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January 10th Meeting – Home Inspectors & Mandatory Pool Reporting – 2018 Pool Safety Act

Save the Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 

Location: The Blue Pheasant Restaurant, 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino.

This Month’s Dinner Education

2018 Pool Safety Act – Mandatory Reporting for Home Inspectors

Speaker: David Pace, MCI

 Mandatory reporting requirements of any home inspector performing an inspection of a home with a pool, whether or not the inspector is performing a pool inspection.


On October 11, 2017 Governor Brown signed into law SB 442.  The bill is known as the Pool Safety Act.   Review of the safety provisions in the bill are now the responsibility of the homes inspector.  

7195 (a)(1) states that a “Home inspection is a noninvasive, physical examination… of the mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems or the structural and essential components of a residential dwelling of 1 to 4 units designed to identify material defects in those systems, structures, and components.”

Section 7195(a)(2) states, “In connection with the transfer, as defined in subdivision (e), of real property with a swimming pool or spa, an appropriate inspection shall include a noninvasive physical examination of the pool or spa and dwelling for the purposes of identifying” the safety features present.  

This is a MUST see presentation and discussion for all home inspectors in the State of California.



6:00 PM:   Education Roundtable led by Perry Farnum
An audience participation hour, with the goal to sharpen report writing skills.   The room discusses how they report conditions observed during an inspection.  The conditions are presented visually, pre-submitted comments are read and evaluated the room. Do the comments clearly identify the condition, locate it, describe it, define why it is an issue, and recommend what to do about it?  This is always a lively discussion and challenging session for inspectors new and old. 

This months report writing discussion:



7:00 PM:  led by: David Pace, MCI   Owner: Pace Inspection Services

Mandatory Reporting by Home Inspectors & the 2018 Pool Safety Act.   (See Above)  David is a Certified Master Inspector with CREIA and formerly a licensed General Contractor.  


Dinner Menu and Pricing  

* Pre-ordered meals receive a $5.00 discount

$40.00 for a pre-ordered non-member meal. ($45.00 if ordered at time of meeting.)

$35.00 for a pre-ordered PAID ASHI/CREIA SV CHAPTER member ($40.00 if ordered at time of meeting.)  

All dinners include mixed green garden fresh salad, potato or rice (depending on the item), fresh vegetables, French bread, coffee or tea and house made dessert.

Pasta Primavera РFresh Seasonal Vegetables Saut̩ed With Garlic, Fresh Herbs & White Wine Served Over Piping Hot Linguini.

Broiled Salmon – Fresh King Salmon broiled to perfection and topped with a fresh dill sauce.

Chicken Buona Donna – Sauteed boneless breast of chicken with prawns, roasted red peppers in a sherry wine sauce.

Broiled New York Steak – Tender New York Steak served with fresh sauteed mushrooms.
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Please e-mail Tammy Nicholas with your dinner reservation:, or send your order by text to 408-771-4939.

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