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Swimming Pools photos: P 174-P 175
All swimming pools require local town approvals that need to be verified by the client. All swimming pools need to have fences surrounding them to prevent any unattended children from falling into the water and drowning. Also, special homeowner's insurance is needed with swimming pools. This is due to the increased liability of having a pool on the property. There are two types of swimming pool installations: out-of-ground and in‑ground. (I guess that's pretty obvious. Unless of course you know someone who happens to have an underground pool at their house).
All swimming pools require local town approvals. All pools need to have fences surrounding them to prevent any unattended children from falling into the water and drowning.
Check the area around the pool for any tripping hazards. Check the pool walls for any leaks, cracks or bulging sections. If it's winter time and the outdoor air temperature gets below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, then the pool must be properly winterized. When water freezes it expands and as a result, this can crack the walls of a pool if proper winter maintenance has not been taken care of. If you have any doubts about the pool, just tell the client to call a swimming pool contractor for further evaluations. I don't get involved in evaluating pools and pool equipment, such as, heaters, filters and pumps. If you want to charge extra for this service, feel free to do so. But make sure you know what you're doing before you start telling clients that you're qualified to evaluate pools and pool equipment. You don't want to give anyone the wrong impression just so that you can charge more for the inspection.