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Pool & Spa Inspections

Pools Are Great, but There Could Be a Catch Many families only dream of having a pool or...

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Pools Are Great, but There Could Be a Catch

Many families only dream of having a pool or a spa on their property. However, all that bliss could come with some major hidden expenses. Pools are costly to maintain, and they can be quite expensive to repair — making a pool & spa inspection a great investment.

Inspect Your Pool for Expenses

Pools and, to a lesser extent, spas are complex systems with many moving parts, seals, and other items that wear out over time. Some repairs occur from normal wear and tear, while others can come from poor maintenance or installation. Here are some of the more common problems that can be expensive to fix.

Main Pool Structure

Problems with the pool’s structure include settling the ground beneath the pool, cracked walls, worn-out linings, and deteriorating surfacing. Resurfacing or repairing the structure of a pool can cost thousands of dollars.


A pool requires several pieces of equipment to function. The most common equipment failures occur with the heater, filter, pump, and motor — the most common component to be replaced. While less expensive than structural problems, replacing or repairing equipment can still cost hundreds of dollars.

Plumbing Leaks

Water from the pool is constantly pumped through pipes to reach the filter, heater, and other components. As with all plumbing, this system is prone to leaking. We’ll check all of the accessible plumbing for signs of any problems.

Inspect Your Pool for Safety

Owning a pool also comes with certain dangers and a level of liability. It is very important to inspect your pool and the surrounding area to ensure that it is safe.

We inspect several safety concerns, including the following:
  • Barrier (fencing) and gates
  • Electrical systems, including GFCIs
  • Lights
  • Steps, ladders, and railings

Items That We Inspect

  • Pool Structure, walls, and liner
  • Coping
  • Pump
  • Motor
  • Filter
  • Heater
  • Skimmers
  • Drain
  • Lights
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing system
  • Valves
  • Steps, ladders, railing
  • Diving board
  • Barrier & gates

Pool & Spa Inspections in Minneapolis, St. Paul & Surrounding Suburbs

Whole House Observations provides pool & spa inspections in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding suburbs. Not sure if that’s you? Give us a call at (612) 434-0627 or email us.