This course is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to safely and efficiently manage and operate swimming pools and spas. While exact rules and regulations vary by county a Certified Pool Operator is required to be on site at all times.
Minimum age 16 years old
Course is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to safely and efficiently manage and operate swimming pools and spas.
State regulations governing operation of public and semi-public pools
The pool operator’s responsibility for protection of the patrons’ health
Calculation of swimming pool volume, filter surface area, and flow rate
Filtration and circulation
Pool water testing, sanitation chemistry, and water balance
Heaters and hot water chemistry
Management of aquatic facilities
Pool operational problems and chemical adjustments
Care of seasonal pools
Disease and accident prevention, including safety in the workplace
Pass a written examination with a grade of 80 percent or better.
Upon Course Completion participants will receive their Swimming Pool Operator’s License from the Maryland Department of Health that is valid for 3 years.
*Depending on which county you work in you may have to apply with the local Health Department for a County issued Pool Operator’s License