About CPO® - Certified Pool Operator Class

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The course topics include:

  • Regulations and Guidelines
  • Swimming Pool Calculations
  • Filtration and Circulation
  • Pool Water Contamination
  • Disinfection
  • Chemical Feed and Control
  • Pool Water Testing
  • Spas and Warm Water Pools
  • Pool Management
  • Pool and Spa Maintenance
  • Pool Operation Problems
  • Renovation and Modernization
  • Disease and Accident Prevention
The Textbook is updated annually to include information on The Virginia Graem Baker Pool & Safety Act, Revised Americans with Disability Act Regulations, Model Aquatice Health Code Module Summary, and a Listing of Pool Industry Regulations & Standards

Each student receives:


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Course Details

PHTA certifies those persons who successfully complete the 16 hours of Certified Pool~Spa Operator® instruction and pass the examination. The standard CPO® class is taught over a 2-Day period. Class hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM, both days.

The CPO® Class Certification
is valid for a period of
5 years

The course is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to operate and manage public pools and spas. The Certified Pool~Spa Operator® class fulfills the local and state requirements for certification for pool service technicians as defined in many states, including Florida.

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