Pool Operations Certification Required by Majority
A majority of respondents to the Aquatic Trends survey said they require someone on their staff to have a pool operations certification, such as the Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) certification. Some 93.1% of respondents in 2022 said they required such certification, compared with 86.8% in 2021.
Respondents from Ys, parks and schools were the most likely to require a pool operations certification. Some 96.7% of Y respondents, 95.7% of park respondents and 95.7% of school respondents said they required such certification.
Respondents from camps were the least likely to require someone on staff to have a pool operations certification, though more than three-quarters (75.9%) said they had such a requirement.