In the State of Florida, it is required to have training for a public swimming pool (such as a certified pool operator)for every individual who maintains cleanliness, water quality, and chemical balance. If you are going to perform service work on your pool, pump, filter, etc, you also require CPO Certification in Florida. For the state license, you can contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulations at 850-487-1395.

64E-9.018 Public Pool Service Technician Certification

An individual who services a public pool by maintaining the cleanliness, water quality, and chemical balance of public pools shall be certified. To be certified an individual must demonstrate knowledge of public pools. Examples of such knowledge include pool cleaning, general pool maintenance, make-up water supply, bacteriological, chemical, and physical quality of water and water purification, testing, treatment, and disinfection procedures. To ensure that the pool technicians are knowledgeable, said technicians shall attend a training course of national recognition that is approved by the department of at least16 hours in length and shall pass a test acceptable to the department. Certification is conferred upon an individual and is nontransferable. Certification does not imply any licensure and specifically not that of contractor as regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation under Section 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l), F.S. A certified pool technician may not affect the structural integrity of the pool or equipment, and shall not delegate work to others, including employees, that are not themselves certified under this section, or otherwise exempt from this provision per Chapter 514, F.S.

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 Florida State Pool Forms

http://www.floridahealth.gov/%5C/environmental-health/swimming-pools/index.html

Code Excerpts

Criteria CPO Certification Florida
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Cyanuric Acid, Alkalinity, Calcium, Gauge Reading, Flow Rate & Bather Load
Water Testing Frequency At least once every 24 hours for sanitizer and pH; Cyanuric weekly
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL: 1.0-4.0 CH, 1.5-6.0 BR (as of Jan 1, 2023)
SPA: 2.0-6.0 CH, 1.5-6.0 BR (as of Jan 1, 2023)
WADING: 2.0-6.0 CH, 1.5-6.0 BR (as of Jan 1, 2023)
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.0-7.8 (as of Jan 1, 2023)
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace yearly
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) ≤ 100 ppm for Pools, ≤ 40 ppm for Spas
Water Clarity 0.5 or less NTU & main drain must be readily visible from pool deck
Turnover Rate POOL: 6 hrs; less than 1,000 square feet and health clubs – 8 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 1 hr
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: 1 bather per 5 GPM Flow Rate
SPA: 10 sq ft
WADING: Average of 1 bather/20sq ft & 5 GPM Flow
Depth Markings Transition lines: 2″- 6″ tile line & rope and floats    Deck & Pool  (4″ and  Spelled Out ‘FT’ and  ‘IN’)  2″ line or tile on Rise/Run of step edges & benches
CPO® Required Yes, to service pool (& some counties)

Code Excerpts

Criteria CPO Certification Florida
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Cyanuric Acid, Alkalinity, Calcium, Gauge Reading, Flow Rate & Bather Load
Water Testing Frequency At least once every 24 hours
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  Indoor 1.0-5.0, Outdoor 1.0-10.0 CH, 1.5-10.0 BR,
SPA: 2.0-10.0 CH, 3.0-10.0 BR,
WADING: 2.0-10.0 CH, 3.0-10.0 BR
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-7.8
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace yearly
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) ≤ 100 ppm for Pools, ≤ 40 ppm for Spas
Water Clarity 0.5 or less NTU & main drain must be readily visible from pool deck
Turnover Rate POOL: 4 x’s/day
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 1 hr
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: 1 bather per 5 GPM Flow Rate
SPA: 10 sq ft
WADING: Average of 1 bather/20sq ft & 5 GPM Flow
Depth Markings Transition lines: 2″- 6″ tile line & rope and floats    Deck & Pool  (4″ and  Spelled Out ‘FT’ and  ‘IN’)  2″ line or tile on Rise/Run of step edges & benches
CPO® Required Yes, to service pool (& some counties)

Class Schedule

Date Location
2023 2023
February 2-3,2023 Miami, FL
February 4-5,2023 Orlando, FL
February 23-24,2023 West Palm Beach, FL
February 25-26,2023 Daytona Beach, FL
March 14-15,2023 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 16-17,2023 Ft. Myers, FL
March 18-19,2023 Tampa, FL
April 11-12,2023 Miami, FL
April 13-14,2023 Orlando, FL
April 15-16,2023 Melbourne, FL
April 25-26,2023 Pensacola, FL
April 27-28,2023 Jacksonville, FL
May 2-3,2023 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 4-5,2023 Orlando, FL
May 6-7,2023 Daytona Beach, FL
June 3-4,2023 Miami, FL
June 5-6,2023 Ft. Myers, FL
June 7-8,2023 Orlando, FL
June 20-21,2023 Pensacola, FL
June 22-23,2023 Jacksonville, FL
July 6-7,2023 Tampa, FL
July 8-9,2023 Melbourne, FL
July 10-11,2023 Daytona Beach, FL
August 1-2,2023 West Palm Beach, FL
August 3-4,2023 Orlando, FL
August 22-23,2023 Miami, FL
August 24-25,2023 Ft. Myers, FL
September 7-8,2023 Key West, FL
September 12-13,2023 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
September 14-15,2023 Daytona Beach, FL
September 16-17,2023 Jacksonville, FL
October 10-11,2023 Pensacola, FL
October 24-25,2023 West Palm Beach, FL
October 26-27,2023 Ft. Myers, FL
October 28-29,2023 Tampa, FL
November 28-29,2023 Miami, FL
November 30-December 1,2023 Orlando, FL
December 12-13,2023 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
December 14-15,2023 Tampa, FL

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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