I just wanted to share my experience with my electrical inspection. I'm getting the final inspections done on my pool now and the city inspector came out and basically made the poolbuilder re-do about half of the electrical service from the pool to the house. It ended up being about 8 hours of additional labor by the electricians (which the pool builder paid for without question).
The electrical was initially done by a specialist pool electrical contractor that was supplied by the pool builder. To be honest, their work looked fine to me (I have a Master's degree in electrical engineering but I am not trained in home electrical).
The inspector wanted some of the electrical conduit buried deeper/differently, and they wanted a new electrical socket added that was more than 5 feet but less than 10 feet from the pool. I wasn't about to go digging anywhere near any of the conduit, but nevertheless...
I can't find their post now but someone was outside the city limits and asking if they should have an independent electrical inspection and from my experience the answer is "yes"... not so much from the perspective of safety, but knowing how fast some cities annex nearby unincorporated areas, it's probably a good idea to have the pool up to the local city code so you don't have a fuss if you need to sell it.
Hope that helps,