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  • Writer's pictureKevin Maxwell

What You Need to Know about Pool Inspections.

Do you know that not all home inspectors are trained enough to perform pool inspections. Many of the home inspection services do not offer pool inspections as part of their services. Both above and in-ground pools involve particular items that need to addressed, such as physical condition, operating equipment, electrical systems, plumbing, and safety issues.


Operating Equipment

The condition of the operating equipment is very important. The pool can be in pristine condition, but if the operating equipment is not, there may be some unexpected repairs afterwards. The pool inspector will the turn the whole system on and off to check for any unusual signs of leakage or noises and write recommendations in the pool inspection report.

Physical Condition

Tear and wear from normal use, as well as deterioration from the elements, is to be estimated with any pool. This kind of damage needs to maintained and repaired to keep the pool performing at its best. The pool inspector will look for the following: tile, interior finish, concrete, decking, pavers, and coping materials.

Safety Features

Every local community may have their own specific regulations regarding pool. The pool inspector should know about these local laws and will check the condition of the pool and the surrounding area and show recommendation in the pool inspection as per the guidelines.

Electrical and Plumbing

The overall operating of the electrical and plumbing systems needs to be inspected. Now what should be examined? Items like bubbles in return lines, properly labeled breakers, signs of leakage, and proper drainage should all be double-checked.

A pool inspector will provide a clear and through pool inspection report that addresses the issues outlined above, but also offers numerous solutions on how fix the issues that may be found. So, it is always wise to have a pool inspection to maintain your pool with safety.

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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