Trevor A Sherwood II

Mr. Trevor A Sherwood II

Pool Operation Management
231 Chambersbridge Road, Unit C
Brick , NJ 08723
Office: 732-451-1040
Fax: 732-451-1630

With over 20 years of experience in the pool industry, Trevor A. Sherwood II, Pool Operation Management owner, provides consulting, training, inspections, and expert witness services for swimming pools and spas throughout the US, Caribbean and Guam. Trevor teaches a health department class, training health officers in pool inspections, and aided the rewriting of multiple state bathing codes. He has also sat on the New Jersey state bathing committee in 1999, 2004 and 2012. He has been the lead CPO® instructor at the Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show’s, the swimming industry’s largest trade show, for over 15 years. He was also deemed lead instructor for a grant issued by CPSC to NESPA for training health officials on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act and entrapment. In 2016, Trevor was named to the NSPF® Advanced Service Technician™ (AST) Review Committee and the Team of Pilot Instructors.Trevor has contributed to aquatic textbooks and related articles, influenced State Recreational Bathing Codes and presents at national industry conferences. He has provided leadership to such organizations as National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA), Community Association Institute - New Jersey Chapter (CAI), New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA), New Jersey Parks and Recreation Society (NJPRS), Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation Society (PRPS) and New Jersey and Massachusetts Health Departments.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Aquatics
  • Chemicals
  • Pools & Spas

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Garden State Scholar
• NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) Instructor Certification
• NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) Certification
• NSPF® Certified Pool Operator & Inspector
• NSPF® Advanced Service Technician (AST) Instructor
• APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) & Course Instructor
• APSP Certified Service Professional (CSP) & Course Instructor
• APSP Certified Service Technician Instructor (CST) & Course Instructor
• APSP Certified Maintenance( Specialist (CMS) & Course Instructor
• APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) Review Course Instructor
• APSP Professional Pool & Spa Operator (PPSO)
• National Plasterer’s Council Start Up Technician Certification
• ARC Lifeguard, CPR & AED Training
• ARC Lifeguard Training CPR & AED Instructor Certification (former)
• PRPS Swimming Pool Pesticide Instructor Certification
• Pool & Spa Heater Service Training, Pool and Spa Electrical Qualification Training
• OSHA's Competent Person Training
• Attended over 500 hours of pool related courses and seminars
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: • American Red Cross (ARC)
• International & New England Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA & NEHRSA)
• International Association of Aquatic Consultants (IAAC)
• International Pool & Spa Service Association (IPSSA)
• Massachusetts Health Officers Association (MHOA)
• New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA)
• New Jersey Pool Managers Association (NJPMA)
• Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Society (PRPS)
• National and New Jersey Community Association Institute (CAI & CAI-NJ)
• National and New Jersey Recreation & Park Association (NRPA & NJRPA)
• Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
• National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®)
• Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA)
• Professional Pool Operators of America (PPOA)
• World Water Park Association (WWA)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: • Personally train over 1,000 Certified Pool Operators a year
• How to perform pool inspection to health officials
• Lead instructor for the Northeast Spa and Pool Association to the VGB training team by way of the contract awarded to NESPA by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to provide training services on compliance with the Pool and Spa Safety Act to health and building code officials in NJ, PA, CT and NY
• Pool seminars for NJAA, PRPS, NJRPA, NJ ALPHI
• Pool training seminars for the Northeast Pool and Spa Association and Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
• Only CPO® presenter at the Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show, the largest pool trade show in the pool industry annually
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 65
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Poor paint job versus poor water chemistry, Patent infringement on pool tool, Children getting sick at swim lessons, Pool Light electrocution versus an enlarged heart, Poor surface, Drunken patron dove into shallow became quadriplegic, Poor deck and pool surfacing non-payment, Client developed severe skin disease from using a hot tub at a Delaware Fitness Club, Client is suing pool installer for improper installation, Client experienced hearing loss due to chemical explosion,
November , Client services the pool where there was a drowning death,Child client injured at hotel pool on skimmer, Client suing installer for popped pool, Client suing swim club for fall from diving board ladder, Client suing HOA for improper fill spout location, Client suing installer for improper vinyl liner install, Client suing hotel for injury on main drain cover, Insurance company being sued for repairs to equipment as result of a break-in, Degradation of pool equipment, drowning, paraplegic injuries, recreational water illnesses, product/manufacturer issues, Water park slip and fall, Chemical release
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 9
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2018
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 3
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 12, 3 trials, 9 depositions
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 1998, with focus beginning in 2005
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Witness Services: Review of Case Documentation and Pool Plans, Consultations, Reports; Site and Office Visits; Depositions; Testimony and Court Appearances
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $350.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: In attorney office: $500.00/hr plus travel
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $1,200.00/day plus travel
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel Time - $75.00/hour (time spent traveling and additional as below)

Automobile - In NJ, travel is $100.00 per visit; Outside NJ, travel expenses include airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and rental car or mileage @ a flat rate of $100.00 or .565 cents/mile, whichever is greater, plus tolls


References upon request.