Just like winterizing your boat or recreational vehicle, having your home sprayed for rodents and insects, or getting oil changes for your car. Having your pool professionally inspected regularly and doing minor inspections yourself is very beneficial to the well-being of your pool. It’s highly recommended to have your pool professionally inspected at least two times a swimming season. Once at the beginning of the pool season, then right before you close your pool for the year. If you have an indoor pool or one that is open year round an inspection is recommended every four to five months. The first thing to know about the inspections is that depending on the area you live in, inspections can range from about $100.00- 400.00. This is a small cost for the peace of mind that your pool is in great working order.
If you’re new to owning a pool, just never had your poor professionally inspected before. It would be beneficial to make sure you know the basics of pool inspection to insure you have hired the correct company. The basics that should come with most inspections, which your pool inspector should look for, would be cracks or pitting in the cement or fiberglass depending on the type of pool you have, that would cause future leaking. Evaluating and testing all water pumps and filtering systems in your pool. Making sure that they are all working correctly, or if they need to be replaced. Inspecting the electrical and junction boxes are working properly and that they are in a safe, legal location. If you happen to have a pool with a heater, lights, or electrical cover, make sure to have these evaluated and tested that they are properly working.
Other types of inspections that may not be included in the basic inspection, however I highly recommend you have evaluated would be things like, the surrounding pool deck that it’s safe to walk around and it has not open joints. Have the inspector look at the diving board, water slide or other pool supplies you may have, to insure they are up to code and safe for your friends and family to use. You should also have the inspector look at the surrounding fences, and gates and screens to your pool. To insure that they are the correct height, that there are no gaps for the safety of anyone or anything that is not supposed to get into your pool when it is not supposed to be in use. This helps improve your insurance cost that come with having a pool.
If you can keep up with at least two professional inspections a year, regular maintenance such as cleaning your pool, applying the correct chemical and your weekly water check. The many benefits are all going to allow you to have more time with your friends and family, enjoying the pool. Instead of spending the time and money worrying about the pricey repairs, which could simply be avoided by a simple pool inspection.