What is a pool & spa inspection?
A pool & spa inspection includes an examination of the accessible parts of a pool or a spa. This is a visual inspection, which means that no components will be dismantled during the process. The goal of the inspection is to identify any potential defects and their causes.
Once the inspection is completed, a person is provided with a full pool & spa inspection report. Here, all the findings are listed, together with any additional comments and recommendations.
Who needs a pool & spa inspection?
For most home buyers, a thorough pool and spa inspection is a must. It is usually combined with additional services, such as mold inspection.
All of this should help a buyer make a well-informed decision regarding the property that they intend to buy and discover possible health and safety hazards. What’s more, the majority of mortgage companies will request a pool and/or spa inspection to be conducted before they accept to fund a buyer’s purchase.
Home sellers should also strongly consider a pool and spa inspection in addition to the pre-listing inspection. This should help them evaluate their property and set the right price.
So, if you are thinking of selling your home with an inground pool in San Diego, don’t skip the inspection. You don’t want to allow a buyer an opportunity to haggle over the price, just because their certified pool inspector has discovered a tiny defect that could have been easily fixed if spotted on time.
Every San Diego homeowner has the responsibility to regularly (every 2-3 years) check if their pool/spa adheres to pool safety guidelines and pool inspection standards. By doing this, you will ensure the safety of your family and protect your children from a potential health hazard. What’s more, a poorly maintained pool can easily become a money pit, and you definitely don’t want to waste your savings on this.
Why hire The Inspectors Company?
If you are a San Diego resident looking for a certified pool inspector near you, The Inspectors Company is your best bet. Our InterNACHI-certified professionals have many years of experience under their belt and will make sure that nothing is overlooked. They will be more than happy to advise you on the best pool & spa maintenance techniques that will help you keep your pool in good shape.
With us on your side, you can rest assured that you will be investing in the right property and get your money’s worth. The Inspectors Company is here to make sure that your home doesn’t lose value, and that you and your family can enjoy a safe and clean pool.
What is involved in a pool inspection?
At The Inspectors Company, we go far beyond a cursory look of the pool and spa condition. Our inspection follows a comprehensive checklist and no detail is overlooked. Here is what it consists of:
- Ample storage space for necessary equipment
- Clear, uncluttered pool decks
- Slip-resistant surfaces leading to the pool, decks up to minimum pool safety standards code
- All deck equipment tightly secured including ladders, stanchions, chairs, rails, treads, plates, etc.
- No standing water puddles on pool or spa deck surfaces
- Contrasting and marked areas for steps, treads, ramps, ledges, etc.
- No harsh or unpleasant odors or fumes
- No apparent physical damage to pool equipment
- Visible and securely fastened drain grates
- Daily reported vacuuming of pool
- Water clear of visible debris, showing no discoloration or algae growth
- Regular reported testing of pool water quality and chemical levels within acceptable ranges
- Appropriate measurement, maintenance, and record or water temperature
- Adequate heater identified and properly installed
- Proper storage of pool chemicals
- Proper lighting and electrical components safely installed
- And much more!
Does home inspection include pools?
Whether a home inspection will include a pool or not will depend on the inspecting company, an area where the inspection is conducted, local regulations, etc. However, in the majority of cases, pool inspection will be excluded. The reasons for this are multiple:
- Not all home inspectors possess enough expertise to conduct specialized inspections like this one.
- Pools represent a huge liability, so you should definitely go with the most reliable professional, and that’s a pool inspection expert.
- Pools have a complex inground structure and equipment that an average home inspector may have never encountered before.
Even if your regular home inspection will cover the pool, we would strongly advise you to hire a certified pool inspector and be on the safe side.
Is pool inspection necessary?
Pool and spa inspections are necessary for keeping your swimming environment and equipment in proper functioning order for the health and safety of participants.
Therefore, the quality of your pool and/or spa’s water, and the setting it is kept in, are subject to a thorough investigation by our certified pool and spa inspectors. Water safety is directly equivalent to human safety and it is our main concern to address and detect potentially hazardous situations.
A pool inspection is also needed when a person wants their homeowners insurance to cover the pool as well. No carrier will accept to cover your swimming pool unless it complies with strict safety standards and regulations. So, before you even start thinking about your insurance options, let us conduct an inspection and help you minimize the risk.
What do pool inspectors look for?
The scale and scope of every pool inspection can vary. However, every certified inspector will keep the following factors in mind when conducting an inspection:
- Safety and security features
- The pool equipment (pool filters, pumps, pool heaters)
- The interior condition of a pool
- Decking and background conditions
- Plumbing and electric fittings
It is important to address every one of these points since all of them can be a source of potential future damage and also endanger the pool users. With this in mind, our qualified inspectors will do their best to inspect all the above-listed components and provide you with an objective report on the pool’s condition.
Once the inspection is conducted and you get the report, it is essential that you act quickly and address the discovered issues, as well as comply with the listed recommendations. The Inspectors Company takes every task very seriously and will go the extra mile to meet your needs.
How much does a pool inspection cost?
The cost of an average pool inspection may vary based on the size of the swimming pool, the location, as well as its general condition. If you want to get the best deal, go online and research the top San Diego pool & spa inspection services.
However, before you go with the most affordable option, check if your potential inspector has passed the necessary training and if they are licensed to perform a pool inspection. Remember, the cheapest option is not always the best one.
The Inspectors Company takes pride in its transparent and affordable pricing. Our goal is to provide you with the service that is worth your money and that will leave you fully satisfied. So, feel free to check out the fees on our website and give us a call.
Pool & spa inspection in San Diego and so much more! Book the service you need.
The Inspectors Company has become a preferred choice for pool & spa inspection of San Diego residents thanks to our full commitment to the job and an advanced, client-focused approach. On top of that, we offer a wide array of residential and commercial inspections, as well as a range of specialized inspections designed to examine specific parts of your property.
With us, you can get an unparalleled mold inspection in San Diego and the nearby area before you decide to invest in a certain property. Finally, we are constantly investing in cutting edge equipment that sets us apart from the rest and allows us to guarantee the highest standard of our services.
So, if you need a thermal imagining inspection conducted on your San Diego property, contact us today! Our team will not disappoint you. You will finally be able to sit down and relax or even take a trip to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park while we complete the job.
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All of our inspectors are certified members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors InterNACHI which is an international association of professional property inspectors.