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Swimming Pool Inspections: What to Check When Buying a Home with a Pool.

Seeking a new home with space for entertainment, cool, and exercising? Many are, and only for this reason, some buyers look for the advantage of buying a home with an existing in-ground swimming pool. With a backyard resort, you can begin to enjoy a private aquatic leisure center on move-in day. Many buyers prefer an empty yard to build a pool to their specifications. But for homes that are available with swimming pools, you should take the right steps to secure your investment. It is more advisable to have a pool inspection before buying your new home.


Whether in the past you owned a home with a pool or not, it’s important to have a pool inspection at the home you may soon call your own. A thorough pool inspection should assure a buyer of many key issues, ranging from the functionality of the pool pump and elevation of the deck surface.

Pool inspectors: Is it worth hiring one?

It is best to hire a pool inspector before buying a new home to evaluate the pool’s condition. Inspectors provide a report of their findings, which involves the areas of concern. However, not all home inspectors are well trained on how to evaluate a pool’s condition properly. A dedicated pool inspector can point out many areas that need to be fixed that can also protect you and your loved ones from a health hazard. A pool inspection includes the inspection of complicated parts such as filters, pumps, and heaters. Many pools have additional equipment and special accessories that only a pool inspector can inspect.

A pool inspection is indeed an optional process, but it worth’s the time and investment. The results will be a peace of mind and home with a properly functioning backyard resort.

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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