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A9/B5 A-9 Swimming Pools (Commercial) and B-5 General Swimming Pool Contractor (Residential) (2017-10-18)

A-9 Swimming Pools Scope – Construction, service, and repair of swimming pools and spas, including water and gas service lines from point of service to pool equipment, wiring from pool equipment to first readily accessible disconnect, pool piping, fittings, backflow prevention devices, waste lines, and other integral parts of a swimming pool or spa. Also included is the installation of swimming pool accessories, covers, safety devices, and fencing for protective purposes, if in the original contract.

B-5 General Swimming Pool Contractor Scope – Construction and repair of swimming pools and spas. Installation of code required pool barriers around the swimming pool or spa and installation of utilities from the point of service to the pool equipment. Construction of other structures or appurtenances is excluded. This scope includes all B-5R sub-classifications.

The trade test is considered equivalent for these classifications and upon passing the CBME and trade exam, either license classification may be applied for without further testing. 

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