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pool inspection

Pool Inspection

Before you can dive into purchasing a house with a pool, you should have the pool inspected. Whether or not you have previously owned a property with a pool or a spa, it is important to arrange for a full evaluation of the condition of your future pool just like a house undergoes a professional home inspection prior to closing. This inspection is a separate expense but having peace of mind makes that expense worth it. The last thing a homeowner wants is huge expenses after buying a new home.


A thorough pool inspection will go over the major pool systems and components such as:

  • Visible plumbing systems

  • Visible electrical and grounding systems

  • Spas

  • Filtration systems

  • Pool heaters, pumps, motors, and valves

  • Pool skimmers, drain covers, lights, steps, handrails, and ladders

  • Rescue equipment

  • Permanent accessories

  • Physical condition of the pool structure, interior, and materials (surface, wall, tile, liner, floor)

  • Operational Conditions

  • Safety barriers, fences, and decking

  • Screen enclosures and doors

The inspector will include all details and findings along with the home inspection report. That way, you will know what is in need of repairs or replacement prior to closing.

Why Performing an Inspection?

A pool inspection will ensure that you’re not buying a swimming pool that is in need of too many repairs. Several problems associated with it could requires major spending's. For this reason, having an inspection will be an important factor in negotiating the price of your future home. If the home interests you, but the pool inspection report is deceiving, the major issues could be fixed by the seller or you might get a better deal on the home selling price. Your agent will be able to help you with negotiation.

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