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What is the name of your state? Ohio

we have installed an inground pool and are currently in contract with a fence company to have fencing installed around pool. In County we live in, our electric pool cover meets codes for use as a primary barrier to keep kids, outsiders safely out. In Township we live in, a minimum of 5' fence is required. Our neighbor has been contacting township office non-stop regarding our lack of fence. We still have the temporary orange fence around pool area while waiting permanent fence installation. We keep the electric cover closed at all times (except when pool is being used). We sent a copy of fence contract (order) to Township to keep them updated. Fence manufacturer is running about a week behind original schedule. Our neighbor has complained so much that now township is threatening legal action and $500/day til fence is installed. Is this legal even though we are in contract with fence company and should have fence installed later this week or early next week?

Before you drain the pool completely however, contact your pool company that installed it. Most do not recommend pool drainage completely, just to a certain depth and for certain lengths of time or it will cause the pool to rise. Double check that and how long until the fence can be installed. Draining as Home Guru suggested does sound like the next logical thing but the reasons for not doing that in Texas are because of soil types which may not apply in your state, have no idea, just a thought. Best of Luck.


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Good point. My response was solely based on resolving the $500/day fine due to no fence and had no cosideration for soil type, foundation/structure problems, accelerated drying of the concrete etc. due to the absence of water.


pool trauma

sounds to me like your "neighbor" is jealous. do they have "real" concerns regarding the lack of a fence? i.e. small out of control children?
just wondering how a single complaint could cause such a rucus.

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