Neighbors draining their pool water t...

Neighbors draining their pool water to my back yard

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Ticked off

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jul 13, 2010
Is there anything legally you can do when 2 of your neighbors drain their above ground pool to your yard. And don't say move ,not an option.My yard is the low spot on the street and sometimes in fills my back yard up to my basement door. I ahve asked them to use a hose and drain to street.But they say what difference does it make ,your yard has water in it every time it rains. Well it's not raining today and I can't mow or even go in my back yard.

Any help?
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thinker

North Little Rock, AR

#2 Jul 13, 2010
Call the P.D.
Residentia

Wentzville, MO

#3 Jul 13, 2010
I think that they can not intentionally divert water to your property, however, draining a pool and the water seeking low ground may not be intentionally diverting it.

That said, IF you asked them to channel it to the street, and they gave such a flippant response, you have terrible neighbors.They sound like the suburb-dwelling inconsiderate self-centered type that infests society today.
Keith Provalone III

O Fallon, MO

#4 Sep 10, 2010
It sounds like there is more to this story based on their responses when you asked them to divert the water to the street opposed to your back yard.
A decent neighbor would understand your frustration and seek a happy medium.
Thank you for your time.
Michelle

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jan 17, 2014
I have a neighbor that is draining their above ground pool into our yard since 2008. We have asked her several times and she stopped it for awhile and now it has started back. She even made a remark one time that we would have to sue her? If I decide to get an attorney Can I sue her for lawyers. Fee and time missed from work? Her yard right now is standing in water and it is flowing into ours. I can't take it anymore she is so inconsiderate. I feel like it should not cost me anything out of pocket to fix something that she has created.
O yea

Wentzville, MO

#6 Jan 18, 2014
I know someone who built a raise box block retaining wall to divert water away from his backyard.....the city made him tear it out....you can't change natural flow of water.....but that's rain water.....if their actions directly cause you damage and you document I say you'd have case....again shitty neighbors.....moral to the story ,buy the house on top of the hill
Michelle

Johnson City, TN

#7 Jan 18, 2014
O yea"]I know someone who built a raise box block retaining wall to divert water away from his backyard.....the city made him tear it out....you can't change natural flow of water.....but that's rain water.....if their actions directly cause you damage and you document I say you'd have case....again shitty neighbors.....moral to the story ,buy the house on top of the hill [We are at the top of the hill.(RESPONSE) This amount of water did not start standing like this until she had that pool installed? We asked her to go to a pool store and get a hose and drain it out to the road and she stopped the water for awhile and now it has started back. People have no morals about doing the right thing. My mother taught MORALS which this girls mother did not.]
Phillip

Wentzville, MO

#8 Apr 22, 2015
Oh no
Pool Draining

Barnhart, MO

#9 Jun 5, 2015
Have a similar problem. Neighbor on other side of street 2 doors up has been draining their pool for a week. They have a hose that goes out to the road. We do not have sewers. Part of the pool water has been draining into our driveway, which is mostly dirt and some small size gravel leaving us with big puddles in our drive. Granted we have had some rain a few days, but the rain water usually disappears within a few hours. This morning I got P'd off when I saw the perpetual puddles, about 2 inches deer and 6 foot long and noticed the flow of water from the street leading from their property.
I bought a few bags of pea gravel and poured those at the end of the drive in order to divert the nasty pool water back to the street. And no I didn't bother talking to them because they'd just get defensive and gossip about it all over the neighborhood.
upset neighbor

United States

#10 Jun 6, 2015
Our neighbor is draining his chemical induced pool water into our country creek! I would think this would be illegal in Barton County MO!
MICHELLE

Jonesborough, TN

#11 Jun 6, 2015
TAKE PICTURES. Go to the city or county and show them. I would not care if they spread gossip all over the neighborhood. They are the ones that will look bad.I would stand my ground with them. I pissed my neighbor off so bad that the idiot finally quit putting water in her pool. I meant what i had said to her." I am going to a lawyer and it will be on you." I know that I had a case against her. People that have pools if they had any brain cells would fix their pools until where they did not bother anyone else, BUT ONCE AGAIN THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE HAVE NO MORALS . IF IT WAS HAPPENING TO THEM, THEY WOULD BE PISSED
pennys on the dime

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Jun 7, 2015
Take a shit in their driveway
Barbks

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Sep 12, 2015
My neighbor moved in 3 years ago. I have lived here for 36 years. I have never had a problem until he began draining his pool. It flooded part of my back yard so that I can not even mow! My North side neighbor's wife just died and I have been helping him with getting stable as he is 90 yrs old. I told my South neighbor about the problem of not being able to mow because my John Deere sank into the ground. He said he would get more hose and move it to the drainage spot at the end of the yards. I said if he needed more hose he could use my 100 foot hose that is reeled in the side yard.
He did Nothing! I called him again today to tell him of the problem as it was still too wet to mow. He said he does not know why it is so wet. I said because of your pool draining into my yard. He said he thinks it is done now. I told him next time tell me when he is going to drain the pool so I can bring the hose over for him. He is 45ish and I am 68! Any ideas?
uh

Saint Charles, MO

#14 Sep 12, 2015
Barbks wrote:
My neighbor moved in 3 years ago. I have lived here for 36 years. I have never had a problem until he began draining his pool. It flooded part of my back yard so that I can not even mow! My North side neighbor's wife just died and I have been helping him with getting stable as he is 90 yrs old. I told my South neighbor about the problem of not being able to mow because my John Deere sank into the ground. He said he would get more hose and move it to the drainage spot at the end of the yards. I said if he needed more hose he could use my 100 foot hose that is reeled in the side yard.
He did Nothing! I called him again today to tell him of the problem as it was still too wet to mow. He said he does not know why it is so wet. I said because of your pool draining into my yard. He said he thinks it is done now. I told him next time tell me when he is going to drain the pool so I can bring the hose over for him. He is 45ish and I am 68! Any ideas?
Maybe chill?
justheretoreadco mments

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Sep 14, 2015
Wow people are so rude!!
Owner of Peppy

Wentzville, MO

#16 Sep 16, 2015
uh wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe chill?
Hey if I let you touch Peppy the penis and his two nutty friends then will you go away.
Please say yes.
You are a rude trans sexual aren't you!
pennys on the dime

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Sep 17, 2015
Show me peppy
Mr Peppy

San Francisco, CA

#18 Sep 18, 2015
It is not legal to drain your pool into your neighbors yard.
Ask them to please not do it, if they do call the police. That will be the end of that.
streamshaw

Loudon, TN

#19 Dec 6, 2015
I live in Putnam.County, Tennessee and have the same problem ... next door neighbors draining their above ground pool into my backyard ... I spend a small fortune seeding and fertilizing my lawn and go through this with them every fall. Last year, I had just installed a raised bed of brambleberries, it was late November on a Sunday evening, hear a woosh and next thing I know I am sinking in mud up to my ankles. My yard had standing water in it for over three days. I heard their pump runnng last evening (early December), so I knew what was coming. I approached the wife today when she was outside and asked her if she could please add additional length to the drain hose and route it to the pasture behind us ... she became nasty and told me that they do not want their yard muddy because their dogs would track mud in the house. I reminded the idiot that they drain their downspouts on the ground and that is why their yard is always wet. I showed her a dry well and curtain drain I have had to install to deal with their stomwater. Talking to an attorney, now. The County Attorney told me that they do not have a leg to stand on based on TN law. Oh, and I did call the Sheriff last year - a deputy showed up and told me they do not get involved in disputes between neighbors, pursue it in civil court - useless, I just wanted him as a witness to the water.
Dora

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#21 Dec 13, 2015
If you have the storm drain in your back yard then that's where all the water is going to naturally flow. If you don't try to divert it somewhere else it will flow to that storm drain and no damage will be done.

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