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In the State of Georgia, it is required to have a certified pool operator for all public swimming pools.

Swimming Pools, Spas and Recreational Water Parks Chapter 290-5-57 Rules of Department of Human Resources Public Health Chapter 290-5-57 Swimming Pools, Spas and Recreational Water Parks States “Section 290-5-57-.22 Operation and Management. All swimming pools and spas covered by this Chapter shall be maintained under the supervision and direction of a properly trained operator who shall be responsible for the sanitation, safety and proper maintenance of the pool and all physical and mechanical equipment and records.

(1) Training for the operator can be obtained by completion of the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Certified Pool/Spa Operator’s Course or state or local training course, if available, or similar course as approved by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Section.

Operators must follow state, county, city and local laws as well as federal laws pertaining to the operation and maintenance of pools and spas.

Georgia State Pool Forms

https://dph.georgia.gov/pools

Code Excerpts

Criteria Georgia
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Cyanuric Acid, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, Temperature, & Self-inspection
Water Testing Frequency Daily Testing Amount – not listed, Shocking: Spa-Daily & Pool-Monthly
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  1.5-5.0 CL, 2.0-8.0BR
SPA: 3.0-10.0 CL, 2.0-10.0 BR
WADING: 3.0-10.0 CL
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-8.2 (60-180 alkalinity)
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace annually
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red .2 increments
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) 10-100 ppm
Water Clarity main drain or blk./white disk visible at deepest point
Turnover Rate POOL: 6 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 0.5-1  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: _5ft 15 sq ft, >5ft  18 sq ft, Diving 300 sq ft SPA: 9 sq ft
WADING: 15 sq ft
Depth Markings POOL: Deck & Pool. rope & floats, line on steps
SPA: Deck & Pool, line on steps
WADING: Deck & Pool, line on step
CPO® Required Yes

Class Schedule

Date Location
February 16-17, 2017 Brunswick, GA
February 18-19, 2017 Atlanta, GA
March 4-5, 2017 Savannah, GA
March 6-7, 2017 Macon, GA
March 8-9, 2017 Rome, GA
March 18-19, 2017 Atlanta, GA
April 8-9, 2017 Athens, GA
April 22-23, 2017 Albany, GA
April 24-25, 2017 Macon, GA
May 6-7, 2017 Brunswick, GA
May 20-21, 2017 Atlanta, GA
June 10-11, 2017 Macon, GA
July 15-16, 2017 Atlanta, GA
August 5-6, 2017 Savannah, GA
September 23-24, 2017 Macon, GA
October 28-29, 2017 Rome,GA
November 2-3, 2017 Macon, GA
November 4-5, 2017 Atlanta, GA

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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