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:  Indoor 5.0 max CL and 6.0 BR, 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: 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
2022 2022
February 1-2, 2022 Miami, FL
February 3-4, 2022 Orlando, FL
February 5-6, 2022 Jacksonville, FL
February 24-25, 2022 West Palm Beach, FL
February 26-27, 2022 Daytona Beach, FL
February 26-27, 2022 West Palm Beach, FL (Spanish)
March 17-18, 2022 Pensacola, FL
March 19-20, 2022 Orlando, FL (Spanish)
March 19-20, 2022 Panama City, FL
March 22-23, 2022 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 24-25, 2022 Ft. Myers, FL
March 26-27, 2022 Tampa, FL
April 7-8, 2022 Miami, FL
April 9-10, 2022 Orlando, FL
April 11-12, 2022 Melbourne, FL
April 28-29, 2022 Pensacola, FL
April 30-May 1, 2022 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Spanish)
April 30-May 1, 2022 Jacksonville, FL
May 2-3, 2022 Daytona Beach, FL
May 14-15, 2022 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 14-15, 2022 Miami, FL (Spanish)
May 16-17, 2022 Tampa, FL
May 18-19, 2022 Orlando, FL
June 2-3, 2022 Pensacola, FL
June 4-5, 2022 Panama City, FL
June 13-14, 2022 Jacksonville, FL
June 21-22, 2022 Miami, FL
June 23-24, 2022 Ft. Myers, FL
June 25-26, 2022 Orlando, FL
June 25-26, 2022 West Palm Beach, FL (Spanish)
July 19-20, 2022 Tampa, FL
July 21-22, 2022 Melbourne, FL
July 23-24, 2022 Daytona Beach, FL
July 23-24, 2022 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Spanish)
August 4-5, 2022 Orlando, FL
August 6-7, 2022 West Palm Beach, FL
August 20-21. 2022 Fort Myers, FL
August 20-21, 2022 Miami, FL (Spanish)
August 23-24, 2022 Miami, FL
August 25-26, 2022 Ft. Myers, FL
September 8-9, 2022 Key West, FL
September 15-16, 2022 Daytona Beach, FL
September 17-18, 2022 Jacksonville, FL
September 17-18, 2022 Orlando, FL (Spanish)
September 27-28, 2022 Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 29-30, 2022 Melbourne, FL
October 1-2, 2022 West Palm Beach, FL (Spanish)
October 4-5, 2022 Pensacola, FL
October 18-19, 2022 West Palm Beach, FL
October 20-21, 2022 Ft. Myers, FL
October 22-23, 2022 Tampa, FL
November 15-16, 2022 Miami, FL
November 17-18, 2022 Orlando, FL
November 19-20, 2022 Miami, FL (Spanish)
December 1-2, 2022 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
December 3-4, 2022 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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