A clean, safe backyard swimming pool provides a beautiful space where you can relax and make memories with your friends and family. Pool inspections are an important part of your pool maintenance, but where do you start? Who can inspect your pool and identify problems?
Here are 4 types of people who can perform inspections, whether formal or informal.
Certified Pool Inspectors
If you want an official inspection, you will need to work with a certified pool inspector. These inspectors have a comprehensive list of things they will check for and will be able to break down problems and possible solutions for you. If you are moving into a home with a pool, you will likely want to talk to a certified pool inspector so that you understand relevant laws and regulations and catch any issues that are less visible.
Like a pool inspector, a home inspector can help inform new homeowners about potential pool problems. Be aware that a pool assessment by a home inspector is usually limited. In fact, many home inspectors opt not to provide any sort of inspection of the backyard pool.
Pool Service Experts
Many pool companies offer much more than the initial installation. Pool service experts can help you with every step of your pool maintenance. For example, you may want to bring an expert in to help you open and close your pool. Regardless of the service provided, a professional will keep an eye out for problems in your pool and bring them to your attention. They will also be able to give a more thorough inspection if you so choose and make any necessary repairs.
The Pool Owner
Finally, you (the pool owner) should regularly inspect your pool as you use, enjoy, and maintain it. You may not find yourself in frequent need of professional services, but your diligence and scrutiny can save you a lot of grief as you catch issues early and stay up on repairs and safety measures.
Different types of pools require different inspection and maintenance procedures. One of the first things you should do as a pool owner is to become familiar with the unique needs and challenges of your pool. From your pool's chemicals to the area around the water, keep your eyes open for any signs of a problem and address the issue as quickly as possible. Don't hesitate to call in a professional if you feel that you can't adequately or safely make repairs yourself.