Certified Pool/Spa Operator Training Course

What is CPO training?

CPO LogoThe Certified Pool/Spa Operator training program was created by the National Swimming Pool Foundation in 1972. Many health departments require commercial pools and spas to have a certified staff member, and the CPO training is the most widely accepted certification throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries.

The training will teach you the technical and operational procedures necessary for running a safe pool/spa, as well as the regulations enforcing these safety measures. And at the end you get a sweet CPO patch to put on your jacket.

How is this relevant to float tanks?

There are many ways that float tanks differ from pools and spas, but there are also many ways they are similar. Both systems measure certain water chemistry (pH, Alkalinity, etc). Both systems use similar equipment (pumps, cartridge filters, etc). The harmful bacteria pools/spas protect swimmers from are very much the same bacteria we’re protecting floaters from. There’s a lot of information covered by the CPO course that is applicable to keeping any shared body of water safe.

It’ll also teach you exactly how float tanks are different from pools and spas, and what regulations don’t make sense for a float center. By learning the reasoning behind many of the pool and spa regulations that exist, you’ll have a much easier time working with your local health department.

Our entire staff at Float On is either certified or in the process of becoming certified, and the course itself will be taught by Jake Marty, one of the owners of Float On who went through the NSPF’s program to become a Certified CPO Instructor.

This course will cover the CPO material, but we will also be able to present information to you in the context of running a float center. Whether you’re just getting your float center started or you’ve been open for years, CPO training is a great extra level of security for both keeping your water safe, and for being able to work with your local health department.

Alright, how do I sign up?

This will be a fusion course, meaning half of it will be completed by you online before you come out to the conference, and the other half will take place here in Portland

NOTE: This will take place the Monday directly following the conference (August 14th).

The class includes the online course, your textbook and materials, and a certificate (and sweet patch) upon completion. The certification is valid for 5 years.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN EARLY 2017