Hello there, I'm John Hanson and I'm the Pool Operative based at Jarrow Community Pool.
I have 37 years' service and have previously worked at Temple Park Centre, Hebburn Swimming Pool and Haven Point.
As Pool Operative my role is to ensure the safe and effective day-to-day technical operation of the pools' filtration and disinfection systems at Haven Point, Hebburn Central and Jarrow Community Pool to ensure high quality pool water standards.
My first task of the day is to carry out a routine test of the pool water at Jarrow Community Pool to ensure the pool water is safe for the public to use. I then visit Haven Point and Hebburn Central to ensure the pool plant and associated equipment is operating effectively. This involves backwashing the filters and carrying out maintenance.
My favourite part of my job is working with my colleagues as part of a team and meeting members of the public; both of which are key to my role.
For those of you I haven't met yet, I look forward to meeting you in the future.