My inspection begins with a full visual check of the pool and all of its components while all equipment is off. If it’s running when I arrive, I turn it all off before I begin.
After this initial inspection, I turn on every mechanical and electrical component that the system has. I always tug on bonding connections and LFMC connections as these are the most common areas of defects that I find. I toggle all equipment on and off several times during the inspection, checking for leaks and proper function.
There’s much more that goes into a pool-systems inspection, but I guess that’s what you would call my “flow.”