August 2014 - page 7

Florida Pool Pro
• August 2014
The Construction Industry Licensing Board and the
Department of Business and Professional Regulation have
approved a $100 FEE HOLIDAY for the 2014 and 2015 renewal
cycles for certified and registered contractors.
During the fee holiday, certified and registered contractors
renewing an active license will have their fees reduced
by $100. Contractors renewing their inactive licenses will
have their $50 inactive renewal fee waived in its entirety. All
contractors (active or inactive) will still be required to pay
the $5 unlicensed activity fee and the $4 Florida Building
Commission fee in order to renew. All fees must be paid by
the renewal deadline (August 31, 2014 for certified andAugust
31, 2015 for registered) to avoid additional fees.
Save $100 on license renewal
just new pool construction. In 2006 the FSPA did an economic impact study
and at the time determined the swimming pool industry’s impact on the Florida
economy was about $10 billion. Since that time we’ve seen the economy tank
but we are now on the upswing.
This fall the FSPA will once again be surveying the industry about their
businesses so we can have updated figures on the economic impact in
Florida. This will include all aspects of swimming pools including maintenance,
repairs, retail, construction, manufacturing and distribution. This information is
valuable when we speak to lawmakers and regulators about the significance
of our industry in the sunshine state. I encourage you watch for the survey
and respond promptly.
In the meantime, take a few moments to congratulate your fellow FSPA
members on a great accomplishment!
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