Class Schedule

Date Location
2021 2021
November 4-5, 2021 Macon, GA
December 2-3, 2021 Atlanta, GA
December 4-5, 2021 Athens, GA
2022 2022
February 15-16, 2022 Brunswick, GA
February 17-18, 2022 Atlanta, GA
February 19-20, 2022 Athens, GA
March 5-6, 2022 Savannah, GA
March 7-8, 2022 Macon, GA
March 9-10, 2022 Rome, GA
March 12-13, 2022 Albany, GA
April 2-3, 2022 Atlanta, GA
April 23-24, 2022 Macon, GA
May 21-22, 2022 Atlanta, GA
June 9-10, 2022 Brunswick, GA
June 11-12, 2022 Macon, GA
July 16-17, 2022 Atlanta, GA
August 13-14, 2022 Athens, GA
August 16-17, 2022 Rome, GA
August 18-19, 2022 Atlanta, GA
September 20-21, 2022 Albany, GA
September 22-23, 2022 Savannah, GA
September 24-25, 2022 Macon, GA
October 6-7, 2022 Albany, GA
October 15-16, 2022 Rome, GA
November 1-2, 2022 Savannah, GA
November 3-4, 2022 Macon, GA
November 5-6, 2022 Atlanta, GA
December 13-14, 2022 Atlanta, GA
December 15-16, 2022 Athens, GA

In the State of Georgia, it is required to have a certified pool operator for all public swimming pools. CPO Certification in Georgia also helps run a better swimming facility.

Swimming Pools, Spas and Recreational Water Parks Chapter 290-5-57 Rules of Department of Human Resources Public Health Chapter 290-5-57 Swimming Pools, Spas and Recreational Water Parks States “Section 290-5-57-.22 Operation and Management. All swimming pools and spas covered by this Chapter 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 and all physical and mechanical equipment and records.

(1) Training for the operator can be obtained by completion of the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Certified Pool/Spa Operator’s Course or state or local training course, if available, or similar course as approved by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Section.

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 Georgia State Pool Forms

Georgia Guidance Document for Pool Operators

Code Excerpts

Criteria CPO Certification Georgia
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Cyanuric Acid, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, Temperature, & Self-inspection
Water Testing Frequency Pool Daily testing–CL and BR 2xs day; Alkalinity – Weekly; Calcium-Monthly;  CYA  w/stabilized CL- Every 2 weeks; CYA w/unstabilized CL monthly
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  1.5-5.0 CL, 2.0-8.0BR
SPA: 3.0-10.0 CL, 2.0-10.0 BR
WADING: 3.0-10.0 CL
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-8.2 (60-180 alkalinity)
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace annually
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red .2 increments
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) 10-100 ppm
Water Clarity main drain or blk./white disk visible at deepest point
Turnover Rate POOL: 6 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 0.5-1  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: _5ft 15 sq ft, >5ft  18 sq ft, Diving 300 sq ft SPA: 9 sq ft
WADING: 15 sq ft
Depth Markings POOL: Deck & Pool. rope & floats, line on steps
SPA: Deck & Pool, line on steps
WADING: Deck & Pool, line on step
CPO® Required Yes

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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