If you’re considering buying a home with a swimming pool, the best advice is to find out as much as you can about the pool and protect yourself in case things go awry. Unless you’re a swimming pool expert yourself, you’ll be wise to engage a professional pool service company to conduct a thorough inspection.
Some buyers assume the home inspection covers the pool, rarely is this true. Even if a pool inspection is offered by the Home Inspector, many home inspectors do not have the required expertise to fully examine and evaluate a pool, and many home inspectors’ reports even include a disclaimer in regards to the pool.
There are several moving parts that make up a home’s swimming pool. Aside from the actual pool (which needs to be structurally solid and leak free) the pumps, heaters, and filtration system all need to be checked for proper operation. The electrical equipment needs to be tested and inspected as well as all of the pipes and plumbing of the pool both exposed and underground. Decking surfaces should be evaluated for overall condition and longevity with inspection for any issues that could be looming under the surface.
If you are in the market to purchase a home with a swimming pool, give Jackson Pool Service a call today
to set up a complete swimming pool inspection by one of our certified swimming pool technicians.