom presentation of the foundational information, but also hands-on training with applicable equipment. The hands-on portion is done during actual field work at a leak job that you are responsible for scheduling. These programs are custom scheduled and priced accordingly, but generally run 1-2 days and incur a per day cost plus travel expenses. Please call us at 651-484-1316 to discuss details.
Trade Show Seminars
We teach educational seminars at select trade shows throughout the year. Keep an eye on our Calendar page for upcoming opportunities.