Before taking a plunge into buying a home with a pool, first take a hard look at what it means to have this additional feature in terms of cost, upkeep and safety for all your family members.
Just like it is imperative to have a professional home inspection, a pool also requires a separate and specialized inspection. Having a pool means additional monthly bills and weekly maintenance, the amount of which is highly dependent on the condition of the pool. An aging and ailing one, for example, will definitely pull lots of your money down the drain and give you loads of work and misery.
Generally, a pool adds value to a house. In some cases, however, it can dramatically lower its value. To protect yourself from the latter, a professional pool inspection is recommended.
Not all home inspectors are qualified to do a professional pool inspection. Pool inspections require specialized skills. Certus Home Inspections is Pool and Spa certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation. CPI/CPO #436775.