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Old 6/2/18, 8:57 PM
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The attached photo show a crack on the mosaic tiles. The crack extends from the top of the coping tiles and down along the wall of the pool shell. This would need to be repaired immediately as there would be water leaking from the pool shell.

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Old 6/2/18, 9:00 PM
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Swimming pools should be a happy place where kids and adults go and enjoy themselves. However, each year there are many deaths associated with swimming pools, which is why it is necessary to comply with relevant safety codes and guidelines.

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Old 6/2/18, 9:08 PM
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The pool was releveled due to an install issue. Pool is currently empty and waiting to be filled up. Deck could use a good cleaning to ensure it is not slippery when wet. Filter system in not hooked up. There is a gate to keep people out of the pool.

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Old 6/2/18, 9:12 PM
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You need to ensure that there is a minimum of twenty two feet and six inches of seperation of power lines if they go over the swimming pool area. This is to ensure that no pool toys come into contact with the electrical supply overhead.

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Old 6/4/18, 1:24 PM
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During the inspection of this pool control system this rusted metal electrical box was found with a missing cover and exposed wired. It was also observed that the metal box was not bonded creating a shock hazard. It was recommended to have an electrician replace the rusted box and properly bond all metal components to prevent shock hazard.

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Old 6/4/18, 7:53 PM
Thomas W. Bartholetti Thomas W. Bartholetti is offline
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The pool skimmer is located just beneath the coping at the top of the pool wall; the water should be close to the center of the skimmer opening. The skimmer should always contain a skimmer basket to collect any floating debris and a weir to control the flow of the water in and out of the skimmer

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Old 6/4/18, 8:15 PM
Thomas W. Bartholetti Thomas W. Bartholetti is offline
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When it comes to pools, safety is the number one concern. One critical area of concern is pool access. All pools should have enclosures surrounding them to deter access and possible accidental drowning. The gates to access the pool areas should open outward and automatically close with self catching mechanisms. The pool surrounds should also be a minimum of 48 inches in height.

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Old 6/5/18, 12:37 AM
Mark R. Melton, CPI Mark R. Melton, CPI is offline
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This pool photo shows a deficiency related to a pool with a crack that is causing water loss in the pool. The recommendation would be to have a pool contractor evaluate and repair the pool surface and structure as necessary.

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Old 6/5/18, 12:53 AM
Mark R. Melton, CPI Mark R. Melton, CPI is offline
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I read the "Safety Guidelines for Home Pools" and found the numbers of drownings of children under 5 to be astounding. Furthermore, the time in which a drowning occurs was worrisome as these can occur faster than I realized. I will be encouraging the installation of water entry alarms for homes I inspect in addition to the self-closing devices and other barriers that are already required.

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Old 6/5/18, 10:15 AM
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Thomas M. Ailstock, CPI, HI9155 Thomas M. Ailstock, CPI, HI9155 is offline
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The vinyl pool liner was observed to be in good condition and appeared to be less than 5 years old. No build up was found at the scrum line. The skimmer weir was missing and should be replaced. Debris was observed at the main drain and in the skimmer basket. The pool should be cleaned at this time. No GFCI was observed anywhere around the pool area. There did not appear to be GFCI protection at the pool light, which appeared to be a standard 110v bulb.

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Old 6/5/18, 10:20 AM
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Pool Alarms by Nick Gromicko
Pool alarms provide a secondary means of safety for children and young adults (as well as pets). These alarms should not be relied on as a primary means of monitoring children around pools. However, when used in conjunction with other barriers, covers, door alarms, and visual monitoring of the area, pool alarms can add another layer of safety to the pool area and hopefully prevent injury or death.

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Old 6/7/18, 9:46 AM
Julio Santiago-Lugo, HI10838 Julio Santiago-Lugo, HI10838 is offline
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If Im doing a Home inspection and I noticed that the house has a pool I always give some advice to my client about safety. Each year, hundreds of young children die due to submersion in residential swimming pools. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has estimated that each year, an average of 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools.
Young children move fast and doesnt have the sense of danger. 75% of the swimming pool accident victims had been missing for five minutes or less and 75% of the children were between 1 and 3 years old.
The best way to reduce child drownings in residential pools is "Supervision". Pool owners need barriers to prevent young children from gaining access to pool. A good pool barrier prevents a child from getting over, under or through, and keeps the child from gaining access to the pool except when supervising adults are present.
Young child can get over a pool barrier if the barrier is too low. The guidelines recommend that the top of a pool barrier be at least 48 inches above grade and the openings in the barrier should not allow passage of a 4-inch diameter sphere.
Swimming pool should be equipped with a gate or gates which restrict access to the pool with a locking device. It should open out from the pool and should be self-closing and self-latching.
Also, all doors which give access to a swimming pool should be equipped with an audible alarm which sounds when the door and/or screen are opened.

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Old 6/7/18, 1:58 PM
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The image shown is the gate from the back area behind the garage. This gate has a few safety concerns. The gate should open outward away from the pool, does not have a self-closing device, and bottom rubs the concrete on bottom edge so it is not able to self-latch even if did have a self-closing device. Recommend getting licensed contractor to evaluate and repair as needed.

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Old 6/7/18, 2:14 PM
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Communicating the importance of Pool alarms to the client, is an area where inspectors can increase pool safety. With drowning of children being the 2nd leading cause of deaths of children, installing some type of alarm helps decrease the odds of a child or pet drowning. There are multiple types of alarms, so learning about these devises and explaining a few to the client may help save a life.

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Old 6/8/18, 10:43 PM
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The pool area is made of Kool Deck and has typical cracks. I recommend sealing them. The pool perimeter safety fence is secure and in excellent condition. The water level is adequate and clear. There does not appear to be any leaks in the shell nor the equipment.

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