Pool Inspections

"A successful pool barrier prevents a child from getting OVER, UNDER, or THROUGH and keeps the child from gaining access to the pool except when supervising adults are present. " - www.cpsc.gov

Certified Pool and Spa Inspectors

Blue Bear Home Inspection of Tallahassee is certified to inspect pool systems.

 

There are three main types of pools; fiberglass, vinyl lined, and concrete. Each type of pool functions similarly and each has its own unique characteristics. We will ensure that all of the pool components such as the filter, heater, pump(s), plumbing, and electrical system is functioning as it should.

Pumps and Filters

Diatomaceous earth (DE), cartridge, and sand filters are the most common types of pool filters. Each filter will need maintenance at regular intervals. Each type will have different levels of efficiency and cost.

Pumps can come in many sizes but one principle remains the same - the pump is the heart of the system. The pump should not make noise, be hot to touch, or leak. Any of these indicators could mean that the pump will need repair or possibly replacement. Often times a simple repair, when caught early, could prevent a costly repair down the road.

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"When the release mechanism of the self-latching device is less than 54 inches from the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism for the gate should be at least 3 inches below the top of the gate on the side facing the pool. " - www.nachi.org

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Pool Construction

 

The pool deck should be slip resistant and slope away from the pool. Drains should be installed to prevent water from pooling which can increase the risk for injury. The water level should be evaluated during the pool inspection. If the level is low, this could be an indication of a possible leak in the pool.

Barriers and Alarms

 

Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members, and the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is less than 45 inches, the horizontal members should be located on the swimming pool-side of the fence. Spacing between vertical members should not exceed 1-3/4 inches in width. Where there are decorative cutouts, spacing within the cutouts should not exceed 1-3/4 inches in width.
Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members, and the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is 45 inches or more, spacing between vertical members should not exceed 4 inches. Where there are decorative cutouts, spacing within the cutouts should not exceed 1-3/4 inches in width.
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Pool and Spa Inspections

 

You can trust our team of inspectors to evaluate your pool for deficiencies and ensure that components are in good working order. We focus on safety, bonding and grounding, barriers, and proper function of the pumps and plumbing system.

 

We will report anything of concern and will be happy to explain the many functions of the systems to you if you prefer. It is our pleasure to inspect your pool for you.

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