Inspecting pools and spas falls outside the scope of a general home inspection. But as more homeowners in warmer climates and in upscale neighborhoods install in-ground pools, home inspectors should consider learning about the electrical hazards that may be present by reading Inspecting Grounding and Bonding at Residential Swimming Pools.
Did you know that certain service panel brands are known to offer insufficient overcurrent protection and are considered fire hazards? We wrote a new article on electrical service panels describing how to spot these unsafe panels and other defective conditions. Learn about clearance requirements and what types of panel screws can damage electric components. You will find some valuable safety advice in the article, too.