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New Edition of Pool and Spa Operator
Handbook Released

NSPF Continues Excellence in Aquatic Education


Some of the changes to the 2017 Pool and Spa Operator Handbook include added information on Advanced Service Technician training, updated recommended pool temperatures per the Red Cross and updated statistics on CDC inspections.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) is proud to announce the eighth installment of the Pool and Spa Operator Handbook. The 2017 edition includes updates and additions that were provided by NSPF instructors and industry experts since the last publication in 2014.

In a rapidly evolving aquatic industry, NSPF strives to provide the latest and best information to aquatic professionals. Updating the Handbook, a resource guide for the CPO (Certified Pool and Spa Operator) Certification course, is one of the ways NSPF accomplishes this goal. The 2017 Pool and Spa Operator Handbook is available for purchase now and will also be bundled with the purchase of the online Pool Operator Primer (POP).

"Caring for pools and spas requires knowledge of chemistry, engineering, microbiology, physics, public health, regulations and more," states Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of NSPF. "We are able to provide new, relevant details in the handbook thanks to all who help us keep pace with these fast-changing technological and regulatory knowledge areas," he added.

General changes to the Handbook include updated text, charts, pictures, cover art, and acknowledgments. The NSPF supports the industry with training and ensures their products are updated to industry standards with expert input from educators and leaders worldwide.

For more details about the 2017 publication of the Pool and Spa Operator Handbook, please visit

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