Your home is your biggest single investment.

When creating the backyard of your dreams, your family deserves the peace of mind that comes with hiring a credentialed pool & spa professional!

More than 800 companies that employ certified and licensed pool, spa, and hot tub professionals in the Northeast are listed in our Find a Professional Search. Start your search now.



Why Hire a NESPA Member

 As a member of NESPA, industry professionals must agree to follow a code of ethics which includes a commitment to:

  • contributing to the health, safety, and welfare of the public
  • designing and building in compliance with all laws, ordinances, and regulations
  • being clear and truthful in advertising of their services and products

Why Hire a Certified Professional

Our national association, The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), offers certification programs for all aspects of our industry. With a PHTA certification, experienced pool and hot tub professionals demonstrate their commitment to

  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Professionalism

Learn more about these certifications

Licensing Requirements Where You Live

Beyond certifications, many states and counties in the northeast require pool contractors and service companies to be licensed to operate legally. These government licenses are often achieved by obtaining an industry certification and are maintained by taking ongoing industry education. Licenses are required in

  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey (being implemented)
  • Rockland County, NY
  • Nassau County, NY
  • Suffolk County, NY