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How can I tell if my contractor is licensed?

The state of Florida requires a license for swimming pool repairs, remodeling and new construction; you can confirm licenses and read information on licensing at www.MyFloridaLicense.com.

    • Pool cleaning and basic water treatments do not require a DBPR license.
    • A licensed person has the required education, experience, insurance and qualifications to obtain a license.  They must pass a competency examination before practicing.
    • Licensed individuals are screened for prior criminal history.
    • The department can discipline and even revoke a license if the person does not live up to professional standards.  This is a not a total safeguard, but is a strong incentive for the licensee to do good work.
    • You may be able to sue the licensee in civil court for problems related to the work done.
    • Non-licensed contractors may not be insured, leaving you liable for any injuries or damages.  There may be little recourse if you have issues with non-licensed contractors since the state isn’t governing their actions.

Click here to see a few examples of different licenses!

Love My Pool the FSPA blog

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