You can view West Virginia’s State Bathing Code here. CPO Certification in West Virginia is reccomended.

While the operator is not required to have a certification, a license is required. The operating personnel 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 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.

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 West Virginia State Pool Forms


Code Excerpts

Criteria CPO Certification West Virginia
What is to be recorded Chlorine/Bromine, pH, Total Alkalinity
Water Testing Frequency At least twice daily
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  1.0-5.0 CL, 2.0-5.0 BR
SPA: 1.0-5.0 CL, 2.0-5.0 BR
WADING: 1.0-5.0 CL, 2.0-5.0 BR
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-7.8
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD
pH Test Kit Requirements No standard
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) 10-100 ppm
Water Clarity 6″ black disk visible at deepest point
Turnover Rate POOL: 6 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2-4  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: NL
: NL
Depth Markings NL
CPO® Required YES

Class Schedule

Date Location
2024 2024
March 16-17, 2024 Charleston, WV
April 6-7, 2024 Morgantown, WV
April 18-19, 2024 Wheeling, WV
May 8-9, 2024 Charleston, WV
October 12-13, 2024 Charleston, WV
November 9-10, 2024 Morgantown, WV

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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