Learn the basics of keeping swimming pool water clear and healthy. This course is designed for lifeguards, coaches, teachers, and other aquatic personnel who assist certified pool and aquatic facility operators with maintaining pool water quality.  Modules: Important Facts About Operating a Pool Basics of Circulation and Filtration Testing the Water and Using Pool Chemicals Tips for Success Bonus Content: More About Recreational Water Illness (RWI) Check Your Knowledge - Quiz _______________________________________________________________________________ About training requirements for pool operators in the United States: The swimming pool regulations in most state or local jurisdictions require that an aquatic facility has an individual who has a pool and aquatic facility operator certification through a recognized course provider. This individual should be onsite or immediately available within 2 hours, or the facility should have a contract with a certified operator for a minimum of weekly visits and assistance whenever needed.  Currently recognized certification courses and providers in the United States include: AquaTech through the Starfish Aquatics Institute Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) through the National Recreation and Parks Association Certified Pool  Operator (CPO) through the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance It is important to consult the specific regulations and requirements of your local health department or governing body to ensure compliance with the training requirements outlined in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC). Read More

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