In the State of Ohio, our program has been awarded 10 education clock hours by the State Board of Sanitarian Registration. CPO Certification in Ohio is not legally required.

While the operator is not required to have a certification, a license is required. The licensed operator is responsible for maintaining the pool, its components, appurtenant facilities and the surrounding area in a safe, clean and sanitary condition, in good repair and in accordance with the State Bathing Code. It is also required that operating personnel shall be trained in the operation of all equipment, procedures for handling, storing and using chemical compounds, procedures for performing and interpreting the required onsite chemical tests and the appropriate emergency procedures.

The licensed operator is responsible for, including but not limited to, critical operation items, authorized representation, staff training, record keeping, water quality and clarity, record retention, maintenance and repair, disinfection, health and safety and safety recommendations.

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

Ohio State Pool Forms

Code Excerpts

Criteria CPO Certification Ohio
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH,  Cyanuric Acid
Water Testing Frequency One time priorto opening, then every 4 hours (cyanuroc acid 1 x a week)
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  1.0 – -no max CH
SPA: 2.0 – -no max CH
WADING: 1.0 -no max CH
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-7.8
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD, Alkalinity >60
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) 0-100 ppm
Water Clarity Pool bottom at deepest point readily visible from pool side
Turnover Rate POOL: 8 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: 5ft 10 sq ft, >5ft  25 sq ft, Diving 100 sq ft SPA: 10 sq ft
WADING: 15 sq ft
Depth Markings Deck & Pool
CPO® Required No

Class Schedule

Date Location

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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