Pool & Spa Inspections
When Purchasing A Property With A Pool Or Spa, It’s Important To Understand The Value And Potential Costs That Come With Such A Luxury
Whether you own a pool, spa, or a combination of all of these, inspections are crucial to understand what is needed to maintain them. When selling a home, it is important to know the value of your system. When buying, it’s equally important to know what you are purchasing, and the costs associated with it.
Do I Need A Pool Or Spa Inspection?
If you are considering buying a home with a pool/spa, an inspection is critical. A full inspection of these features can determine if there are any underlying issues that could cost you big in the future.
Pool maintenance begins with a full pool/spa inspection. An inspection can help identify any hazards and/or needed repairs, as well as present options for keeping your pool or spa in good condition. This proactive approach will save thousands in potential repair costs. As your pool ages, you’ll also need periodic inspections to evaluate any normal wear on the pool and associated mechanical elements.
If the property you are considering buying has been affected by flood, an inspection is vital. Flooding can leave the pool or spa with mud and debris, which essentially clogs the plumbing system. Droughts are also devastating to pools and spas, causing cracks within the plaster or decking.
What Does The Pool Inspection Cover?
GreenWorks inspectors operate according to interNASHI Pool and Spa Standards. Our inspection includes an overview of the exterior and all visible areas of the pool. This includes the shell/coping and pool equipment (heater, pump, filter, and electrical components).
COMPONENTS TESTED DURING A GREENWORKS POOL INSPECTION:
- Automatic cleaning system (if applicable)
- Automatic controls
- Deck and deck drains
- Fill line
- Jump/diving Board (if applicable)
- Ladder or grab rail (if applicable)
- Level of pool – length- and width-wise
- Pool enclosure – is it up to code?
- Pool light with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
- Pool surface
- Pool sweep pump (If applicable)
- Slide (if applicable)
- Time clock for circulation pump or sweep pump
- Visible plumbing system
- Visible signs of leaks in circulation system
- Visible water condition
Diagnosing Pool Problems
At GreenWorks, Safety Is Our Main Concern
The pool inspection process is thorough and meticulous by design. Our inspectors have a long list of items to check when testing a pool or spa. First, the age and manufacturer will be identified. This helps the inspector know which warning signs to look for, such as cracks in the surface. Our inspectors will also do a thorough examination of ladders, diving boards, and railings to ensure that they are securely fastened. Filter casings are also examined to confirm they are in proper working order.
For commercial properties such as hotels, an annual pool inspection is required to ensure guest safety. Commercial pool inspections can save you thousands in repairs and potential lawsuits. Electricity and plumbing are just some of the issues that will need to be checked regularly in a commercial pool setting.
In both residential and commercial pool inspections, the water will be tested for proper levels of chlorine and other substance, as well as the equipment inspected. If a problem with filtration or water pressure is discovered, the inspector will recommend additional consideration by a leak detection specialist.
Ensure Your Family Or Guests Can Enjoy The Luxury Of A Pool Or Spa Without Worry
The GreenWorks’ Inspection Team
When choosing your swimming pool inspector, it is important to choose one who is certified. Our knowledgeable team is both licensed and trained to provide a thorough inspection of your pool or spa setting from top to bottom. From plaster to electrical and everything in between, we’re here to ensure your safety.
Even if your pool or spa appears safe and in good working order, GreenWorks inspectors are trained to detect potential issues that could end up costing you a fortune. Our goal is to ensure that a home buyer/seller knows the current condition of a swimming pool or spa and whether it needs extensive repairs, updates, or replacement parts.
After the inspection, we provide a written report and an easy-to-read checklist; both of which help you ensure the safety of your backyard pool or spa.
Why choose a home inspector who can’t perform a pool and spa inspection? Let GreenWorks take care of you with our array of services and certifications. Get your pool & spa inspected today!
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