Pool Record

Pool record for 1504 SW 40th St Moore, Oklahoma 73160
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The AVE QScore for this pool is 3.31
For a Gunite pool this pool QScore rates as Standard at 66.2%
Gunite Pool

We have PoolSmart recommendations (7) based on your AVE results.
  • Lighting is the #1 failing item in a swimming pool. In some states there is a mandate to update all high voltage pool lighting to low voltage lighting when they become defective to create greater energy savings as well as swimmer safety.
  • Consider upgrading to a web and smartphone enabled equipment control system.
  • Upgrade to a stand-alone robotic cleaner as a more modern and energy efficient cleaning device.
  • Upgrade to a variable speed filter pump for much greater energy savings.
  • Consider adding home passageway alarm on all doors and windows that allow direct access from the home to the pool area.
  • Ensure you meet safety fencing standards, which is the primary form of safety barrier recognized by all municipalities and the pool industry.
  • Inspectors Notes:
    1. SAFETY BARRIERS: The backyard fencing had the appropriate type of fencing and gates to meet safety barrier standards. The gate considered pedestrian gates are required to be self-closing, self-latching with a latch at least 54” above the ground and swinging away from the pool area. It is quite common to have non-compliant fencing barriers at the time of a real estate transaction. For general awareness it is the homeowner’s responsibility and liability to ensure they are maintained in compliant status. The pool drain was a single suction drain that doesn’t have a VGB compliant safety drain cover. The pool drain plumbing may have been installed with the suction line tied into the skimmer suction line to offer the safety relief should the drain become blocked, but it was unable to be confirmed. Recommendation is the have a new VGB compliant drain cover installed the next time the pool is drained either for an acid wash or re-plaster. . The average cover cost is $35/cover. It would be recommended to do the same with the dual sidewall suction ports adjacent to the spa that supplies water to the water feature pump.

    2. WATERLINE TILE: The pool currently has a 3”x3” porcelain tile for water line tile around the perimeter of the pool. It appears to be a tile that is still in production. There were a small amount of tile missing around the deep end skimmer opening and an adjacent area for approximately 4’ of tile. Average cost to repair is estimated at $225. There was also a significant amount of mineral deposits around the perimeter of the pool. Water hardness could be a contributing factor to this, along with periods of prolonged heating periods of the pool water that increases the water hardness during those times. Professional cleaning averages $110/hr with a minimum of 1 hour. Best time and cost opportunity to address would be during an interior acid wash prep or re-plaster prep.

    3. SANITATION: The pool is equipped with a Jandy saltwater chlorine generation system. The system’s handheld remote device that would allow us to validate the operable condition of the salt cell was not available at the time of the inspection. Should the system be indicating a “Check Cell” error code on the handheld device, the cell may either need to have the internal component professionally assessed and cleaned of mineral deposits with an acid wash, or the cell may need to be replaced. The average cost to clean it is $100. The average cost to replace it is $800.

    4. WATER FEATURE: The pool was built with a raise beam water feature wall that has two integrated 3’ sheer descents that were full operational. A concern was noted for a possible leak on the backside of the wall behind the sheer descent located closest to the spa. If the wall was constructed with a masonry CMU block faced with the natural stone veneer in a dry stack pattern verses the interior structural wall being shot with gunite, then the was could simply be residual migrating from the sheer descent down through the dry stack joints and working its way backwards to the concrete decking. However, the water flow on the concrete was at a pace that is more indicative of a small leak or weather damaged plumbing line or sheer descent. Should this be the case, the average repair cost is $1,250 depending what part is damaged (pipe or sheer descent).

    5. DECKING: The decking was in good condition with most of its sealant joint compound between the coping and concrete is a degraded condition. The average cost to remove and replace is $530 for the perimeter measurement of this pool.

    6. CLEANING SYSTEM: The pool was equipped with a Polaris F5-280 pressure cleaner and dedicated 3/4hp booster pump. The pump operated properly at the equipment pad but did not demonstrate an adequate amount of water flow to the drive the in-pool cleaning device. So, either the in-pool cleaning device and supply hose needs to be serviced, which has an average cost of $180, or the booster pump needs to be services (average cost is $260) or replaced if an unrepairable situation exists (averages $600). However, the most appropriate and modern solution for improving the in-pool cleaning experience would be to upgrade to a stand-alone robotic cleaner if the pump does need to be replace.

    7. INTERIOR FINISH: The interior finish was in average condition for the age of the pool with quite a few signs of scaling or hardwater mineral buildup in various plaster imperfection spots. This would be considered a cosmetic issue and not an operational issue at this point. The short-term solution to improve and extend the aesthetic appeal of the interior finish would be a simple drain and acid wash, which averages $800 for a pool only project. Long term solution would be to have the interior finish re-plastered, which averages $8,500 for a similar 25% quartz-based plaster finish.

    8. AUTOMATION: This note is simply to identify that the current pool equipment control system appears to have a remote-control handheld device (Jandy Aqua Palm) that is blue tooth connected to the control panel by the equipment. If so, it was not available for assessment at the time of inspection. It should be confirmed if it exists and is operational. The spa side remote did offer some functional operability such as activating the sheer descents, but it didn’t appear to turn on the lighting. Other two functions were not legible to confirm what they activated. This is a dated control system in general, especially if the handheld device is available. A professional service call may be able to confirm if it is fully functional and the buttons were particularly sensitive to how they were used, or if there is some sort of communication wiring defect that has developed. Typically, this would not be replaced with a handheld device present, but if it were desired the average cost is $125 to replace.

Inspector On File

Galen Crabtree

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