What’s Included in a Pool Inspection?
Do you have a pool on your property that you and your family enjoy swimming in? At Parker Inspections, we provide pool inspections. We’ll review the pool structure, equipment, safety features, and hardware to make sure your pool is safe for your family to enjoy.
Pool Inspection: Structure
In a pool inspection, one of the very first things that will be inspected is the structure of the pool and stability of the pool deck and mastic. If the deck around your pool and the pool’s structure is compromised, it can pose a serious hazard.
If you are looking to purchase a home that has a swimming pool that you plan on using, you’ll want to have the structure of the pool inspected ahead of time. The state of the pool’s structure will determine whether or not the pool can even be used. No one wants to purchase a house with a swimming pool that they can’t even enjoy!
Pool Inspection: Equipment
Pool equipment is supposed to keep your pool clean, regulate the temperature of the water, and keep the water circulating. If you have faulty equipment, your pool can quickly become unenjoyable. Sometimes, you may not even know that you have faulty pool equipment.
So what equipment will be reviewed in a pool equipment inspection? The inspector will test the thermometers, filters, pumps, timers, heaters, and electrical components of the pool equipment. Since most pool equipment runs on electricity, the equipment mustn’t have faults that pose a safety risk. The inspector will review all of these aspects.
Pool Inspection: Safety Features
Although pools are fun to swim in and great to have, they are a continuous risk to people’s safety. Therefore, your inspector must review the safety features around your pool to make sure that they are functioning properly.
A pool safety feature can be a fence with safety locks or gates with latches. As a Tulsa home inspector, we will inspect any gate or safety lock around the pool to ensure that they are functioning properly. It’s important to take the proper precautions to make sure your pool stays a place of fun and not danger.
Pool Inspection: Hardware
Pool hardware includes things like lights, railings, drains, and ladders. These fixtures all serve a function in the pool and must be reviewed regularly to make sure they don’t pose a hazard and are functioning properly.
Railing and ladders that lead into the pool will be tested to make sure they are stable and can bear weight. Drains will be tested to make sure there are no clogs and that water can flow through them properly. Other fixtures will be tested to ensure that they are working properly.
Parker Inspections provides pool inspections as an add-on service to a home inspection. Whether you’re looking to purchase a home with a pool or you just want to keep up with the state of a pool already existing on your property, we can provide you with a thorough inspection. Contact us here!