The temperatures are rising across California, and countless homeowners are getting a lot of use out of their swimming pools to cool off. Not to mention, backyard pools look especially appealing to those searching for a new home this summer. When it comes to maintaining a pool, it can be tempting to shrug off an inspection as an unnecessary task. United Property Inspectors, Inc. will address five common pool and spa inspection myths below and explore the truth behind them.

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Myth 1: Pool Inspections Are Only Necessary during Real Estate Transactions

If you are buying or selling a home with a swimming pool, an inspection is essential to avoid problems that could potentially halt the negotiations. However, pool inspections are not limited to real estate transactions. Regular inspections are crucial to the safety and maintenance of your pool.

Myth 2: If My Pool Looks Fine Then It Doesn’t Need an Inspection 

While your pool may look perfect on the surface, that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems lurking below the waterline. Not all pool flaws are visible to the untrained eye. There could be structural problems or equipment malfunctions that can only be detected by a trained professional.

Myth 3: My Pool Is New and Doesn’t Need an Inspection 

Just as with a newly built home, a newly installed pool is not necessarily in perfect condition and free from problems. Whether there are construction defects, your pool was improperly installed, or it has sustained early wear and tear, an inspection will ensure your pool is in optimal condition.

Myth 4: I Can Assess My Pool Myself Without a Professional 

A pool inspection requires professional training and equipment to assess the structure, filtering, draining, safety features, etc. We will perform a 22-point inspection of your in-ground pool, above-ground pool, hot tub, or spa, which can be bundled with a general inspection or completed as a stand-alone one. 

Myth 5: Pool Inspections Are Too Expensive and Unnecessary

One reason homeowners skip an inspection is that they don’t want to spend the money. Unfortunately, delaying an inspection could prove much costlier since repairs can run anywhere from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. 

Schedule Your Pool and Spa Inspection 

United Property Inspectors will inspect to a higher standard, ensuring you get all the information possible in your pool inspection report. We offer quick turnaround so you get the answers when needed. Contact us today at (916) 788-1111 for more information or to schedule your inspection. We serve Sacramento, Rocklin, Roseville, and the surrounding areas.