Pool Inspection Checklist

Utilize the Pool Inspection Checklist to examine and ensure the safety and cleanliness of your pool through checks of barriers, gates, alarms, and more.

Pool Inspection Checklist



Pool Inspection

1. Is adequate storage space provided for equipment?


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2. Are the decks around the pool not cluttered?


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3. Are the surfaces leading to the pool, including the deck and steps, slip-resistant?


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4. Do decks (surfaces) on all sides of the pool meet minimum safety standards?


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5. Are the concrete surfaces properly sloped with no indications of major cracking or settlement observed?


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6. Are there no standing water puddles on the deck?


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7. Are all ladders, stanchions, chairs, rails, treads, plates, and other deck equipment tightly secured in place?


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8. Is an adequate means of egress from the pool provided?


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9. Are steps, treads, ramps, ledges, and other protrusions into the pool marked with a contrasting color coating or tile on both the top and vertical rise?


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10. Are there any unpleasant odors or irritating fumes apparent?


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11. Is there any physical damage apparent to the pool equipment?


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12. Are the main drain grates securely bolted to the pool's bottom?


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13. Are the grates visible from the deck with no apparent damage?


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14. Are drain covers installed?


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15. Are water return inlets installed?


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16. Is the pool reportedly vacuumed daily?


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17. Is there no visible debris, and is the water clean?


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18. Is there any discoloration of the water?


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19. Are algae growth not present?


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20. Is the pool water reportedly tested at the required or desired frequency?


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21. Are all water quality and chemical levels reportedly within acceptable ranges during the most recent test?


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22. Is bacteriological water analysis reportedly performed regularly?


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23. Is the water temperature maintained within acceptable levels and appropriate for the primary activities in the pool?


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24. Is the water temperature reportedly measured and recorded?


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25. Is the type of heater identified?


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26. Are the efficiency and BTU ratings of the heater identified?


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27. Is the heater installed on a level, non-combustible base?


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28. Are safety devices installed on the heater?


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29. Is the thermostat identified and located?


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30. Are check valves installed between the heater and filter?


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31. Is bonding and grounding visible?


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32. Is the heater installed downstream of the pump and filter?


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33. Are adequate clearances around the heater maintained?


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34. Are pool chemicals stored a safe distance away from the heater?


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35. Are coping stones and tiles not chipped, cracked, or loose?


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36. Does the pool shell appear smooth without readily visible defects?


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37. Is there no visible surface staining?


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38. Is the water level maintained to allow for the removal of floating debris?


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39. Does the water level appear at the proper height to allow continuous overflow of water into the gutters or skimmers?


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40. Are skimmer weirs, skimmer baskets, deck covers, and flow-adjustment devices installed?


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41. Are the lights installed and operational?


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42. Is the type, number, and wattage of deck lighting identified?


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43. Is the number of underwater lights noted?


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44. Are GFCIs installed?


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45. Does electrical wiring avoid passing directly over the pool?


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46. Are hose bibbs installed near the pool?


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47. Is there no diving board installed?


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48. Is diving not permitted?


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49. Is the centrifugal pump secured to its base and operating quietly?


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50. Is the hair and lint strainer basket clean of debris?


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51. Is the type of pipe identified?


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52. Are pipes and fittings leak-free?


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53. Are pipes adequately supported?


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54. Are pipes showing no signs of calcification, corrosion, or deterioration?


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55. Are air pressure relief valves installed on all pressure filter tanks?


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56. Are filter tanks accessible?


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57. Is the filter's brand identified?


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58. Is a clean sight glass or visual outfall of at least 3 feet provided?


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59. Are the pressurized filter tanks and hair and lint traps not leaking and properly sealed?


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60. Are all piping, filters, and components labeled, tagged, color-coded, or otherwise identified as part of the system?


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61. Are safety signs installed around the pool?


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62. Is a throwing rope and attached ring buoy installed near the pool?


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63. Is a telephone installed near the pool?


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64. Is the HVAC system for the pool area functional?


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65. Is the thermostat of a digital type and functioning?


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66. Are storage rooms, the boiler room, and other doors labeled with safety indications?


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67. Is the fire extinguisher inspected regularly?


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68. Does the water fountain function, and is it securely attached to the wall?


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69. Are the fixtures, toilets, showers, doors, and interior surfaces in the men's and women's bathrooms adjacent to the pool operational?


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70. Are all windows operational?


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71. Do all doors have no visible trip hazards?


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72. Are the exit signs, alarms, emergency lights, and related systems tested by a third-party contractor?


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