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    Pool tech pool courses

    Oh oops, one too many "pools" in the title.

    Do any of the pool tech classes/seminars teach any of TFP philosiphy in their certification programs? Do they teach to drive chemical sales for manufacturers and retail stores? I'd liked to know the viewpoint of the certification boards(are there many?) regarding pool care.

    thanks, Brian
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    Re: Pool tech pool courses

    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Pool tech pool courses

    Perfect, thanks Richard. Brian
    15,000 ig plaster (kidney shape approx 30'x16'), Hayward 1.5hp "Max-flo" pump, Hayward DE filter(48 sq. ft effective filtration area, 96gpm, 6lbs DE), TF-100 Santa Barbara, CA

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    Re: Pool tech pool courses

    Yes, the National Swimming Pool Foundation® Certified Pool Operator (CPO)® Certification Program is excellent. Even though they don't teach some of what is taught here, they mostly get things right in the course and it's probably the best one out there. Taking the course and augmenting with the information in the thread that Richard linked to and also the info in the Pool School would be pretty thorough and complete. Of course, for residential pool owners there's not much need for the certification, but for commercial/public pool operation it is not only desirable but in some states or counties it is required.

    I don't think the CPO® course is biased towards manufacturers. It's more that it sticks with some traditional information taught in the pool/spa industry some of which is incomplete or in a very few cases incorrect.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
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