CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION
SPA AND POOL TRADES
CANDIDATE INFORMATION BULLETIN
View 2014 CONSPA Golf Photos
The CONSPA golf tournament, August 27 at Traditions of Wallingford- : First, I’ll take off my golf hat and salute Mike Giannamore and his team for what was really a great event all around. The tournament was sold out! With 104 golfers, great membership attendance and a host of very generous supporters and sponsors. Together, we raised $6,000 for Children Of Fallen Patriots- a foundation that is run brilliantly with 100% of donation monies going to provide scholarships for sons and daughters of parents who lost their lives defending freedom around the globe in our military. Great cause! Great day of fun! Let’s do it again next year!
September 2014 President Message
September has been a very busy month! Perhaps the late winter and slow start is balancing out with a roaring fall season?That’s what it looks like from here. How about you? We’d love to hear from you! Please consider attending our membership meetings (next one is September 30 in Southbury) and also visit our website! While there, check out the licensed contractor locator tool, if for no other reason to make sure your company information is up to date!
In brief, here are some highlights from the busy summer and upcoming important events and education opportunities:
Safe Handling and Storage of Pool Chemicals
Each year swimming pool operators and maintenance staff suffer injuries and illnesses due to exposure to chemicals used to treat water in public and private pools.* In many cases, these exposures also harm bathers and other occupants of the facility. Acute exposures to dust and gases from Chlorine containing pool chemicals can lead to respiratory injuries, asthma exacerbation and eye and skin irritation.
Connecticut Occupational Licensing for Spa & Pool Trades
With guest speaker – Lawrence Caniglia, Executive Director, Northeast Spa & Pool Association
Increase awareness to the industry that service licenses are needed and enforceable after the recent legislation. Also the builder license is now being issued, so get your paperwork going and we must be sure to show how the builders differs from the service license.
The process to get either license, starting with the prerequisite education (APSP certifications), grandfathering, PSI applications, testing, studying for state exams, etc.
Enforcement, Penalties, Consumer Awareness, Point of Sale (POS).
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NESPA and CONSPA have developed a comprehensive online resource designed to answer your questions about the Pool and Spa Maintenance and Repair License (SP-1 & SP-2) and the Swimming Pool Builder License. Click here to find out the answers to frequently asked questions and to download the forms needed to apply for licensing in Connecticut.