Neighbour has (accidentally) emptied pool into my garden!

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Madwife123 Thu 22-Jul-21 22:45:11

My garden is completely under water! Was panicking trying to work out where from and spotted my neighbours MASSIVE pool (at least 12 ft) is up against the fence and is leaking fast into my garden from a puncture. I’ve tried phoning and knocking the door of neighbour but no answer, she’s probably in bed. The water is still coming and fast. My flower beds are under at least 8 inches of water and the pool isn’t even half empty! What do I do?

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MaryLennoxsScowl Thu 22-Jul-21 22:46:04

Get in there and drag it away?

Bluntness100 Thu 22-Jul-21 22:46:20

Well they haven’t accidentally emptied it in your garden, the pool has burst, little you can do if you can’t contact them, the water will soak into th ground,

1AngelicFruitCake Thu 22-Jul-21 22:46:25

Go around there!

Ivy48 Thu 22-Jul-21 22:46:28

Is there a drain you can opening or lift the cover off? Or one on her side of you can gain access to her garden? Otherwise I think it may be hopeless

AngeloMysterioso Thu 22-Jul-21 22:46:34

Do you have gaffer tape? Can you get into her garden?

Madwife123 Thu 22-Jul-21 22:46:48

Gate is locked, already tried. I’m debating climbing the fence but then how do you even move a pool that size?

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LtDansleg Thu 22-Jul-21 22:46:53

Do you know any other neighbours that might have a phone number for them?

DontBiteTheBoobThatFeedsYou Thu 22-Jul-21 22:47:40

Knock and keep knocking?

If it has chlorine in, won't it kill your garden?

LtDansleg Thu 22-Jul-21 22:47:45

If it’s full of chlorine then your gardens fucked

Madwife123 Thu 22-Jul-21 22:47:46

Ok my son is climbing the fence now. The water has now reached the opposite side of the garden.

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Hellocatshome Thu 22-Jul-21 22:48:23

If you think she is in the house wake her up, it's her problem to fix. I'm not entirely sure what she will be able to do about it though. Best option is try to use something to try and redirect the flow of water because you aren't going to be able to empty the pool or fix the hole fast enough to make any difference.

AnUnoriginalUsername Thu 22-Jul-21 22:48:28

Bang on the door wake her up? 🤷‍♀️

MyDcAreMarvel Thu 22-Jul-21 22:48:39

What do I do? nothing it’s just water.

Reallybadidea Thu 22-Jul-21 22:48:47

Have you got a hose? You could try and put one end in the flooded bit and the other in a drain to redirect it.

Also, take some pictures in case you need to claim on their insurance.

HopeYourHighHorseBucks Thu 22-Jul-21 22:48:48

I would just leave it tbh and check it in the morning. Sleep with armbands on just in case grin

Madwife123 Thu 22-Jul-21 22:49:15

@Bluntness100 That’s why I said accidentally.

@LtDansleg I have neighbours phone number but no answer, probably in bed. They are not normally late people.

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ThisIsMyID Thu 22-Jul-21 22:49:44

I know you're gutted about your garden. But realistically - what are you expecting your neighbour to do about a burst pool?

mrsm43s Thu 22-Jul-21 22:49:56

Surely the water will just soak into the ground? Like it does when it rains!

ChardonnaysPetDragon Thu 22-Jul-21 22:50:07

Sorry OP, sounds like a nightmare. Keep trying to wake them up, though not sure what they can do.

Also, what a waste of water.

MaryLennoxsScowl Thu 22-Jul-21 22:50:19

Does their garden slope into yours? If not, get a bucket and start bailing?

CaffeineAndNicotine Thu 22-Jul-21 22:50:24

What a nightmare! Can you block the flow with something?

Hellocatshome Thu 22-Jul-21 22:50:28

What do I do? nothing it’s just water

Hell of a lot of water and as the ground is very dry it will take a long time to soak in and will potentially wash away your plants/top soil etc.

LagunaBubbles Thu 22-Jul-21 22:50:43

I would be banging on her door until she gets up.

Madwife123 Thu 22-Jul-21 22:51:00

It might be just water but it’s over 5000L, probably full of chlorine, being emptied onto my garden, flower beds etc. at great speed.

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