In the State of New Jersey, it is required to have a certified pool operator for a public swimming pool. Our program has been approved for 10.25 CEU’s by the New Jersey State Department of Health.

State of New Jersey Sanitary Code Chapter IX Public Recreational Bathing Code N.J.A.C. 8:26. Section 8:26-5.2 Swimming Pool Supervision states “The maintenance and mechanical operation of a swimming pool shall be under the supervision of a trained operator. The trained operator shall be available for mechanical and maintenance repairs and detection. The trained pool operator shall have completed a pool operator course and shall have certification from the Department of Health and Senior Services approved organization as listed in the appendix.” The individual must be able to access the facility in a timely manner and prove to the Department.

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

New Jersey State Pool Forms


Code Excerpts

Criteria New Jersey
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Cyanuric Acid, Bather Load, Water Clarity, Temperature, Weather
Water Testing Frequency Every 2 hrs (bacteria testing 1x per week)
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  Indoor 1.0-3.0 CH, 2.0-4.0 BR Outdoor 1.0-4.0 CH, 2.0-4.0 BR,
SPA: 2.0-10.0 CH, 2.0-10.0 BR,
WADING: Indoor 1.0-3.0 CH, 2.0-4.0 BR Outdoor 1.0-4.0 CH, 2.0-4.0 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) 10-100 ppm (outdoors only)
Water Clarity 6″ black disk test
Turnover Rate POOL: 8 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: Shallow 15 sq ft. Deep 20 sq ft, Diving 300 sq ft
SPA: Not Listed
WADING: 15 sq ft
Depth Markings Deck & Pool
CPO® Required All Pools

Class Schedule

Date Location
January 17-18, 2017 Toms River, NJ
March 2-3, 2017 Somerset, NJ
March 4-5, 2017 Cherry Hill, NJ
March 11-12, 2017 Toms River, NJ
March 15-16, 2017 – DATE CHANGE East Brunswick, NJ
March 18-19, 2017 Morristown, NJ
April 1-2, 2017 Wildwood, NJ
April 4-5, 2017 Woodbridge, NJ
April 8-9, 2017 Saddle Brook, NJ
April 18-19, 2017 East Brunswick, NJ
April 29-30, 2017 Vineland, NJ
May 2-3, 2017 Morristown, NJ
May 6-7, 2017 Absecon, NJ
May 16-17, 2017 Cherry Hill, NJ
May 20-21, 2017 Somerset, NJ
May 31-June 1, 2017 Toms River, NJ
June 20-21, 2017 Cinnaminson, NJ
June 27-28, 2017 Morristown, NJ
July 11-12, 2017 Hamilton, NJ
August 1-2, 2017 Hamilton, NJ
September 16-17, 2017 Morristown, NJ
September 19-20, 2017 Toms River, NJ
October 25-26, 2017 Hamilton, NJ

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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