The pool structure, in a lot of ways, can be the most expensive thing that can go wrong with a swimming pool. It's generally the biggest thing covered while doing an inspection. You need to look for things like the surface and if it's in good shape. Are there cracked tiles anywhere? Is there an excessive amount of staining? How about mottling or cratering?
With a Chlorine King Pool Inspection, we look at all of that and so much more. Our clients tell us all the time how they didn't even notice the finding and appreciate the time we take to explain it to them. Please take a look below at some of our findings on various inspections throughout the Tampa Bay Area! Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to schedule your inspection today!
This finding is calcium nodules. Calcium nodules occurs when calcium carbonate seeps out on to the surface. This happens from delamination, or a void between the plaster and it's substrate. This issue happens from improperly installed pool surfaces, not from bad maintenance.
This finding has several things going on with it. The first one is cratering. This happens when the top level of plaster (or whatever surface) chips off and creates a crater in the surface. The next two go together and it has to do with the rebar in the shell of the pool. If rebar pokes through (as seen here) it will cause rust to "bleed" down the surface causing what you see. As a result, there's the metal staining from this as well.
Cratering happens when the top level of plaster (or whatever surface) chips off and creates a crater in the surface. This could be from a hollow spot forming underneath from poor preparation of the final layer of plaster.
This finding is a very common one. These are outdated Virginia Graeme Baker Act (VGBA) drain covers. These particular covers are very old and should be changed out in order to prevent entrapment to the new standards.