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Swimming Pool Inspection Reveals Ground Movement Around Pool.


When cracks form in a pool Swimming pool Inspection Services are called upon to check the pool and figure out the reason for cracking. Everything we found ended up being a considerable surface movement which was diminishing the structural integrity of the inground swimming pool.


During the Swimming pool inspection, our inspector spoke aided by the homeowner who claimed that the pool was losing water. Our inspector made the following observations:

· The pool had been built around 1980.

· The pool had one strain that is main the deep end while the plumbing appeared to be created using PVC pipe.

· The pool was not level while the deep end had been more or less 2 inches less than the end that is superficial.

· There was a slope that is down 12 feet through the deep end that might be caused by the shifting of the pool.

· The homeowners also noted that the pool had been previous examined to determine the reason behind the leak; throughout the inspection, the plumbing was tested and found to be intact.

Cause of Cracking in Swimming Pool

Our inspector noted that inside the knowledge, splits are usually caused by ground movement. In inclusion, it had been noted that in the past year many earthquakes had taken place in this area. This led our inspector to determine that ground motion caused the cracking when you look at the pool that has been causing the pool to drip or leak.

Pool Repair Estimates

Unfortunately, issues with the ground movement have a tendency to result in repairs that can be high priced. At the end of the Swimming pool inspection, our inspector offered estimation for the repairs that included the expense of filing for licenses, employing a specialist, and making the repairs that are necessary for the pool. These repairs had been determined to price more than $25,000. The estimation would not include other incidentals that could have arisen, such as splitting the main drain into two, and any electric gear required to deliver the pool up to signal. These extra repairs could add more than $1,000 to the total cost of fixing the pool.

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.

Phone: 1-800-598-4754


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