Pool, Spa, and Sauna Inspections

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Even though pools, spas, and saunas are becoming more common in residential properties, inspecting these components is usually optional. An inspector should not agree to inspect a pool, spa, or sauna unless he or she is trained to complete such an inspection and is familiar with the local code specifications that apply to any pool or spa, whether indoors or outside. However, there is one aspect of a pool installation that all inspectors should include in their home inspection. If the home being inspected has a pool, then the home inspector must examine the pool enclosure or barrier that prevents unauthorized entry into the pool area. This course will identify elements of a pool system, and determine reportable deficiencies of each component. This course will also discuss the methods for inspecting spas and hot tubs and the requirements and deficiencies of a sauna.