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.

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