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National Swimming Pool Foundation ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

National Swimming Pool Foundation is located in Colorado Springs, CO, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 7 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Certified Pool Operator, Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist, and Certified Pool and Spa Operator. Time to complete this education training ranges from 1 hour to 24 hours depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 16 hours. The cost to attend National Swimming Pool Foundation ranges from $100 to $400 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $300. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "My company paid for my training".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending National Swimming Pool Foundation are "Good teachers" and "Positive environment", but respondents also mentioned "Good career preparation" and "Helpful career services" as notable benefits. National Swimming Pool Foundation has been reviewed 25 times, with an average rating of 4.56 out of 5. About 96% of reviewers would recommend National Swimming Pool Foundation to a friend.

School Information

1 hour - 24 hours


  • Certified Pool Operator: $150 - $400
  • Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist: $100
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO): $300
  • CPO certificate: $350
  • Certified Pool/ Spa Operator: $300
  • Pool/Spa Operator Certificate: $300
  • Certified Pool and Spa Operator: $800

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Good teachers Mentioned in 21 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 16 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 10 reviews

Recent reviews



Good teachers, Positive environment


Would have like a hands on training or lab aspect.

Other comments

Presentation was on point, informative and well done. Wealth of knowledge in all aspects of pools and spas. The Reference material is a great resource



Good teachers, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training


The class could have been longer. We covered a lot of information very quickly.

Other comments

This class was a great combination of online training, in class training, and hands-on training. The instructor was very knowledgeable in all aspects of Pool and Spa Operation.

Certified Pool Operator Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Pool Operator?

620 people answered

“I didn’t use it, and decided to stay in my original field.”

Sept. 9, 2019

“How good certifications look to have for future employers.”

Sept. 8, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Pool Operator?

701 people answered

“Make sure this is a field you would like to work in.”

Sept. 9, 2019

“Only go for it if you are going to be the person that holds all responsibility for maintaining the pool.”

Sept. 8, 2019
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