Pool News

How to Prepare for the CPO Test

Each year, thousands of swimming pool operators put their skills to the test as they complete their Certified Pool Operator (CPO) training and take their formal exam. If you’re heading back to pool school this spring, you can do a … Read more


Countdown to Summer – A Week by Week Pool Opening Checklist

Running a seasonal pool? Don’t wait until May to start your summer season prep work. Follow our week by week pool opening checklist and you’ll be ahead of the summer crowds.   Ten Weeks Out – Early Season Considerations Begin … Read more


Too High, Too Low – Easy Pool Chemical Balance

Pool chemical balance is essential to your successful operator Below, we explore all of the common (and in some cases, less common) chemical values you’re tasked with quantifying.  Read further to find out just what happens when those values are … Read more


CPO Pool Operator Primer – 2020 CPO Fusion Updates

Recent adjustments to the CPO Pool Operator Primer (Fusion Program) have made earning your certification more convenient than ever. Fusion Students start their CPO program online and complete their training with a single day in-class, cutting out-of-office time in half. … Read more


10 Inexpensive Items No Pool Should be Without

Have a little wiggle room in your year-end budget? Here are a few great ways to make life easier poolside, without breaking the bank. Commercial Grade Test Kits – No money is better spent poolside, period. Your test kit pays … Read more


Bad Signs and Quick Fixes – Sneaky Problems are No Match for Trained Operators

Some pool problems are sneaky, but a well-trained pool operator can spot them from a mile away. Train your senses to notice a few key indicators and you’ll stay ahead of pesky issues poolside. This month we explain the first … Read more


All About the WAHC – Earn your CPO at the Premier Aquatic Conference of 2019

Registration is open for the 2019 World Aquatic Health Conference in Williamsburg, VA. Once again, The Aquatic Council is honored to serve as the official provider of the pre-conference Certified Pool Operator training program. All class participants will receive a … Read more


5 Minute Upgrades – 6 Quick Changes for a Better Pool

In the next 30 minutes, your pool can go from good to great. This month we’ve got six low cost changes that can make your pool more efficient, effective and safer… all in just a few minutes. Label Your Emergency … Read more


Stronger Records, Better Pools – How Detailed Reporting Supports the Best Pool Operators

With a couple quick changes to your record keeping, you can save time, money and frustration, all while documenting your best practices poolside.   Incident and Accident Reports Why You’re Doing It – You may be prompted to complete these … Read more


It’s June – Delegate These Tasks!

Running an outdoor pool? Your life just got busy. Save your summer by spreading the workload. Here are some tasks that are easy to share…   Scheduling – Managers love to be in charge of the schedule. At big pools, … Read more