If you are buying a house which has a pool or spa, make sure you get it surveyed by a qualified pool engineer. More and more mortgage and insurance companies are requesting a Pool Survey to be included in the home buyers report. It is also a good idea to look over the swimming pool or ht tub yourself and this can give you some idea of its condition. However a trained eye may show you problems which you may not pick up on.
At the time of a house purchase you may consider the additional cost of a survey report in the house buying process unnecessary, none of us want to spend out any more on a house purchase than we have to, but are you willing to take the risk that the pool is in reasonable sound condition? Pools can be very costly to repair
if they are leaking or the equipment is old and faulty and you may have to pay out thousands of pounds later on for major repairs or faults you did not know about when you bought the property. If the pool is within a small distance of the property the mortgage company may insist on a leak detection report
to ensure that any water leaks are not infringing on the structure of the property.
This survey is a snapshot of the swimming pool on the day and time of inspection.