Gunite, Coping and Blowers oh my!!
Whether you are buying a home with a swimming pool or already have a swimming pool of your own, summer is here, and it’s time to get your swimming pool inspection! This will ensure your pool is in tip-top shape so you can have some worry free summer time fun!
What is involved in a swimming pool inspection?
Making sure that the pool meets California safety regulations of course, but also the physical condition of the swimming pool, surrounding area, water condition, and accessory equipment too. Its your peace of mind. As your certified professional Home and Swimming Pool Inspector, Coastal Property Inspections is here to help you! So your peeps, your pups, and your pals, can play and stay safe all summer long!
Circulation, Filtration and Disinfection.., wait, what..?
Did you know that a typical efficiently functioning swimming pool, fully circulates itself 2-3 times per day? This is called turnover, and it is part of the delicate precision of keeping your pool healthy and happy. No-more slinging bucket fulls of sanitizing chemicals into the deep-end, to clear up that green murky algae laden mess, lets avoid that path completely, you really don’t want that, it’s not good for anybody.
I have/want a swimming pool.. Now what-where to start..?
To understand a swimming pool or spa, you must follow the path of the water. Water from the pool or spa (not both at the same time) enters the equipment system through a main drain on the floor, through a surface skimmer at the surface level on the side of the pool, or through a combination of both main drain and skimmer. It travels to a three-port valve (if there is no spa, there will be no such valve) and into the pump, which is driven by the attached motor. From the pump, the water travels through a filter, and up to solar panels (if so equipped), to the sanitizer, then back to the heater, and back through three-port valves continuing to the pool or spa return lines back into the pool and spa (remember, not at the same time). Round and round we go, viola!!
Swimming Pool Inspection
What are some of the items that will be inspected by a certified swimming pool inspector?
- Swimming Pool surface (gunite)and bottom drains
- Deck surround, coping, tile, walkways, ladders, and stairs
- Diving boards, deck rails, and slides
- Fencing, gates, and latches
- Lights, switches, bonding, and electrical
- Equipment; pump, filter, heater (incl. Solar if equipped), blower and plumbing lines
- Sanitation system (Chlorine, Saltwater, UV, or Ozone)
- California (Bill 442/Oct 2017) seven drowning prevention safety features provided as an informational assessment.
Do you need this? YES!
How long does a swimming pool inspection take?
A typical pool inspection will take about 1 to 1-1/2 hours depending on size and accessibility.
How much will the swimming pool inspection cost?
A standard swimming pool inspection as a stand-alone inspection will cost between $200-$250
A Swimming Pool Inspection as a part of a scheduled Home Inspection will cost between $100 and $150.
Every swimming pool inspection performed by Coastal Property Inspections includes a fully detailed swimming pool inspection report, and it's sent to you within 24 hours! We will also provide you with a customized swimming pool maintenance plan to help you maintain your swimming pool.
If you are considering a swimming pool inspection, give us a call. The peace of mind for you and your family is well worth it. Any questions or comments, please contact us or leave a comment below. We are Coastal Property Inspections and we're here to help..!
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Call Chris Knappett, Certified InterNACHI Professional Home Inspector, Pool Inspector, Certified Drone Roof Inspector and Infrared Thermal Imaging Specialist. 949-396-9595