Athletic Business presents a fast, easy way to introduce commercial pool management to your new and part-time employees.

AB has teamed up with the National Swimming Pool Foundation to offer the Pool Operator Primer™ online learning course. This course is an intensive 8-hour learning experience that will give your new hires the information they need to immediately contribute to your aquatics program. The interactive course makes use of the latest learning technology by incorporating engaging video demonstrations and knowledge quizzes to help participants retain the useful information. 

The essential responsibilities your team will learn:

  • Facility safety and recordkeeping
  • Water contamination and disinfection
  • Aquatic facility maintenance tips
  • Water circulation and filtration
  • Water chemistry concepts and calculations
  • Unique responsibilities of managing hot tubs and therapy pools

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Earn CEUs

The experts at the National Swimming Pool Foundation designed this self-paced curriculum. Upon completion graduates will be awarded .85 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Certified Pool Operator Certification

In conjunction with the Athletic Business Conference & Expo, become a Certified Pool Operator. First, complete the online Pool Operator Primer course. Then register for the Pool Operator Fusion course at ABC.

Pool Operator Fusion™ is a one-day class, taught by a certified National Swimming Pool Foundation instructor, which is the classroom portion of the CPO® Certification.

Attendees must have completed the online Pool Operator Primer™ course prior to taking the Fusion course. The online curriculum follows the 18 chapters in the NSPF® Pool and Spa Operator™ Handbook, which is provided. Students have access to the Pool Operator Primer online course for six months. Students must present a Pool Operator Primer™ Record of Completion and successfully complete this Fusion course to obtain a CPO® Certification.

Cost – Pool Operator Fusion: $150 ($95 if purchased with an ABC full-conference registration). ABC registration opens in July.

Bonus! Receive the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Pool & Spa Operator Handbook

Register for our online course and get the most widely used resource manual in the aquatics industry.  It's a great tool that is perfect for everyone at your facility. This useful manual contains all the best information, facts, checklists and references on planning, maintenance, safety, research, and much more.  You’ll refer to this thick volume for years to come.

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