Everything Swimming Pools is a licensed swimming pool contractor. We provide pool remodeling, pool restoration, pool repairs and pool services for all of San Diego County. This post is for a pool inspection in Serra Mesa, 92123. We provide these write ups for buyers and sellers of homes with swimming pools and spas. They offer a little insight into what we look for and what is reported on during a professional pool inspection process. We offer these pool inspection services because of the work we perform. This allows us to understand what may be wrong with a swimming pool or spa such as safety or structural concerns and equipment repairs.
This pool inspection in Serra Mesa, 92123 is one that has many areas of concern. We will provide a description and images of the problems found when we were performing our inspection. All pool inspections are different due to the pools age, location and by the way they were maintained. Some may have very few problems and others can have extensive need for pool restoration if not a complete pool remodel. Below is the specific information found at this pool inspection in Serra Mesa.
The first thing we noticed was the pool deck. The deck was cracked and had many areas around the swimming pool that were a safety concern. It would also be a significant expense to repair or replace. The pool deck problems were caused by old established trees that have a large intrusive root structure. When tree roots grow, they will often times raise concrete pool decks. This is a extreme case to where the roots have broken through most of the deck. Our recommendation was to either renovate the pool deck or to remove and turn it in to landscape or bedding areas.
The next thing we looked at is the pool tile. The pool tile on this pool had extensive damage also. There were broken tiles along with a large area of structural cracks. These structural cracks ran around a third if not more of the entire pool tile line. When this happens, the pool tile needs to be removed and the repairs need to be made to the bond beam. This is the concrete shell that forms the swimming pool. If not repaired properly, you may encounter more damage and the repair may fail sooner than later. Because of the age of this pool tile, you would need to have new pool tile installed. It is rare to find an old tile that would still be in stock. It is possible just not likely.
The next thing we found is that there was significant damage to the pool surface. This is a plaster pool finish that has multiple rust spots along with heavy calcium nodules that cause roughness to the surface. Due to the extent of damage on the plaster at this pool inspection in Serra Mesa, we highly recommend not doing a pool surface repair. The only logical thing to do is to have a new pool finish installed. If repairs were made, there will likely be other damage that occurs upon draining the water and exposing the damaged plaster.
Another thing we found at this pool inspection in Serra Mesa is a diving board. Most often, we recommend removing pool diving boards. This is due to the dangers they pose. Diving boards in this day and age can be a huge liability. This specific pool diving board also showed signs of rust that may cause it to fail under any weight or pressure.
They are not illegal though, they are not the safest thing around a swimming pool. If you have an older diving board, you would be better off removing it. There are pool slides that are much safer if you are looking for something to add to the excitement of swimming.
With the pool equipment, at this pool inspection in Serra Mesa, we did not find much. The pool time clock was older and showed some signs of rust but, was in good working condition. The pool filter was installed only a few years ago and looked to be in very good condition. The pool pump has had a motor replaced in the past few years and will definitely extend it’s life expectancy.
Pool inspection in Serra Mesa wrap up
This pool inspection in Serra Mesa was requested by a great real estate agent and she was referred to us by a great property inspector. Both work and service the San Diego county areas.
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