I. Standards of Practice

 II. Scope of Inspections

1. Foundations & Basements
2. Exteriors
3. Roof Coverings
4. Attics & Roof Framing

5. Plumbing
6. Electrical Systems
7. Heating Systems
8. Central Cooling System

  9. Fireplaces and Chimneys
10. Building Interior
11. Appliances and Systems
12. Pools and Spa

III. Limitations, Exceptions
 & Exclusions

IV. Glossary of Terms

V. Inspector Profiles


Scope of Inspection
As established by the California Real Estate Inspection Association

SECTION 12 (OPTIONAL) - Pools and Spas

A. Items to be identified and reported:

1. Location and type of pool or spa examined.

2. Conditions limiting or otherwise inhibiting inspection.

3. Enclosure and related gates.

4. Hardscaping and drainage related to the inspected pool or spa.

5. Condition of visible portions of systems, structures, or components.

6. Normally necessary and present equipment such as: lights, pumps, heaters, filters, and related mechanical and electrical connections.

B. The inspector is not required to:

1. Examine any above-ground, movable, freestanding or otherwise non-permanently installed pool or spa, or self-contained equipment.

2. Come into contact with pool or spa water to examine the system, structure, or components.

3. Determine adequacy of spa jet water force or bubble effect.

4. Determine structural integrity or leakage of any kind.

5. Evaluate thermostat(s) or their calibration, heating elements, chemical dispensers, water chemistry or conditioning devices, low voltage or computer controls, timers, sweeps or cleaners, pool or spa covers and related components.

6. Operate or evaluate filter backwash systems.

7. Examine accessories, such as, but not limited to: aerators or air-blowers, diving or jump boards, ladders, skimmers, slides or steps.

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