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Posted March 14, 2018

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Water chemistry and water testing are among the topics that will be covered in upcoming pool operator courses.

Upcoming pool operator courses cover water chemistry, filtration and recirculation; state and local regulations; water-borne diseases; and pool safety and water testing.

The 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 certificate. After successfully completing the course, operators are issued a certificate valid for three years.

The course fee is $65 per participant, and each class is limited to 40 students. Preregistration is required.

Here is the 2018 class schedule:

  • March 22, National CPO Class ($275 fee)
  • April 5
  • April 19 (class conducted in Spanish)
  • May 3
  • May 17
  • June 21 (class conducted in Spanish)
  • July 26

Check-in for all classes begins at 8 a.m. Class and exam are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes will be conducted at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Instructors are certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation. Combined, the instructors have a total of 25 years of inspection experience.

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