POOL CONSTRUCTION PROCESS – STEP 11
“FINAL INSPECTION” – BRIEF OVERVIEW: The final inspection of a pool project usually entails checking to make sure everything is ready, safe, and up to CODE. A large part of this inspection is meeting “barrier” code (you should have received an email from us explaining this requirement). For this reason, the final inspection generally requires you having to be home the day of inspection – allowing the inspector access to the inside of your home (this is only required if you are using your house as part of the barrier for your pool). If your pool is completely fenced (all the way around), then you do not need to be home for a final inspection. The inspector will also look at our gasline hookups, electrical bonding, and fencing. Since this is the last inspection on your project, they will be mainly looking to see that everything is done & safe for you to use the pool & your new backyard.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I work all day! What if I can’t be home for a final inspection? If your final inspection requires access to your home, then someone needs to be home to let the inspector into your home. This can be a friend, neighbor, or you. If work schedule is an issue, then let us know and we can generally narrow down a time that you can be home – as city/county inspectors will not set a time (hey, neither does the cable company!). They can generally give us a “window” so that you can arrange your schedule too. This is the final stage of the project, and the ONLY time they will need to get in your home.
What if we fail inspection, do I need to be home again? For the most part, if you pass the barrier code (inside your home) part of the inspection, you do not need to be home again for a re-inspection. If there is an issue inside your home (door or window lock, etc..) , then you will need to be home for a re-inspection, to show the inspector that it has been properly corrected.
The landscaping is not done yet, why are we doing a “final” inspection? The final inspection is for the pool & permitted portions only. Since the landscaping doesn’t require a permit, then the city/county has no interest in approving this work. Don’t be confused with a “final” inspection and a “final” completion.