In the State of Hawaii, a certified pool operator is not required.
While an operator is not required to have a certification per the state bathing code, the operator must comply with many rules and regulations as per the Department of Health Repeal of Chapter 11-13A and the Adoption of Chapter 11-10, Hawaii Administrative Rules, July 03, 2002 (Date of Adoption).
Subchapter 2 Operation and Maintenance states” §11-10-14 Purpose. The purpose of this subchapter shall be to provide minimum standards for public swimming pool operation and maintenance. [Eff ][Auth: HRS §§321-10, 321-11][Imp: HRS §321-11]”
These minimum standards include, but are not limited to, meeting chemical parameters and water clarity; maintaining a monitoring plan, quality control/quality assurance plan and maintenance and management plan; public swimming pool cleaning; enforcing pool rules and record keeping on a daily basis of:
(1) Water clarity;
(2) Operating periods of recirculation pumps and filters and corresponding rate of flow meter readings;
(3) Amounts of chemicals introduced to the pool water;
(4) Test results of disinfectant residuals;
(5) Test results of the pool water’s pH;
(6) Water quality monitoring data when required;
(7) Maintenance (and malfunctioning) of equipment;
(8) Dates of accidents from fecal or vomitus.
Operators must follow state, county, city and local laws as well as federal laws pertaining to the operation and maintenance of pools and spas.
Hawaii State Pool Forms
|What is to be recorded||Water clarity, Operating periods of pumps & filter, Flow rate, Chemicals added, Disinfectant residuals, pH, water quality, alkalinity (monthly)|
|Water Testing Frequency||daily|
|Chlorine Levels (Min-Max)||POOL: .6- CH
|pH Levels (Min-Max)||7.2-7.8Br|
|Chlorine Test Kit Requirements||No standard|
|pH Test Kit Requirements||No standard|
|Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max)||No standard|
|Water Clarity||6″ black disk test|
|Turnover Rate||POOL: 8 hrs
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2 hrs
|Bather Load (per bather)||POOL: NL
|Depth Markings||No standard|
|September 25-26, 2018||Lahaina, HI|
|October 2-3, 2018||Waikiki, HI|
|November 29-30, 2018||Kailua-Kona, HI|
|December 4-5, 2018||Lihue, HI|
|February 11-12, 2019||Lahaina, HI|
|February 19-20, 2019||Waikiki, HI|
|September 24-25, 2019||Lahaina, HI|
|October 1-2, 2019||Waikiki, HI|
|December 5-6, 2019||Kailua-Kona, HI|
|December 10-11, 2019||Lihue, HI|
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