Pool & Spa Inspections
Protect your investment in an in-ground or above-ground swimming pool, spa or hot tub season after season.
Whether you’re about to purchase a new property or already have a pool of your own, getting regular pool and spa inspections can save you time, money and headaches later on.
Swimming pools and spas are heavy on the fun, but with that fun comes additional maintenance and potential hazards to consider. By opting for a swimming pool inspection, you’re making safety a priority, too.
1. What is a Pool Inspection?
Specially trained AmeriSpec inspectors examine your pool and spa in two parts: visually and mechanically. The visual pool and spa inspection includes looking over pool equipment, electrical supply (including pool lighting) and any safety issues immediately surrounding the pool and pool deck. The mechanical pool and spa inspection monitors most important equipment as it runs.
Other common components of a pool and spa inspection include:
- Permanently installed pool covers
- Heater (Note: The pool heater will not be tested if the pilot light is unlit.)
- Pressure gauge
- Supply lines
- Time-based controls
- Evidence of corrosion in saltwater pools
- Anti-drowning safety measures as defined by state and local codes.
2. Why are Pool & Spa Inspections Worthwhile?
Pools, hot tubs and spas can add value to your home. But they can also cost a lot to fix if issues are left unchecked. Proper, routine maintenance and inspections go a long way in keeping your pool or spa in top condition. From appropriately using chemical treatments to safely operating heating and electrical systems, there are a lot of elements that work together for your swimming pool or hot tub. Hiring a professional for regular inspection can help prevent — or identify – problems before they wreak havoc.
And if you’re purchasing a new home or other property with a pool, it pays to understand what you’re buying. While some fixes may be minor, other issues can pose larger problems. Rely on an expert to inspect your pool or spa before negotiating the final terms of the sale.
3. Most Common Pool & Spa Problems Found by Inspectors
Before your walk along with your swimming pool inspector, brush up on these common pool and spa problems. AmeriSpec inspectors often discover one or more of the following:
- Bad or missing ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs)
- Damaged or missing lights
- Improperly installed junction boxes or old-style junction boxes
- Equipment leaks
- Dirty filters
- No anti-vortex drain covers
- Deteriorated or damaged heaters
- Improperly vented heaters
- Deteriorated or damaged shell or plaster
- Improperly bonded metal around the pool
- Unveil water levels indicating geological issues
- Non-compliance with pool and spa anti-drowning safety features
By working with a pro pool inspector, issues like these won’t come as a surprise down the road.