The Pool Professor

Pool Operator Classes


Pool Operator Classes
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The Pool Professor Pool Operator Classes

The courses are taught by Roy Fielding. Roy is one of the foremost Aquatics Directors in the nation and has been working with pools for over 45 years. Mr. Fielding recently was asked to present some of his work at the World Conference on Drowning in Potsdam, Germany, Penang, Malaysia and Edmonton, Canada. In 2010 Aquatics International magazine named Mr. Fielding as one of top 25 most influential leaders in the Aquatics Leadership in the United States. Mr. Fielding was also asked to serve as a reviewer for the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance CPO Handbook and has awards from PHTA for his teaching. Roy has been on the development teams for the most recent editions of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding and Lifeguard Management textbooks since 1999.

The following are the different choices you have:

The National Swimming and Spa Foundation (NSPF) has changed to the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA).

Two-Day Course –a must for the aquatics facility operator of today. Meets and exceeds the state requirements. Good for five years. $300.00  This is the minimum price that the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance will let instructors charge!

Blended Course – first you would complete the PHTA Pool Operator Primer – I will provide you with the course access code. Present the Record of Completion at a one day course and take the national exam at the end of the day. Good for 5 years. Save time and money. $300.00

One-Day Course – the materials you need to meet the State of North Carolina  requirements. To the point instruction. Good for five years. $125.00 Enroll three or more students in the one day class and save $15.00 per student.

Online Renewal Special – materials will be emailed to you can work at your pace. This will NOT renew the PHTA CPO national certification two day course. Good for 5 years $110.00



Roy – I want to thank you for the information you provide in your pool operator course. One of the key things you pointed out was to have a licensed electrician check the pool grounding and bonding for any electrical issues. We did have major issues and because what we took away from the class it may have helped save many lives. Take care my friend.
– Brenda Potter

I have taken 3 pool operators classes before, and found yours to be far and away the best and most effective of all that I have experienced.  Thanks again for your help.
– Mike Molle’