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    pools and privacy fence

    So my recently new neighbors just recently bought an above ground pool for their back yard. It seems like it's something you would buy at Cosco or something and i'd say it's about 4-4.5ft deep and about a 8ft circumference. It looks terrible and trashy and i hate looking at it.

    Does anyone know if they can have it up without a privacy fence around their backyard?



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    I would think that depends on what city you live in. I doubt there is a state law about it.


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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    I would start by trying to look in a different direction, that may solve the problem.



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    I wouldn't want the liability of a 5ft pool unprotected in my backyard. Doesn't take much for a 2 y/o to climb up and fall in. I am not aware of a law though, but then again, I don't have any pools except for the little plastic or air-filled kiddie pools that we empty at night.



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    I could be way off base here, and purely speculating without doing any research, but I would be surprised if their insurance allowed a pool without at least a six foot fence. A friend of mine has a hot tub and her insurance person said she would have to have a six foot fence.



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

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    I would start by trying to look in a different direction, that may solve the problem.
    If that doesn't work then I would recommend investing in a BB gun.



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    A 2 1/2 wide pool? Are you sure it isn't a garbage can?



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    Have you tried not looking at it yet? I'd say give that a shot and see what happens. If that doesnt work, I would murder the entire family and see if that helps. Good luck!



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    So my recently new neighbors just recently bought an above ground pool for their back yard. It seems like it's something you would buy at Cosco or something and i'd say it's about 4-4.5ft deep and about a 8ft circumference. It looks terrible and trashy and i hate looking at it.

    Does anyone know if they can have it up without a privacy fence around their backyard?
    There's a city ordinance here that requires a fence around any pool. Not sure on the height requirement but I see white-trash pools all over town with that orange plastic construction fence around them. Pretty sure the city council didn't have that in mind when they made the ordinance:)



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    A 2 1/2 wide pool? Are you sure it isn't a garbage can?
    nice catch



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    depends on the city ordinances i would guess. i know it costs a lot more for insurance if you don't have a fence, and i wouldn't want to be liable for a neighborhood kid finding his way into mine-therefore i have a fence around mine. mine is an actual above ground pool though-full frame 18X30.



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    Insurance company requires a 6 foot fence. Or you could quit hating on the kids next door. Give them there baseball back when they hit it in your yard and be a nice neighbor. Then again that is just my opinion. I really really hate when people think they own the neighborhood and want to take away some kids pool that he is pumped up about so that you don't have to look at it. Put down the hateraid. O.K. so maybe that term is a little old.


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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    The community that I live in requires all pools above 18" depth (yes this includes many inflatable kiddie pools) to be protected by a 6' high fence with a self-closing gate latch. The city inspectors usually have their hands full keeping track of commercial and in-ground pools, but will respond to complaints if they get a call about a kiddie pool. The fence does not have to be a privacy type fence as the intent is to prevent drownings and pool-related accidents.



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

    Looks like Ames city ordinance says you need a fence with any pool. Check your city's website.



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    Re: pools and privacy fence

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