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About National Swimming Pool Foundation
Encouraging healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research.
Who We Are
We believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging more aquatic activity, keeping pools safer, and keeping pools open. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers.
A CPO® Certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program, the world's leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, is available as a blended training program.
About National Plasterers Council
For more than 25 years the NPC has been the utmost authority for in-ground swimming pool and spa cementitious interior pool surface applicators, material manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. Be sure to visit our site to find the latest news, technical updates, and events impacting the pool industry.
Start Up Technician's:
Learn the correct way to properly start up a swimming pool using the NPC’s method
Earn a certification
Learn about possible problems during the start-up process and how to fix them
Have new resources to be able to solve issues as the arise in the field
This program certifies individuals to NPC Industry Standards in the proper startup of plastered pools. The startup process is the key event in bringing your pool to life! Proper startup is the first step in pool owners realizing the full value and longevity of their investment. The course will cover five primary areas: The History and Chemistry of Swimming Pool Surfaces, Basic Water Chemistry, Using a Water Test Kit, Start-Up Procedures and Pool Surface Start-Up Problems and Solutions. The course will include a live exam in the proper methods of testing water and conclude with a sixty (60) minute written test.
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