In the State of Delaware, a Certified Pool Operator® is now required.

In definitions, it states: “Approved Pool Operator” means a person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age and has successfully completed pool a operator training course which is approved by the Division.

Pool Operator – The operation of every pool shall be monitored by an approved pool operator. This person may be part of the pool staff or from a private company and shall monitor the pool as often as necessary to maintain compliance with these Regulations. The approved pool operator’s certificate issued by the Division, or a copy, shall be available for viewing by any patron or representative of the Division upon request. The Division reserves the right to revoke the approval of any operator based upon evidence of malfeasance or non-feasance.

Code Excerpts

Criteria Delaware
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness and Cyanuric Acid
Water Testing Frequency Daily prior to opening, & as necessary (rec every 1-2 hrs)
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL: 1.0-5.0 – CL/1.5 – 5.0 – CL w CYA/2.0-6.0 Br
SPA: 2.0-10.0 CL/3.0-10.0 Br
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-7.8
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) 30-100 ppm (outdoors only)
Water Clarity 6″ black disk testvisible at deepest point
Turnover Rate POOL: 6 hrs
SPA: 15 minutes
WADING: 2  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) Not specified
Depth Markings Deck & Pool

Class Schedule

Date Location

To register by check, print and complete registration form and mail with check to Pool Operation Management, 68 Edwards Road, Brick, NJ 08723. Please make checks payable to Pool Operation Management.

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