If you are thinking about buying or renting a new home and that too, with a swimming pool, then there are many things which you should check before finalizing the deal. You should check every corner of the house (especially the basement and attic if the house has one) and thoroughly check the swimming pool.
Many people prefer to buy a house with a huge yard to get a pool built after taking a pool loan. But, if you choose to buy a house with a built-in swimming pool, then read this article as we have decided to discuss some of the things which you should inspect yourself or get inspected by a professional when buying the house.
Necessary Inspections of a Swimming Pool
1 . Safety features
You should hire a professional pool inspector to inspect the pool. But, if you are doing the inspection yourself, then you should have a guidebook. You must check whether or not the pool is built according to the rules of the state you live in. The rules include safety, size, measurements, etc. If the pool lacks even one regulation, you should ask the homeowner to get it to build or compensate it with the money.
2. Physical condition
This inspection is about how the pool looks from the front. Is it in good condition, or is it worn out badly? Check for the wear and tear of the pool. There is some corrosion on the surface level due to water, which can be easily fixed and is nothing to worry about. But, there are more severe deteriorations which are essential to identify. Check the base, deck, structure, and the walls methodically. The bad condition of the pool will lead to a difference in the amount you are paying for the house.
3. The finish of the pool
The floor of the pool also requires a satisfactory inspection. There will either be tiles or plaster on the base of the pool. Check its condition to see if there are any cracks or flaws on the floor. You can also get those tiles changed if you want to have a different design or color of the pool’s floor.
Suppose there are any issues with the pool. In that case, you can always talk to the homeowner about reducing the total amount of money as compensation or asking them to fix the damage before finalizing the deal.