Buying a home with an in-ground pool or hot tub can be exciting!
To ensure you are getting exactly what you want, and to know what maintenance issues or repairs may be necessary, it is essential that you get an inspection done on the pool before you officially purchase the home. It is also important to have the inspection done by a certified pool inspector with the proper expertise and not just a regular home inspector.
The cost for this inspection is approximately between $250-500, but if you do not have an inspection done and there is unknown damage, it could cost you a lot more.
By having a certified pool professional inspect your future home’s pool and hot tub, they will be able to check important items, reveal any damage and give you peace of mind that there are no issues you are unaware of. That way you can solely focus on kicking back, relaxing and having a ton of fun in your new home!
Certified pool inspector vs. regular home inspector
The reason you should have a certified pool professional evaluate the pool and hot tub is that their expertise is beyond that of a regular home inspector.
A pool inspector will ensure that all areas of the pool are properly inspected by going through a list of specific items in their evaluation. These items are typically outside the scope for a regular home inspector.
These areas include:
- Safety features
- Physical conditions such as the structure, interior and mechanical and filtration systems
- Backyard conditions specifically affecting the pool and hot tub
What your certified pool inspector will look at
Your pool inspector will look over a number of factors to ensure that your swimming pool and hot tub are up to par, including:
Equipment and parts
Your pool inspector will evaluate all the essential parts of your pool and hot tub. They will ensure that everything is working in order and meets safety standards.
Surface, coping and tiles
If there are any issues, your pool inspector will be able to let you know and may even be able to tell you how much it may cost to fix it.
An inspection of the overall pool environment is important for understanding if there will be any issues in the future and how you can prepare for them.
Having a certified pool inspector evaluate your pool and hot tub before you purchase your home can give you insight into any issues and damage — saving you from additional costs in the future. If you have any more questions about your pool or hot tub, please feel free to contact us today.