Personal belongings prevented a full inspection of the interior of the property.
Personal belongings prevented a full inspection of the interior of the property.
1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 These Standards define the practice of Home Inspection in the State of Arizona. 1.2 These Standards of Practice A. provide inspection guidelines. B. make public the services provided by private fee-paid inspectors.
2. PURPOSE AND SCOPE 2.1 Inspections performed to these Standards shall provide the client with a better understanding of the property conditions, as observed at the time of the inspection. 2.2 Inspectors shall: A. before the inspection report is delivered, enter into a written agreement with the client or their authorized agent that includes: 1. the purpose of the inspection. 2. the date of the inspection. 3. the name address and certification number of the inspector. 4. the fee for services. 5. a statement that the inspection is performed in accordance with these Standards. 6. limitations or exclusions of systems or components inspected. B. Observe readily accessible installed systems and components listed in these Standards. C. submit a written report to the client which shall: 1. Describe systems and components identified in sections 4-12 of these Standards. 2. state which systems and components designated for inspection in these Standards have been inspected and any systems and components designated for inspection in these Standards which were present at the time of the inspection and were not inspected and a reason why they were not inspected. 3. state any systems and components so inspected which were found to be in need of immediate major repair and any recommendations to correct, monitor or evaluate by appropriate persons. 2.3 These Standards are not intended to limit inspectors from: A. reporting observations and conditions in addition to those required in Section 2.2. B. excluding systems and components from the inspection if requested by the client.
3. GENERAL LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS 3.1 General limitations: A. Inspections done in accordance with these Standards are visual, not technically exhaustive and will not identify concealed conditions or latent defects. B. These Standards are applicable to buildings with four or less dwelling units and their garages or carports. 3.2 General exclusions: A. Inspectors are NOT required to report on: 1. life expectancy of any component or system. 2. the causes of the need for a major repair. 3. the methods, materials and costs of corrections. 4. the suitability of the property for any specialized use. 5. compliance or non-compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. 6. the market value of the property or its marketability. 7. the advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property. 8. any component or system which was not observed. 9. the presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects. 10. cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed. B. Inspectors are NOT required to: 1. offer warranties or guarantees of any kind. 2. calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component. 3. enter any area or perform any procedure which may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to the inspector or other persons. 4. operate any system or component which is shut down or otherwise inoperable. 5. operate any system or component which does not respond to normal operating controls. 6. disturb insulation, move personal items, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris which obstructs access or visibility. 7. determine the presence or absence of any suspected hazardous substance including but not limited to toxins, fungus, molds, mold spores, carcinogens, noise, contaminants in soil, water, and air. 8. determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances. 9. predict future conditions, including but not limited to failure of components. 10. project operating costs of components. 11. evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component. 3.3 Limitations and exclusions specific to individual systems are listed in following sections.
|2.2||Floor Structure (7)||X|
|2.3||Wall Structure (8)||X|
|2.4||Roof & Ceiling Structure (10)||X||X|
|2.7||Basements & Crawlspaces (11)||X|
No visible evidence that the slab is post tension.
4. SYSTEM: STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 4.1 The inspector shall observe: A. structural components including: 1. foundation. 2. floors. 3. walls. 4. columns. 5. ceilings. 6. roofs. 4.2 The Inspector shall: A. describe the type of: 1. foundation. 2. floor structure. 3. wall structure. 4. columns. 5. ceiling structure. 6. roof structure. B. probe structural components where deterioration is suspected. However, probing is NOT required when probing would damage any finished surface. C. enter underfloor crawl spaces and attic spaces except when access is obstructed, when entry could damage the property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected. D. report the methods used to inspect underfloor crawl spaces and attics. E. report signs of water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.
Minor cracking was observed in . This is common in homes this age. Recommend monitoring.
Truss chord has been sistered with another piece of lumber and there is no evidence of an engineer's approval. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed qualified professional to ensure that repairs or corrections were properly engineered.
|3.1||Wall Cladding (13)||X||X|
|3.2||Flashing & Trim (14)||X|
|3.3||Entry Doors (15)||X||X|
|3.4||Windows - Exterior (16)||X||X|
|3.5||Garage Door Opener (17)||X||X|
|3.7||Decks, Balconies, & Steps (18)||X|
|3.8||Porches, Areaway, Railings (19)||X|
|3.9||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia (20)||X|
|3.11||Grading, Drainage (22)||X|
|3.12||Patio, Walks, Driveway (23)||X|
|3.13||Retaining Walls (24)||X|
5. SYSTEM: EXTERIOR 5.1 The inspector shall observe: A. wall cladding, flashings and trim. B. entryway doors and representative number of windows. C. garage door operators. D. decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, and porches including railings. E. eaves, soffits and fascias. F. vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building. 5.2 The inspector shall: A. describe wall cladding materials. B. operate all entryway doors and representative number of windows including garage doors, manually or by using permanently installed controls of any garage door operator. C. report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing. 5.3 The inspector is NOT required to observe: A. storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, awnings and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences. C. safety glazing. D. garage door operator remote control transmitters. E. geological conditions. F. soil conditions. G. recreational facilities. H. outbuildings other than garages and carports.
Stucco showed cracking in one or more places. This is a result of temperature changes, and typical as homes with stucco age. Recommend monitoring.
Evidence of prior repairs to the wall cladding. Recommend monitoring to ensure water resistance.
Front door side light is broken. Recommend repair or replace.
Door finish is worn. Recommend refinish and/or paint to maximize service life.
Here is a DIY article on refinishing a wood door.
Dual-glaze windows were fogged in Bedroom 1 south wall indicating a potentially compromised seal. Repairs or replacements recommended for proper insulation.(2)
Single hung windows need balancing.
Single garage door was missing the safety eye sensors. Recommend installation of safety eye sensors to prevent injury or damage to property.
The single garage door was not properly balanced. Recommend evaluation and balancing by a qualified professional.
The double garage door showed signs of damage (i.e. bowed, dented, cracked, etc.). Recommend repair as necessary to extend the door's operational life.
The gates open into the yard. With the presence of a pool, the gates should open outwards to prevent a child from being able to push the gate open from the outside.
Fencing was not installed securely. Recommend repairs for safety and security.
|4.1||Roof Coverings (25)||X||X|
|4.2||Drainage Systems (26)||X||X|
|4.3||Flashings / Penetrations, Skylights, Chimneys (27)||X|
|4.4||Evidence of Leaking (28)||X||X|
6. SYSTEM: ROOFING 6.1 The inspector shall observe: A. roof coverings. B. roof drainage systems. C. flashings. D. skylights, chimneys and roof penetrations. E. signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. 6.2 The inspector shall: A. describe the type of roof covering materials. B. report the methods used to inspect roofing. 6.3 The inspector is NOT required to: A. walk on the roofing. B. observe attached accessories including but not limited to solar systems, antennae, and lightning arresters.
Roof had cracked/broken tile. Recommend a qualified roof contractor repair or replace to prevent moisture intrusion and/or mold.
One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend adjusting downspout extensions to drain at least 4 feet from the foundation.
Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house.
There was evidence of prior roof repairs (i.e. replaced tiles, elastomeric patches, etc.). The roof system seems secure, but recommend monitoring with repairs as necessary. Drywall damage was evident in Bathroom C (Master). Home owner indicated issue has been resolved.
|5.2||Main Water Shut-off & Service Input||X|
|5.3||Interior Supply / Distribution Piping (30)||X|
|5.4||Supports, Insulation (31)||X|
|5.5||Fixtures, Faucets (32)||X||X|
|5.6||Function Flow (33)||X|
|5.7||Water Supply Leaks (34)||X|
|5.8||Cross Connections (35)||X||X|
|5.9||Waste & Vent Piping System (36)||X|
|5.10||Drain Leaks (37)||X||X|
|5.11||Function Drainage (38)||X||X|
|5.12||Water Heating Equipment & Operating Controls (39)||X||X|
|5.13||Automatic Safety Controls (40)||X|
|5.14||Flues & Vents (41)||X||X|
|5.15||Fuel Distribution System & Supports (42)||X|
I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding.
7. SYSTEM: PLUMBING 7.1 The inspector shall observe: A. interior water supply and distribution system including: 1. piping materials, including supports and insulation. 2. fixtures and faucets. 3. functional flow. 4. leaks. 5. cross connections. B. interior drain, waste and vent system, including: 1. traps; drain, waste, and vent piping; piping supports and pipe insulation. 2. leaks. 3. functional drainage. C. hot water systems including: 1. water heating equipment. 2. normal operating controls. 3. automatic safety controls. 4. chimneys, flues and vents. D. fuel storage and distribution systems including: 1. interior fuel storage equipment, supply piping, venting and supports. 2. leaks. E. sump pumps. 7.2 The inspector shall: A. describe: 1. water supply and distribution piping materials. 2. drain, waste and vent piping materials. 3. water heating equipment. B. operate all plumbing fixtures, including their faucets and all exterior faucets attached to the house. 7.3 The inspector is NOT required to: A. state the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices. B. determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private. C. operate automatic safety controls. D. operate any valve except water closet flush valves, fixture faucets and hose faucets. E. observe: 1. water conditioning systems. 2. fire and lawn sprinkler systems. 3. on-site water supply quantity and quality. 4. on-site waste disposal systems. 5. foundation irrigation systems. 6. spas, except as to functional flow and functional drainage.
Sink faucet was loose. Recommend repair to prevent water penetrating under the faucet and getting into the cabinetry below and causing water damage.
The toilet tank was loose in Bathroom A (1/2 bath), repairs should be made to prevent water seepage and possible water damage to floor/wall (2)
The hose bibs were missing anti-siphon devices. This device helps prevent back flow of discharged water into potable water system. Recommend installing anti-siphon device for safety (5)
Corrosion was present on the sink waste/drain line in Bathroom A (1/2 bath) and Bathroom B (3/4 bath). Recommend evaluation and repair to prevent water damage.
Evidence of water damage was present under the sink in Bathroom A (1/2 bath) and Bathroom B (3/4 bath), but no active leaking was observed. Recommend evaluation and repair as necessary to prevent further water damage.
The left sink drain appeared to be slow draining in Bathroom C (master)
Duct tape was used to secure the flue on the water heater. Duct tape is combustible and should not be used in this application. Recommend removal of the duct tape and securing with screws (minimum 3) or using metal tape.
|6.1||Service Type (43)||X|
|6.2||Service Conductor (44)||X|
|6.3||Service Ground (45)||X|
|6.4||Overcurrent Protection Devices (46)||X|
|6.5||Main & Distribution Panels (47)||X|
|6.6||Service Amperage / Voltage (48)||X|
|6.7||Branch Circuit Conductors (49)||X|
|6.8||Aluminum Branch Circuit Wiring (50)||X|
|6.10||Lights, Switches (52)||X||X|
|6.11||Receptables, Polarity, Ground (53)||X|
|6.12||GFCI & AFCI (54)||X||X|
|6.14||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X|
Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. On levels without bedrooms, install alarms in the living room (or den or family room) or near the stairway to the upper level, or in both locations. Smoke alarms should be installed at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance to minimize false alarms when cooking.
While not required in homes without any gas appliances, if you have an attached garage, it is recommended to install a carbon monoxide detector in the garage. Install carbon monoxide alarms outside each sleeping area, in common areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
8. SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL 8.1 The inspector shall observe: A. service entrance conductors. B. service equipment, grounding equipment, main overcurrent device, main and distribution panels. C. amperage and voltage ratings of the service. D. branch circuit conductors, their overcurrent devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages. E. the operation of a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on its exterior walls. F. the polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures and all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures. G. the operation of ground fault circuit interrupters. 8.2 The inspector shall: A. describe: 1. service amperage and voltage. 2. service entry conductor materials. 3. service type as being overhead or underground. 4. location of main and distribution panels. B. report any observed aluminum branch circuit wiring. 8.3 The inspector is NOT required to: A. insert any tool, probe or testing device inside the panels. B. test or operate any overcurrent device except ground fault interrupters. C. dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove covers of the main and auxiliary distribution panels. D. observe 1. low voltage systems. 2. smoke detectors. 3. telephone, security, cable TV, intercoms or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system.
Exterior coach lights need to be sealed to prevent water and pest entry.
Could not verify the operation of one or more lights, specifically the pot light in the living room ceiling. New light bulb possibly needed or evaluation by a qualified professional.
GFCI outlet in kitchen near refrigerator would not trip. Recommend evaluation and repair by an electrical contractor for safety.
Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Here is a link to read more about smoke detectors.
|7.1||Heating Equipment (55)||X|
|7.2||Energy Source (56)||X|
|7.3||Operating Controls (Thermostat) (57)||X|
|7.4||Automatic Safety Controls (58)||X|
|7.5||Chimneys, Flues, & Vents (59)||X|
|7.6||Solid Fuel Heating Devices (60)||X|
|7.7||Distribution System (61)||X|
|7.8||Air Filters (62)||X|
|7.9||Heat Source (63)||X|
Due to the outside air temperature being above 65 degrees F, the heating equipment could not be operated. Operating heating equipment when the temperature is above 65 degrees F can result in damage to the equipment.
Solid Fuel Heating Devices (60) not present.
9. SYSTEM: HEATING 9.1 The inspector shall observe: A. permanently installed heating systems including: 1. heating equipment. 2. normal operating controls. 3. automatic safety controls. 4. chimneys, flues and vents. 5. solid fuel heating devices. 6. heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, dampers, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors. 7. the presence of an installed heat source in each room. 9.2 The inspector shall: A. describe: 1. energy source. 2. heating equipment and distribution type. B. operate the systems using normal operating controls. C. open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. 9.3 The inspector is NOT required to: A. operate heating systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage. B. operate automatic safety controls. C. ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires D. observe: 1. the interior of flues. 2. fireplace insert flue connections. 3. humidifiers. 4. electronic air filters. 5. the uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms.
|8.1||Cooling Equipment (64)||X|
|8.2||Energy Source (65)||X|
|8.3||Operating Controls (Thermostat) (66)||X|
|8.4||Distribution System (67)||X|
|8.5||Air Filters (68)||X|
|8.6||Cooling Source (69)||X|
10. SYSTEM: CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING 10.1 The inspector shall observe: A. central air conditioning including: 1. cooling and air handling equipment. 2. normal operating controls. B. distribution systems including: 1. fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, dampers, insulation, air filters, registers, fan-coil units. 2. the presence of an installed cooling source in each room. 10.2 The inspector shall: A. describe: 1. energy sources. 2. cooling equipment type. B. operate the systems using normal operating controls. C. open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. 10.3 The inspector is NOT required to: A. operate cooling systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage. B. observe non-central air conditioners. C. observe the uniformity or adequacy of cool-air supply to the various rooms.
|9.1||Walls, Ceilings, Floors (70)||X||X|
|9.2||Steps, Stairways (71)||X|
|9.3||Balconies, Railings (72)||X|
|9.4||Counters & Cabinetry (73)||X|
|9.7||Fire Separation Walls & Ceilings (76)||X|
|9.8||Fire Separation Doors (77)||X||X|
11. SYSTEM: INTERIORS 11.1 The inspector shall observe: A. walls, ceiling and floors. B. steps, stairways, balconies and railings. C. counters and a representative number of cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. separation walls, ceilings, and doors between a dwelling unit and an attached garage or another dwelling unit. F. sumps. 11.2 The inspector shall: A. operate a representative number of primary windows and interior doors. B. report signs of water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. 11.3 The inspector is NOT required to observe: A. paint, wallpaper and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors. B. carpeting. C. draperies, blinds or other window treatments. D. household appliances. E. recreational facilities or another dwelling unit.
Carpet had areas of staining or discoloration. Recommend a thorough steam clean by a qualified carpet cleaning company
Stains on the walls visible at the time of the inspection appeared to be the result of moisture intrusion. The source of moisture may have been corrected. Recommend further examination by a qualified contractor to provide confirmation.
Protruding nail heads visible at the time of the inspection. Nail pops are generally cosmetic in nature or can be the result of contact with moisture. Recommend monitoring and repair as desired.
Sub-standard drywall patching observed at time of inspection. Recommend re-patching.
Bedroom 1 interior closet doors were missing bottom track at the time of the inspection. Recommend corrections to minimize potential damage and ensure proper operation.
Single hung windows need balancing.
The fire separation door to the garage is racked. Recommend alignment by a qualified profession for fire safety.
|10.2||Vapor Retarder (79)||X|
|10.3||Attic Ventilation (80)||X|
|10.4||Under Floor Crawlspace Ventilation (81)||X|
|10.5||Kitchen Ventilation (82)||X|
|10.6||Bathroom Ventilation (83)||X|
|10.7||Laundry Ventilation (84)||X|
12. SYSTEM: INSULATION & VENTILATION 12.1 The inspector shall observe: A. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. B. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. C. kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems. 12.2 The inspector shall describe: A. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. B. absence of same in unfinished space at conditioned surfaces. 12.3 The inspector is NOT required to report on: A. concealed insulation and vapor retarders. B. venting equipment which is integral with household appliances.
Appliances are outside the scope of the Standards of Practice. Any comments made on any appliances are a courtesy, but should be in no way taken as an absolute determination on the suitability of the appliance(s).
|12.3||Type of Pool and/or Spa (1)||X|
|12.4||Interior Finish Materials (2)||X|
|12.5||Decks, Steps & Coping (3)||X||X|
|12.7||Cross Connections (5)||X|
|12.9||Electrical Components (7)||X||X|
|12.11||Cleaning Systems (9)||X|
|12.12||Automatic Safety Controls (10)||X|
|12.13||Handrails, Ladders (11)||X|
|12.14||Child Safe Barriers (12)||X|
|12.15||Entrapment Prevention Components (13)||X|
The spa was not inspected nor tested.
In addition to the pool equipment, any metallic object within 5 feet horizontally and 12 feet vertically of the pool must be bonded to the pool's equipotential grid.
All pool fencing should be a minimum of 60 inches with the latch a minimum of 54 inches off the grade. Gates should be self-closing and self-latching and open away from the pool/spa area.
1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 These Standards define the practice of Swimming Pool & Spa Inspections in the State of Arizona. 1.2 These Standards of Practice A. provide inspection guidelines. B. make public the services provided by private fee-paid inspectors.
2. PURPOSE AND SCOPE 2.1 Inspections performed to these Standards shall provide the client with a better understanding of the swimming pool & spa conditions, as observed at the time of the inspection. A. These Standards apply only to swimming pools and spas installed at a property with a single family residential structure. B. Swimming pool/spa is defined as a contained body of water that is eighteen inches or more in depth at any point and this is intended for swimming or immersion. 2.2 Inspectors shall: A. Observe readily accessible installed systems and components listed in these Standards. B. Submit a written report to the client which shall: 1. Observe and Describe systems and components identified in section 3 of these Standards. 2. State which systems and components designated for inspection in these Standards have been inspected and any systems and components designated for inspection in these Standards which were present at the time of the inspection and were not inspected and a reason why they were not inspected. 3. State any systems and components so inspected which were found to be in need of immediate major repair and any recommendations to correct, monitor or further evaluate by appropriate persons. 2.3 These Standards are not intended to limit inspectors from: A. Reporting observations and conditions in addition to those required in Section 2.2. B. Excluding systems and components from the inspection if requested by the client.
3. SWIMMING POOL & SPA 3.1 The inspector shall observe: A. interior finish materials. B. decks, steps and coping. C. pumps, motors, blowers, skimmer, filter, drains, heaters, automatic safety controls, gauges, visible piping and valves. D. water supply systems for cross connections. E. external bonding of the pump motors, blowers, and heaters. F. conduit, visible electrical components, and the operation of underwater lighting, ground fault circuit interrupters, and timer assemblies. G. permanently installed handrails and ladders. H. for the presence of child safe barrier provisions. I. for the presence of entrapment prevention components. 3.2 The inspector shall: A. describe: 1. type of pool or spa. 2. primary interior finish material. 3. type of filter. 4. type of child safe barrier provision. 5. type of cleaning system (if present). 6. energy source for heater (if present). B. operate the systems using normal operating controls. C. open readily open able access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance.
4. GENERAL LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS 4.1 General limitations: A. Inspections performed in accordance with these Standards are visual, are not technically exhaustive and will not identify concealed conditions or latent defects. 4.2 General exclusions: A. Inspectors are NOT required to report on: 1. life expectancy of any component or system. 2. the causes of the need for a major repair. 3. the methods, materials and costs of corrections. 4. the suitability of the facilities for any specialized use, or the enclosures for systems, components, of equipment. 5. the condition of components that are not visible and/or readily accessible. 6. compliance or non-compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, building codes, or manufacturer instructions, drawings, and specifications. 7. any component or system which was not observed. 8. the presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects. 9. external bonding of equipment or components other than pump motors, blowers and heaters. 10. cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed. 11. the safety of use of any pool or spa component. 12. the adequacy of operation, maintenance, and use of the pool/spa and of any component. 13. whether any item, material, condition or component is subject to recall, controversy, litigation, product liability or other adverse claim or condition. 14. the structural integrity of any system or component. 15. the adequacy of system and component design, and of filters and heaters. 16. the adequacy of child safe barriers and of entrapment prevention components, nor the conformity of these barriers or components with local codes and ordinances. 17. equipment/component compatibility. 18. flow rates and high or low pressure conditions. 19. leaks in the shell or underground components. 20. geological and soil conditions. 21. the strength, adequacy, efficiency or safety of any system or component. B. Inspectors are NOT required to: 1. observe component interiors that are not readily accessible. 2. offer warranties or guarantees of any kind. 3. calculate the strength, adequacy, efficiency or safety of any system or component. 4. enter any area or perform any procedure which may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to the inspector or other persons. 5. operate any system or component which is shut down or otherwise inoperable. 6. operate any system or component which does not respond to normal operating controls. 7. move personal items, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris which obstructs access or visibility. 8. determine the presence or absence of any suspected hazardous substance or irritants, including but not limited to noise, toxins, molds, algae, allergens, organisms, carcinogens, electromagnetic radiation, radioactive substances, combustibles, corrosive or reactive chemicals or contaminants, or the adequacy of their storage facilities. 9. determine the safety of use of any pool or spa component. 10. dismantle any system or component. 11. predict future conditions, including but not limited to failure of components. 12. project operating costs of components. 13. perform any act or service contrary to law or regulation. 14. perform architectural, engineering, or surveying services, or to confirm or evaluate such services performed by others. 15. perform any trade or professional service other than as required in these Standards. 16. operate systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage. 17. test or operate valves and automatic safety controls. 18. come into contact with pool or spa water to examine the systems, structure, or components. 19. test, operate, or evaluate electric resistance heaters. 20. determine the temperature, temperature fluctuation, rate of temperature rise, or the time needed to obtain hot water, of any pool or spa heater. 21. test, operate, or evaluate water features, fountains, diving and jump boards, slides, and similar play equipment, or evaluate the suitability of the pool or spa for the use of such equipment, or for activities such as diving. 22. test, operate, or evaluate timers, low voltage or electronic controls, stray voltage, thermostats, heating elements, solar and other alternative energy heating systems. 23. evaluate water chemistry or clarity, or presence or absence of bacteria/algae. 24. operate systems including backwash, aerators, automatic cleaners, automatic water fills, water treatment or chemical dispenser systems. 25. evaluate the interior of components and filters including filter cartridges, and related components and accessories, or back-flow prevention devices. 26. evaluate the condition of manual, or the condition and operation of automatic, pool or spa covers. 27. observe underground items and items not permanently installed. 28. determine the differential between original construction and subsequent additions or modifications, or evaluate out-of-level conditions.
We recommend re-sealed between the deck and coping to prevent water from leaking behind the pool walls.
Pool skimmer diverter plate is missing or broken. Recommend replacing with a new diverter.
The outlet lacked GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), recommend adding for safety
The Pool filter tank is not tied into the bonding system for the equipment.