If you are buying a house that includes a swimming pool, plan to have the pool inspected separately by a pool specialist, not by your home inspector. Just as a home inspection informs you about the condition of the home you are interested in purchasing, a pool inspection informs you about the condition of the pool. You will know what repairs, if any, are required immediately, and what should be expected in the near future.
Typically, the dollar amount associated with many backyards here in Arizona can equate to almost 1/3 of the home’s value. With that much money invested, why would anyone not want to have the pool, which often is the centerpiece of any well designed backyard, thoroughly inspected by a pool professional? A proper inspection can save you thousands of dollars and bring up important issues that are unnoticeable to the untrained eye.
A pool inspection involves not only a once over of the visible components of a swimming pool but also all internal components of all your swimming pool equipment like filters, backwash valves, circulation pumps, deck and deck drains, pool sweep pumps, separation tanks, pool level, visible pool surface etc. to make sure everything is in good working order. As a benefit of having a home inspection you can get instructions on how to maintain your pool and to reduce the frequency of pool problems significantly, saving you money and hassle over time. You can also inquire about safety options and requirements for your pool regarding your children and pets.
Your backyard is your sanctuary, a place to escape the worries of daily life, connect with your family and friends and most importantly a place to have fun.
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