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Residential Pool Inspections in Los Angeles

Why You Need A Pool Inspection

Whether you’re buying a home with a pool or you own the home, the pool is an important part of the backyard environment. Yet, a home with a pool can bring its own costly complications. That’s why you need a residential pool inspection.

Just like general home inspections, it’s critical (and advised by the general home inspection associations) to hire an inspector who is an experienced and licensed pool contractor. Certified Pool Inspections, Inc. is your first choice for an honest and professional residential pool inspection in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Our experienced, detail-oriented, and thorough team will ensure that you have an accurate assessment of your pool’s safety and functionality. At Certified Pool Inspections, we know pools!

What is a Residential Pool Inspection?

For our clients in and around Los Angeles, a residential pool inspection is a non-invasive process that allows us to accurately assess your swimming pool. During each inspection, we’ll examine everything from the mechanical and electrical components of the pool, the tile, plaster, coping, and other related items. We take a close look at the plaster, test the equipment, physically test the coping and tile and report on the rest of the pool aspects that keep it functioning, clean, safe, and beautiful. Certified Pool Inspections, Inc., has been performing pool inspections since 1994.

We have extensive experience in pool construction, so you get the bonus of our experience of having worked in a wide variety of backyard situations. Regardless of size, shape, or features, we know pools!

Reasons to Get a Residential Pool Inspection

When you’re planning to sell your home or are considering purchasing a home with a pool, a report by a licensed pool contractor will give you facts, not opinions. On the behalf of buyers or sellers, real estate agents often assist in setting up inspections and reports to help the sale go smoothly.

Beyond making sure you’re following the disclosure laws, you (and your clients) want to make sure you’re being honest with potential buyers or, as a buyer, have a full understanding of what you’re purchasing at the new home.


Your Custom Pool Inspection Report

For every inspection we do, you’ll also receive a complete, custom pool report. The report will include anticipated costs for repairs or replacements for the items we find are sub-standard or non-serviceable. You can rest assured that your custom pool inspection report is on the level and free of fabricated problems, so you know exactly what is needed to maintain the pool’s continued functionality and safety.

We don’t view any inspection we perform through the lens of a contractor, so you can have complete faith that our professional recommendations are trustworthy and unbiased. We even go a step further — on the day of the inspection, we take the time to educate you on the basics of a swimming pool, the equipment, the purposes of each item on a pool, and how they all function together. In the end, we want you to know pools, too!

Pool Inspection Report Checklist

During the inspection, our expert team at Certified Pool Inspections, Inc. looks at over 200 items for each pool and its related equipment. Other inspection services typically check about 10 to 15 items and are not as thorough. For example, based on the assessment, we’ll recommend if the pool needs to be re-plastered or is just in need of an acid wash.

Some of the items we cover are:

  • Automatic Cleaning Systems
  • Automatic Controls
  • Chlorine Generators
  • Circulation Systems
  • Coping
  • Decking
  • Filters
  • Finishes (Plaster, Tile, Coping)
  • Heaters
  • Infinity or Zero Edge Configurations
  • Jump/Diving Boards
  • Ladders or Grab Rails
  • Time Clocks or Timers
  • Lights
  • Skimmers
  • Slides
  • Waterfalls and Fountains

While other pool inspection companies may shape their assessments in the expectation that you’ll hire them to make the repairs, we follow the “Conflict of Interest” law and don’t do repairs. That way, you can trust our experts to be honest and trustworthy in their reporting and with their conversations with you.


Reasons to Choose Certified Pool Inspections

Mike Shaw, one of the founders of Certified Pool Inspections, has close to 50 years of professional experience working with swimming pools. He studied civil engineering at Cal-Poly Technical University and became a swimming pool contractor in 1978. Since then, he has inspected, built, remodeled, or repaired over 9,000 swimming pools. He’s worked on thousands of residential pools, but even has experience with Olympic-sized pools for health clubs and a rooftop pool on the 32nd floor of a downtown Los Angeles hotel.

Through all of it, he has become an industry leader in code compliance and helping pool contractors accountable to uphold the standards and practices of the industry. Our other Founder, Kari Shaw is Mike’s wife and business partner. She is an integral part of making Certified Pool Inspections, Inc. the successful company it is today. Kari has inspected swimming pools herself for over the past 15 years.

Kari has experience in selling and building swimming pools, generating plans for permits for residential and commercial applications, researching codes and standards to bring the most comprehensive swimming pool inspection report out there. She’s been involved in the pool business for over 25 years, coming from an artistic background of singing, acting, improv, and short story writing to add to the swimming pool mix. Click here to email or call our team and schedule your service today!

Our Customers Know: We Know Pools!

As pool builder and inspection professionals, we are proud of the results we deliver to our clients. We would like to share some some kind words from our happy customers.

Certified Pool Inspections Customer
“If there were a way to rate them at higher than 5 stars I would do it, and I never take the time to post ratings.”Luann B.
Certified Pool Inspections Customer
“David did a great job. They caught some problems I would not have been aware of and were able to save my clients money.” Roston T.
Certified Pool Inspections Customer
“Excellent service; knowledgeable, professional, and extremely thorough pool inspection. Great service!”Tom E.

Certified Pool Inspections offers expert Swimming Pool Inspection services for homebuyers in the Los Angeles region and beyond. We have the know-how needed to report the condition of the pool as it relates to standards and practices on the day of the inspection. Contact us today to set up an appointment to get your pool inspected by professionals who KNOW POOLS!

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