My wife and I are in the final stages of purchasing a home with a pool, still under inspection period. This would be our first swimming pool, but somewhat familiar with how they operate.
We are still in our inspection period and upon inspection, the pool equipment doesn't jive with the pool setup. Background: The house was torn down to the foundation and re-built, along with existing pool/refinished, but they added a built in spa. Upon inspection, the inspector determined that the equipment has the following missing/needs attention:
Circulation Pump- Operating
Motor working properly
Filter-Needs to be fixed/leaking, having seller fix this
No booster motor? (Inspector)
No Spa Heater
There are several plumbed pipes sticking out by the equipment with caps on them.
I will have pictures tomorrow, but my main question is the configuration and cost to getting it fully functional.
Should there be two recirculation units installed, one for the pool and one for the spa?
What's a heater going to cost including labor? Estimate
Do I need another circulation pump for spa, if so, cost and labor? Estimate
From what I've described without pictures and suggestions or things I need to consider. I'm having a pool person come out tomorrow, but wanting additional input.
These findings may result in us accepting/rejecting the offer, as we don't want to be out another $5K out of pocket to get this pool/spa working correctly.
I'll post pictures tomorrow of the whole setup.