END OF SEASON POOL INSPECTION

 

September – Time for an End of Season Pool Inspection

 

NJ Pool InspectorThe days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler. Swimming pool season is almost at an end. Now, before you close the pool for the winter is a good time for an inspection. For a pool inspection to be accurate and complete, the pool should be open and in operation. 

 

Why an End of Season Pool Inspection?

 

Swimming pools and spas or hot tubs should be regularly inspected. Pools and their accessories can be expensive to repair or replace, but they should be in full, safe, and usable condition. NJ Pool Inspector provides a full and comprehensive examination of the pool, equipment and surrounding area. We even offer a guarantee of satisfaction with our inspections.

 

No “Conflict of Interest”

 

NJ Pool Inspector only inspects pools. We do not repair pools, but we do recommend needed repairs or replacements. There is no concern that the inspector will report non-existent problems and hope to be hired to fix them. We only inspect pools!  

 

Call Today For End of Season Pool Inspection!

 

If you are ready to close your pool for the year, call NJ Pool Inspector for that last inspection. Our goal is for your swimming pool and spa to be ready for use when the weather gets warm next Summer. Give us a call today at (201) 378-3652 for an appointment.

POOL AND SPA INSPECTIONS ARE ESSENTIAL

Why Have A Pool Inspected?

Mahwah NJ Pool Inspection

 

There are still many weeks of swimming pool enjoyment left this season. If you are in the process of purchasing a home with a swimming pool, it is important to have the pool inspected by a qualified pool inspector. In order to fully enjoy a pool, you want to know that the pool and spa (if included) are in good working order. Most home inspections do not include this service, but a pool inspection provides information that helps you make an informed decision prior to any property purchase.  Pool and spa inspections are essential.

 

What Is Included in a Pool Inspection?

 

A pool inspection should include an evaluation of the following:

  • gates and fences, ladders, railings, diving boards, slides – and spa
  • pump equipment including motors, filters, heaters, chlorinators, pressure and drains
  • the deck and coping surrounding the pool
  • the inside surface of the pool, liners, edging, skimmers
  • water quality
  • electrical equipment

A pool must be open and in operation to perform a proper inspection. The report would be limited and possibly inaccurate if the pool is not open for examination. You should also know that NJ Pool Inspector only inspects pools – we do not do repairs or replacements. This gives us no motivation to find anything but the facts during an inspection. In other words, there is no “conflict of interest”.  

 

Call a Professional For Peace of Mind

 

NJ Pool Inspector has the experience and knowledge to fully examine every aspect of a swimming pool and spa. Our team is up-to-date on all local regulations regarding pool ownership and maintenance, and will impart this information to you. We offer a comprehensive inspection report with a 100% guarantee of satisfaction. We want you and your family to have years of enjoyment with that swimming pool. Pool and spa inspections are essential.

If you are thinking about buying a house with a swimming pool, call us today for a full inspection of the pool and surrounding area. We can be reached at (201) 378-3652.

COMMON CONCERNS FOUND DURING A POOL INSPECTION

Compounding Your Responsibility When Owning a Pool

 

pool inspection mahwah njHaving a home with a backyard swimming pool is one of life’s great pleasures. It also brings greater responsibility to you as a homeowner. Keeping a pool and spa or hot tub in good, functioning form is important, and before you open that pool to your family and friends, you should have it inspected by a professional. When you get a pre-purchase home inspection, a pool is often not included in the service. Calling in a specialist is the best way to get a pool inspection. Below are some common concerns found during a pool inspection.

 

Common Problems That Arise In A Pool Inspection

 

Inadequate protective fencing around the pool

Fences surrounding a pool should be a certain height to discourage unwanted access. Drowning is a risk for everyone, but especially for children. There are state and local government regulations for pool barriers which are applicable to your area. NJ Pool Inspector is always current with local rules applied to the inspection of pools.

Inadequate protection for pool electrical equipment

This is also something determined by state and local laws. A pool inspector has to be aware of these regulations. This component of pool management is complicated and includes things such as wiring, receptacles and switches, circulation system, light fixtures, and more.

Damaged steps, ladders, diving boards or slides

Entry to the pool must be accessible to children and older adults, as well as everyone else. A lot of newer pools don’t have diving boards or slides as they present liability problems. While older pools often do have these accessories, all pools have steps and ladders. This equipment needs to be inspected for usability.

Cracks or other damage to surrounding deck and exterior surface

Cracks are not only unsightly, they can cause injury. In some cases the decking that surrounds a pool is slippery when it gets wet and should be inspected and probably replaced. Proper drainage around the pool is also a matter that needs to be seen to.

Damage to interior surface of the pool

This is an area where repairs can be expensive. If an inspector finds cracks or stains in the interior surface of a pool they usually recommend repair. These issues may need to be evaluated by a pool building firm. Pool inspectors do not repair pools, they only inspect and then make recommendations based upon what they find. This prevents a conflict of interest regarding the inspection.

 

Our Mahwah NJ Pool Inspection Comes With a 100% Guarantee

 

NJ Pool Inspector will provide a detailed Inspection report, replete with pictures and recommended maintenance. A 100% guarantee of satisfaction with the inspection is offered. If you are purchasing a house with a swimming pool, or need to have the pool at your present location inspected, call NJ Pool Inspector at (201) 378-3652

Pool Inspector vs. Pool Contractor

Do You Need An NJ Pool Inspector?

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Yes, you do need a swimming pool inspector when you are considering buying a house with a pool. Because you are seeking the most impartial and professional report about the condition of a swimming pool, you should employ the services of a certified pool inspector. Most home inspections do not include pool examination in their contracts. When you are thinking about the purchase of a house with a pool you want to know the condition of the pool because it will help you make an informed decision regarding the purchase.  This raises the question of pool inspector vs. pool contractor.

 

Eliminate A Conflict of Interest

 

Although home inspectors may not be equipped to inspect pools, pool builders do offer this service. They certainly know about the construction and workings of a pool. Having your pool inspected by the company that built it can result in a conflict of interest. A pool inspection conducted by a pool builder will not necessarily result in the objective report you are looking for. Calling upon NJ Pool Inspector assures you of a neutral report done by an experienced and professional inspector.  A NJPI inspection puts an end to the question of pool inspector vs. pool contractor.

 

Do We Build And Repair Pools?

 

NJ Pool Inspector only inspects pools. We do not build, repair or maintain pools. When you avail yourself of our services, you get an impartial assessment of your pool and spa (if a spa is included). The conflict of interest is gone, and you have a report that will help you decide whether or not to buy the house with the pool. You should know about the expense and challenges of owning a pool. NJPI wants to offer the best possible inspection and we want you to be satisfied with the result. We guarantee our inspections.

If you are in need of a Bergen County NJ swimming pool inspection, call us today at (201)378-3652.

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!
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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!