Certified Pool Inspections FAQ
We look to many indicators to see whether the structure is sound or not. Indicators such as cracks, the pool being out of level, hollow areas in the coping or bond beam, missing tiles and more. These indicators can help us determine if you need a structural engineer to come out.
Although our visit is a visual inspection and not a leak detection, we can see signs of a leak in the pool or spa. We would then be able to recommend if you need to get the plumbing system check by a professional leak detection company or not.
There are many signs as to whether or not a pool should be replastered. Such things as delamination, black algae, cracks in the pool or perhaps the pool surface is just old and rough. When swimming, your skin gets very soft and pliable; if the surface is rough or broken up, a child's feet, for instance can get cut. We would recommend replastering in severe cases.
The current State of California's code for pool enclosures is as follows: "The pool must be enclosed with a five foot fence around the pool. Any gates leading into the pool area must open away from the pool area and be self-closing and latching. If the house is used as part of the enclosure, you must have alarms on the doors leading out into the pool area." We check the enclosure and give recommendations if needed.
Most pool lights are safe. However, California building code requirements have become strict on the use of GFCI's on the pool lights. For that reason, we check the pool and/or spa lights to see if they are safe for swimmers, and make recommendations as needed. We review these and many other components of a pool or pool and spa, answer questions you may have, and give you a written report right there.