Pool & Spa Inspections
A pool can be a magnificent addition to a house, providing hours of fun spent with family and friends poolside. But just like a house, a poorly maintained or old pool can be costly to restore or repair. Adding a pool inspection to your home buyer inspection or other inspection services is a tremendous value, and it will give you an accurate assessment of its condition. Contact us at (800) 232-5180. We serve San Diego and the surrounding areas.
Pools may have significant repair issues that can be a budget breaker. For example, resurfacing a pool can be as costly as installing a new roof. Repairs should not be taken lightly simply because the pool is outside. A swimming pool inspection will give you the knowledge you need to ask for remediation or a price reduction during the time of escrow.
In addition to an inspection of the condition of the pool and its attached equipment, we put a lot of emphasis on pool safety. Pools and spas can be very dangerous especially for small children and adults with long hair. We highly recommend that you have the pool inspected and take steps to secure the pool to prevent accidental drownings. You may want to read Pool Entrapment Hazard information.
Pool safety standards have changed numerous times over the years. Older pools especially should be inspected so that you’re aware of what might not meet current safety standards. While a seller does not have to upgrade a pool built years ago to meet today’s standards, we think you should know what is required today. Let us identify those items for you. See Don’t Swim with Shocks for more information.
Scheduling Pool Inspections
If you want to add a pool inspection to your home inspection, be sure to check that service when scheduling the appointment online or tell our office staff when you are scheduling over the phone. If a pool inspection is included with a home inspection, please allow additional time for the inspection due to the time required to inspect and document the pool.
- Surface condition (plaster, vinyl, fiberglass)
- Coping edge
- Tile band
- Decking around the pool
- Pool light functionality
- Condition of pumps, valves, and visible plumbing
- Pool furnace
- Condition of filter
- Electrical components
- GFCI protection
- Fill valves
- Condition of pumps and valves
- Above grade (visible) plumbing
- Pool furnace
- Condition of solar panels
- Fencing/door alarms
- Safety drain covers and placement
- Safety ledge (bench)
- The operational condition of the pool/spa
- Limited operation of computer control systems
- Bonding wire on equipment (not fencing or house)
- Draining pool/spa
- Entering the pool/spa
- Concealed Items (rebar, underground plumbing, buried electrical)
- Underground leaks
- Chemical and water treatment systems, including the chemical conditions of the water in the pool/spa
- Calculating size, adequacy of pool heating, filtering, and operating equipment
- Projections of life expectancy
- Determining compliance with installation guidelines, regulations, covenants, or other restrictions, including:
- The issuance of permits
- Adequacy of solar panels or the mounting thereof
- Programming computerized control systems
- Manual operation of valves
- All other limitations, exceptions, exclusions as set forth in the Inspection Agreement
If you have other concerns about the home you would like to purchase, be sure to check out our following specialty inspections and services:
Schedule A Pool Inspection Today
Considering purchasing a home with a pool? A pool inspection from The Real Estate Inspection Company will give you a clear picture of its condition. For more information about us and why we’re different, contact us atl (800) 232-5180. We service San Diego County, Riverside County, and Orange County.