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Pool record for 502 Kensington Rd Norman, Oklahoma 73072
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The AVE QScore for this pool is 1.2
For a Gunite pool this pool QScore rates as Minimum at 23.9%
Gunite Pool

We have PoolSmart recommendations (10) 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.
  • Upgrade to a variable speed filter pump for much greater energy savings.
  • Upgrade to an off-line chlorine feeder to reduce the potential for over chlorinating the pool, and for chlorine gases damaging equipment such as a heater when the system is off.
  • 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: There was proper safety fencing around the pool, but the pedestrian gates were not self-closing, self-latching with latches at least 54” above the ground to meet the full safety barrier standards. This requirement is not met by simply putting a lock on the gates. These gate standards would still need to be in place to meet proper safety barrier standards. The requirement is to use the home transaction as a point of fencing and access control awareness for the new homeowner. The water cloudiness prevented the ability to confirm if a VGB compliant drain cover or safety drain design was in the pool.

    2. SAFETY DIVING STANDARDS: The pool was designed with proper diving depth but lacks the proper diving lane dimensions of 18’ wide (9’ on either side of the diving board). The slope of the floor for the diving lane from the deep end to the opposite wall could not be confirmed due to the lack of water clarity. The purpose for this note is to make the homeowner aware that caution and care should be used by swimmers that wish to utilize the diving board. Only means of correcting the design limitation would be to remove the diving board.

    3. SAFETY UTILITIES: The equipment did not appear to have the standard bonding wire connect to the devices’ bonding clamps. It is likely that the bonding wire was not extended to the equipment pad during initial pool construction. This is a common situation in most pools of this age. The bonding wire is intended to maintain static electrical equipotential around the pool. If there isn’t a remnant bonding wire present in the equipment room to splice onto, there isn’t a remedy for the situation at this time.

    4. INTERIOR FINISH: The water cloudiness prevented the ability to confirm the condition of the interior plaster finish.

    5. LIGHTING: The water cloudiness prevented the ability to confirm type of pool lighting as well as light count, but the obscured view of the deep end light niche indicated that the pool may have been built with fiber optic pool lighting. The means for testing the lighting was not located, so it is recommended that the seller demonstrate and confirm that the pool lighting is operable. If it is not, pool lighting is not a requirement for pool operability, but is typically found in most pools. Should the pool be equipped with non-operational fiber optic lighting, the typical solution is to remove the existing filament in the niches by disconnecting from the transformer or color wheel box and replace with modern 1.5” nicheless LED lighting. Should the homeowner wish to replace the lighting, it would be recommended to install a low voltage color LED light that averages $1,200/light including a low voltage transformer installation. This is a simple process accomplished without having to drain the pool in most cases.

    6. HEATER: The pool was original but with a natural gas heater as a part of the equipment package. The heater was in a non-operable condition and the gas supply line turned off. Heaters are the #2 failing item with pools, so it is common to see heaters decommissioned on the equipment pad due to the cost of replacement compared to the cost of operation, which limits use. When they are installed in a pool “only” project compared to a pool & hot tub design, they are less important to the overall quality of ownership. Based on the pool design, depth and number of perimeter returns this pool would likely not deliver the personal return for the cost to install and operate. Should the new homeowner wish to install a new heater, the average cost is $4,500 to remove the old heater and install a more modern heater.

    7. WATERLINE TILE: The pool has a decorative porcelain tile for the waterline around the perimeter of the pool. There were approximately 4 pieces of tile that have fallen out of place. The average cost to repair is $150 depending on the availability of the type of tile.
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Inspector On File

Galen Crabtree

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