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Why Hire a Certified Pool Operator
March 29, 2021
Why Hire a Certified Pool Operator

When you own something as valuable as a swimming pool, keeping it in tiptop shape is important and that means making sure its maintenance is in good hands. It’s just the smart thing to do. And since pools are more complicated than most people think, hiring a certified professional to handle your pool maintenance is a good idea. On top of that, many states require public pools to be maintained by a Certified Pool Operator (CPO). And whether you are maintaining on a commercial or private scale, hiring a CPO has many benefits.

But before we dive into that, you may be wondering ‘what is a CPO, anyway?’ A CPO is an individual who has attended and passed a certified training course that meets guidelines to ensure they know how to keep your poolscape clean, safe, and optimized.

A CPO will be specially trained to reduce the risks of water-related problems. This includes preventing accidents in and around the water, preventing illness, as well as keeping water chemical levels balanced and safe by performing regular tests and being proficient in managing the chemical feed.

A CPO will be trained in local and state standards for pool maintenance and safety. Even if you are operating a private pool or live in a state that does not require CPO maintenance by law, most counties have safety regulations for pools and as the pool owner, it’s your job to be aware of them.

Along with seeing to safety and regulatory guidelines, a CPO is trained to keep all of your valuable, and expensive, equipment in the best working shape. And if there ever is a problem, a good CPO will be up to speed on the best troubleshooting methods and the technologies that go with them.

In short, a CPO is a specially trained technician who will become your go-to resource for all things pool-related and the benefits of hiring a Certified Pool Operator in Carolina are many. Below are just a few.


Safety is, of course, one of the greatest benefits of hiring a CPO. They will know how to take proper steps to help avoid accidents, water illness, suction entrapment, electrocution, chemical hazards, etc. The physical safety of your poolscape should always be at the top of your pool maintenance list and a CPO is trained to know what to look for and how to address safety violations that an untrained eye might miss.

Peace of Mind

You will have peace of mind relying on a CPO to balance the water levels and chemicals in your pool. Water is more complex than most people realize. A swimming pool is never as simple as H2O. Water is a mixture of many minerals such as calcium, copper, and salt and is teeming with living organisms such as bacteria. A CPO has the tools and training to keep everything balanced just right.

Long-term Savings

With proper maintenance and upkeep, a CPO can actually help to extend the life of your pool and all of that equipment. Because they’re trained in the latest utilization of automation and technology, you can rest assured that you’re saving on costly repairs associated with neglect or mismanagement.

Increased Value of Property

Whether you own a commercial pool or enjoy swimming in your own backyard, a crystal clear poolscape will improve curb appeal and the potential value of your property.

The technicians at Carolina Pool Technologies have combined decades of experience and are CPO trained and certified. Let us help you take the stress out of pool maintenance by contacting us today for a free consultation.

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