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 operator. The trained 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 the Department of Health and Senior Services approved organization as listed in the appendix.” The individual must be able to access the facility in a timely manner and prove to the Department.

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.

New Jersey State Pool Forms

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)
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  Indoor 1.0-3.0 CH, 2.0-4.0 BR Outdoor 1.0-4.0 CH, 2.0-4.0 BR,
SPA: 2.0-10.0 CH, 2.0-10.0 BR,
WADING: Indoor 1.0-3.0 CH, 2.0-4.0 BR Outdoor 1.0-4.0 CH, 2.0-4.0 BR
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
SPA: 30 minutes
WADING: 2  hrs
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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