California Has Zero Requirements To Being A Home Inspector

Orange County Home Inspectors say, in California there is no mandatory license, certification to get qualifications for inspecting a swimming pool.

Professional? - Orange County Home Inspectors

Orange County Home Inspectors say, it's hard to know if you're getting a professional inspection today.

In order to qualify for a state California contractor’s license.

This is an actual document that is backed up by genuine experience.

A licensed contractor will have to “qualify” in order to take the test.

All contractors are "required" to submit their experience to the state licensing board.

After testing they obtain your fingerprints before you get your license.

Becoming A Specialist

Orange County Home Inspectors say, although, licensing isn't a requirement for swimming pool inspections, you should seek for the specialist that does have a license.

You want to hire licensed swimming pool repair contractors that have years of experience building and constructing swimming pools.

Look for construction, maintenance and equipment repair specialist.

Swimming Pool Inquiries:

  • Water chemistry
  • The pool body
  • Surface / deck materials
  • Equipment
  • Salt systems
  • Leak detection

Normally a swimming pool inspection takes about an hour.

Do know that a swimming pool inspections are much more than just assessing the pool and its rubber stamping.


In accordance with SB442, inspectors are obligated to inspect or access the property, specifically the "yard" where a swimming pool would be installed.

The law requires that every home possesses no less than two of the seven safety features.

Unfortunately, most home inspectors aren’t even aware this law exist.

Having swimming pool accessibility ins’t the only safety component to feature.

There are other factors to look into, there is equipotential bonding, pool light ground fault circuit interrupters, lighting and potentially unsafe wring.

All listed above have the ability to cause harm to anyone within or around a swimming pool.

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