Pool Inspections

by Pool Builders on 08-12-2012 in Articles

Has your pool been inspected lately? If you have got a swimming pool at home you should be sure to have it inspected at least once a year; this will ensure that everything is safe and in proper working order. If you are considering buying a home that has a swimming pool, make sure that you have the pool inspected by a certified professional before you complete your purchase. Here is a brief overview of what will be checked during the pool inspection:

Water Quality

As you may already know, there is a whole lot that can go wrong with the water quality in a swimming pool. You need the right pH balance, the right alkalinity, the right hardness, a way to keep both algae and bacteria away, and a way to make sure the water is not staining your surfaces with mineral content. That is not just an extremely overwhelming job, but one that is best handled by a professional. Even beyond basic safety issues, they will be able to advise you if you have problems like sensitivity to chlorine by suggesting possible alternatives.

Mechanical Equipment

There is a lot of mechanical equipment related to swimming pools, including pumps, motors, chlorinators, heaters, blowers, timers, and more. All of these things are just as subject to damage as the other little mechanical gadgets in your life, and they need to be inspected to ensure that they are functioning properly. Because you probably have quite a few of these, there are a lot of tiny little things that can go wrong that you may not notice, but that can have detrimental effects on the overall swimming pool environment.

Surfaces

This is a big safety area. Checking to make sure that the surfaces in and around your pool are still sound ensures that children at play won't get hurt due to an unnecessary flaw or damage in the materials used. Backyard swimming pools always come with a certain risk, especially if children will be using them, so it is absolutely critical to make the swimming environment as safe as possible for play.

Getting your pool inspected by a professional is totally worth it, and it's easy enough to contact a local pool service company to do the job for you. Make sure you keep up with it year to year; it might make it easier to remember if you pick the same day or week every year (maybe the week before you like to start swimming). If you properly maintain your pool and have regular inspections performed by a pool maintenance company, you'll be enjoying your pool for years and years to come.

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