Inspections & Leaks
We all know that what can start out as a small problem, easily turn into a disaster if not properly addressed. Leaks, cracks, and other seemingly minor damage to a pools surface can be tough to spot with the naked eye, even with goggles on underwater! At Alligator Pools, we’ve been detecting pool leaks for over 35 years and helping customers find a solution. We help our customers spot the issue and remedy it quickly.
Home Buyer Inspections
At the top of many homebuyers’ lists is the crystal blue backyard oasis of a swimming pool. A swimming pool, in the right location and the right condition, can be a serious value add for any property. When buying a house with a pool though it’s important to know that a pool inspection is just as important as a home inspection.
While a pool may look incredible to the untrained eye, especially at a distance, there could be unmanageable problems lurking below the surface. A pool inspection ensures that you, as the home buyer, are completely aware of every possible issue that could arise with that particular pool. The only way to make an informed decision for your family, is to have all of the information at hand.
Here are just a few of the issues our trained pool inspectors look out for:
- ENSURING THE POOL MEETS STATE AND CITY SAFETY STANDARDS
Each state and municipality have differing opinions on pool safety measures. We know the law in South Florida, and we ensure that you are aware of any potential safety violations with the pool.
- CONDITION OF THE POOL STRUCTURE, AND DECK
Firstly, an inspector will check the interior finish (sometimes referred to as plaster) for cracks and overall condition. Then, if there is any present, the tile, grout, and mortar will be inspected. After this, the decking and coping will be checked for safety and condition.
- CONDITION OF THE EQUIPMENT
If you were purchasing a car, you’d want to have a look under the hood—to ensure all mechanical components are working as they should be. Same goes for a pool. We inspect all pumps, heaters, skimmers, and filters for safety and condition.
Leak Detection & Correction
It’s the four words a pool owner never wants to hear: “you have a LEAK.” Leaks can be an annoying nuisance that can take a bit of the fun out of your pool. Sometimes a leak can be easy to spot—bubbling, or a wet spot on the lawn might be a dead giveaway—other times, you may want to call the professionals.
Unfortunately, pool leaks only get worse over time. There are a few common places where leaks can occur, and several ways to detect them. However, without the proper equipment and training, finding a pool leak can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. Below are a few common signs of a pool leak:
- Water Level Changes
- Cracking or Flaking Tile
- Higher than Average Water Bills
- Air or Dirt being Pumped into the Pool
- Abnormal Algae Growth