Pool Contractor

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MAKE SURE THAT YOU ENROLL TO TAKE BOTH THE BUSINESS AND TRADE EXAMS AT THE SAME TIME. IF NOT, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL $80 TO TAKE THE SECOND EXAM.

 

Testing Company Info

Below is the testing company information you will need concerning your exam.

The answers to the examination questions will be based on the editions listed below. Some of the questions will also be based on field experience and knowledge of trade practices. Editions earlier or later than those listed below can be brought to the examination but AT YOUR OWN RISK. However, ONLY ONE COPY of each reference will be allowed into the examination.

Photocopies will not be allowed unless the appropriate authorities (DBPR and the publishers) have given written authorization. Hand-written and typewritten notes are NOT allowed. Existing handwritten notes must be blackened out or whitened out completely, by the candidate, prohibiting legibility. Moveable tabs (e.g., Post-it® Flags) are NOT allowed. You will not be permitted to make any marks in your references during the examination.

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Scope

 

"Commercial pool/spa contractor" means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to, the construction, repair, and servicing of any swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, whether public, private, or otherwise, regardless of use. The scope of work includes the installation, repair, or replacement of existing equipment, any cleaning or equipment sanitizing that requires at least a partial disassembling, excluding filter changes, and the installation of new pool/spa equipment, interior finishes, the installation of package pool heaters, the installation of all perimeter piping and filter piping, and the construction of equipment rooms or housing for pool/spa equipment, and also includes the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor. The scope of such work does not include direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines. The installation, construction, modification, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning does not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment. Water treatment that does not require such equipment does not require a license. In addition, a license is not required for the cleaning of the pool or spa in a way that does not affect the structural integrity of the pool or spa or its associated equipment.

 

 

Examination Outline

 

The answers to the examination questions will be based on the editions listed below. Some of the questions will also be based on field experience and kno wledge of trade practices. Editions earlier or later than those listed below can be brought to the examination but AT YOUR OWN RISK. However, only one copy of each reference will be allowed into the examination.

Photocopies will not be allowed unless the appropriate authorities (DBPR and the publishers) have given written authorization. Hand written and typewritten notes are NOT allowed. Existing hand written notes must be blackened out or whitened out completely, by the candidate, prohibiting legibility. Moveable tabs (e.g., Post-it Flags) are NOT allowed. You will not be permitted to make any marks in your references during theexamination.

Construction Industry Licensing Board Examination At A Glance

Commercial Pool Contractors General Trade Knowledge Examination Content Information

 

 

Approved References

  1. NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, 2014
  2. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, 2011
  3. ANSI 1 American National Standard for Public Swimming Pools, 2014
  4. ANSI 2 American National Styandard for Public Spas, 1999
  5. ANSI 3 American National Standard of Permanently Installed Residential Spas, 2014
  6. ANSI 5 American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools, 2011
  7. ANSI/NSF 50 Equipment for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Other Recreational Water Facilities, 2016a
  8. Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book, 31st Edition 
  9. Chapter 64E-9 Public Swimming Pools and Bathing Places
  10. Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers,and Builders, 6th Ed.
  11. Guide to Shotcrete ACI 506R-16, 2016
  12. NSPF Certified Pool and Spa Operator Handbook 2014
  13. 2017 Florida Building Code - Building 
  14. OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Regulations