The purpose of a pool inspection is to evaluate the conditions of the pool and its equipment at the time of the inspection.
- Pool surroundings. Fencing, gates, enclosure, decking, patios walkway, diving areas, ladders, steps and electrical outlets.
- Pool surfaces. The pool surfaces and tile (cracks, discoloration, and worn areas) and the coping surrounding the pool (open joints, cracking).
- Pool equipment. The inspection of pool lights, electrical connections, outlets, gfci protection, timers, disconnects pumps, filters, exposed piping, heaters, controls, skimmers, and the appropriate electrical bonding is in place.
- Pool equipment operation. The operation of the pump, inspection for leakage, skimmers and filtration, heater, filter operation and leaks from the equipment.
After the pool inspection is completed a report will be sent in the evening, the same day as the inspection. The report will summarize our inspection results and include pictures of the pool with pictures of issues sited. There are maintenance suggestions. All the findings will help you in you understand the pool and its condition more thoroughly.
The pool inspection is an optional service.
Sample Report View a typical report for a pool inspection.
Pool Safety Tips
- Fence the pool and install self-closing and self-latching gates that are out of reach of children.
- Secure all doors and windows leading to the pool area.
- Keep rescue equipment by the pool.
- Place tables and chairs away from the fence to prevent children from climbing into the pool area.
- Keep a telephone by the pool so you don’t have to leave children unattended while answering a telephone inside the house.
- Do not use flotation devices as substitutes for supervision.
- Keep toys away from the pool. A young child playing could accidentally fall into the water.
A swimming pool is a valuable asset to any property, though these areas also require extensive upkeep to maintain their beauty and usability. Cornerstone Home Inspections provides swimming pool inspection services in New Jersey to ascertain the integrity, value and longevity of the swimming pool.
If a swimming pool requires extensive repairs, their value to the property is often overstated, or it may actually detract from the value of the home due to the expense needed to repair them. Some repairs may be minor or completely aesthetic, and will not affect the functionality of the pool, while other problems may appear minor and may actually result in serious long term problems. A pool inspection points out any cracks, damages, improper installation and other possible flaws, so you know the exact value of the pool on the property and any repairs that it may require.
If you are considering purchasing a home with a pool or you are looking to make repairs on your current pool, schedule a swimming pool inspection to get a fair price. Call Cornerstone Home Inspections today to make an appointment.