A proper inspection will always provide a clear picture of what a pool owner has to look forward to with their pool. Will the pool represent more of an asset or liability in the coming years? A proper inspection answers that question in detail.


Pool Inspections

What is a Pool Inspection?

Basically, Bob puts himself in the shoes of a potential home buyer and his goal for older pools is to try to establish and document what is not safe or functional and what type of expenses the home buyer may expect now or in the near future.

The Inspection Process

For the first phase of Bob’s pool inspection, Bob evaluates the pool structure for possible structural defects including settlement and cracks. Problems with a pool structure, especially cracks, can be an ongoing nightmare for a homeowner. Bob will then do a thorough evaluation of the surface material, coping, tile, decking, and any relevant issues concerning the pool itself and surrounding area.

In the second phase of Bob’s inspection, Bob will evaluate the overall condition of the pool equipment including control systems and solar systems. * Bob will also do a visual inspection of the plumbing and electrical system, especially the pool lighting, to determine if there are code violations or visible safety concerns.

Occasionally, Bob is asked to inspect a new pool. Many significant flaws or problems with new pools are either not picked up by the city inspectors or are out of the scope of their inspection responsibilities. For new pool construction, the pool builder or general contractor are usually still involved, and in most cases, after the issues are put in writing, are willing to make changes. Bob typically will put together a “punch list” for any alterations he feels are necessary or warranted.

The Inspection Report

To complete his detailed reports, Bob does on-site digital recordings of his findings and later has the recordings transcribed, which typically takes from one to two days for the full report to be completed. If time is critical, at no extra charge, Bob will prepare a preliminary report summarizing the most significant issues and approximate expenses to deal with the problems.

DIY Inspections

There is nothing wrong with wanting to get familiar with what you can do yourself.

Knowing which things you should be checking periodically in and around your pool is a wonderful thing to be able to do as a pool owner. It will help you identify problems early which could save you lots of money in future repairs. Let's face it, as the seasons change new problems can arise. Deep freezing or extended periods of extreme heat can do a variety of things to the components of your pool.

Here is a short checklist of things you can do each year to protect your investment.

  • Exposed Plumbing
    • Check for Cracks or Wear that could lead to future failure
    • Inspect all connection points, Look for any signs of calcium buildup or leaks
    • Skimmer Assembly in working order, water levels at recommended height
  • Pool Walls/Liner
    • Inspect pool interior for loose tile, cracks, or liner tears
    • Check for build-up or discoloration near water level
    • Check pressure at pool inlet fitting, check for quality seal
  • Safety
    • Inspect fence perimeter for possible animal tunneling or loose fencing
    • Check latch to confirm it closes and opens properly
    • Inspect safety covers and pool ladders are in working order
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Why Bob Culver?

Why use Bob Culver Pool Inc. for pool inspections?

Experience, integrity, and fairness. Bob Culver has built his solid reputation on being fair to all parties concerned. Bob will be extremely thorough and detailed but will not embellish his findings. Bob is not doing an inspection to generate work, as is the case with others. Other pool companies consider pool inspections a great opportunity to get paid to do an estimate. Because of their desire to generate work, may recommend repairs or work that would be considered upgrades or not a factor in regards to safety and functionality concerns of a pool.

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