I posted before that we are buying a house with a pool. As we aren't moving in until Memorial Day weekend, we can't really get the pool opened and inspected ahead of time, as no one will be around to keep it up. My husband and I are thinking of asking the current owners to put some money in escrow in the event the pump and filter don't work when the pool is opened. In this case we would probably have someone open the pool for us, just so we can be sure that if anything isn't working, it isn't due to our negligence. Has anyone done anything like this? If I do, I don't know how much a new pump or filter would cost, or what repairs might cost, so I have no idea how much to ask them to put in escrow. Any help would be appreciated. I'm still trying to find out the age of the pool from the owners, which would probably be useful information.