Summertime Prep: A Comprehensive Pool Inspection
A pool inspection is highly recommended at the beginning of each summer, or optimally in the spring. That way, a swimming pool can either be deemed safe and clean for your enjoyment or you can proceed with the proper repairs to ensure that it’s ready for summer use! Yearly repairs also help maintain a pool so that the expenses for upkeep remain manageable. Otherwise, a pool that is left to fall into disrepair could produce a hefty fee for replacement or removal.
Typical pool inspection includes an assessment of the following key safety and health components:
- The presence, absence, and state of child-safe barriers
- The security and safety of handrails, slides, ladders, and diving boards
- Proper cleaning system function
- The maintenance of interior and exterior finish materials (EX: steps, decks, and coping)
- Checking for cross-connections within the water supply system
- Ensuring the external bonds between pump motors, heaters, blowers, and other equipment
- The operation of electronic circuits, underwater lighting, circuit interrupters, and conduits
- System-wide observation of valves, piping, pumps, filters, drains, heaters, and safety controls
Do you think your home pool and spa may be out-of-date or need repair? Before you jump in this summer, Inspect-It 1st! That way, you can have peace of mind that your family and friends will be safe as they enjoy pool parties and daily swims.
A pool inspection is also beneficial when buying or selling a home. Aside from being a way to ensure safety, it also protects your interests as a seller or buyer, much like a typical home inspection for things like roofing, siding, paint, foundation, patio, plumbing, electrical, and ventilation. If you’re in the middle of a home sale or purchase, consider Inspect-It 1st. With Inspect-It 1st, you can group your inspection needs for features inside and outside of the home, including the comprehensive pool inspection. Inspect-It 1st does it all!