If you considering buying a home with a pool, there are a few things you need to know before you close.

 

A swimming pool can be a great asset to a home and will be a place where your family and friends make lasting memories. If you do not have a proper pool inspection, that dream of owning the house with a pool can turn into a nightmare. Below you will find more information about what you should expect from a great pool inspection.

 

 

 

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Ideal pool inspection

 

Detailed professional home inspector will help to reduce or eliminate unexpected repairs by awareness of issues or defects on the pool prior to closing of the house. The company inspecting the pool for the home you are buying, should provide you with a detailed inspection report. This report will outline the various things inspected on the pool, and make note of anything of concern that was found during the thorough inspection. The pool service professional will also go over the report with you so you are fully aware of any defective areas in the pool or pool equipment. This written document will give you the ability to negotiate possible repairs or for a reduction on the sales price of the home. Again, you should consult with the pool inspector and with your Realtor to guide you through the process of buying a home with a pool.

 

 
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Reliable Expertise,

Expertise to recognize

An expert pool inspector has the skills to assess the functionality of every aspect of the pool. They will check the plumbing and the water pressure. They will also look for any leaks or drainage issues. Furthermore they will check over all equipment, pumps, and filters, as well as any electrical parts like lights, wires and automation. Pool issues are difficult to assess if you do not have the skills and expertise to recognize when there is a problem.

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Inspections Save You Money

In The Long Run

Inspections save money because they prevent small leaks, sealant cracks, and mechanical malfunctions from becoming costly repairs. An expert will notice any issues and be able to identify the source of the problem. Then they’ll be able to recommend a solution. Sometimes a small crack just need a simple repair or overtime it can become a big, expensive leak.

 
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Water chemistry

Safe water to swim in

There are many chemicals in your pool water that can be very harmful if its not at proper range, or if it wasn’t added with care. In order for your swimming pool to be safe, you need to ensure that you have the proper filtration as well as chemical balance. We can take the guess work out of your play time by doing LSI index and full water analysis.

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Swimmers Safety

Hazards that can put your life in danger

Swimmers safety is the priority in all inspections. Your pool must be compliance with you city codes. These rules and regulations are there to insure your safety. For example: Does your pool have proper bonding? Is your pool equipment have the proper breaker? What is the distance of your pool equipment form your electrical panel? and more…

Inspection Law

 

2018 Swimming Pool Inspection Law – California

The California Senate Bill 442 was passed,  signed by the Governor, and codified as Business and Professions Code, Section 7195, effective January 1, 2018.  This Statute provides standards for new residential swimming pools and spas, or any remodeling of an existing pool or spa.  The new law requires at least two of the seven drowning prevention safety features established in the existing law (which required only one safety feature).

The Seven Drowning Prevention Features are:

1.   An enclosure that meets the requirements of Section 115923 and isolates the swimming pool or spa from the private single-family home.

2.   Removable mesh fencing that meets American Society for Testing and Materials, (ASTM), Specifications F2286 standards in conjunction with a gate that is self-closing and self-latching and can accommodate a key lockable device.

3.   An approved safety pool cover, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 115921.

4.   Exit alarms on the private single-family home’s doors that provide direct access to the swimming pool or spa.

5.   A self-closing, self-latching device with a release mechanism placed no lower than 54 inches above the floor on the private single-family home’s doors providing direct access to the swimming pool or spa.

6.   An alarm that, when placed in a swimming pool or spa, will sound upon detection of accidental or unauthorized entrance into the water.  The alarm shall meet and be independently certified to the ASTM Standard F2208, “Standard Safety Specification for Residential Pool Alarms.”

7.   Other types of protection, if the protection afforded is equal to or greater than that provided by any of the aforementioned safety features — and independently verified by an approved testing laboratory as meeting the standards established by the ASTM or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The new law does not apply to any existing swimming pools or spas, and owners are not obligated to bring their old pools in compliance with the new standards.  However, the remodeling of an existing pool or spa would require compliance with the new standards. Moreover, this new statute does not create any new disclosure obligation on the part of agents or single-family residential property owners.

However, it does require that home inspectors include within their inspection a noninvasive physical examination of the pool or spa to identify which of the seven drowning prevention safety features exist.  Their finding must be included in their home inspection report. B&P Section 7195 prevents the issuance of a building permit unless and until the two of seven features are properly installed and identified.  It also requires that before a city or county can issue a final approval for the completion of any construction or remodeling of a residential property that includes a pool or spa, the local building code official will need to inspect the drowning prevention safety features required under the new law.