State of South Carolina Swimming Pool/Spa Operator Training Program


Pope and Company, LLC, presents the original, most intensive, up-to-date State Training Course in the State of South Carolina to prepare individuals to become licensed swimming pool/spa operators in the State of South Carolina and throughout the world.


#1 Rated Program in the State of South Carolina

Why Attend?

Owner/operator State of South Carolina Public Swimming Pool-Spa regulation 61-51. All public swimming pools shall be operated under the direction of a qualified swimming pool operator who holds a valid South Carolina Pool Operator's Certification.


  • This one-day course is the latest in training for those who are responsible for operating clean, safe and efficient facilities.

  • Once you register, you will be sent through priority U.S. mail, a complete study guide, course textbooks, hand-outs, exact location, map and many other important documents for the course. The study guide will take about 8 hours of home study and is required before attending the course. The study guide prepares you to participate in, and graduate from, the course.

  • In-depth instruction is provided on filtration, disinfection, water testing and treatment, design considerations, facility management, risk management, facility troubleshooting, and much more.

  • The course is the training program specifically designed to meet the needs of those working in public, hotel, condo, semi-public and municipal pools or water park facilities in the State of South Carolina.

  • This course includes an additional section that is specific to the study of the South Carolina Regulation 61-51 and your facility's swimming pool. You will learn to recognize important aspects of this code and how it applies to the facility swimming pool.

  • THE NUMBER "1" rated program in South Carolina.


Who Should Attend?

Operators of Pools in:

What You Will Learn

  • Recognize important aspects of South Carolina Swimming Pool Regulation 61-51 swimming pool code and how it applies to the facility swimming pool.

  • Recognize important aspects of water balance and pool chemistry and apply them to daily operations and management procedures.

  • List, document, and supervise required instrumentation of hydraulic and filtration systems and integrate them into daily operations and management procedures.

  • Be able to recognize and explain pertinent variables that determine and control pool costs.

  • Recognize important aspects of technical specification writing when entering into major swimming pool purchases.

  • Recognize important aspects of risk management, and apply these techniques to the everyday operations of a facility.

  • Explain basic procedures used when evaluating and solving common swimming pool related problems.

  • Students will learn simple ways to master the information above and integrate them into the daily management and supervision of swimming pools and spas.

  • Basic aquatic operation and management.

  • The South Carolina Rules and Regulations.

  • The No. 1 Rated Program in South Carolina.


This program is an approved SCDHEC swimming pool operator course. Participants WILL receive the STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA POR LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION. The certification/license is recognized for 5 years. There is NO annual renewal fee. To renew this license after 5 years, the operator must attend the one-day program but does NOT have to take exams over again.

The Swimming Pool Operator Program will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will conclude by 6 p.m. with the State of South Carolina exam given on the afternoon of the day of class. THE EXAM IS OPEN BOOK AND YOU MAY USE ALL COURSE BOOKS AND MATERIALS.

Sample Full One-Day Course Outline

Cost of Program

The cost of the program is $405 per person. No Refunds.

Complete registration form. Once the registration form is received, an invoice will be mailed along with complete directions, map, program instructions, and exact locations.​

  • Registration

  • Introduction

  • SCDHEC Code/Regulations

  • Heating and Air Circulation

  • Filtration & Recirculation

  • Pool Calculations

  • LUNCH (on your own)​

  • Contamination and Disinfection

  • Water Balance and Chemical Feed

  • Water Testing

  • Record Keeping

  • Pool and Spa Water Problems​

  • Pool Management Guidelines

  • Chemical Dosing

  • Spas

  • System Maintenance

  • Troubleshooting

  • Renovations

  • Facility Safety

  • Review and Questions

  • Exam (open book and you may use all course books and materials

Steps to Attend the SC Swimming Pool-Spa Operator's Training Course

  1. Complete Registration Form to choose your date and location.

  2. You will be invoiced for $405 per person (MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO POPE AND COMPANY).

  3. Course directions and all books and information will be mailed through Priority Mail upon receipt of registration.

Course Materials Include:

  • "Public Swimming Pool Management “ by Dr. James R. Pope.

  • Rules and regulations for the State of South Carolina, Department of Health & Environmental Control 61 -51.

  • Various aquatic-related handouts and required forms.

  • Sample Hazard Communication Plan.

  • Sample MSDS Sheets.

  • Sample Pathogen Exposure Control Plan.

  • Biohazard Precautions.


This course also features the textbooks "Public Swimming Pool Management in the State of South Carolina" and "Public Swimming Pool Management II," a manual on Safety, Training, Personnel, and Program in the State of South Carolina, the State of South Carolina's Official Public Swimming Pool Rules and Regulation 61-51 for 2019, State of South Carolina's Official Operator Logbook and many national and state handout materials.

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