Freile strongly recommends inspecting your in-ground pool. In-ground pools
can be inspected most times of the year, with few exceptions. Even during
winter months 95% of the pool can be inspected. One significant limitation
is monitoring the water flow through the pipes and filter. The inspector
should remove sections of the cover to evaluate pool components. The pool
inspection should include evaluation of the liner or gunite walls, pump,
filter, heater, electric components, as well as fencing, latches, alarms,
walkways, slide, diving board, coping, deck and rails and the pool perimeter.
A separate report should follow the inspection and include repair cost
estimates. The pool inspector should be able to demonstrate his qualifications,
such as, certification by the National Spa and Pool Institute or have
pool service industry or related experience.