June 2018 Edition
Swimming in licensing options
Rule 61G4-15.040 of the Florida Administrative Code governs certification of residential pool and spa servicing specialty contractors. The Rules gets its authority from sections from chapters 455 and 489 of the Florida Statutes.
F.A.C. Rule 61G4-15.040 provides for the certification of residential pool and spa servicing specialty contractors “as a limited subset of the swimming pool/spa servicing contractor”.
The rules defines a residential swimming pool/spa servicing specialty contractor as a contractor whose scope of work involves the repair and servicing of residential swimming pools, hot tubs or spas.
Contractors with a specialty license may repair or replacement of existing equipment, any cleaning or equipment sanitizing that requires at least a partial disassembling, change filters, install new pool/spa equipment, refinish the interior, re-installation or addition of pool heaters, repair or replace all perimeter piping and filter piping, repair of equipment rooms or housing for pool/spa equipment, substantial or complete draining.
The scope of such work does not include direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines.