Pool News

Resume Writing Tips for Aquatic Professionals

  Changing jobs? Moving up in your current company? Jumping back into the world of aquatics? It’s time to brush up your professional resume. Below, we’ve gathered our best resume writing tips for aquatic professionals, all in an effort to … Read more

Fall Flight – Are You Short Staffed Heading into August?

In a summer full of new issues, an old challenge is still going to test aquatic managers who were able to open their pools this summer, and  you can sense it coming… August always presents a major staffing challenge at … Read more

COVID-19 Pool Shut Down Procedures – Drain or Maintain?

How to safely operate or shut down your pool during a temporary closure. This week thousands of operators closed their doors to the general public in support of social distancing protocols issued by the CDC. If you’re wondering what to … Read more

COVID-19 CPO Course Information

Updates to Certified Pool Operator Classes  Communication – If you are currently signed up for a class you should already be receiving regular course updates. If you are not receiving updates, please email tim@aquaticcouncil.com with your personal email address.  Transferring to Another Class – … Read more

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

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