Online pool operator training.

Sboyse

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Feb 7, 2020
40
Alabama
I belong to an organization that has a pool and has always paid someone to take care of it. They want to get me certified as a pool operator so that I can take over those duties and hopefully save them money. The health dept options they accept are a 3 day in person class (which I can't do because of my real job) and an all online course. Looking at the link they sent the only thing that mentions time is that you have 30 days to complete. There is no mention of the time commitment it will take to go through all the courses and complete the test. Has anyone here taken one of these online courses that can help me figure out what I'm getting myself in to.
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
28,590
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
After you go through CPO training I suggest you read...


and you will better understand the differences between TFP methods and the "industry" methods in the CPO training.
 
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Prickly

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Jul 8, 2020
127
Kelowna
Pool Size
31000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-9)
After you go through CPO training I suggest you read...


and you will better understand the differences between TFP methods and the "industry" methods in the CPO training.
It may be different in the US, but where I live in Canada the CPO course is very much in line with TFP (aside from a lower CYA level being required for public pools with a max of 50 ppm allowed outdoors only). The CPO course we use highlights all the issues with the pool industry way of doing things. My guess is that most people in the pool industry here have no CPO training aside from the few who actually maintain public pools. Those that take care of private pools can get away with no certification and learn everything they know from the sales people in their industry
 
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