Everything Swimming Pools performs pool inspection services throughout all San Diego County areas. We are a licensed and insured swimming pool contractor, License #974402. We provide pool inspections because we perform all aspects of repairs and remodels for swimming pools and spas. This gives us the ability to look at everything that may be a concern along with providing you with accurate costs for the necessary repairs. These pool repairs would consist of anything that is believed to be either a structural or safety concern. Any of these issues should be addressed before purchase of the home if not fixed correctly prior to purchase.
Pool inspection services | What we found at a home in Rancho Santa Fe
When we perform a pool inspection, we look at everything pertaining to your swimming pool or spa. That includes all of the pool equipment, plumbing and electrical. We also look at all of the pool and spa surfaces. This includes the pool finish, pool tile, pool coping along with any deck issues that are related to the swimming pool. With this specific pool inspection in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, we will first go over the pool equipment area and what we found.
The pool heater was plumbed in backwards so that the pool builder did not have to move the plumbing from one side of the pool heater to the other. This makes it very difficult to access the control panel of the heater in case there are ever any issues that need to be addressed.
The next big problem we found was that there was a chlorine tablet dispenser that was plumbed into the main return line of the plumbing. This is a safety problem when using the spa. When there are chlorine tablets in the dispenser when the spa is on, hot water will break down the tablets very fast. In turn, it will cause a spike in the overall chlorine levels that may be harmful to the users if allowed to get to high.
The last thing that was found to be a slight problem is that there has been leaking occurring on the pool filter causing calcium to become visible. There was also a small amount of rust building up on the exterior of the pool filter. This is a sign that there was a bad o-ring or that the filter pressure built up causing it to leak. Fortunately, it was not leaking at the time of the pool inspection so there is no need to worry about it for know.
The issues that we found with the structural aspects of the swimming pool and spa are as followed. The first thing we noticed was that over time, there were pool chemistry problems. These problems resulted in the pool tile building up calcium on the surface. This causes that ugly white line to form. There was also some minor staining on the pebble pool finish that caused a yellow off color to show. This may be fixable with a light pool acid wash but, is not always going to solve the problem. This is caused by the pool water chemistry getting out of balance which allows minerals and metals to precipitate out of the water. This is usually only a cosmetic problem though it can be costly to correct. Always use a stain preventative when maintaining pool water chemistry, it will save you time and money.
The last thing that we found on this pool inspection in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego is that there was a structural crack in the pebble pool finish. On this swimming pool, there is a vanishing edge that spills over about five feet down into a reservoir. The entire face of the spillover area is made of the same pebble pool finish. In this day and age, this process is not recommended. That is due to the porous nature of the material and, it is better to have a pool tile or stone installed. On this pool there are two significant pool cracks. These cracks will need to be repaired so that the water does not cause further damage. This service can be performed with our pool remodeling and construction division of our company.
Anytime you are considering buying a home with a swimming pool or spa, we always advise you to have a professional pool inspection performed. This will either indentify any existing problems or concerns about the pool. It may also simply put your mind at ease that there are no significant issues for you to worry about. Either way, it is well worth the cost of a pool inspection. This process usually goes along with a general home inspection. The home inspector is normally not that well versed in swimming pools and spas.
If you need information or want to schedule a pool inspection, we can help. Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we will contact you.
Our phone number is (858) 693-3307