Your Pool Education Headquarters!

We want our customers to have the knowledge to care for their own pool. Whether you’re your own pool boy or have a responsibility to maintain a pool for a community, we have the education program for you.

For our commercial customers, we offer the Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course from the National Swimming Pool Foundation. This course provides individuals the basic skills and knowledge in pool and spa chemistry and equipment operations. This course is great for those who may have their own pool business, maintain a community, apartment, or commercial pool.

For our residential customers, we offer Pool School. This is an on-site training specifically customized for your pool. From calculating the volume of the pool, which is the foundation for proper chemical maintenance, to operational instruction maintaining your specific pool equipment. 

Additionally, we have pool calculators to help make proper chemical adjustments and a video series on pool chemistry and maintenance available for review anytime you need a refresher!

About CPO

The CPO® Certification course is a detailed, 16 hour class with an open book examination. It is the most recognized pool and spa certification in the United States and is sponsored by the National Swimming Pool Foundation®. It is taught by Andy Hines who has more than 25 years of experience in the pool industry. 

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This course includes topics on:

  1. Pool & Spa Management
  2. Maintenance & Operation
  3. Regulations, Codes, and Guidelines
  4. Facility Safety
  5. Filtration & Circulation
  6. Contamination & Disinfection
  7. Water Chemistry & Testing
  8. Troubleshooting
  9. Spas & Warm Water Pools
  10. And Much More

A fee is $325.00, plus applicable taxes, and must be received no later than two weeks prior to the class date. Late registration is available for an additional $40.00 if there is space. Late registration means the fee is not received at least two weeks prior to class. There is a $75.00 cancellation fee if not canceled by one week (7 days) before the class.

Registration Details:

Classes are held at North Austin YMCA 1000 W. Rundberg Ln. Austin TX 78758, Austin, TX

English CPO Register and pay online 2020

  • March 12-13
  • April 23-24
  • May 21-22
  • October 22-23

CPO Registration

We have no further CPO classes scheduled this year. Please check back with us in December for our 2022 training schedule.

Classes are held at North Austin YMCA 1000 W. Rundberg Ln. Austin TX 78758, Austin, TX

All CPO classes are on HOLD due to COVID-19.

  • March 12-13 (On Hold)
  • April 23-24 (On Hold)
  • May 21-22 (On Hold)
  • October 22-23 (On Hold)
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Class Enrollment

To attend a CPO® Certification class, please fill out the form below. Payment must be made before attending class. After you submit this form, an invoice will be sent to you. You may then pay online by clicking on the “Pay Online” tab.

The price for the 2-day class is $325.00, plus applicable taxes.

Fee must be received no later than 1 week prior to the class date. Late registration is available for an additional $40. Late registration is two weeks prior to each class. There is a $75.00 Cancellation Fee for any class cancellation, if not canceled at least 24 hours prior to the class.

How to Register?

Please note: All the classes are on HOLD due to COVID-19. If you have any questions please give us a call at (512) 873-8565.

Pool & Spa Safety

Hines Pool & Spa maintains a relationship with City and State health organizations in order to provide the most up to date information regarding residential and commercial pool safety regulations. From barrier codes to anti-entrapment, we can answer your questions and head you in the right direction.

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Pool Calculators

All pools and spas need maintenance. We at Hines Pool & Spa are here to help you determine just what kind and amount of maintenance your pool or spa needs. Our handy calculators will take you to step by step how to figure out amounts of chemicals needed to keep your pool or spa crystal clean. All you need are the dimensions of your pool and spa.

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Pool School

Even if you have weekly pool service, we believe every homeowner should understand the basics of maintaining their pool. We offer a 1-2 hour customized training session at your home, on your pool deck, and working with your equipment. If you don’t already have one, we can also provide a test kit for use in ensuring your pool chemistry is kept at the correct levels. 

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Our Pool School includes:

  • Chemistry - testing and adjusting
  • Cleaning - netting leaves, brushing, vacuuming, emptying skimmer baskets
  • Equipment

Filter operations - Backwashing (DE/Sand filters), cleaning/degreasing (cartridge filters), breaking down DE filters (discussion or demonstration)Pump operations - emptying pump basket Heater operation Pool Automation - operation, programming

  • Basic equipment troubleshooting including high/low filter pressure
  • Introduction to our video series and calculators on our website


Here at Hines Pool & Spa, we love to help you learn all there is about your pool or spa. Can't come in for a class? No problem, we compiled a how-to' video series to guide you through the home pool and spa maintenance. From vacuuming, brushing, water samples, testing, etc, we have you covered. Who knew pool & spa maintenance could be so easy.

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