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Toff's Pool Inspection


A Special Commentary by
Stephen Toff - Chief Inspector




I enjoy spending my time learning what is new
and what is safer in our industry. I apply what I learn
on every inspection: Informing my customers of what is
considered, by more recent research, "What is safer than
that which may be present."

Even brand new pools need to be inspected!
The township permit is a generality for construction.
Seldom does the township inspector have the time to look
to see if the pool is ACTUALLY BUILT ACCORDING TO
THE PLANS that were submitted. The plans are already
"preapproved" in their designs by a State certified engineer.
I actually measure and verify certain depths for diving, distances
of electrical apparatus and that certain components are correctly
sized for each other. Old standards aren't as important as
new research and what we have found to be safer. I apply
the most recent safety information to the pool to take
advantage of new information available.

For instance: A reputable manufacturer may design and
create a wonderful pool but it is not that same responsible
party that often determines the location of the diving board.
(The concrete walkway contractor often places the board.)
The diving board may be placed too far back, not presenting
the proper overhang to give good clearance for the diver.
They could land on the walkway instead of the water. The
board may be located too high off the ground and therefore
provide too much of a projectile speed into the water,
hitting the bottom. Although the pool was designed correctly,
the dive board placement has to be changed!

I am gratified in keeping their family safer by pointing out
these items to my new home buyer.

The electrical work becomes part of our review also. Once again,
the best pool builder may not provide the electrical or deck work
to the pool. The original pool owner could have had an electrician
and deck contractor working that doesn't really stay abreast of
recent swimming pool renovations and safety items. The connection
for the pool light might be too low and allow for water to travel
up the conduit to the connection junction box. The pool light
could be too shallow and not provide necessary depth to protect
the swimmer.

I know that I am preventing many accidents by the manner in
which I inspect and describe the pool. I may even be saving lives.



Keep more money in your wallet.



Contact Toff's Pool Inspection.






Serving all of the State of New Jersey,
Southern NY and Eastern Pa.

Please call us at
732-297-1362
for more information

Or email us at
inspection@poolsrv.com


[ Introduction ]
[ Pool Inspection for the Home buyer ]
[ Pool Inspection FAQ ] [ Winter Inspection Information ]
[ Selling Your Home With A Pool ] [ Pricing & Sign-up Form ]
[ Safety ] [ Diving Do's & Don'ts ] [ Emergency Help ]
[ Pool Covers ] [ Maintenance ] [ Beppu Mineral Salts ]
[ Commentary by Stephen Toff ] [ Contact Us ]

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