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In the State of New York, it is required to have a certified pool operator for a public swimming pool (requirements as noted below).

Section 6-1.21 – Operator and operating records states “6-1.21 Operator and operating records.
(a) Each swimming pool shall be maintained by a pool operator familiar with its equipment. The pool operator shall comply with the regulations in this Subpart and any conditions of the permit.

(b) All pools larger than 3,000 square feet in surface area, or pools disinfected using gas chlorine, shall be maintained by a qualified swimming pool water treatment operator within one year of the effective date of this section [March 30, 1988].

(c) Complete daily operation records shall be kept of the operation of each swimming pool on forms approved or furnished by the State Commissioner of Health. Upon completion, a copy of such records shall be maintained at the facility for 12 months. The permit-issuing official may require submission of reports at periodic intervals.”

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

New York State Pool Forms

Operations Record: https://www.health.ny.gov/forms/doh-1323.pdf

Safety Plan: https://www.health.ny.gov/forms/doh-4472.pdf

Code Excerpts

Criteria New York
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Alkalinity, Calcium, Chemicals Added, Bather Load, Clarity, Temperature
Water Testing Frequency Beginning, during & end of hours in operation (3x’s per day)
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  Indoor & Outdoor 0.6-5.0 CH, 1.5-6.0 BR (lithium prohibited)
SPA: Indoor & Outdoor 1.5-5.0 CH, 3.0-6.0 BR (shock weekly)
WADING: Indoor & Outdoor 0.5-5.0 CH, 1.5-6.0 BR (lithium prohibited)
pH Levels (Min-Max) not listed – 8.2 CH, 7.2-7.8 BR
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace annually
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red .2 increments (80-120 ppm alkalinity)
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) Prohibited (includes trichlor & dichlor)
Water Clarity 4″ black object test
Turnover Rate POOL: 6 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: Shallow 15 sq ft. Deep 25 sq ft, Diving 300 sq ft
SPA: 10 sq ft drain, clean every 2 weeks
WADING: 15 sq ft
Depth Markings POOL: Deck & Pool black line floats
SPA: Deck & Pool
WADING: Deck & Pool
CPO® Required ≥ 3,000sq ft or gas chlorine (check w/local health department)

Class Schedule

Date Location
February 7-8, 2017 Long Island, NY
February 28-March 1, 2017 New York, NY
February 28-March 1, 2017 Albany, NY
March 7-8, 2017 Long Island, NY
March 11-12, 2017 Binghamton, NY
March 11-12, 2017 Buffalo, NY
March 14-15, 2017 Syracuse, NY
March 16-17, 2017 Rochester, NY
March 25-26, 2017 Newburgh, NY
April 4-5, 2017 Long Island, NY
April 11-12, 2017 Syracuse, NY
April 13-14, 2017 Rochester, NY
April 25-26, 2017 New York, NY
May 6-7, 2017 Albany, NY
May 6-7, 2017 Buffalo, NY
May 24-25, 2017 New York, NY
June 6-7, 2017 Long Island, NY
June 24-25, 2017 New York, NY
July 11-12, 2017 Syracuse, NY
July 13-14, 2017 Rochester, NY
July 22-23, 2017 Long Island, NY
August 8-9, 2017 New York, NY
October 18-19, 2017 Long Island, NY
October 26-27, 2017 Albany, NY
November 7-8, 2017 New York, NY

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