The pump was actually seized up. I was not even doing a pool inspection, just noticed it.
The client actually told me when we first arrived that “my Realtor is terrible.” So I don’t think her opinion really matters very much.
This was the same house as the next post with the termites. These two issues are probably the least of the worries. Consider that I did not inspect the pool, for termites, the client already had a structural engineer coming because of the obvious structural defects (the chimney way falling away from the house about a foot at the top and there were cracks you could put your hand through,) and that the gas and water were not turned on - so they were obviously disclaimed and some things were not inspected. And my report was still 54 pages long and I was there for 5 hours.