Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is important to have the property’s swimming pool properly inspected by a professional swimming pool inspector. Most home inspectors are not qualified to perform a swimming pool inspection, which can lead to surprises at closing for sellers and unexpected expenses for buyers down the line.

The areas our inspection covers include:
  • Construction defects
  • Filter
  • Heater
  • Pool Sweep Pump – if applicable
  • Time Clock for Circulation Pump or Sweep Pump
  • Visible Plumbing System
  • Deck and Deck Drains
  • Spa or Hot Tub
  • Tile
  • Automatic Cleaning System – if applicable
  • Fill Line
  • Waterfall – if applicable
  • Ladder or Grab Rail – if applicable
  • Autofills – Electronic or Manual
  • Circulation Pump
  • Cracks
  • Backwash Valves
  • Separation Tank – if applicable
  • Chlorine Generators – if applicable
  • Pool Surface
  • Coping
  • Skimmer
  • Automatic Controls
  • Pool Light with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
  • Visible Water Condition
  • Jump / Diving Board – if applicable
  • Visible Signs of Leaks in Circulation System

Pools Inspection for Realty Transactions

The inspection we perform is visual and operational inspection of the pool and equipment. An average inspection take about an hour, sometimes less, often a little longer.

We perform pool inspection (on in-ground pools and spas only). The current charge for our inspection report is $300.00 per body of water. However if it is a pool/spa combo run off the same filter system it is considered a single body of water.

We provide a written form upon completion of the inspection. Report will be provided within 1 to 2 business days. Payment is due prior to or at the time of inspection.

We can, however, make any repairs during an inspection and erform any pressure testing of plumbing lines as part of an inspection. If there is reason to suspect underground lines are leaking we would make the recommendation to perform pressure testing.

It is always suggested that if you are able to ascertain the name of the pool company that has or normally services the pool that you place a call to them to see if they are able to give you any pertinent history on the pool.

One last note on pool inspections – we can perform an inspection on a pool or spa whether it is open for the season or still in a winterized non-running mode but it always preferable to have the pool open and running as you can gain the most information that way. Inspecting a winterized pool or spa is akin to inspecting a car that you can’t start or drive.

If you are interested in scheduling an inspection please feel free to contact our office.