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CPO Training

The following CPO training classes are scheduled by Gil Daws and Associates

Holland, MI May 19-20, 2009
Lansing, MI July 14-15, 2009

CPO Certification

Thirteen states, including California & New York, now require that a Certified Pool Operator, CPO, be in attendance during the operation of a public swimming pool.

Current Michigan Law requires “qualified person be readily available” during operating times of a public pool and recognizes the CPO as being “qualified. ##M:[more]##

Certified Pool Operators Training Program

The National Swimming Pool Foundation, NSPF, CPO training program has certified more than 150,000 students since 1989. This international training program satisfies the educational requirements for commercial pool operators in many states and counties. In 2005, NSPF introduced the new long awaited CPO Handbook. Mr. Kent, President of NSPF Board of Directors has called this new handbook, “the biggest educational advance in the recreational water field in many years. It will be presented to 20,000 students in the next year.

Upon Successful Completion…

…the graduate will receive a wall certificate and a wallet card from the Foundation showing their recorded and permanent ID number. This permanent proof of the graduate’s qualifications is subject to updating every five years. As the course and the handbook are all new, any candidate requiring recertification MUST take the new course before sitting for the exam.

CPO Handbook

This is the industry standard training and reference manual for professionals responsible for the health and safety of the public using their pools and spas. In addition to health and safety concerns, the manual presents current information related to regulatory agencies and guidelines, disinfection, water balance, water problems, troubleshooting, chemical testing, chemical feeds and technology.

CPO Designation

The CPO designation remains an assurance to the owner/manager of a public pool or spa that your facility is operating under the supervision of a qualified professional who is well versed in the highest standards for safety, water chemistry, equipment maintenance and pool management.
Course Overview
  • Course Topics
    • Agency Regulation & Guidelines
    • Swimming Pool Calculations
    • Water Contamination
    • Disinfection
    • Water Balance
    • Chemical Feed & Control
    • Water Problems & Dosages
    • Water Circulation & Filtration
    • Heating & Air Circulation
    • Chemical Testing
    • Keeping Records
    • Facility Safety
    • Spa & Therapy Pools
    • Maintenance Plans
    • Trouble Shooting
    • Facility Renovation
  • Our Course

    We are committed to the individual needs of our students. Constant and continuing attention is devoted to maximizing the benefits of this course for the newest employee, as well as the veteran with decades of experience.

    In addition to the course manual from NSPF, each student receives a course notebook with an outline of individual presentation topics. A home study guide which covers the most challenging course materials is given as an assignment on the first night and reviewed in class on the second day.

    The presentation of each topic is given by the instructor who practices this skill in the “real” world. Design and calculations, pool safety and disease control as well as mechanical and chemical pool maintenance are presented by practitioners in that field. Audio/visuals are all new, state of the art Power Point presentation that is geared to varying the pace of this intensive course of study and holding the interest of the class.

    By including group buffet lunches and break refreshments in the registration fee, staff is able to stay with the students all day, answering those questions that pop up in the informal atmosphere between formal class periods.

    Passing the Certification Exam is a goal of this class and the entire staff is available for all possible assistance in preparing for its successful completion. However, it remains our prime objective to introduce our students to the body of knowledge required to operate as a true professional.

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One Response to “CPO Training”

  1. james Carolla says:

    I am currently a CPO for the state of Wisconsin but will be working in Michigan and was wondering if my certificate is good or transferable or do I need a separate one for Michigan

    Thank you in advance
    James Carolla

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