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Old 2/20/18, 5:09 PM
Kathleen McBride Kathleen McBride is offline
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Default "How to Inspect Swimming Pools" Online Video Course

This thread is dedicated exclusively for those students currently enrolled in the InterNACHI free online "How to Inspect Swimming Pools Video Course".

Visit: How to Inspect Swimming Pools Video Course - InterNACHI

The goal of this course is to teach students how to inspect residential swimming pools.

The course includes:
  • 5 CE credit hours;
  • 33 minutes of video;
  • 16-page student course book (free downloaded PDF);
  • sample narratives for your inspection report (free downloaded PDF);
  • 30-question final exam (instantly graded);
  • Certificate of completion; and
  • accreditations and approvals.

And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this course is open and free to all members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.

Students are free to pose questions and comments here and join in the conversation with other students. The thread will be monitored by the course instructor.

Thank you.

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Old 2/22/18, 5:11 PM
Shane White Shane White is offline
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I'm guessing this photo has been used a few dozen times. I noticed this course seems to hit the electrical aspects quite a bit more than the other course. When I see something like this, it really doesn't strike me as clever.

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Old 2/22/18, 5:26 PM
Shane White Shane White is offline
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https://www.nachi.org/pool-alarms.htm

I spent a long time working as a teacher in a Paramedic school, and have enough firsthand experience with kids and pools to know these alarms matter. I think this might make a nice piece to make sure homeowners get a copy of.

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Old 2/25/18, 11:21 AM
Richard J. Bronson, HI11355 Richard J. Bronson, HI11355 is offline
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The attached photo shows a typical in-ground pool pump configuration in a central Florida residence. The configuration has a poured concrete slab for attaching the pool pump and is properly bonded to the grounding system. Note the control valves and their location. This makes shutting the flow of water off or making adjustments to the velocity, easy and trouble free. Pool pump stations such as this one should be free of any vegetation and debris, shielded by harmful UV sunlight, and be easily accessible at all times.

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Old 2/25/18, 11:24 AM
Richard J. Bronson, HI11355 Richard J. Bronson, HI11355 is offline
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In recently reading the article on swimming pool barriers I would highly encourage all inspections to make this a must re-read item twice a year for those living and working in the southern half of the United States, and especially those working in Florida. This article covers the regulations for proper swimming pool safety barriers and how they should perform.

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Old 2/25/18, 1:59 PM
Javier Garza Javier Garza is offline
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As you can see the gate is not a the required height, as well as the self locking latch. The latch needs to be 58 inches above the ground to prevent children from entering the pool, and prevent accidental drowning.. this is a defect and recommend it be corrected Pryor to signing..

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Old 2/25/18, 2:15 PM
Javier Garza Javier Garza is offline
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"Child Proofing Windows and stairs" Child Proofing Windows is very important for child safety. Children are injured or die every year from falling out of them. Case in point, Famous musician Eric Clapton 3 year old son died falling out of a 20 story window ,had they had safety lock on the window where didn't open no more than 4" he would have not fallen out.. So please child proof Windows and stairs.

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Old 2/25/18, 10:20 PM
Chintan Patel, TREC #22844 Chintan Patel, TREC #22844 is offline
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This overall picture of the pool shows the pool and the decking around the pool. There are cracks visible in grout joints of the coping around the pool. The coping must be inspected for any loose tiles. The pool water should be at half depth of the weir door, but the water in this pool appears to be slightly lower than half way which may prevent skimmer from working efficiently.
There is no handrails provided for entry/exit of the pool.

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Old 2/25/18, 10:25 PM
Chintan Patel, TREC #22844 Chintan Patel, TREC #22844 is offline
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Pool Skimmer: Pool skimmer is for purpose of removing debris floating at top surface of pool water. The pool skimmer comprises of a weir door, skimmer basket, access cover plate (with a hole). Entire assembly shall be in a water tight shell set in ground with access cover plate flush with pool deck. The pool water level shall be at approx half depth of weir door. The skimmer basket shall be cleaned daily to dispose off collected debris.

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Old 2/28/18, 6:46 AM
Bruce Tustin, HI 10170 Bruce Tustin, HI 10170 is offline
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The pool system pump was leaking at the time of the inspection. Evidence of prior attempted repair evident. The pool system pump was also excessively noisy during operation. The inspector recommends that this condition be evaluated and any necessary work be performed by a qualified contractor.

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Old 2/28/18, 6:48 AM
Bruce Tustin, HI 10170 Bruce Tustin, HI 10170 is offline
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The verbiage information in No Visible Evidence Language May be Evidence Against You article is invaluable. The liability language noted in the article is exactly how I would normally word that statement. Going forward I will be extremely careful regarding verbiage and may go so far as to create a template for the final reports issued.

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Old 3/1/18, 2:50 PM
Ricardo Ramirez, TREC 10126 Ricardo Ramirez, TREC 10126 is offline
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When I inspect swimming pools I like to explain to the client the importance of safety and the maintenance of the swimming pool, Cuando inspecciono albercas les explico a los clientes la importancia de la seguridad y elmantenimiento de las albercas.

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Old 3/1/18, 2:54 PM
Ricardo Ramirez, TREC 10126 Ricardo Ramirez, TREC 10126 is offline
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In this graphics show some of the components of the swimming pool, I like to show my clients the components so they understand better how the swimming pool function and the safety procedures they have to follow to protect the children.

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Old 3/1/18, 3:48 PM
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Bonding is joining metallic parts to form an electrically conductive path that will result in electrical continuity between components to ensure that the electrical potential will be the same throughout. Keeping the electrical potential at the same level reduces the hazard created by stray currents in the pool or in the ground around the pool.

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Old 3/1/18, 3:51 PM
Tim Harsh Tim Harsh is offline
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Pool light GFCI faulty. This condition was observed at the pool equipment area. Refer to photograph for further clarification. The GFCI outlet had no power and would not reset, This can create a potentially hazardous condition. It is recommended that this finding and all associated components be reviewed and corrected as needed by a licensed and qualified Pool Contractor.

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