Qualified Pool Operator (QPO) was born in 2020 through a collaboration between principals Rusty Fausnaugh,Pool Pro LLC, and Tarrae Levine, Pool Pro Mermaids. This collaboration marries the skills and experience of Rusty's 30+ years in the aquatics industry and Tarrae's 30+ years of experience with instructional design. The focus of QPO is the contribute to the aquatic industry by raising up the next generation of aquatic professionals. Excellence by training.
Pool Pro SW began in 2021 to continue serving the chemical needs of Pool Pro LLC clients. Please find the contact information for Yvonne (Pool Pro SW) in the contact section.
We have more than 30 years of experience in commercial hot tubs, spas and pools. We work with the beginner and the experienced aquatic professional through certification, one to one training, and professional development.
So you have your CPO certification, now what? Or you are an experienced CPO, but you have a water issue that you've never seen before, now what? Whether it's training or customized solutions, we're here to help. Pool Operator Training hours are designed to meet the needs of CPOs in one-to-one training.
Pool Operator Training hours are now open.
I'm required to provide monthly inservice training for my pool staff.
What is inservice pool staff training?
How do I design the training?
Where do I find instructors?
I need an accountability system for my pool staff.
What is an accountability system?
How do I design one?
Who implements this system?
I manage a hotel and I need some solutions for managing my pool staff.
Why do we have to close the pool so often?
How can we best support our CPO?
How can we best create a safe pool environment?
How can I get rid of the foam in the hot tub?
Email us for professional solutions to these issues and more.
At QPO certificate training is provided in association with PHTA.
All certificates are issued by PHTA.
The mission of PHTA is: The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance protects and advances the common interests of the industry by providing education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge and profitability.
You may visit PHTA for more information. www.phta.org
We offer a fusion of virtual and live online instruction that includes:
Your online CPO course includes:
Virtual online course is self-paced in that you can complete a module at different times inline with your schedule and learning style.
Live Zoom Class is offered through Zoom conference calling.
Onsite Class is offered in person for an aquatic facility
Exams for certification are offered onsite and virtually proctored through zoom
HOW TO GET STARTED
STEP 1 Click the REGISTER button, fill out a short form for your chosen course. Click submit.
STEP 2 Receive and review your WELCOME email from us and complete the invoice for your course.
STEP 3 Begin your course.
Rusty Fausnaugh is a swimmer.
Aquatics has been his life since taking American red cross swimming courses as a youth. Most valuable swimmer on his high school swim team and being awarded a scholarship to swim in College, he chose instead to attend a school closer to home and began operating pools and teaching swim lessons at the end of that adventure.
In the early 90’s, after working for municipalities to teach and operate their pools in Colorado and New York, he got an opportunity to work on construction and help people operate their pools as he had in the 80’s.
All around the southwest United States, he has demolished, constructed, started up and provided training on every type of facility and every type of swimming pool component.
Teaching swimming, lifeguarding and water safety is one skill, but becoming a CPO instructor for the National Swimming Pool Foundation in the late 90’s opened up a whole new dimension for his pool service, supply and construction business. He and his partner operated this business, employing dozens of people over the years.
A regular attendee of the World Aquatic Health Conference and avid seeker of training opportunities from all manufacturers of pool equipment. He has consulted, installed, and tested most of the products available to operators for safe operation of their facilities. He continues to find new ways to live in aquatics and find new and different ways to incorporate water in his life.
now open for registration
This is a virtual and live online course for the new CPO to qualify for a 5 year certification Click REGISTER below
This is a virtual and live online course is for the experienced CPO to renew their 5 year certification Click REGISTER below
This course is the same virtual course included in the Five Year Certification course. It includes:
-a Certificate of Completion, and
-the CPO handbook.
It DOES NOT include the final exam or the CPO 5 year certification. The live zoom class is optional. This course is recommended for students that need the training but do not need the certification. This often includes staff who serve under the leadership of the CPO. It is helpful to train all pool staff. This is the English version.
This course includes the same information of the Five Year Certification course. It includes:
-a Certificate of Completion, and
-the CPO handbook.
However, it DOES NOT include the final exam or the CPO 5 year certification. The live zoom class is optional (English only). This course is recommended for students that need the training but do not need the certification. This often includes staff who serve under the leadership of the CPO. It is helpful to train all pool staff. This is the Spanish
You may add up to 3 hours of one to one training with any of our classes. This is recommended for new CPOs and/or hotel staff. ENGLISH SPEAKING
This onsite course is for the organization that desires to certify their staff and train them to care for their own facilities. Email us for your quote.
Payment is not required with any registration.
For students enrolled to receive their CPO certification for the first time, Class is mandatory. This class will provide further instruction and prepare students for the final exam.
Classes are scheduled on Wednesdays @9am-1pm MST.
Future dates - 05/03/23, 05/17/23, 05/31/23, 06/14/23, 06/28/23, 07/12/23, 0726/23, 08/09/23, 08/23/23, 09/20/23, 09/06/23 This is a Zoom class and requires a computer with a camera and microphone
The final exam is for all CPO students who have completed the online modules and, for the first time CPO student, completed the live zoom class. These are the upcoming dates for the final exam and certification. The 8 virtual online modules must be completed before the Final Exam.
The exams are scheduled on Wednesdays @2-4pm MST.
Future dates - 05/03/23, 05/17/23, 05/31/23, 06/14/23, 06/28/23, 07/12/23, 0726/23, 08/09/23, 08/23/23, 09/20/23, 09/06/23 This is a proctored exam on Zoom and requires a computer with a camera and microphone
Would you like to host a CPO course at your facility and receive discounts and benefits for your own staff?
Let's chat about the possibilities, fill out the Contact form below and we will call you.
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