Hire A Licensed Pool Contractor


Why Hire A Licensed Pool Contractor To Build Your Pool Or Make Repairs?

  1. A licensed person has the required education, experience, insurance and qualifications to obtain a license. They must pass a competency examination before practicing.
  2. Licensed individuals are screened for prior criminal history.
  3. 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.
  4. You may be able to sue the licensee in civil court for problems related to the work done.
  5. Non-licensed contractors may not be insured, leaving you liable for any injuries or damages.
  6. There may be little recourse if you have issues with non-licensed contractors since the state isn’t governing their actions.

Protect Your Property

See what a contractor's license should look like and find out what certificates are NOT licenses here


  1. An occupational license / business tax ID is not a contractor's license.
  2. A CPO or CPT certificate is not a contractors’ license.

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 here


The state of Florida requires pool installers and builders to have a license; you can confirm licenses and read information on licensing at here