swimming pool association

Reporting Unlicensed Activity

How to report unlicensed activity to the DBPR

  • The state of Florida requires a license; you can confirm licenses at www.MyFloridaLicense.com.
  • Non-licensed contractors performing work which requires a license can be reported to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Call the DBPR’s toll-free hotline 866-532-1440 or e-mail ULA@dbpr.state.fl.us (report is forwarded to local office / investigator). A list of regulation offices can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/division-of-regulation/contact-information/


Download the DBPR app to make reports quickly and easily.

Licenses

There are four swimming pool contractor licenses. More detailed descriptions can be found here.

    • Commercial pool/spa contractor: They can repair, build/install and service residential and commercial pools and spas.
    • Residential pool/spa contractor: They can repair, build/install and service residential pools and spas (not commercial).
    • Swimming pool/spa servicing contractor: They can repair and service (not build) commercial and residential pools and spas.

Residential pool/spa servicing specialty contractor: They can repair and service (not build) residential pools and spas (not commercial).

 

Below The Surface the Industry blog

By Alvaro Mendoza, CES / amendoza@ceswaterquality.com After 35 years of paying its dues, chemistry controllers are finally being accepted as a great baseline to a responsible commercial pool care program. Forward-thinking pool service owners are taking it one step further and are providing a controller for each of their customers as a part of their […]

By FSPA President Jim Bingold As we begin 2019 I am compelled to reflect back on my time as a FSPA Board member for the Palm Beach Chapter and on the state Executive Committee, but more importantly, on the amazing people of this association. I think about the volunteers who served as presidents, task force […]

By Todd Koonts, SPIES Pool / todd@spiespool.com What is Legionella and why do we seem to be hearing more about it being found in spas, spray features or fountains? Legionella is a germ that can cause a type of pneumonia called Legionellosis, more commonly known as Legionnaire’s Disease. Legionnaire’s often mimics the symptoms of pneumonia […]