ARE YOU THINKING OF BUYING A HOUSE WITH A POOL?
A swimming pool is one of the most valuable assets in a home and it can be the place your family and friends share some of the best times of their lives. When buying your next house you have to do it with your eyes wide open specially if this house has a swimming pool. National Pools will guide you trough the process and give you a certified report that you can rely on.
POOL INSPECTIONS FAQ’s
Are you certified to inspect a swimming pool?
Yes and yes! Our company posses a C53 license for pools and our 28 years of experience talk for itself. Unless you’re a pool expert yourself, you’ll be wise to engage a professional pool service company to conduct a thorough inspection. You need one that’s been around some time and has experience with a wide variety of pools – and the many problems that can happen with them over the years. You pay for the inspection, so get one you can rely on. Contact us for an on site pool inspection.
Does my home inspection report include the pool?
Some buyers assume the home inspection covers the pool, but most of them don’t. Even if they offer pool inspections, many home inspectors do not have the required expertise to evaluate a pool. In fact, most home inspection reports include a disclaimer covering the pool.
Do you test the pool equipment?
There are quite a number of moving parts to pools. Beyond the actual pool, which needs to be solid and leak-free, the pumps, heaters and filters need to be checked for proper operation. The electrical equipment needs to be inspected, as does the plumbing. Our Certified Pool Contractor will run the equipment to confirm proper operation.
Do you inspect the deck and plaster surface?
Decking surfaces and plaster will be inspected for cracks, delaminating and black algae. In some cases replaster will be recommended.
Do you test for leaks or pressure test plumbing?
National Pools is a company that detects and fix underground leaks and structures. Inspections with leak detection included are available if decided. If the company you hire doesn’t know how to pressure test the plumbing for possible leaks, you may be setting yourself up for expensive problems down the road. Certainly, you don’t want to have to schedule the pool for repairs before ever touching a toe in the water.
Do I need to wait to get my pool inspection report so I can close the deal?
When you buy a home with a swimming pool, you’re buying it “as is.” So before you sign the papers, know what you’re getting into. If you need to make a price adjustment based upon any work that might be required to restore the pool to good operating condition, you’ll be able to negotiate that before your real estate closing. Having money held in escrow to cover repair costs is an easy way to address any concerns that may have come up during the inspection.
Do I need any enclosure for my pool?
State of California mentions “The pool must be enclosed with a five foot fence around the pool. Any gates leading into the pool area must open away from the pool area and be self-closing and latching. If the house is used as part of the enclosure, you must have alarms on the doors leading out into the pool area.” We would check the pool enclosure and give you recommendations as needed.
CALL US NOW (818) 367-9340 TO SCHEDULE YOUR POOL INSPECTION. WE CAN SCHEDULE THE WORK AS SOON AS THE FOLLOWING DAY AND REPORT WILL BE PROVIDED IMMEDIATELY!