If home inspectors can choose to sub-out to pest control companies during inspections, why not sub out to qualified pool professionals at the same time? Or at least advise homeowners to get the right help for their pool. Some home inspectors include pool inspections on their checklist but do they actually conduct a detailed inspection or just a quick ‘once over’.
Are they inspecting the salt generators, the time clocks and their independant motors, the effiecency of the pool motor, the correct size filter, the heater and its burner tray(gas), coping and tile settlement, cracked risers behind tiles, leaks in the pool, signs of epoxy putty in the skimmer and around the jets, functionality of the main drain and verifying it’s suction or lack thereof, safety lines installed for main drains, vacuum safety locks for pool cleaners, lights and their transformers, old 110 volt lights still hooked up to old deck boxes beneath new 1" pavers or spraydeck, “jandy” valves sucking air, code compliant drain covers, cut or capped pipes that spell uncompletion or elimination of hydraulic lines- usually a quick out for home sellers, automation systems and their actuators, infinity troughs and auto fills, child barriers and fences with their self closing gates and 52 inch high latches.
Just a few of many items on the checklist that would probably add 3 hrs to your already 3 hr inspection.
Do you really have the time is the question?
If there is a pool at the residence it should be mandatory that the new owner have it inspected by a licensed swimming pool contractor(not just a cpo class license).