In the State of Pennsylvania, it is required to have a certified pool operator for all public swimming pools in Allegheny County and recommended in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties. However in the State of Pennsylvania, anyone who handles chemicals is required to have a Pesticide Applicator License issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Once you have a current Pesticide Applicator License issued from the Department of Agriculture, you need a certain amount of credit to keep it active.

Our program is approved for Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Credits by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Typically, our program is approved for Pennsylvania Pesticide Re-certification Credits as follows: (00) Core – 6 Credits, (24) Swimming Pool – 4 Credits, and (18) Demonstration & Research – 4 Credits. You can contact our office to check on the amount of credits being issued for your chosen class by calling 732-451-1040.

You can view Pennsylvania’s State Bathing Code here.
You can view Allegheny County (PA) State Bathing Code here.
You can view Pesticide Re-certification Information here.

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

Pennsylvania State Pool Forms


Code Excerpts

Criteria Pennsylvania
What is to be recorded TAC, FAC, CAC, pH,  Cyanuric Acid
Water Testing Frequency At least twice daily or more often if required (bacteria testing 1x per week)
Chlorine Levels (Min-Max) POOL:  0.4-no max CH
SPA: 0.4-no max CH
WADING: 0.4-no max CH
pH Levels (Min-Max) 7.2-8.2
Chlorine Test Kit Requirements DPD replace annually
pH Test Kit Requirements phenol red .2 increments
Cyanuric Acid Levels (Min-Max) not listed
Water Clarity 6″ black disk visible at deepest point
Turnover Rate POOL: 8 hrs
SPA: not listed
WADING: 2  hrs
Bather Load (per bather) POOL: _5ft 10 sq ft, >5ft  25 sq ft, Diving 100 sq ft SPA: 15 sq ft
WADING: 15 sq ft
Depth Markings POOL: Deck & Pool black line floats line on steps
SPA: Deck & Pool line on steps
WADING: Deck & Pool line on step
CPO® Required No (Allegheny County Only Requires; Buck, Chester and Montgomery Counties Recommends)

Class Schedule

Date Location
2018 2018
March 3-4, 2018 Allentown, PA
March 6-7, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA
March 21-22, 2018 Philadelphia, PA
March 22-23, 2018 Harrisburg, PA
April 21-22, 2018 Plymouth Meeting, PA
April 24-25, 2018 Erie, PA
May 8-9, 2018 Harrisburg, PA
May 10-11, 2018 State College, PA
May 19-20, 2018 Allentown, PA
May 22-23, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA
June 6-7, 2018 Philadelphia, PA
July 26-27, 2018 State College, PA
September 6-7, 2018 Philadelphia, PA
September 12-13, 2018 Harrisburg, PA
September 19-20, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA

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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