A pool inspection can be added to a Whole House Inspection. Pool designs can vary, although the basic principles are the same. A pool is basically a large tub of water for personal bathing that circulates water.
The purpose of the pool inspection is to evaluate the current condition of all accessible pool components and testing any available heating equipment where installed. The testing of the chlorinated level is not carried out as part of a standard home and pool inspection as it is recommended that a weekly evaluation is carried out to ensure the correct safe levels of chemicals are applied. The home self test pool kits are widely available and it is also advisable to have a water sample analyzed on a regular basis. The chemicals should only be added by a competent adult who has received instruction and safe operational guidelines from a professional pool operative.
Maintaining a pool can time consuming, but there are ways to limit your workload. It is also imperative that the water filters are checked and cleaned at least every week to prevent build up of debris causing poor circulation resulting in pump failure or burn out. The inspectors at Ross Residential Home inspection have over 30 years experience in owning, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing pools for themselves and others. If this is your first pool, We can help you obtain some basic knowledge of pool care and maintenance at the time of the inspection!
Our pool inspection process consists of 3 separate phases:
This involves a detailed evaluation of the fencing, gates, proximity to electrical wires, location of electrical outlets, and location to the home including surrounding gradients of the soil.
This includes the pool and deck surface condition (cracks, discoloration, and pitting) and the coping surrounding the pool (open joints, cracking).
This includes operation of the pump, Inlet and retrun valves, inspection for leakage to exterior pipe work , proper skimming and filtration, heater activation, and filter pressure.