In the State of Florida, it is required to have a training  for a public swimming pool (such as a certified pool operator)for every individual who maintains the cleanliness, water quality and chemical balance. If you are going to perform service work on your pool, pump, filter, etc, you also require a license from the State of Florida. For the state license, you can contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulations at 850-487-1395.

64E-9.018 Public Pool Service Technician Certification

An individual who services a public pool by maintaining the cleanliness, water quality and chemical balance of public pools shall be certified. To be certified an indiviual must demonstrate knowledge of public pools. Examples of such knowledge include: pool cleaning, general pool maintenance, make-up water supply, bacteriological, chemical and physical quality of water and water purification, testing, treatment, and disinfection procedures. To ensure that the pool technicians are knowledgeable, said technician shall attend a training course of national recognition that is approved by the department of at least16 hours in length and shall pass a test acceptable to the department. Certification is conferred upon an individual and is nontransferable. Certification does not imply any licensure and specifically not that of contractor as regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation under Section 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l), F.S. A certified pool technician may not affect the structural integrity of the pool or equipment, and shall not delegate work to others, including employees, that are not themselves certified under this section, or otherwise exempt from this provision per Chapter 514, F.S.

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

Florida State Pool Forms

Code Excerpts

Criteria Florida
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Cyanuric Acid, Alkalinity, Calcium, Gauge Reading, Flow Rate & Bather Load
Water Testing Frequency At least once every 24 hours
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  Indoor 1.0-5.0, Outdoor 1.0-10.0 CH, 1.5-10.0 BR,
SPA: 2.0-10.0 CH, 3.0-10.0 BR,
WADING: 2.0-10.0 CH, 3.0-10.0 BR
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-7.8
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace yearly
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) ≤ 100 ppm for Pools, ≤ 40 ppm for Spas
Water Clarity 0.5 or less NTU & main drain must be readily visible from pool deck
Turnover Rate POOL: 4 x’s/day
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 1 hr
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: 1 bather per 5 GPM Flow Rate
SPA: 10 sq ft
WADING: Average of 1 bather/20sq ft & 5 GPM Flow
Depth Markings Transition lines: 2″- 6″ tile line & rope and floats    Deck & Pool  (4″ and  Spelled Out ‘FT’ and  ‘IN’)  2″ line or tile on Rise/Run of step edges & benches
CPO® Required Yes, to service pool (& some counties)

Class Schedule

Date Location
2020 2020
January 25-26, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL (Spanish)
February 4-5, 2020 Miami, FL
February 6-7, 2020 Orlando, FL
February 8-9, 2020 Jacksonville, FL
February 22-23, 2020 Miami, FL (Spanish)
February 27-28, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL
February 29 – March 1, 2020 Daytona Beach, FL
March 12-13, 2020 Kissimmee, FL
March 14-15, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 19-20, 2020 Pensacola, FL (CANCELLED)
March 21-22, 2020 Orlando, FL (Spanish) (CANCELLED)
March 21-22, 2020 Panama City, FL (CANCELLED)
March 26-27, 2020 Tampa, FL (CANCELLED)
March 28-29, 2020 Ft. Myers, FL (CANCELLED)
April 2-3, 2020 Melbourne, FL (CANCELLED)
April 4-5, 2020 Orlando, FL (CANCELLED)
April 16-17, 2020 Miami, FL (CANCELLED)
April 23-24, 2020 Pensacola, FL (CANCELLED)
April 25-26, 2020 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Spanish) (CANCELLED)
April 25-26, 2020 Jacksonville, FL (CANCELLED)
April 28-29, 2020 Orlando, FL (CANCELLED)
April 30 – May 1, 2020 Daytona Beach, FL (CANCELLED)
May 2-3, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL (CANCELLED)
May 7-8, 2020 Miami, FL (CANCELLED)
May 12-13, 2020 Melbourne, FL (CANCELLED)
May 14-15, 2020 Tampa, FL (CANCELLED)
May 16-17, 2020 Kissimmee, FL (CANCELLED)
May 16-17, 2020 Miami, FL (Spanish) (CANCELLED)
June 4-5, 2020 Fort Myers, FL (CANCELLED)
June 6-7, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL (CANCELLED)
June 11-12, 2020 Panama City, FL (CANCELLED)
June 13-14, 2020 Pensacola, FL (CANCELLED)
June 18-19, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL (CANCELLED)
June 25-26, 2020 Jacksonville, FL (CANCELLED)
June 27-28, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL (Spanish) (CANCELLED)
June 27-28, 2020 Orlando, FL (CANCELLED)
July 11-12, 2020 Orlando, FL (Spanish) (CANCELLED)
July 16-17, 2020 Melbourne, FL
July 18-19, 2020 Miami, FL
July 18-19, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL (Spanish)
July 23-24, 2020 Tampa, FL
July 25-26, 2020 Daytona Beach, FL
August 6-7, 2020 Orlando, FL
August 8-9, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL
August 20-21, 2020 Fort Myers, FL (CANCELLED)
August 22-23, 2020 Miami, FL (Spanish)
August 22-23, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL (CANCELLED)
September 14-15, 2020 Key West, FL
September 17-18, 2020 Miami, FL
September 19-20, 2020 Daytona Beach, FL
September 19-20, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL (Spanish)
September 24-25, 2020 Panama City, FL (CANCELLED)
September 26-27, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL (CANCELLED)
September 29-30, 2020 Melbourne, FL (CANCELLED)
October 1-2, 2020 Jacksonville, FL (CANCELLED)
October 3-4, 2020 Orlando, FL (Spanish) (CANCELLED)
October 8-9, 2020 Fort Myers, FL (CANCELLED)
October 17-18, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL (CANCELLED)
October 17-18, 2020 Miami, FL (Spanish)
October 22-23, 2020 Tampa, FL (CANCELLED)
October 24-25, 2020 Daytona Beach, FL
November 12-13, 2020 Orlando, FL
November 14-15, 2020 Miami, FL
November 21-22, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL (Spanish)
December 3-4, 2020 Fort Myers, FL
December 5-6, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL

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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