Specific Counties in the State of Alabama have their own codes. CPO Certification in Alabama is a safe way to remain in compliance with all counties.

Jefferson County Department of Health Rules and Regulations Governing the Design, Construction, and Operation of Public Swimming Pools and Spas.

Section 4.21 Operation and Maintenance states:
“4.21.1 Operators of public spa pools shall be thoroughly knowledgeable on good practices of the spa operation and with the laws and rules pertaining to public spa pools.”

Baldwin County Code Rules Governing the Construction, Equipment, and Operation of Public Swimming Pools and Spas Chapter 499-05-01, Baldwin County Alabama

Section 11 Operation and Management states:  “11.2 Supervision. – Public pools/spas 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/spa and all physical and mechanical equipment and records. (Training can be obtained by completion of the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Swimming Pool/Spa Operator’s Training Course or state or local training course, if approved by the Baldwin County Health Department) If, during the term of the Operation Permit, the Certified Pool Operator responsible for the facility changes, then both the pool/spa proprietor and the former Certified Pool Operator shall notify the health department immediately of the change.”

CPO Certification in Alabama requires following state, county, city, and local laws as well as federal laws pertaining to the operation and maintenance of pools and spas.

Code Excerpts

Criteria CPO Certification Alabama
What is to be recorded Water clarity, Operating periods of pumps & filter, Flow rate, Chemicals added, Disinfectant residuals, pH, water quality, alkalinity (monthly)
Water Testing Frequency daily
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  .6- CH
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-7.8Br
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements No standard
pH Test Kit Requirements No standard
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) No standard
Water Clarity 6″ black disk test
Turnover Rate POOL: 8 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: NL
: NL
Depth Markings No standard
CPO® Required No

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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