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Old 10-16-2017, 02:37 PM
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New home owner next door to my summer home installs an in ground pool, the installer runs some sort of discharge hose 4" diameter under the fence and over my bulkhead so to not have to cut a hole in the owners bulkhead.

I discover this after the fact this past weekend, I call the owner up (we don't have a good relationship (he uses my property as if he were part owner) and tell him in no uncertain terms he needs to fix this issue ASAP, he tells me he knows nothing of what I'm talking about and hangs up on me.

I sent him a text with the info and will be shooting him a certified letter to both his homes.

How long in your opinion do I give him to fix this issue before I go to the town about it (something I hate doing as getting govt. involved rarely is a good option IMO)?
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cut hose throw back over fence-- set your limits now or always be his whipping boy
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Just cap it
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I'd just cut it off at the fence and say to hell with it.
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If he doesn't know anything about it, he won't know that the line was cut.
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Hook it to your sewer line so it backfeeds his pool
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Immediately. If it's a chlorinated pool it should not be discharged into a waterway.
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Assuming it’s a permitted job? Call the AHJ involved. Get an official involved so you’re not the bad guy. The contractor is.
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Is your backyard big enough to accommodate an outdoor wedding venue?
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Originally Posted by Dead Horse View Post
cut hose throw back over fence-- set your limits now or always be his whipping boy
If your relationship with this guy is already shot I'm not sure why this wouldn't be a valid option
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Assuming it’s a permitted job? Call the AHJ involved. Get an official involved so you’re not the bad guy. The contractor is.
This is going to be the most effective approach.
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cut hose throw back over fence-- set your limits now or always be his whipping boy

If I cut the line at the property line it will spill/pour onto my property, not what I want to happen.

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Assuming it’s a permitted job? Call the AHJ involved. Get an official involved so you’re not the bad guy. The contractor is.
What is an AHJ?
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Another coincidence......the guy that used to live next door got divorced and moved out. She is a volleyball coach and her husband caught her screwing the basketball coach.

They have a huge above ground pool that hasn't been taken care of all season because she is a lazy ass. Her dad came over and started to drain the pool right into my side yard. The water smells awful and actually has chunks of stuff in it. I didn't notice the water until I cut the grass on Saturday and my mower sunk down until the blades were throwing grass and mud.

Yesterday he came back and was messing around with the filters and I could hear him talk to himself. I heard him say loudly "what a mess, I am not going to f around with it". I can't imagine how many leaves are on the bottom since the pool sits right under 2 massive maple trees.
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Are you 100 % certain of the property line? Has it been marked?

Unfortunately I have dealt with people similar to your neighbor's mindset. But just playing devil's advocate:
It seems a little strange that the contractor would do this - 1)what blatantly looks like ignoring the property line, and 2)making the job more intricate by going under the fence.

Some localities have setbacks regarding fences. 1 foot around here seems to be the norm. Is it his fence and could it possibly be it is on his property?

When dealing with difficult neighbors, I like to make sure I am 100% in the right before firing the shot.

WIth that said, and knowing exactly what you are dealing with (neighbor and line), I wouldn't hesitate to let him know to remove it. If moving it back onto his property can be done without damaging the line, I wouldn't hesitate a minute to return it, gently, to the other side of the fence

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Call the county and let them deal with it.
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I thought the same thing when people said cut it......WTF good is that going to do. Since it's just hanging over your bulkhead suspend it as high in the air as you can. Whatever is draining will get backed up.

If that doesn't get his attention just call the county and tell them a neighbor has hooked up a discharge hose dumping smelly fluid onto your property and into the lake/river/water. THAT should certainly get their attention.
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Just cap it
you are an evil man, I like your thinking.
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As much as I hate the EPA, you could definitely tell them what is going on, they don’t mess around with stuff like that LOL
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
I probably wouldn't have quite worded it that way but
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
New home owner next door to my summer home installs an in ground pool, the installer runs some sort of discharge hose 4" diameter under the fence and over my bulkhead so to not have to cut a hole in the owners bulkhead.

I discover this after the fact this past weekend, I call the owner up (we don't have a good relationship (he uses my property as if he were part owner) and tell him in no uncertain terms he needs to fix this issue ASAP, he tells me he knows nothing of what I'm talking about and hangs up on me.

I sent him a text with the info and will be shooting him a certified letter to both his homes.

How long in your opinion do I give him to fix this issue before I go to the town about it (something I hate doing as getting govt. involved rarely is a good option IMO)?
Is this a temporary discharge?

If so let it go.

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