Are You Buying a Home with a Pool? Get a Pool Safety Inspection First
When you buy a new house, one of the most important pre-purchase steps is the third-party inspection. You need an unbiased professional to come in, go through the home and make sure there are no defects. If there aren’t any issues, you can move ahead with the purchase with peace of mind intact. If there are defects, you can use the inspection findings to negotiate terms with the seller—including pricing and required improvements—or simply to terminate the sale. Either way, the inspection keeps you safe as a buyer by giving you all the information you need to make a smart financial decision.
What About Pool Inspections?
By default, most pre-purchase inspections don’t include pool inspections. Most homes don’t have swimming pools, so there isn’t usually a reason for this kind of inspection. As a result, the average home inspector doesn’t necessarily have the credentials to inspect a swimming pool.
If there is a swimming pool on the premises of a house you are considering for purchase, it is important to get a pool safety inspection. A pool can be a lot of fun to have, especially during the peak heat of summertime. However, pools are also expensive to maintain or repair and can pose serious safety hazards depending on their condition and design. You don’t want to take responsibility for a swimming pool blindly any more than you would want to take responsibility for an entire house.
Resicert: Your Source for Pool Safety Inspections in Australia
If you are looking for a company that can handle both your home inspection and your pool inspection, look no further than Resicert. We launched in 2013 with the goal of giving homebuyers more assurance when purchasing property. Since then, we have expanded our reach throughout Australia. We have also added pool inspections to our list of services—usually paired with full building inspections.
A pool safety inspection from Resicert can tell you everything you need to know about a swimming pool before it becomes your burden to bear. We will look at the pool, tell you what condition it is in and let you know about any deferred maintenance issues that you will need to address if you decide to buy the home. From the deck to the safety rails to the condition of the pool itself, we can provide reports and photographs of all areas of concern.
This inspection will tell you, in easy to understand terms, how much work you will need to do to make the pool safe and enjoyable. Perhaps the swimming pool is in great shape and doesn’t need any major repairs. Alternatively, the pool liner could be loose, the safety rails could be out of code, the deck could be unstable, and the entire filtration system could need replacement.
If you are thinking about buying a home with a swimming pool, you need to know which end of the spectrum the pool leans towards before you spend your money. Otherwise, you could end up saddled with a money pit, in the truest sense of the term.
Call Resicert today for a pool inspection. You can reach us on 1800 RESICERT.