I'm new to the forum, but I've been doing a lot of reading here for the last two weeks. We are currently in negotiations on a house with an in-ground pool. It's a short-sale being handled by a bank that hasn't been occupied in two years. I know the pool is vinyl, and it's been shut off and covered for the last two years. The pool also has a brick coping with a concrete deck that looks a little worse for wear, but all around not too bad.
I don't want to jinx myself, but if we get the deal done, I'll be a pool owner!
Big question: For inspection, what should we look for? I grew up with an 16x32 above ground kayak pool, so I "somewhat" know what I'm looking at, but I have zero experience with in-ground pools.
The safety cover will need removed to inspect it, and the pump (I believe) runs into the shed in the back. The shed is currently locked and we haven't been able to step inside it, but there is an exhaust pipe/fan thing running out of the top of it and a pvc pipe that runs from the ground into it.
Some suggestions on things to do, and what to look for during inspection?
Thanks for the help! This site is really awesome!!