This basic course covers water chemistry, filtration and recirculation; state and local regulations; water-borne diseases; and pool safety and water testing. This one-day course is required for people responsible for operating and managing class C, D and E public swimming pools and spas. Operators and managers of competitive and municipal pools and spas (class A and B) must have a five-year Certified Pool Operators (CPO) certificate. After successfully completing the course, operators are issued a certificate valid for three years.
Course registration fee: $65 per participant. Class is limited. Pre-registration is required.
2023 class schedule
- February 23
- March 23
- April 20
- May 18 (Spanish)
- March 9 (Spanish)
- April 6 (Spanish)
- May 4
- June 1 NEW date!
Times: Check-in for all classes begins at 8 a.m. Class and exam are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 818 Missouri Ave.
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Our pool operator instructors are certified by the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance and are registered sanitarians.
Why do you need training?
Swimming pool and spa operators are obligated to provide clean and safe facilities for public use. Accidental drowning is a leading cause of death for children under the age of five. Diseases can be spread by swimming in unsanitized water. Proper training is essential to the safe operation of a pool.
The City of Fort Worth and some other cities under the Tarrant County Health Department jurisdiction require pool operator training for operators/managers of public pools. This certificate is good for three years and must be posted with the pool permit. This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals working with: apartments/condos, hotels/motels, health clubs and country clubs.
Any pool or spa closed for health and/or safety reasons shall remain closed until a $125 re-inspection fee is paid for each body of water closed.
Please bring these items to the class with you:
- Battery or solar calculator
- Pen/pencil, notebook/legal pad
- Pool test kit (DPD titration preferred)
- Your pool’s dimensions and equipment list.