Common Questions

DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR WORK?

Yes, I stand by the quality of my service.  Providing solutions and satisfaction is my top priority.

WHY DO I NEED A POOL INSPECTION? MY POOL IS FINE; HAS BEEN FOR YEARS.

Proper maintenance and upkeep is critical, especially for older pools, which not only exhibit the effects of age but also were not built to modern industry standards.

WHAT CONDITION SHOULD THE POOL BE IN FOR A COMPLETE INSPECTION?

The water clarity will be clear enough to see the main drains. The water level maintained at mid skimmer line, and pump ready to run water through the filtration system.  Pre-inspection preparation services are available.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL I NEED TO SCHEDULE A FULL INSPECTION?

An onsite inspection for a standard sized pool will take approximately 2 hours. Additional time will be required for attached spas, special equipment and features.

WHY IS LEAK DETECTION PART OF THE INSPECTION?

An inspection is incomplete without a leak detection.  Incorporating the leak detection into the inspection process will confirm areas which are not leaking just as much as identifying areas where leaks may be ongoing.

WHAT IS PLASTER STARTUP CARE AND WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Plaster Start up is the care for new plaster starting the day of the application and through the first 30 days.  During this block of time special attention, monitoring and adjustments are given to water balance and specific chemical ranges in order to give the fresh plaster an opportunity to cure properly under water in turn resulting in integrity and longevity.

WHAT IS AN ENERGY/SAFETY AUDIT?

An energy audit will review current filtration equipment and provide available matching options for replacement when the time is right.

A safety audit will examine areas relating to entrapment, barrier, decking, and electrical including bonding deficiency and provide solutions.  

WHAT IS POOL BONDING AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Bonding is the connection by a solid copper wire to all metal points including the pool pump and extends out 5' around the perimeter of the pool.  Common items to be bonded include pump, lights, handrails, ladders, saline power centers, and diving board. The purpose of the bonding grid is to reduce voltage gradients in the pool area. Over time these connections become corroded and the grid compromised leaving the pool perimeter unprotected from stray voltage.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY DRAIN COVER?  CAN YOU CHANGE MY DRAIN COVER?

If your drain cover was installed pre 2008 then it is likely non VGB compliant and should be evaluated for replacement. Drain covers have a life expectancy and the expiration date depends on the manufacturer.  Yes I provide drain cover replacement services.

WILL YOU BE ABLE TO TRAIN ME FOR MY POOL MAINTENANCE?

Yes, owning a pool will require attention. We certainly can add to this enjoyable experience by personalizing training on the filtration system and providing troubleshooting tips.

WHAT TECHNICAL STANDARDS SHOULD MY POOL/SPA PROFESSIONAL KNOW WITH REGARD TO ELECTRICAL SAFETY AROUND WATER?

In addition to the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, a pool professional should be able to reference the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) approved standardscurrent local and state codes.

ARE THERE ELECTRIC SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR POOL AND SPA OWNERS?

Yes, owners of pools and spas should make sure their pool or spa is built and installed in compliance with the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC), which requires compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC). It is equally important that all manufacturers’ instructions must be followed with regard to installation and maintenance.