We were very happy to supply a written pool inspection for a family looking to buy a home in the Clairemont area of San Diego in the 92111 zip code. The aging grey pool plaster showed signs of etching and discoloration from staining from years of poor water chemistry. We noticed a large rust spot on the pool wall near the skimmer that needed to be repaired. There was algae growing on the pool light and a worn area in the deep end the pool plaster that had black algae. The potential buyers were notified that although the plaster did not need to be re-done urgently, it would need to be replastered in the future. The pool tile was in relatively good condition and only a small area by the spa spillover had grout issues.
The intermatic time clock for the Hayward RS circulation pump was not working properly. It was turned off at the main power switch when first checked and while examining the gear mechanism, the gears were not turning. Once I turned the clock off and on again it started but then stopped working again. The time mechanism needed to be replaced. The Teledyne Laars pool heater was older but still in good working condition. We checked the pool water chemistry and found the water chemistry out of balance and needed to be corrected. The pool did not need to be drained but along with balancing the chemicals, a thorough black algae treatment to prevent future algae issues needed to be performed.