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Homeowner Pool Inspection Checklist

Before you can enjoy your pool to the fullest, it's important to be sure it is safe for swimmers. Conducting your own pool inspection periodically throughout the season is a great place to start. Here are some of the most important things to inspect:

  • Check pool sides and bottom as well as the deck for cracks, tears, heaving, patches, bulging and peeling paint.
  • If there is a fence, evaluate if the gate latch is in operating condition.
  • Diving boards and slides should be securely anchored.
  • Check the condition of pumps and piping.
  • Check for rust, noise and leaks.
  • Check functioning of pressure gauge. It may fluctuate (flutter) during operation. Filter needs to be cleaned when pressure reading has risen 8-10 psi above clean condition.
  • Check for electrical grounding system and ground fault interrupters.
  • Leaks in hot tubs: underneath, near inlet and outlet connections.
  • In most jurisdictions, pool should not be directly accessible from the house.