SPB - Pool Builder
New installations of below-ground pools and spas must be by a licensed “Swimming Pool Builder” (in-ground pools and spas only and for new installation work only). Swimming pool" means a permanent spa or any in-ground or partially above-ground structure intended for swimming that is greater than twenty-four inches in depth, and "swimming pool builder" means a person who, for financial compensation, excavates and grades for and constructs and installs a swimming pool, including, but not limited to, tiling, coping, decking and installation of associated circulation equipment such as pumps, filters and chemical feeders.
Any person seeking a license as a Swimming Pool Builder shall apply to the commissioner on an application form provided by the commissioner. Applicants must include the appropriate required documentation for license type “Swimming Pool Builder (SPB)”:
- Proof of five (5) years experience under the supervision of a Licensed Swimming Pool Builder under this chapter, or equivalent experience as determined by the commissioner;
- Satisfactory evidence that the applicant has obtained or works for an employer that has obtained a home improvement contractor registration, and a written statement that the applicant shall at all times maintain or work for an employer that has maintained, during license period and renewal of the Swimming Pool Builder license, a home improvement contractor registration;
- Proof that the applicant has obtained the designation entitled “Certified Building Professional” from the trade association “Pool & Hot Tub Alliance” (“PHTA”), or equivalent education and experience to be determined by the Commissioner.
➔ If applying for equivalent experience and training (any license type), submit notarized statements from occupational related employers as to the dates and duties of employment AND copies of any diplomas and degrees of education related to the occupational license type for which you are applying. If you are a military service member with a Recommendation for Review, submit your recommendation in lieu of statements and diplomas.
Application and Qualifications