Pool and Spa Inspection

Don’t forget the Pool! Swimming pools and spas are often neglected by homeowners due to maintenance cost or laziness.  While there may be existing problems that have been ongoing, there is also the risk that sellers will not maintain the pool and spa during the sale of their home. These factors can lead to problems down the road that may be quite expensive. Your Red Star Home Inspector will ensure that every aspect of the pool and spa are functional and in good condition.

1. Pool/Spa Placement and Protection

This includes fencing, gates and screen enclosures. First, the enclosure is inspected for proper placement and the components are inspected to ensure proper function.  Next, the surrounding area will be inspected for location of electrical wires and outlets and their proximity to the pool.

2. Pool/Spa Vessel and Coping

This includes the pool and deck surface condition.  Your home inspector will look for cracks, discoloration and pitting. Next he will check the coping around the pool for cracks or open joints. Then he will inspect the drains and ensure anti-vortex covers are present (as a safety measure).

3. Pool/Spa Equipment

Your Red Star Home Inspector will inspect the premises for proper placement of GFCI devices, junction box condition and location. He will visually inspect all pumps, filters, piping, timers, disconnects, heaters, controls, accessories, skimmers, pool and spa lights, and ensure the electrical bonding is in place.

4. Pool/Spa Equipment Operation

This includes operation of the pump, inspection for leakage, proper skimming and filtration, heater activation, filter pressure and the operation of the spa blower.

*Any deficiencies found in the Pool and Spa Inspection will be included in your detailed Red Star Home Inspection report.