How much does a pool inspection cost?
A swimming pool is also a relaxing oasis for many, but to avoid expensive repairs, it should be maintained and inspected regularly. At least, you should inspect the pool whenever you are about to purchase a property, also look for problems such as cleaning equipment, hidden leaks as well as to test the heating equipment. A pool inspection does not involve the repair cost, so costs will vary which depends on the amount of time the pool inspector spends on-site. Don’t forget to ask for a sample report copy before you hire a pool inspector, to make sure of his or her inspection experience. The report must include recommendations and comments for action, not just a checklist of the inspected items.
Pool Inspection and Testing
Pool inspection is a complex process, in addition to the pool itself, which must be free of leaks and solid in the ground, the equipment that keeps it heated and clean should be in operating condition. The plumbing and electrical equipment also need to be tested. Finally, the pool inspector should check the decking surfaces surrounding the drains, pool, safety covers, and any type of hardware that protects them. The pool inspector runs all the equipment to check that they are working properly, but should not dismantle any parts. The pool inspection also includes water testing for chemical levels to keep algae and germs from growing in the pool while securing the equipment.
Pool inspection is also meant to check for safety hazards, from insufficient fencing to lose stones in a deck to noncompliant drains. Diving slides and boards, which are not common but still be installed on older pools, must be checked for rust and sharp edges.
Make sure pool inspection includes the verification of outfitted suction outlets with a federally approved anti-entrapment cover.
The Author Kevin Maxwell is the owner and operator of Maxwell Home Inspection Services, LLC. Kevin Maxwell is a certified Home Inspector located in Albany NY that has performed over 6000 Inspections.