Swimming Pool Operation

Proper swimming pool operation consists of all protocols, procedures, and best practices that relate to the healthy and safe facility maintenance. The recommendations found on these pages are general information only; they are not intended to replace or supersede the laws, regulations, or protocols required by any jurisdiction.

Pool operation includes the following topics:

  • Basic Operation
  • Circulation
  • Filtration
  • Pool Chemistry
  • Maintenance
  • Clean up Following Contamination

The pool operator is responsible for the safe, healthful operation of the swimming pool. This responsibility is delegated and shared by the aquatic staff, taking the form of basic operation, facility checks, health and safety rule enforcement, facility checks/repair requests, and maintenance tasks.