Commercial & Residential Pool Training and Inspection

NSPF Certifications and Consulting Services

Courses for Pool Professionals

Certified Pool Operator – CPO® certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This information is applicable to both residential and commercial pools. The Certified Pool/Spa Operator® certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 342,623 successful CPO® certifications in 86 countries. Texas and other state and local health departments accept the CPO® certification program for commercial pool operation.

Certified Pool / Spa Inspector – This course is designed to provide a standardized training program for health officials and pool operators on conducting pool and spa inspections. The purpose of this training program is to assure a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for the public when using swimming pools and spas. For those that are CPO® Certified, they may get an additional certification through the National Swimming Pool Foundation by completing the course successfully.

Aquatic Play Feature – This course provides professional training for any facility that has an aquatic play feature, large or small. This course covers topics including: how to deal with cloudy water, excessively high make-up water bills, High sanitizer/oxidizer consumption, very short filter runs, maintaining automated control systems, management of water and of water chemistry, chlorine and chemical addition issues, filtration and circulation concerns, play feature operational considerations, and usage of chloramines and stabilizers.

Aquatic Management Series – This 4-part series covers:

Aquatic Risk Management – Aquatic facility managers, risk management, and operators will learn how to protect customers and staff and reduce risk and liability.

Emergency Response Planning – stablising an Emergency Response Plan is the critical first step
organizations can take to minimize injuries to staff and patrons, and administer care when responding to

Aquatic Facility Audits – Drowning, disease, and injury prevention start with understanding the specific hazards. This course helps managers, operators, and service professionals view the facilities they operate with a fresh eye focused on reducing risk.

Recreational Water Illness – Public health officials, pool operators, aquatic managers, service companies, suppliers and manufacturers will gain a comprehensive and detailed understanding about the control of RWIs by taking this online course.

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Earning the prestigious Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification (CPO® Certification) gives you the latest information available for commercial and residential pools and spas. Earn your certification by taking a traditional 2-day classroom course or take the blended format.  The blended format includes an online course (Pool Operator Primer) and a 1-day classroom course (Pool Operator Fusion).

Courses for Homeowners

Home Pool Essentials – This course teaches home pool owners the basics of pool and hot tub maintenance along with strategies for creating a safer environment. The HPE course is an ideal way to help the homeowner learn how to operate, prevent accidents, prevent damage to their pool/spa.

Water Chemistry Basics – The Water Chemistry Basics online training course is designed to get someone up to speed on the basics of water chemistry, water testing and chemical dosing. The basics courses, including Pool & Spa Basics, were designed to help those new to the industry or those that just need a basic understanding to help keep pools safer for swimmers.

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Consulting Services:

Services for Commercial Facilities:
Aquatic Facility Audit and Inspections – Facility managers and operators that have a need for an
inspection to be in code compliance with the State of Texas.

Lifeguard Skills Audits – Commercial facilities with lifeguard staff needing observational as well as skills audits.

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Homeowner Training Sessions:
Pool School – 2-hour Comprehensive, Private training at your home.

Backyard Basics – 1-hour Detailed, Private training at your home.

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