Pool Record

Pool record for 2324 NW 45th Pl Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
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The AVE QScore for this pool is 2.46
For a Gunite pool this pool QScore rates as Minimum at 49.3%
Gunite Pool
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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.
  • 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 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:
    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. This is not considered a deficiency but a new owner awareness point that the pool was not equipped with a main drain in the bottom of the pool. The pool can and does function normally when the available water supply comes from the skimmer suction ports. However, water level management is key because if the water level falls below the skimmer intakes, it will cause the pump to intake air, lose prime and potentially damage the pump with prolonged exposure to operation with no water supply.

    2. 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 currently. In addition, the receptacle box below the dial timer is being used as a junction box for wiring on the left side receptacle knockout. The knockout is protected by a receptacle cover, but it would be a best practice to have the wiring enclosed without this simple of access. The conduit leading up into the dial timer was also loose at the connection fitting and it would be recommended to have it connected properly. Average cost is $250 for electrical wiring work.

    3. WATER FEATURE: The pool’s raised water feature wall was noted to be in operable condition, both the sheer descent and dual wall sconces. However, both water sconces developed water leakage on the backside of the raised beam down at the concrete level after approximately 1 minute of operation. With the recent and prolonged artic freeze that the local market experienced in February, it is very possible that some damage was experienced in the plumbing within the raised beam feeding water to these devices. This most likely translated to the separated tile on both corners and behind the wall as the water froze and expanded. The average cost of repair for this type of situation is $2,800.

    4. INTERIOR FINISH: The plaster interior finish of the pool appears to have received a second coat of plaster as a part of a remodel plan. The condition of the current interior finish is average for the age of the pool and has a minor imperfection with calcium efflorescence that appears along a subtle surface crack in the “shallow” middle of the pool. This reference to the “second coat of plaster” is to make the new homeowner aware that should a re-plaster of the interior finish be desired at some point in the future, there will be additional demo costs to take the existing finish down to the gunite shell.

    5. SKIMMERS: The pool was equipped with two skimmers. They both were missing their weir flaps, which help retain debris in the skimmer baskets when the pool system is off. The average cost of replacement is $35/skimmer. Also, the interior bodies of the skimmers appeared to have a fine layer of epoxy putty around entire perimeter. It is unclear if this was done to patch a crack in the skimmers or a layman’s approach to reinforce the aging skimmer bodies against any future delamination.

    6. CIRCULATION: The pool was built with 4 circulation points around the perimeter of the pool, which all were missing their wall eye fitting, which can help direct return flow and increase force. Average cost is $15/fitting or $65 in total.

    7. FILTRATION: The sand filter system was operating properly, but the filter gauge was registering a pressure reading more than 50 psi. When the system was turned off, the pressure gauge held the pressure reading but did slowly start to reduce as it remained in this status. This means the gauge is defective and should be replaced since it is the primary means of identifying when it is time to backwash and rinse the filter to improve filtration, flow and sanitation. Or the system is currently needing to be backwashed and rinsed. Typical pressure reading would be between 10 psi and 25 psi. Average cost to purchase the filter gauge is $45. Average cost to professionally clean the filter is $110/hr with a minimum of 1 hour.
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Inspector On File

Galen Crabtree

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