Pool Guardians provides superior pool management services for country clubs, resorts, hotels, and summer camps throughout the United States.

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The Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification Course
At Pool Guardians, our goal is to provide quality Certified Pool Operator® courses for facilities to become certified to operate pools and spas in a safe and respectable manner. The courses we offer are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of pool and spa operations. Becoming a certified pool operator generally requires a two day program, 14 to 16 hours long, taught by a certified instructor. An individual can also choose to take a course that combines online Pool Operator Primer™ and one day of the Pool Operator Fusion™ class of instruction.

About the Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification Course
The Certified Pool Operator® course that Pool Guardians offers has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 240,000 successful CPO® certifications in 44 countries. Widely accepted by health departments, the Certified Pool Operator® certification class can be administered on your facility when Pool Guardians comes out to do lifeguard training courses and certification. In addition, the NPSF® Pool & Spa Operator ™ Handbook has been updated to include the most current information available, which is used by our pool operator certification trainers.

Why choose the Certified Pool Operator® certification program?
With many different programs involving pool operations courses in safety and regulations, the Certified Pool Operator® certification program is the most widely accepted and successful form of pool operations certifications.

  • The CPO® certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, government requirements.
  • The CPO® certification program requires passing an open book written examination.
  • The CPO® certification is valid five years.

What are the benefits of becoming a Certified Pool Operator®?
When becoming a Certified Pool Operator® for your summer camp, country club, resort, hotel or other facility with a pool or spa, you have proven that you are intimately knowledgeable with all the potentially dangerous areas of your pool and you have the ability to address any dangerous situation. Other benefits include:

  • Taking the CPO® certification course is a proven educational tool
  • Widely accepted by local and state authorities
  • Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
  • Comprehensive handbook
  • All courses are taught by NSPF® certified instructors
  • The CPO® certification is recognized nationally and internationally
  • Gives participants a better understanding of the operator's role in pool care and management

If you are considering opening a facility with a pool or spa on the premises, do not forget to enroll in the appropriate Certified Pool/Spa Operator® programs from Pool Guardians today!



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