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!