Class Schedule

Date Location
2024 2024
January 17-18, 2024 Atlanta, GA
February 7-8, 2024 Albany, GA
February 17-18, 2024 Brunswick, GA
February 27-28, 2024 Savannah, GA
February 29-March 1, 2024 Macon, GA
March 2-3, 2024 Rome, GA
April 6-7, 2024 Atlanta, GA
April 8-9, 2024 Macon, GA
May 14-15, 2024 Atlanta, GA
June 11-12, 2024 Brunswick, GA
June 13-14, 2024 Atlanta, GA
July 20-21, 2024 Macon, GA
July 22-23, 2024 Atlanta, GA
August 8-9, 2024 Rome, GA
August 10-11, 2024 Atlanta, GA
September 24-25, 2024 Savannah, GA
September 26-27, 2024 Atlanta, GA
October 5-6, 2024 Albany, GA
October 16-17, 2024 Atlanta, GA
November 2-3, 2024 Savannah, GA
November 4-5, 2024 Macon, GA
November 6-7, 20234 Atlanta, GA
December 3-4, 2024 Atlanta, 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 (Spas), & 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; Spas @ opening and every 4 hours
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  1.0-10.0 CL w/o CYA; 2.0-10.0 CL w/CYA; 3.0-8.0BR
SPA: 3.0-10.0 CL, 4.0-8.0 BR
WADING: 2.0-10.0 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) 0-90 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 with minimal deck area: <5ft 15 sq ft, >5ft  20 sq ft, Diving 300 sq ft
POOL with deck area at least equal to the water surface area: <5ft 12 sq ft, >5ft  15 sq ft, Diving 300 sq ft
POOL with deck area at least twice the water surface area: <5ft 10 sq ft, >5ft  12 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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