Inspections are a standard part of purchasing a home. Most prospective buyers hire a professional to go through the house, checking plumbing, electrical and engineering to make sure everything is in good condition. When buying a house with a pool, it's vital that that part of the purchase receive the same attention.
Some buyers assume the home inspection covers the pool, but it's rare when it does. Even if they offer pool inspections, many home inspectors do not have the required expertise to evaluate a pool. In fact, most home inspection reports include a disclaimer covering the pool. Some pools may have complex equipment.
There are extra services that can be performed at opening, such as: