If you are considering purchasing a home with a pool, contact your local Pinch A Penny for help evaluating the pool's surfaces, equipment and more, especially if you have not owned a pool before.

Do home inspectors check swimming pools?

No, it is typically not included. This means you could potentially miss out on some pricey repairs down the line if the pool and its equipment are damaged or malfunctioning. There could be issues with the finish, plumbing or equipment that could add up to big money. Even so, many home inspections do not include looking at the pool, spa or equipment. A home inspection covers most of the property for sale and generally includes things like the foundation, roof and siding, electrical, plumbing and more.1 Is the home inspector knowledgeable enough to be able to foresee problems with your pool? Chances are that the inspector will not have knowledge of pool equipment or surfaces. Since this is not generally included the inspector has no incentive to learn about this equipment. This means a major component of the home’s value could be missed.

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What should I look out for?

The experts at your store can check that the finish of the pool is in good shape. Knowing the condition of the surface is key to solving many pool issues. This check will also include coping and tile around the pool. Resurfacing or replacing a major component of the pool may cost thousands of dollars, so be sure you know before you buy!

They will also check all the pool equipment that is available if possible. This includes pumps, filters, heaters, chlorinators, hot tubs and more. The tech will check the valves and look for visible leaks, wear and other signs that the equipment is not in good health. They will analyze any safety equipment around the pool and will check the water’s chemistry.

During this test, the tech will also do a visual inspection for visible pool problems, such as issues with algae or stains.

It is also recommended to do a complete leak test. Leaks are often hard to diagnose, so detecting any leak that is present can potentially save the home buyer a lot of money and give them peace of mind. When this process is finished, your Pinch A Penny store may give you an estimate for any repairs or equipment replacements needed.

Pinch A Penny are the pool experts.

Don't trust just anyone, the experienced staff at Pinch A Penny will give the pool a professional evaluation. They have years of experience examining and diagnosing issues with pool equipment and surfaces. You can trust that they will be able to spot trouble areas that may lead to issues down the line. You want to know as much as you can about everything included with your purchase of a new house, including the pool. The cost of pool evaluation service is a small price to pay to avoid major issues in the future.

Buying a home comes with a lot of stress, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. There are a lot of appointments and schedules to juggle and information can be hard to come by. It can put a large weight on your mind. How do you trust the people you are working with? By contacting the experts! Click to find a Pinch A Penny in your neighborhood.

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