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!


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 Stands By Their Work

NJ Pool Inspector provides a detailed Pool Inspection Report, with pictures and recommendations. 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.


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 and equipment (including spa, if necessary) but the area surrounding too.

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. 

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.