We are in the process of buying a house with an enclosed IG pool. For people that have bought homes with existing pools, did you opt for a pool inspection, or pass?
My situation may be a bit unique, but here goes: The pool is currently closed for the season. The house was not really occupied last year. Although, I was told that it was professionally closed this past fall. In an effort to see if there were any known issues with the pool, part of my initial offer on the house was that the pool would be cleaned & opened for the season. The seller had no issue with that & agreed to have the pool opened. Once it is opened, I have 10 days to have it professionally inspected if I want. An offer to meet with the local pool company for the opening was also extended to me, which I planning to take advantage of. I was told they would teach me how to operate the pumps/ heater/ valves etc with no problem & kind of give me a crash course on the pool.
I figured if the pool had any issues, I would be able to find that out during the opening & ask them any questions.
A very close family friend (kind of a pseudo-uncle to me), who unfortunately lives out of state, was a pool builder/ supplies dealer & has offered to help me out down the road if I needed advice or help. I asked him if getting a pool inspection would be huge waste of money or if I should get one done. He said that the guys that come out to open the pool would be way more helpful than an inspector & likely more knowledgeable too.
What are your experiences/ pieces of advice?