Swimming pool & spa inspections
Buying or selling a home should include a pool / spa inspection.
An inspection should cover all aspects of the pool and / or spa . . .
- Pumps – proper installation / size and wiring
- Filter – type / condition / operating pressure / sizing
- Heater – (if applicable) – gas line / valves
- Valves – backwash / circulation
- Controllers / clocks / automation
- Chemical devices – salt chlorinators
- Decking – style / condition
- Coping – style / condition
- Tile line – style / condition
- Interior surfaces – style / condition
- Area deck / patio drainage
- Skimmers / drains
- Return jets
- Pool cleaners
- Pool and deck lights
- GFCI devices for lights & pumps
- Visible wiring / conduits / bonding
- Switches / outlets (GFCI protected within range)
- Visible plumbing
- Fill device – anti-siphon
- Water quality – basic test for ch. ph. alk. cal.
- Jump / diving devices
- Fencing / gates
- General synopsis of the pool area
NOTICE: A pool inspection is a report on the condition of a swimming pool and/or spa as inspected. The scope of the inspection is limited to those aspects of the pool and/or spa and related equipment, which are observable by “visual external inspection from the ground surface”. No pressure tests are performed on the plumbing and none of the pool and/or spa equipment components are disassembled (other than access panels / heater door removal (if applicable)) for purposes of this inspection. This report is based upon the current condition of the pool and/or spa and does not reflect future conditions that may arise. All the findings in this report are time sensitive and expire in 30 days.
The inspecting firm makes no representation as to existing conditions of the pool and/or spa and related equipment other than as set forth herein and observable by inspection in the manner set forth above. Allowances will have been made if the pool and/or spa is not operational.
The inspecting firm MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, relating to the present condition of the pool / spa (and / or) equipment nor suitability for continued service. Any party relying on this report understands that the liability of the inspecting firm, arising from the inspection on which this report is based, shall be limited to the amount of the inspection fee paid.
AN INSPECTION IS NOT A CONTRACT, NOR A BID, BUT A INSPECTION ONLY. IF ANY REPAIRS ARE NEEDED, OR IF CONDITIONS OTHER THAN THAT STATED BELOW ARE REQUIRED, A SEPARATE ESTIMATE PROPOSAL SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY OTHERS SUITABLE FOR THE SAME and PERFORMED BY A QUALIFIED POOL SERVICE FIRM.
The inspector does not measure the exact dimensions of the pool and/or spa. Nor are any other determinations of compliance or noncompliance with the residential pool and/or spa standards of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), or with local building codes or ordinances, except as specifically noted. The issuance of this report does not imply that the pool and/or spa is in compliance with such standards, codes or ordinances.
It is strongly recommended that the adults in your home take a CPR class with either the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or with a certified trainer at a convenient aquatics facility.
The information contained in an inspection is confidential and intended for those requesting the report (and those requesting the same information (real estate agent, etc.), no disclosures, copying or other usage is permitted without permission.
Why a pool inspection . . .
Not knowing, can be problematic weeks or months down the road, don’t be made unaware of any particular issues.
What You Get . . .
With my 35 plus years being in the pool industry you can rest assured that your inspection will be thorough and precise. All components are fully checked where visibility and access allow.
Typical pool inspections cost anywhere from $149.00 (pool only) – $219.00 (pool with spa & heater) (+ added cost for the number of additional components and/or greater size of the pool and its attachments). We would be glad to give a quote on those added costs.