Would be grateful for anyone’s insights/experience in this as I can’t find much about it so far.
What are my rights if my neighbour’s pool is leaking into my backyard?
They have a built in pool and we are down-slope from them. A few weeks after all the rain we had a while ago, I noticed a 3 metre wide bare stretch of dirt near the fence we share looked wet but either side was dry. At first thought it was just from their watering then noticed the garden soil above was dry. Dug down about a foot to the same depth as the dirt patche and the soil started to get moist.
The lawn beyond the dirt patch is soggy for quite a few metres after this with no watering done whatsoever.
The pool is salt and there is now a white residue appearing on the dirt. Spoke to the neighbour and it took a while but think I finally got it through to them (they admitted they had been topping up the pool more than usual, my spouse has since been told it is just from evaporation) I wasn’t too worried until the white started to appear.
The pool is on the other side of the yard from us and thought the soil would filter the salt but it seems not and it seems to be getting worse so worried about other damage. How liable are they for whatever happens as a result?
Is there anywhere we can report this to if they are unwilling to recognise what is happening?