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Pool Algae 101 – Getting Rid of the Gunk

Pool algae – we all know that it turns the water green and is a pain to clean, but what exactly is it? Is it dangerous? Is it a plant or bacteria? Most importantly, how do you get rid of [...]

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Routine Swimming Pool Maintenance Checklist

The key to having a clean and safe pool is developing a routine maintenance plan. Routine swimming pool maintenance is the work performed by the aquatics staff as an ongoing responsibility. This [...]

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Developing Emergency Response Plans As a CPO®

When working as a Certified Pool Operator (CPO®), a big part of your job is keeping your facility and patrons safe. This includes daily precautions as well as having a plan in place and knowing [...]

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New Year! New Pool!

The New Year is a time to renew! Commitments and resolutions are made by many focusing on self-improvement and growth. Did you know that with resolutions: 25% of people who make a New Year’s [...]

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Spa Safety Guidelines For Pool Operators | CPO® Basics

Just as pools have safety guidelines, hot water facilities like spas require a high standard of safety, sanitation, and maintenance. From everyday maintenance activities to proper signage, [...]

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Swimming Pool Energy Conservation – Common Sources of Energy Loss

When operating a pool, especially a large commercial pool, conserving swimming pool energy should always be a high priority. Pools are expensive to maintain and operate, so any extra energy loss [...]

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Winter Pool Care 101

It is December and the weather outside is frightening! So, what is happening to your pool outside in this weather? People tend to think that once the pool is closed there is nothing left to worry [...]

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The Essentials – Safety and Rescue Pool Equipment

A top priority of a Certified Pool Operator® (CPO®) should always be safety. Pool safety involves strict adherence to all safety regulations, guidelines and standards,, as well as having the [...]

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The Ins and Outs of the CPO® Certification Courses

When you are hired for a job involving pool or spa operation, chances are you need to obtain a CPO® certification. When you find out about the job requirements, you might be wondering “what [...]

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Basic Steps to Opening a Pool – A Health Inspector’s Checklist

If you are gearing up to take courses to become a certified pool operator, it can be very helpful to start off by understanding the basics steps to opening a public pool. While the following [...]