Pool Record

Pool record for 3016 Mockingbird Ln Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110
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The AVE QScore for this pool is 2.18
For a Gunite pool this pool QScore rates as Minimum at 43.7%
Gunite Pool

We have PoolSmart recommendations (8) 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.
  • Consider adding a freeze protection device to your dial timer control system if you are in a location that experiences either infrequent or unpredictable freezing weather.
  • Consider upgrading to a variable speed filter pump with a built-in digital controller and freeze protection if you do not wish to upgrade to a fully automated equipment control system.
  • Upgrade to a stand-alone robotic cleaner as a more modern and energy efficient cleaning device.
  • 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:
    Disclaimer(s): PoolFax® reports, analysis and assessments do not involve any type of pool leak detection, other than what our onsite inspectors can see occurring from equipment or water features demonstrating leakage at the time of inspection. If leakage is a concern, then our recommendation is to connect with PoolStar® Support with any questions about how to troubleshoot or diagnose them.

    1. SAFETY BARRIERS: It was noted that the backyard had fencing that would meet the standards for safety barrier fencing, but the pedestrian gates we not self-closing, self-latching with a latch at least 54” above the ground. Based on the age of the pool and home, the gates have been in the condition for most of the time the pool has existed. The primary requirement at the time of inspection is to identify if the proper fencing barriers are in place or not. The responsibility to maintain proper fencing barriers is that of the homeowner even though there may not be a municipality body ensuring these are in place and up to standard after construction. This is a common note on virtually all pools and considered more of a new owner awareness than a critical deficiency. The pool main drain was original and does not meet today’s standard for a compliant safety drain with a VGB compliant cover. The average cost to install is $150 professionally. $45 for self-installation.

    2. SAFETY UTILITIES: The equipment bonding wire was not present at the equipment pad and may not have been installed at time of construction. This is designed to keep the static electrical current equal around the pool. Sometimes the experience can be a static shock where there isn’t equipotential balance. This is common in old pools and doesn’t have a remedy if a remnant of the original shell bonding wire isn’t present.

    3. HEATER: The pool heater was fully operational but was noted to be within 4’ of an operable window that offers direct access to living space. The pool heater position has likely been in this location since the home was built and prior to the safety standards that require gas heaters to be more than 4’ laterally or vertically away from an operable window. So, the safety awareness for the new owner is to ensure the window is not opened or used, especially during times when the pool heater is operating. The long-term solution is to have the appropriate vent pipe installed on the heater to direct the exhaust gases away from the area, or above the window.

    4. INTERIOR FINISH: The pool’s regular interior plaster finish was in operable condition but with signs of significant aging, wear and calcium or scale build up.

    5. WATERLINE TILE: The pool’s perimeter tile was in good condition with exception of about 6’ of tile along the deep end that had become broken at some point. It is not clear if this tile is still in circulation or not. Should it be available, the average cost to replace is $225.

    6. AUTOFILL: The pool was equipped with an aftermarket, external autofill device that was providing water to the pool at the time of inspection. The water level in the pool appeared to be at the appropriate “full” level. With an autofill in place and operating at the time of inspection, it does not allow for any means of visually identifying some of the simple indicators of a possible pool leak. Pool leaks require a more detailed and lengthy assessment process to confirm then the time allowed for a common pool inspection.

Inspector On File

Galen Crabtree

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