In the State of Pennsylvania, it is required to have a certified pool operator for all public swimming pools in Allegheny County and recommended in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. However, in the State of Pennsylvania, anyone who handles chemicals is required to have a Pesticide Applicator License issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Once you have a current Pesticide Applicator License issued from the Department of Agriculture, you need a certain amount of credit to keep it active.

Our program is approved for Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Credits by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Typically, our program is approved for Pennsylvania Pesticide Re-certification Credits as follows: (00) Core – 6 Credits, (24) Swimming Pool – 4 Credits, and (18) Demonstration & Research – 4 Credits. You can contact our office to check on the number of credits being issued for your chosen class by calling 732-451-1040.

You can view Pennsylvania’s State Bathing Code here.

You can view Allegheny County (PA) Bathing Code and more pool information for Allegheny County Allegheny Code information.

You can view Pesticide Re-certification Information here.

A certified pool operator 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 Pennsylvania State Pool Forms

Code Excerpts

Criteria CPO Certification Pennsylvania
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH,  Cyanuric Acid
Water Testing Frequency At least twice daily or more often if required (bacteria testing 1x per week)
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  0.4-no max CH
SPA: 0.4-no max CH
WADING: 0.4-no max CH
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-8.2
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace annually
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red .2 increments
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) not listed
Water Clarity 6″ black disk visible at deepest point
Turnover Rate POOL: 8 hrs
SPA: not listed
WADING: 2  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: _5ft 10 sq ft, >5ft  25 sq ft, Diving 100 sq ft SPA: 15 sq ft
WADING: 15 sq ft
Depth Markings POOL: Deck & Pool black line floats line on steps
SPA: Deck & Pool line on steps
WADING: Deck & Pool line on step
CPO® Required No (Allegheny County Only Requires; Buck, Chester and Montgomery Counties Recommends)

Class Schedule

Date Location
2024 2024
March 5-6, 2024 Pittsburgh, PA
March 9-10, 2024 Harrisburg, PA
March 28-29, 2024 Philadelphia, PA
May 7-8, 2024 Pittsburgh, PA
May 14-15, 2024 Harrisburg, PA
May 16-17, 2024 State College, PA
July 16-17, 2024 Pittsburgh, PA
July 18-19, 2024 Harrisburg, PA
September 12-13, 2024 Philadelphia, PA
September 17-18, 2024 Harrisburg, PA
September 19-20, 2024 St. College, PA
September 24-25, 2024 Pittsburgh, PA
November 6-7, 2024 Harrisburg, PA

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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