DFW Pool Inspections
“A complete pool inspection is crucial if you are considering purchasing a home with a pool, spa, or hot tub.”
A new home with a great outdoor space and a big swimming pool to lounge in is obviously fun and exciting. This is where you can provide entertainment and enjoy outdoor gatherings with family and friends, especially during the hot months.
But, there’s more to owning a pool than meets the eye. Pools have complex equipment. It’s not just a deep part of the ground with water in it. Beyond the cool waters and a solid and leak-free deck are pumps, heaters, and filters that need to be functioning properly.
On top of pool maintenance which can be time-consuming and quite expensive, there are potential safety hazards you need to be on the lookout for. Safety is a top priority around swimming pools. That’s why fencing and barriers are very important and should not be taken lightly. Apart from that, swimming pools can pose a variety of dangers – not just drowning. Electrical malfunction, entrapment hazards, slippery sidewalks and ladders, broken decks and tiles, and many other issues can cause fatal or non-fatal injuries.
Why is a Pool Inspection necessary?
Believe it or not, pools are all fun and games until certain issues come to surface. A thorough pool inspection by a licensed professional offers buyers and homeowners a comprehensive knowledge of several key issues that are commonly found in residential pools – ranging from the elevation of the pool deck to the working condition of the pool pump.
There’s nothing wrong with inspecting the pool and spa yourself. However, even though the water feature looks perfect and everything seems to be in good working condition, a full pool inspection is still necessary to make sure that there are no dirty little secrets lurking beneath the surface.
Without a pool inspection, it’s pretty easy to overlook common regulations such as locks on windows with access to the pool. Backyard swimming pools have made a tragic reputation of putting children’s lives at stake.
Burgess Inspection Group offers Pool Inspection in the DFW area to ensure that there are no compromises when it comes to pool safety.
What is inspected during a Pool Inspection?
Our Dallas Pool Inspection is a limited visual inspection based on what is present and visible at the time of the inspection.
We do not inspect above ground pools or pre-manufactured hot tubs as they are not considered part of a real estate improvement.
Our Dallas pool inspectors follow the guidelines for pool inspections mandated by our regulating agency, the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) as part of a “general” real estate inspection. We are not specialists but generalists, therefore a pool specialist would be able to give you more detailed information regarding the pool.
What’s INCLUDED in our pool inspections are as follows:
- Type of pool construction will be identified
- The presence of any blockages to the main drain (potential entrapment hazard)
- The absence of deficiencies in safety barriers
- Water leaks in above-ground pipes and equipment
- The absence or failure in the performance of ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection devices
What’s NOT INCLUDED are:
- Disassembly of filters or opening of any components or lines.
- Operating valves.
- Concealed lines or components of the system.
- Filling the Pool, Spa or Hot Tub with water.
- Inspecting if any system has been winterized, shut down, or otherwise secured.
- Determining the presence of subsurface water tables.
- Determining the effectiveness of entrapment covers
- Determining the presence of pool shell or sub-surface leaks; or
- Inspecting ancillary equipment such as computer controls, covers, chlorinators or
- other chemical dispensers, water ionization devices or conditioners other than listed as “inspected”.
Here’s what you’ll find in our Pool Inspection Report
Our comprehensive written report will include any areas of concern such as deficiencies in:
- tiles, coping and decks;
- slides, steps, diving boards, handrails, and other equipment;
- drains, skimmers, and valves;
- filters, gauges, pumps, motors, controls, and sweeps;
- lighting fixtures; and
- the pool heater that these standards of practice require to be reported for the heating system
Schedule Your Dallas Pool Inspections Now!
Pools and spa equipment are quite complicated so never think about skipping professional help. We help you discover issues and resolve them quickly.
Give us a call at (972) 694-5570 or you can schedule your Pool Inspections in Dallas and surrounding areas right here.
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