Being prepared and properly trained is essential for the safety of your staff and guests.


As a fully NSPF® certified and licensed CPO® Trainer, we can train your lifeguards and pool managers for their CPO® certification. Our 2 day CPO® training course will equip your commercial pool staff with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations, including state requirements and regulations, testing and adjusting chemicals, and pool safety.


Certified Pool Operator Course Information for
New Jersey & Delaware Valley

The CPO® certification course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. 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 282,000 successful CPO® certifications in 64 countries. Many state and local health departments accept the CPO® certification.
The 2 day CPO® certification program run 8:30 to 5:00 both days and covers all 18 chapters from the NSPF® Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook as well as local and state codes.  This dynamic setting offers direct interaction with our knowledgeable instructors which are generally providing pump room repairs, inspections and pool maintenance services every day.  The two day course requires students to take an open book exam where the student must achieve 75% minimum to pass.  Pass the open book exam and earn a CPO® certification
The Two Day Class includes covered topics such as:

  • Pool & Spa Management
  • Pool Water Circulation
  • Water Balance
  • Pool Calculations
  • Liability & Risk Management
  • Disinfection
  • Spas & Hot Tubs
  • Record Keeping
  • Facility Safety
  • Chemical Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Energy Conservation
Pool Operator Primer LogoThe online training program is the first step to earning a CPO® Certification. It covers all 18 chapters of the NSPF Pool/Spa Operator® Handbook. It can also be an excellent stand-alone education tool in the fundamentals of pool operation. This online curriculum follows the 18 chapters in the NSPF® Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook, which is provided. Students have access to the Pool Operator Primer online course for six months, which gives them the opportunity to review the material many times.

Successful completion of the Pool Operator Primer earns a Record of Completion. If you choose to pursue the CPO® Certification, contact Bluewave Pools  to enroll in a Pool Operator Fusion™ class within six months of completing the Pool Operator Primer.

water rippleThis one-day class is offered by Bluewave Pools and is an economical and convenient way to achieve the CPO® Certification. This one-day class can either be the second day of any two-day classroom certification course, or it can be a stand-alone one- day Pool Operator Fusion™ class.

Sign up for a Fusion class by contacting Bluewave Pools . Students must present a Pool Operator Primer™ Record of Completion and successfully complete the Pool Operator Fusion™ to obtain a CPO® Certification.

Bluewave Pools  is dedicated to help improving aquatic safety through CPO® training, inspections, facility audits and consulting services. Along with our various pool services, we also dedicate our time to teaching the National Swimming Pool Foundations Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) course. With our years of experience in the pool and spa industry, we believe that only our qualified pool professionals can provide you with accurate comprehensive pool inspections and consulting services.

Aquatic Risk Management

Every facility should establish procedures to ensure they prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. This is the reason why every aquatic facility should conduct self-audits to reduce the risk of injury to patrons and staff at the facility. The purpose of the Aquatic Facility program is to assist the management staff or companies servicing or managing a facility to:

  • Train staff
  • Conduct on-site self-audits
  • Conduct an aquatic facility audit
  • Develop operational and emergency procedures
  • Develop a proper documentation and maintenance plan
  • Recognize ways in which to improve operational and staff management

In this training program, you will learn the importance of safety audits and the objectives of a safety audit program. You will also learn how to plan and conduct a safety audit and how to inspect the work area and work practices. In addition, you will learn how to formulate recommendations for corrective action, make audit reports, and conduct follow-ups to ensure that the desired corrective actions are taken. Finally, you will learn what should be inspected when conducting a safety audit at an aquatic facility.

For owners and managers of facilities that are regulated by the ADA, the 2010 revisions to the 1991 ADA guidelines to include pools and spas has created a host of challenges in both interpreting and implementing these regulations. Architects, designers, and engineers have also had to reshape their visions and begin to embrace a new concept called “universal design.”

The Department of Justice (DOJ) extended the March 2012 deadline to January 31, 2013 for existing pool and spa compliance. This extension does not apply to newly constructed pools or spas, or those going under alterations. The extension for existing pools and spas was issued through DOJ rulemaking and was based on public comments received by affected parties.

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Contact us at 856-323-7596 or email to book a seat at our next training session.

From The Blue Wave Bulletin