Does a home inspector check pools?
Friday, September 6, 2019
The Standards of Practice of both the national home inspector associations and the State of Florida specifically exclude inspection of swimming pools and spas as a required part of a home inspection. Many inspectors do inspect pools, however, for an additional fee. Others, like us, prefer to refer the buyer to a professional pool inspector, especially if it is an older pool. So, unless it is stated in the home inspection agreement that the pool and pool equipment are included in the inspection, they are not.
While the Standards of Practice set minimum standards, a home inspector may choose to exceed them, or the inspection may be limited to less than what is outlined in the standards when agreed to by the homebuyer and specified in an inspection agreement. A four-point insurance inspection would be example of a limited inspection.
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