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Every states laws are different. In New Jersey as long as the pool was installed to codes when it was built and all permits were pulled then the seller has no obligation to make repairs (consult your attorney for legal advise)or meet any new codes as long as they are not renovating pool. Once you start a repair project then yes you must meet current code requirements but if all is working the seller should not have to update the pool, that would be on the buyers to do if desired or needed. Again you need to talk to your attorney in California as no REALTOR is allowed to give legal advise.
I will opt out so another pool expert in that region can help. I would suggest you post your question to the lawyer section of Just Answer but ask for a Real Estate Lawyer