Many fond family memories are made by the family swimming pool. Imagine backyard barbecues, birthday parties, and family reunions with the backdrop of a pool. To fulfill those party plans, it’s important that your pool is inspected and functioning to its highest potential. United Property Inspectors, Inc. is proud to serve the communities of Sacramento, Rocklin, and Roseville by inspecting commercial buildings, homes, pools, and spas. Let our team conduct an inspection of your pool and hot tub to keep the parties going all year round!
As a part of closing on a real-estate purchase, we encourage a full inspection of the property. A thorough inspection, including the pool and hot tub, will ensure your investment is sound. It’s always best to discover issues before signing on the dotted line. If you’re in the California real estate market, chances are you will encounter a home with a pool.
Here are some pointers to consider when attending your next open house:
Know the age of the pool
Observe the age and condition of the pool. If the pool is older, chances are its equipment is older and less energy efficient (Sturgeon, 2017). The older the pool and equipment, the more deterioration and likelihood of a malfunction. Energy efficiency is key to decrease the costs associated with expensive pool fixtures like the filtration pump (Sturgeon, 2017).
Have the pool inspected by professionals
After you’ve made an offer, it’s the perfect time to call a property inspector. United Property Inspectors, Inc. utilizes a 22-point inspection for pools and hot tubs. We’ve got a keen eye for function and longevity of pools.
Some of the key points in the inspection of a pool include:
- diving boards and slides
Consider family dynamics
Ultimately, the decision to purchase a home with a pool depends on the home buyer and family dynamics. Some families love the idea of a pool for family functions, quality of life, and entertainment. Other buyers shy away from a pool for safety reasons (Sturgeon, 2017). It is important to think of the long-term goals of your home and what works best for your family.
With a thorough inspection from United Property Inspectors, Inc., you will have a full picture of the property and pool conditions. Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you’ll make in a lifetime. Let us give you peace of mind that your investment meets a higher standard. Call us at (916) 788-1111 to schedule your property inspection today.
Sturgeon, J. 2017. Do swimming pools add value to homes? National Association of Realtors. Retrieved from: https://www.houselogic.com/by-room/yard-patio/what_to_consider_before_building_pool/