In the State of Connecticut, Stratford now requires a certified pool operator and more locales may require a certified operator in the near future. You should check with your local health department for requirements, but knowledge is required as per the State Public Health Code  19-13-B33b. Public pools Section (b)(2) states “Supervisory Personnel. A person knowledgeable in the operation of the pool and in pool water chemistry and testing shall be on duty on the premises where the pool is located whenever the pool is open for use. Names of supervisory personnel shall be submitted to the local health department annually and whenever a change in such personnel occurs.” Additionally, pool technicians are required to have a license to perform service work on pools and spa in the State of Connecticut.  For more information on such classes, please contact the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.

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

CPO Certification Connecticut State Pool Information

Code Excerpts

Criteria CPO Certification Connecticut
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Cyanuric Acid
Water Testing Frequency 1x prior to opening, then as needed to maintain adequate levels (cyanuric acid 1x week)
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  .8-nmo max CH
SPA: 1.0 – no max CH
WADING: .8-nmo max CH
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-7.8
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace annually
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) 0-100 ppm
Water Clarity 6″ black disk test visible at deepest point
Turnover Rate POOL: 8 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: < or = 5ft: 15 sq ft. >5ft: 30 sq ft
SPA: 15 sq ft
WADING: 10 sq ft
Depth Markings Deck & Pool
CPO® Required Check w/health department

Class Schedule

Date Location
March 2-3, 2023 Hartford, CT

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.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Start typing and press Enter to search

Call Now Button