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Pool Technician Program            

Important Information:

To become certified, an individual must pass a one-time examination. To maintain the certification, the Technician or Apprentice Technician must pay a yearly renewal fee thereafter.

Examination fees are non-refundable and must be taken within one year after payment of the fee. If you do not pass the exam you must wait at least 30 days before retaking the exam. There is a new examination fee each time the test is taken.

Additional Resources:

  • “Basic Training Manual, Part 1, Chemicals”
    Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, Inc. (ipssa)
    P.O. Box 15828
    Long Beach CA 90815-0828
  •  “Continuing Education Series, Pool Chlorination Facts”
    Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, Inc. (ipssa)
    P.O. Box 15828
    Long Beach CA 90815-0828
  • “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Pool Care”
    “Guide to Chlorine”
    “Guide to pH, Alkalinity, Water Testing and Water Balance”
    “Guide to Alternative Sanitizes”
    Service Industry News
    P.O. Box 5829
    San Clemente, CA 92674-5829
    (949) 366-9981
  • “Basic Pool and Spa Technology”
    various other publications
    National Spa & Pool Institute
    2111 Eisenhower Ave.
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 838-0083
  • “Pool/Spa Operator’s Handbook”
    National Swimming Pool Foundation
    224 East Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (719) 540-9119
  • “Pool Operator’s Manual”
    Washington State Public Health Association
    Other publications available
    National Environmental Health Association
    720 S. Colorado Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80246
    (303) 756-9090

Available Pool Classes:

  • Antelope/Santa Clarita/San Fernando Valleys
    Blue Wave Certification Instruction
    Two Saturday classes
    Instructor: Tom Clark
    (661) 250-5316

  • Los Angeles
    Russ Tucker Pool School
    Instructor: Russ Tucker
    (310) 218-6693
    Two Saturday morning classes

  • Riverside / Anaheim / San Diego
    2 day CPO classes
    Instructor: Steve Donohoe
    (949) 235-5888

  • San Fernando Valley
    Russ Tucker Pool School
    Instructor: Russ Tucker
    (818) 998-7511
    Two Friday evening classes

  • San Gabriel Valley
    National Pool Tech Training
    Instructor: Berry H. Hall
    222 E. Foothill Blvd
    Monrovia, CA 91017
    Two day training course
    (888) 609-0302 or (626) 303-3758

  • South Bay
    Russ Tucker Pool School
    Instructor: Russ Tucker
    (310) 218-6693
    Two Thursday evening classes

  • Certified Pool/Spa Operator's Course (CPO)
    Offered at various times and locations throughout southern California
    National Swimming Pool Foundation
    4775 Granby Circle
    Colorado Springs, CO 80919
    For information, call (719) 540-9119

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