Pinellas County | Residential Pool/Spa Contractor (GITS©)

“Residential pool/spa contractor” means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to, the construction, repair, and servicing of any residential swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, in areas attached to onefamily or two-family dwellings. The scope of work includes the installation, repair, or replacement of existing equipment, any cleaning or equipment sanitizing which 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 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 purpose of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment. Water treatment does that does not require such equipment does not require a license. In addition, a license shall not be required for the cleaning of the pool or spa in any way that does not affect the structural integrity of the pool or spa or its associated equipment. As regulated under Florida Statute, a person who has passed a competency examination as a Residential Pool Contractor may perform these or related tasks or may supervise persons in his employ in the execution of these tasks.

Residential Pool Courses

Exams For Residential Pool (Trade & Business)

Residential Pool Exam

  • Exam: SBE1A
  • Testing Method: Open book
  • Testing Company: GITS (Gainesville Independent Testing Service)
  • Hours Alloted: 2h
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Safety
    • Sitework
    • Code Requirements
    • Barriers
    • Concrete Placing and Finishing
    • Concrete Reinforcing Steel
    • Electrical
    • Pool Care and Operation
    • Estimating
    • Shotcrete
    • Finishes
    • Equipment and Piping

Business and Law Exam

  • Exam: AAE2A
  • Testing Method: Open Book
  • Testing Company: GITS (Gainesville Independent Testing Service)
  • Hours Allotted: 2h
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Insurance Laws
    • Tax Laws
    • Safety
    • Management
    • Lien Laws
    • Employment Laws
    • General Accounting

Full Bookset For Residential Pool License

The books set includes all required references for both the Residential Pool and Business Procedures exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

PINELLAS COUNTY (FLORIDA) RESIDENTIAL POOL (GITS) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $589.74

PINELLAS COUNTY (FLORIDA) RESIDENTIAL POOL (GITS) - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $669.74

Residential Pool Books

OSHA is required for both the business and the trade exams.

Business and Law Books

OSHA is required for both the business and the trade exams.