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In the State of New Jersey, it is required to have a certified pool operator for a public swimming pool. Our program has been approved for 10.25 CEU’s by the New Jersey State Department of Health.

State of New Jersey Sanitary Code Chapter IX Public Recreational Bathing Code N.J.A.C. 8:26. Section 8:26-5.2 Swimming Pool Supervision states “The maintenance and mechanical operation of a swimming pool shall be under the supervision of a trained pool operator (TPO). The trained pool operator shall be available for mechanical and maintenance repairs and detection.  The trained pool operator shall have completed a pool operator course and shall have certification from a Department of Health approved organization listed in N.J.A.C. 8:26 Appendix A. The trained pool operator shall visit the swimming pool at least once a week to review records and inspect the facility to ensure that it meets all regulatory requirements. Documentation of the visit shall be maintained onsite.”

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

Here are some documents to help you understand and implement the changes made to the New Jersey State Sanitary Code Chapter IX Public Recreational Bathing NJAC 8:26 effective January 16, 2018 – January 16, 2025.

NJ PRB CHANGES 2018 includes 2018 Changes to New Jersey State Sanitary Code Chapter IX Public Recreational Bathing NJAC 8:26 with Excerpts From the Code.

NJ PRB CHANGES 2018 ABBREVIATED  includes 2018 Changes to New Jersey State Sanitary Code Chapter IX Public Recreational Bathing NJAC 8:26 with Bulleted Key Changes for the Trained Pool Operator.

HIGHLIGHTED NEW JERSEY STATE CODE is the actual New Jersey State Sanitary Code Chapter IX Public Recreational Bathing NJAC 8:26  That Contains Highlighted Key Points for the Trained Pool Operator

New Jersey State Pool Forms

http://web.doh.state.nj.us/apps2/forms/subforms.aspx?pro=eoh/phss

Code Excerpts

Criteria New Jersey
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH, Bather Load, Water Clarity, Temperature, Weather
Water Testing Frequency Every 2 hrs (bacteria testing 1x per week). If have an automated chemical feeder than can transmit and download records, only nee to test manually once at opening and once at closing.
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL, WADING, SPAS, RECREATIONAL:  Chlorine 1.0-10.0 Bromine 2.0-10.0
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-7.8
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) 10-100 ppm (outdoors only)
Water Clarity 6″ black disk test
Turnover Rate POOL: 8 hrs (constructed prior to 9/7/10 and without alterations); 6 hrs (constructed after 9/7/10 or if an alteration occurs)
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2  hrs (constructed prior to 9/7/10 and without alterations); 1 hr (constructed after 9/7/10 or if an alteration occurs)
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: Shallow 15 sq ft. Deep 20 sq ft, Diving 300 sq ft
SPA: Not Listed
WADING: 15 sq ft
Depth Markings Deck & Pool
CPO® Required All Pools

Class Schedule

Date Location
2018 2018
January 16-17, 2018 Toms River, NJ
March 1-2, 2018 Somerset, NJ
March 3-4, 2018 Cherry Hill, NJ
March 10-11, 2018 Toms River, NJ
March 13-14, 2018 East Brunswick, NJ
March 17-18, 2018 Morristown, NJ
April 3-4, 2018 Woodbridge, NJ
April 7-8, 2018 Wildwood, NJ
April 14-15, 2018 Saddle Brook, NJ
April 21-22, 2018 Vineland, NJ
April 24-25, 2018 East Brunswick, NJ
May 1-2, 2018 Morristown, NJ
May 5-6, 2018 Absecon, NJ
May 10-11, 2018 Cherry Hill, NJ
May 19-20, 2018 Somerset, NJ
May 30-31, 2018 Toms River, NJ
June 19-20, 2018 Morristown, NJ
July 10-11, 2018 Hamilton, NJ
August 7-8, 2018 Hamilton, NJ
September 15-16, 2018 Morristown, NJ
September 18-19, 2018 Toms River, NJ
October 20-21, 2018 Morristown, NJ
October 23-24, 2018 Hamilton, NJ

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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