Swimming Pools and Covid-19

Is It Safe To Swim in a Pool During Covid-19?

 

NJ Pool InspectorSummer is fast approaching and we all want to be able to enjoy the pleasures of warm weather. The question of whether it’s safe to use a swimming pool this summer is on everyone’s mind. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “there is no evidence that Covid-19 can spread to people through the water in pools. Proper operation and disinfection of pools should kill the virus that causes Covid-19“.  NJ Pool Inspector advises  inspection of swimming pools and spas, to make sure yours is properly disinfected and Covid-19 preventions are in effect.

 

Proper Precautions Should Still Be In Place

 

Although the CDC says the water in your pool is safe, that doesn’t mean you can relax other important precautions regarding Covid-19. Social distancing is still in effect and that means you should limit the number of people using the pool at any given time. You should also avoid gatherings and groups of people, so no pool parties.

Maintaining your pool is more important than ever during this time of Covid-19. Check on the status of your pool’s chlorine levels more than usual. It is also a good idea to have a pool inspection before opening up for the season.

 

NJ Pool Inspector Is Here To Help

 

Before you open your pool for the 2020 season, call NJ Pool Inspector at (201) 378-3652 for a full examination of the pool (and spa if you have one). A complete inspection of your pool and the area surrounding it will give you the peace of mind you seek about using the pool this summer. We can recommend precautions that you should practice on an ongoing basis for the season. This will make your swimming pool enjoyment safe and pleasurable for everyone.

Better Pool Inspection With Infrared Cameras

What is an Infrared Thermal Camera?

 

Thermal-Infrared-Camera-pool-Inspection-Bergen-County-NJAn infrared thermal camera creates an image using infrared radiation. A common
camera uses visible light to form an image. A thermal camera can detect objects
in total darkness because it doesn’t depend upon light. It relies on the emanation of heat radiation to find things. Inspectors use these cameras to locate items that may not be visible but can be harmful. An infrared thermal camera is one of the tools used by NJ Pool Inspector to detect possible problems within Bergen County pools and spas.

 

Infrared Cameras are important in the inspection of homes and pools

 

The use of an infrared thermal camera has become an important component of any
home inspection and any pool inspection. For NJ Pool Inspector clients
infrared thermal camera use does not affect the price of the pool inspection. We
incorporate the infrared thermal camera use into the overall inspection.

The infrared camera detects whether the heater in your pool is functioning
properly. It also finds any electrical issues that may be affecting the working
of the pool.

It is always a good idea to remember that a pool has to be open and functioning for
a full inspection to be effective. If the pool isn’t open and in use, the
inspection can be incomplete. We only inspect pools, we do not build or maintain
pools, there is no conflict of interest in inspecting your pool. We provide an
honest and comprehensive inspection report, recommending repairs or replacements
if necessary. An early inspection in spring can allow you to repair things that
will make swimming season more pleasurable.

 

Infrared Thermal Cameras make inspecting pools more efficient

 

When you are ready to open your pool and want to make sure everything is in
working order, call NJ Pool Inspector for a full professional inspection of the
pool and surrounding area, with the use of an infrared thermal camera. Call us
at (201) 378-3652 for an appointment.

Why Should you Inspect A Pool

Why Should You Have Your Pool Inspected?

pool inspection spa inspection bergen county njWhether you are considering the purchase of a home with a pool, or selling a house with a pool, the pool should be inspected. The pool and all of the surrounding area should be looked at and evaluated. You want to be sure your investment in the home with a pool is a sound one. If you are selling, you want to put your best foot forward.  Most home inspections do not include this service, but the data that NJ Pool Inspector provides is valuable. It will help you make an informed decision prior to any property purchase. Read on to learn why you should inspect a pool.

Why Use NJ POOL INSPECTOR?

 

A pool and its accessories, surrounding area, and maintenance are expensive. NJ Pool Inspector provides a comprehensive inspection of the pool, equipment and surrounding area. That’s not all we provide – we offer a “satisfaction guarantee”. We have no conflict of interest – we only inspect pools, we do not build or maintain them. There is no motivation to find anything but what the inspection reveals. We can then recommend needed repairs or replacements. We want you to be able to enjoy your pool.

Inspection must be done while the pool is open and in operation. The pool and its surrounding area cannot be fully inspected if it isn’t open.  When the pool is not open and in use, the inspection report will be limited and possibly inaccurate. NJ Pool Inspector offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We are confident because our expertise and experience are unmatched.

What is Included in a Pool Inspection?

 

Generally, a pool inspection includes the following:

  • gates and fences, ladders, railing, diving boards,slides
  • pump equipment, such as motors, filters, heaters, chlorinators, drains
  • decks and coping around the pool
  • surface of the pool, liners, tile edging, skimmers
  • water quality
  • electrical equipment
  • spa (if included)

Call NJ Pool Inspector for an inspection appointment

 

If the house you want to buy has a pool call NJ Pool Inspector at (201) 378-3652. We want you and your family to be able to use and enjoy the swimming pool for years to come. Sellers also have good reason for a complete inspection of their pool.  Allow our experience and our guarantee of satisfaction be your guide.

Spring Swimming Pool Check-Up

Early Pool Inspection

pool inspection spa inspection bergen county njSpring is just around the corner, to coin a dusty old phrase, and before you know it, summer will be upon us. Summer is swimming pool time, and you need to start checking on the condition of your pool now. It probably seems early but we’ve been experiencing uncharacteristically mild weather, so why not? We at NJ Pool Inspector are here to help. Our professional and comprehensive expertise in the area of pool examination can alert Bergen County pool owners to problems now, before the swimming season begins.  A spring swimming pool check-up is a good idea.

 

What are potential problem spots?

 

As mentioned, it is early, so you shouldn’t undo any winterization just
yet. However, our inspectors will survey any outward issues that need to be dealt with
and recommend scheduling for repairs. We don’t make repairs, but we recommend calling
pool maintenance experts to do the work. Cracks or chips to the inner and outer surfaces
of the pool can be detected and repairs can be scheduled. Broken hoses, filters, valves,
diving board bolts, etc can be replaced. Ladders should be checked as well as diving
board surfaces. Repairs to electrical components of your swimming pool can be scheduled.

 

Early Pool Inspection Doubly Important When Planning to Sell

 

If you plan to put your house on the market this spring, an early inspection of the
swimming pool becomes a more urgent issue. Although a full evaluation of the condition
of your pool needs to be done when it is open and functioning, there are things that
can be taken care of now. Most home inspectors do not include pool examination in their
contract. NJ Pool Inspector has the experience to make a pool inspection easy and we
can caution you about potential problems with your pool and surrounding area now.

 

Give Us a Call for Early Pool Inspection

 

For an expert early pool inspection, call NJ Pool Inspector at (201) 378-3652. A pre-season
spring swimming pool check-up is a smart choice.

Why Should You Have A Pool Inspected?

Why Inspect A Pool?

pool inspection spa inspection bergen county njIf you plan to purchase a home with a swimming pool, a pool inspection is definitely recommended. Having an experienced pool inspector look the pool over, including the surrounding area, assures you that the investment is a safe one. Pool inspection is often not included in your home inspection, but the details in this separate examination can be crucial in your decision to purchase.  This is why you should have a pool inspected.

What Does a Pool Inspection Include?

 

To answer the question of why you should have a pool inspected, a pool inspection should include the following:

  • Gates, fences, ladders, railings, diving boards, slides
  • Pump equipment including motors, filters, heaters, chlorinators, pressure, drains
  • Decks and coping around the outside of the pool
  • Surface of the pool, liners, tile edging, skimmers
  • Water quality
  • Electrical Equipment

Why Call on NJ Pool Inspector?

 

Swimming pools and the equipment that keeps them running are often expensive, so it’s
important to feel sure they are in safe and usable condition. NJ Pool Inspector provides
the most comprehensive examination of the pool, equipment (which includes spas) and the
surrounding surfaces, and also a “satisfaction guarantee”.  We also use Infrared Thermal
Cameras in our inspections.

NJ Pool Inspector has no “conflict of interest” – we only inspect pools. We do not build
or repair pools. Because we do not fix any problems found during an inspection, we have no
motivation to find anything but the facts regarding the condition of your pool. We do recommend
repairs by a pool maintenance expert if needed.

 

 NJ Pool Inspector helps protect your potential investment

 

When you are considering buying a home with a swimming pool, call NJ Pool Inspector at
(201) 378-3652. We have experience and expertise regarding pools, and we offer a guarantee
of satisfaction with our work.

Infrared Thermal Cameras for Pool Inspections

Infrared Thermal Cameras For Better Pool Inspections | Bergen County NJ Pool Inspector

 

Bergen County Pool Inspections | NJ Pool Inspector

Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras are a growing commodity in the home inspection world. Many Home Inspectors and mold inspectors are using this tool to find potentially hidden issues that your home may face. When it comes to Pool Inspections, Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras are just as valuble! This is why ‘NJ Pool Inspector’ deploys a ‘FLIR’ Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera in its inspections as a standard practice. For our NJ Pool Inspector clients, Infrared Camera Inspections are FREE of any additional cost. Here are some simple examples of why it’s a huge advantage when protecting, or investing in, a home with a swimming pool.

Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera Pool Inspection Examples

I. Verify Heat Flows or, A Lack Thereof
To verify airflow in a home through its’ heat registers turn on the heat (or AC) and then check walls and units around the house using an IR camera. Images will determine whether or not everything is working and in order. For instance, when a radiator doesn’t heat up properly or part of it stays cool the IR Camera images will show what a homeowner would otherwise NOT have known about the failed unit.
II. Ceiling or Paint Stains, Testing for Moisture 
An infrared camera can also be used to determine whether or not a ceiling stain, and the moisture that caused it, is active. While it is not the definitive test for moisture, logic would have that when a ceiling is proven to be the same temperature then it is unlikely wet or damp.
III. Insulation, Failed
Insulation can be an obvious use for an infrared camera. When insulation is missing or not installed properly, the use of an IR Camera is going to expose the holes. This also applies to hot spots or ice dams, mouse holes, etc. in attics.
IV. Electrical Issues
Electrical issues can be detected with infrared cameras. A heated wire, maybe frayed, will show heat and while it is not necessarily always a fire hazard better safe than sorry!
bergen county nj pool inspector

 

Summary: Better Home Inspection With IR Cameras

And these are just some examples of big things your home inspector using an infrared camera might find during a home inspection. If you’re a homeowner, it offers peace of mind to know these kinds of details are being covered when Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras are used.

 

NJ Pool Inspector adds IR Camera inspections to every pool inspection!

Contact NJ Pool Inspector today to schedule your home inspection appointment. The home inspectors at Your Home Inspector, LLC will help you find and suggest solutions to any issues your home may face. Whether you’re buying, selling, or just checking up on your home, Your Home Inspector, LLC is here to help you!

POOL INSPECTOR vs POOL BUILDER

WHY HIRE A POOL INSPECTOR?

 

pool inspection spa inspection bergen county nj Why is it judicious to hire NJ Pool Inspector to inspect your swimming pool? Because you want the most unbiased, professional and concise report regarding the condition of your pool. When you are selling a home with a swimming pool you will be required to seek an inspection report on the pool. If you are buying a home with a swimming pool you will want the swimming pool inspected. NJ Pool Inspector offers a report prepared by an experienced and completely unaligned inspector.  Hiring someone who only inspects pools eliminates the problem of pool inspector vs pool builder.

 

POOL INSPECTION BY NJ POOL INSPECTOR ELIMINATES CONFLICT OF INTEREST

 

Most home inspectors do not offer the service component of pool inspection in their contract. Home inspectors are not equipped to inspect the workings of a swimming pool. Pool contractors (pool builders) do offer inspection services. This is why you have the question of pool inspector vs pool builder.  Having your pool inspected by the company that built it results in a  glaring conflict of interest. Even if you call a pool contractor other than the one that built your pool you may not receive a reliable report. You need a completely impartial individual who is not involved with the construction of pools to inspect a pool.  Calling upon NJ Pool Inspector to fully inspect your swimming pool assures you of an unbiased report.

 

ARE WE A POOL CONTRACTOR?

 

No, NJ Pool Inspector only inspects pools. We do not build, repair or maintain pools. We only inspect pools and we have acquired several years of experience inspecting pools. NJ Pool Inspector offers you the ability to make an informed decision about the purchase of a home with a pool. When you hire NJ Pool Inspector to assess your pool, there is no conflict of interest.

 

NJ POOL INSPECTOR GUARANTEES SATISFACTION

 

NJ Pool Inspector is on the job 7 days a week. We do not rush, and you can ask questions during the inspection and afterward. We want to be sure you understand the responsibility of owning a swimming pool. You need to know about the challenges of owning a pool, as well as the expense involved. In other words, NJPI wants to do the best possible inspection and be sure you are satisfied with the information received. We guarantee our inspections.

If you need to have a swimming pool inspected, call NJ Pool Inspector today at (201) 378-3652.

Inspection of Spas

Spa Inspections & Why You Need Them

spa inspections bergen county njA spa is generally an adjunct to your swimming pool that offers health and relaxation benefits. Often spas are equipped with whirlpools or water jets meant to offer pain and stress relief. Spas are usually placed in a position thought to enhance the whole swimming pool experience by being surrounded by nature. Spas can also stand alone, without being attached to a swimming pool. NJ Pool Inspector has all of this in mind when we provide pool and spa inspections for a home buyer or seller.

 

How are Spas Built and Set Up?

The installation and setup of a spa can be complex and requires professional expertise. A spa can be made of many different materials, depending on budget and placement. The installation of a spa should be done by an experienced contractor whose credentials have been affirmed by personal recommendation or by a professional organization.

The plumbing, insulation and filtration systems require the abilities of an expert. There are also other features that can be built into a spa for added enjoyment. These include special lighting, sound systems, massage jets, state-of-the-art control systems, special surrounding surfaces and entry steps; and more.

 

Does a Spa need to be inspected?

A Spa requires inspection just as a pool does. Most Home Inspectors do not include Pool and Spa Inspection as part of their report. NJ Pool Inspector only inspects pools/spas. We do not service or maintain pools/spas.

Since we only inspect them and recommend needed repairs or maintenance, this eliminates any conflict of interest between inspecting the spa and making repairs.

 

About NJ Pool Inspector | Bergen County NJ

We take pride in protecting the homeowner and serving the people of Bergen County NJ. We will inspect and then provide information necessary to make informed decisions about a Pool, Spa or Hot Tub. In fact, we go further with a BIG promise: if there’s anything less than 100% satisfaction with our pool inspection – you pay absolutely nothing!

Give us a call at (201) 378-3652.

 

COMMON MAINTENANCE ISSUES WITH POOLS

Common Maintenance Issues With Pools | NJ Pool Inspections 

mahwah nj pool inspectorWhen purchasing a home that has a swimming pool, your responsibility is doubled, and your liability can be doubled. Making certain that the pool is in good, functioning condition is important, and it should be inspected by a professional. Most home inspectors do not include this service. Calling upon a specialist to inspect your pool is the best way to ensure many years of enjoyable recreation for your family and friends. Some common maintenance issues with pools are outlined below.

What Are Common Problems Found by Pool Inspectors in NJ?

Not enough fencing around the pool, or limited height of fencing

Pool barriers save lives. Drowning is a real risk for everyone, but mostly to children aged 1 to 14 years of age. The regulations for these barriers are determined by state and local government. Inspectors have to know all the local regulations applicable to the area.  NJ Pool Inspector keeps up with current local rules applied to the inspection of pools.

Inadequate protection for pool electrical equipment – 

Again, the restrictions in this area are determined by state and local laws. Any pool inspector must know these regulations and determine whether they are adequately covered. This is a complicated component of pool management and includes many factors, such as wiring, receptacles and switches, circulation system, light fixtures, etc.

Damage to steps, ladders, diving boards or slides – 

Ways to enter and exit the pool must be usable by small children and older adults, as well as everyone in between. Most newer pools don’t even have diving boards or slides as they present liability problems. Older swimming pools do have these accessories sometimes, and almost all pools have steps and ladders. These items need to be inspected for optimal usability.

Cracks to decking and exterior surface – 

All cracks to the exterior surface of a pool are unsightly, but some can cause injury. Some pool decking is slippery when wet, this should be evaluated and probably replaced. Proper drainage around the decking of a pool is also an issue that should be discussed.

Damage to the interior surface of the pool –

Repairs to the interior surface of a pool can be expensive. When inspectors find cracks or stains they take note and usually recommend repair. These issues can be caused by a number of things and may require evaluation by a pool construction firm. Pool inspectors do not repair pools, they only inspect and make recommendations. This prevents any conflict of interest regarding the inspection.

NJ Pool Inspector Offers 100% Guarantee

NJ Pool Inspector provides a detailed Pool Inspection Report, with pictures and recommendations. A 100% guarantee of satisfaction is offered. If you are thinking about purchasing a house with a swimming pool, or if you feel the pool at your present home needs inspection, please call NJ Pool Inspector at (201) 378-3652.

WHY INSPECT YOUR POOL?

So Why Should You Inspect Your Pool?

Why Should You Inspect Your Pool ? | bergen county nj pool inspectorWhen purchasing a home with a swimming pool it’s crucial to have an experienced pool inspector inspect your pool, as well as the surrounding area, in order to ensure the investment is in good condition. Most home inspections do not include this service, but the information provided can help to make an informed decision prior to any property purchase.

Why Use ‘ NJ Pool Inspector ‘ ?

 

Pools and their accessories are potentially very costly, so it’s important to be sure they are in full, safe and usable condition. ‘NJ Pool Inspector’ not only provides a full and comprehensive inspection of the swimming pool, equipment (including spa, if necessary) and the area surrounding, but a ‘ satisfaction guarantee.’

NJ Pool Inspector HAS NO ‘conflict of interest’- it only inspects pools and it does not fix them. Because it does not repair or fix any problems found during an inspection, there is no motivation to find anything but the inspection facts.

Inspection must be done while the pool is open and in operation. A pool and surrounding area cannot be properly inspected if it isn’t open and usable because the report will be limited and possibly inaccurate. NJ Pool Inspector offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which other inspectors may not do.


What does a pool inspection include?

Generally, a pool inspection should include the following:

  • gates and fences, ladders, railings, diving boards, slides
  • pump equipment, such as motors. filters, heaters, chlorinators, pressure, drains
  • decking and coping around the pool
  • surface of the pool, liners, tile edging, skimmers
  • water quality
  • electrical equipment

Protect Your Investment – call NJ Pool Inspector

If you are thinking about purchasing a home with a swimming pool, call NJ Pool Inspector at (201) 378-3652. NJ Pool Inspector’s experience is outstanding and we offer a guarantee of satisfaction.