Pools & Spas


Pools & Spas

Protect your investment in an in-ground or above-ground swimming pool, spa or hot tub season after season.

Whether you’re about to purchase a new property or already have a pool of your own, getting regular pool and spa inspections can save you time, money and headaches later on.       


What is a Pool Inspection?

A "Certified Professional Inspector with Stone-South Home Inspections" will examine your pool and spa in two parts: visually and mechanically. The visual pool and spa inspection includes looking over pool equipment, electrical supply (including pool lighting) and any safety issues immediately surrounding the pool and pool deck. The mechanical pool and spa inspection monitors most important equipment as it runs.

Other common components of a pool and spa inspection include:

  • Skimmer
  • Filter
  • Permanently installed pool covers
  • Heater (Note: The pool heater will not be tested if the pilot light is unlit.)Venting
  • Pressure gauge
  • Supply lines
  • Blower
  • Time-based controls
  • Evidence of corrosion in saltwater pools
  • Anti-drowning safety measures as defined by state and local codes.

Most Common Pool & Spa Problems Found by Inspectors:                         Before your walk along with your swimming pool inspector, brush up on these common pool and spa problems. 

A "Stone-South Home Inspections" Certified Professional Inspector often discovers one or more of the following:               

  • Bad or missing ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs)                           
  • Damaged or missing lights 
  • Improperly installed junction boxes or old-style junction boxes
  • Equipment leaks
  • Dirty filters
  • No anti-vortex drain covers
  • Deteriorated or damaged heaters
  • Improperly vented heaters
  • Deteriorated or damaged shell or plaster
  •  Improperly bonded metal around the pool
  • Unveil water levels indicating geological issues
  • Non-compliance with pool and spa anti-drowning safety features

By working with a certified pool inspector from Stone-South Home Inspections, issues like these won’t come as a surprise down the road.