Okay, after getting advice from this forum, my husband and I are going to have our pool inspected without completely opening the pool, but then will ask the sellers of our house to put some money in escrow in case their are any problems that arise once the pool is completely open. Here is what the inspection will consist of:
His method is to take off the cover a section at a time (not to remove the whole thing) and examine the pool wall for evidence of any degradation. He disassembles the filter and examines it and dry runs the pumps for a brief period. He said that unless a pool had been closed up for more than a few months he has always been able to tell if there is a problem with the pool wall.
Can anyone provide any advice as to how much we should ask the sellers to put in escrow in case there are issues? I'm not sure what might still be an issue that wasn't checked in the inspection.
Thanks for all your help! It's been invaluable so far.