I wrote up a similar post earlier, but I think something happened to it. Hopefully this isn't an accidental double-post on my part . Anyway...
Husband and I have an accepted offer on a home with an inground pool. We don't know much about it yet, but, from what we can tell it has a vinyl liner, it's a sport pool (shallow on each end with a deep "v" in the center), house was built in 2002 and I believe the pool was put in shortly after. The seller said the pump and liner were replaced "a few years ago". The seller owns a pool cover business, and offered up replacing the cover, saying it is near the end of its life. The pool is heated, has a safety auto cover with keycode, appears to have fountains that light up different colors from the photos I've seen. There's a slide. Basically, all I know is what I've seen from the photos and from walking around the pool area before the pool was opened this spring.
The problem we have... right now everyone is having their pools opened, and the pool companies have no appointments available to do an inspection before our 14 day window closes for inspections with our offer letter. I've probably called 20 different pool companies in the Indianapolis area. The house is in great shape and looks well cared for.. the pool also looks immaculate in the photos and the seller, again, owns a pool cover business. We still are concerned with the possibility of not having a pool company out to inspect the pool and equipment before we move forward with the purchase.
I was hoping for some pointers on obvious things to look for when our home is inspected this week. I realize a noob like me armed with some suggestions from the interwebs is no substitute for a professional inspection.. but... it may be all I can get unless one of the companies I've left our information with calls us back with a cancellation. I grew up around a pool... my folks still have one. I have helped a bunch with cleaning, maintenance, etc. I know my way around a pool decently, but, I'm really not an expert by an means. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated... at least we wouldn't feel like we were going into this completely and totally in the dark. Thank you!!!!