Why You Need A Pre-Purchase Swimming Pool Inspection
Know what you're buying
If you're buying a house with a pool, it is important to get a pre-purchase swimming pool inspection to ensure you are fully aware of the pool's condition before purchase.
Pre-purchase swimming pool inspection
A pre-purchase swimming pool inspection is a thorough examination of a swimming pool and its surrounding area by a professional inspector before the purchase of a property that includes a pool.
This inspection is typically requested by the buyer to identify any potential issues or concerns with the pool and its equipment that may not be immediately apparent during a regular property inspection.
Why is a pre-purchase swimming pool inspection important?
Firstly, getting a pre-purchase pool inspection is important because it will save you from dealing with surprises and issues in the future. Secondly, it ensures you are acting in compliance with QBCC regulations. Thirdly, it ensures that all the equipment and the pool are in good condition prior to purchase. Finally, it helps you plan future maintenance and repairs of the pool.
What's checked during a pre-purchase inspection?
During a pre-purchase swimming pool inspection, the inspector will evaluate the condition of the pool structure. Such as the liner, tiles, and coping. They will also assess the condition and functionality of the pool equipment, such as the pump, filter, heater, and chlorinator. The inspection will also include a review of the pool's safety features, such as fencing, gates, and pool covers.
Swimming pool pre-purchase report
The inspector will provide a detailed report of their findings and recommendations for any repairs or maintenance that may be needed. This information can be used by the buyer to negotiate repairs or adjust the purchase price.
Buying or selling a home with a pool in Queensland comes with certain legal requirements. These are overseen by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). It is best to check their website as it outlines the conditions for buying or selling a home with a pool.
The QBCC also operates a state-wide pool safety register. Once you are registered, you will be required to ensure that your pool is compliant with all the relevant safety standards. If your pool is compliant, you will be given a pool safety certificate.
Unfortunately, obtaining a pool safety certificate is not included in the pre-purchase swimming pool inspection. It’s best to check with the current owner if this is up to date and follow the QBCC guidelines should you need to obtain one.
It's important to note that a pre-purchase pool inspection is not a substitute for regular pool maintenance or cleaning. Once you've purchased the property, it's important to schedule regular pool maintenance. This will keep the pool in good condition and prevent future issues.
Getting your pre-purchase swimming pool inspection alongside your building and pest
At Dedant, we can book your pre-purchase swimming pool inspection alongside your building and pest inspection. By getting both inspections simultaneously, you will get a comprehensive look at the potential faults in your property and your pool.
This means you have an opportunity to address these issues before purchasing the property. You may even choose to back out of the purchase should major defects be found.