If the property you are interested in has a pool, hot tub or spa, you should consider having an inspection performed. This is true whether the unit is above ground or in-ground. First and foremost, you have to determine if the pool, hot tub or spa is safe to use.
It is no secret that water and electricity can be a deadly combination, so anything that could contribute to an electric shock must be thoroughly checked for code compliance. This includes pumps, filters, heaters, timers, lighting, wiring, junction boxes, and so on.
Another important safety concern is unauthorized or unsupervised access, especially by children. Gates, fencing, railings, covers, and other barriers must be checked to ensure they meet the necessary requirements to keep uninvited visitors from gaining entry. Some municipalities may also require a warning alarm.
Other important reasons to have an inspection include checking for leaks or cracks (or liner tears) as well as testing the operation and condition of the pump, filter, drain, skimmer, jets, safety covers, and other equipment.