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1

Pool and Spa:
When visually inspecting a pool, the inspector must report on the type and condition of all of the following EXCEPT:
a. Poor Filter
b. Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve
c. Trees and Shrubs
d. Coping

c. Trees and Shrubs

2

Pool and Spa:
An inspector observes an uncovered outdoor electrical outlet 52" from the edge of a pool. An outlet tester shows that the outlet is properly grounded and has the proper polarity. The inspector should:
a. Recommend that a GFCI be installed
b. Recommend that a UL listed outdoor cover be installed.
c. Recommend that a GFCI and UL listed outdoor cover be installed.
d. Recommend that the outlet be removed.

d. Recommend that the outlet be removed.

3

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following filter types require regular backwashing?
a. Cartridge & sand
b. Sand & Diatomaceous Earth
c. Diatomaceous Earth and Cartridge
d. Cartridge, Diatomaceous Earth and Sand

b. Sand & Diatomaceous Earth

4

Pool and Spa:
All of the following are required to be grounded near a pool EXCEPT:
a. Automatic Filler
b. Blower
c. Pump
d. Heater

a. Automatic Filler

5

Pool and Spa:
All of the following are acceptable finish materials fro the
interior surface of a swimming pool EXCEPT:
a. Shotcrete
b. Vinyl
c. Plaster
d. Fiberglass

a. Shotcrete

6

Pool and Spa:
An inspector observes gunite exposed in a pool, the inspector should:
a. Report that the pool appears serviceable
b. Recommend testing of the PH balance by a licensed pool techician
c. Recommend acid washing by a licensed pool technician
d. Recommend re-plastering by a licensed contractor

d. Recommend re-plastering by a licensed contractor

7

Pool and Spa:
An inspector's report states that the pool deck appears
serviceable. Which of the following is most likely to be true:
a. Deck slopes away from house and deck slopes towards pool
b. Deck slopes towards from house and deck slopes away from pool
c. Deck slopes away from house and deck slopes away from pool
d. Deck slopes towards house and deck slopes towards pool

c. Deck slopes away from house and deck slopes away from pool

8

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following does not require a backflow preventer or cave breaker?
a. In-ground automatic pool filler
b. Hose bib installed on pool filter return line
c. Pressurized landscape irrigation system
d. Hose bib installed on house wall

b. Hose bib installed on pool filter return line

9

Pool and Spa:
All of the following require GFCI protection EXCEPT:
a. Wet niche pool lights
b. Fiber optic lights
c. Portable pool pump
d. Outdoor convenience outlet

b. Fiber optic lights

10

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following may be used as pool barriers:
a. 72" tall chain link fence with privacy slats and 66" tall
wrought iron fence with vertical bars every 6".
b. House wall and 60" tall wrought iron fence with vertical iron bars every 4"
c. House wall and 42" tall concrete block wall
d. 60" tall tempered glass panel fence and 60" wrote iron fence with vertical iron bars every 6"

b. House wall and 60" tall wrought iron fence with vertical iron

11

Pool and Spa:
The bonding jumper on a hydro massage spa needs to be:
a. #14 solid
b. #12 solid
c. #8 solid
d. #8 stranded

c. #8 solid

12

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following pipe materials are suitable for use on the output of a gas fueled pool heater?
a. Brass and copper
b. PVC and copper
c. PVC and CPVC
d. Any of the above

a. Brass and copper

13

Pool and Spa:
An inspector observes 3/16" cracks on both ends of the pool steps extending through the coping and the pool deck. What should the inspector's report recommend?
a. Pool appears serviceable
b. Typical cracking should be monitored
c. Further evaluation by a licensed pool service contractor
d. Further evaluation by an engineer

d. Further evaluation by an engineer

14

Pool and Spa:
An inspector is not required to report on the condition of which of the following?
a. Pool cleaner
b. Skimmer weir
c. Circulation pump impeller
d. Automatic pool filler float valve

c. Circulation pump impeller

15

Pool and Spa:
A tier control panel for a pool pump must have all of the
following attributes EXCEPT:
a. Bond between ground and neutral
b. Located within plain view of the pump
c. Guard to protect against contact with energized components
d. UL listing

a. Bond between ground and neutral

16

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following is the most common fault reported by home inspectors related to pool timers?
a. Missing shock guard
b. Pool pump runs too many hours
c. Pool pump runs too few hours
d. Pool pump runs at the wrong time of day

a. Missing shock guard

17

Pool and Spa:
To reduce the potential for entrapment hazards, an inspector should recommend:
a. Self closing pool barriers
b. Anti vortex drain covers
c. Anti velocity drain covers
d. Further evaluation by an engineer

b. Anti vortex drain covers

18

Pool and Spa:
Which of these pool fillers is most likely to present a cross
connection hazard?
a. Garden hose placed in the bottom of the pool built in 1965.
b. Manual shut off valve, galvanized pipe, above ground pool fill spigot under diving board built in 1975.
c. Gate valve, brass air gap, copper pipe and below ground float vave installed in 1985.
d. Vacuum breaker, schedule 40 PVC pipe and below ground float valve installed in 2005.

a. Garden hose placed in the bottom of the pool built in 1965.

19

Pool and Spa:
An inspector observes a wire running high over the center of a swimming pool from the house to a detached garage. The inspector is unable to determine exactly how high the wire is above the pool by visual inspection. The inspector should:
a. Do nothing: This condition is common.
b. Use the pool cleaning pole to gauge the height of the wire
c. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed electrician
d. Recommend further evaluation by the utility serving the premises.

c. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed electrician

20

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following components are under pressure when the pool pump is operating?
a. Skimmer & filter
b. Skimmer and pool cleaner
c. Pool cleaner and filter
d. None of the above

c. Pool cleaner and filter

21

Pool and Spa:
Pool equipment located in a side yard is 39" from a window. This is acceptable for all of the following equipment EXCEPT:
a. Blower
b. Pool & spa subpanel
c. Gas heater
d. Automatic chlorinator

c. Gas heater

22

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following components are normally on the suction side of the pool pump?
a. Strainer and filter
b. Skimmer and strainer
c. Skimmer and filter
d. All of the above

b. Skimmer and strainer

23

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following is least likely to prevent a drowning entrapment hazard?
a. Three foot deep spa with one nine inch round drain.
b. Five foot deep play pool with one nine inch round drain.
c. Five food deep play pool with one 12" square drain.
d. 12 foot deep diving pool with a drain on the bottom and on the side wall

d. 12 foot deep diving pool with a drain on the bottom and on the side wall

24

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following lighting installations is most likely to present a shock hazard?
a. Tiki torches temporarily placed in the pool area.
b. Fiber optic pool lights.
c. Wet niche pool light with in-ground junction box
d. Wet niche pool light with above ground junction box

c. Wet niche pool light with in-ground junction box

25

Pool and Spa:
Which of the following is acceptable for the connection between a pool pump and a timer:
a. Non-metallic cable (Romex)
b. Flexible liquid tight conduit
c. Electrical metal tube (EMT)
d. Galvanized rigid steel conduit

b. Flexible liquid tight conduit