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Our Instructor, Joan Vienot . . .

Instructors of the Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification Course are authorized by the National Swimming Pool Foundation after completing the CPO® certification Instructor School.  The CPO® Certification Course content is standardized, so that students will receive the same basic instruction wherever the course is taught.  Pool School Florida’s instructor, Joan Vienot, has years of experience in operating and managing public swimming pools.  Expanding the course to meet Florida requirements (see Florida Law), the standard course is supplemented with pertinent articles from pool industry publications and news reports as well as our instructor’s professional experience when applicable to course concepts.

Joan provides emphasis on the Swimming Pool Operating Code for the state where the course is being taught.  She holds a current, active CPO® certification, and she has years of experience in aquatics working as a lifeguard, swimming instructor, city pool manager, swim team coach, public pool operator, and as a licensed Florida Registered Swimming Pool Servicing Contractor.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Vienot owned and managed a swimming pool service business, Pool Pal, Inc., contracting to provide routine weekly and bi-weekly service and pool operation for more than 300 swimming pools at condominiums, subdivisions, and high-use weekly vacation residential rentals and private properties in Santa Rosa Beach, in Northwest Florida.  Pool School Florida students consistently express appreciation for Joan’s direct experience in providing options and solutions to operational challenges at public and semi-public pools.