Not sure where to put this but I need some help
I've rung council already and I've spoken to 3 different people on 3 separate occasions and no one can tell me!!
Basically our neighbours got a new fence put up due to their pool fence not being compliant. They are selling their house soon so they had to get it done.
We share the fence with them.
I have tried to find info on the nsw pool act but cannot find details of what is acceptable.
I rang council again today as the previous time I spoke to someone I was told that by my description of the fence, he didn't think that the fence was compliant!
He said it's supposed to have a 60degree angle on the middle horizontal framing so that kids couldn't jump the fence and use that as a 'step' over into the neighbouring yard with pool
The new fence doesn't have this!
Today I was told that a pool inspector would be the person to ask but *i* cannot get it booked in as it's not my pool, but the inspections were going to be done sometime from April due to the laws changing and all pools need to be inspected. I said they are selling the house and moving so what then? So she said they are not obliged to do anything before April. So I said well the new owners aren't going to get it done or pay for a fix and it's also not our cost and between now and then, what if my kids jump the fence and drowned in the meantime?
So she couldn't help me expect to say she can put a request for someone to come and inspect but it will cost the owner $250! He will be furious if I get someone to come and he has to pay for it and we cannot afford it.
Luckily my kids so far aren't climbers and I watch them like a hawk when they are playing outside but I still would like to get it sorted before they sell up, otherwise I fear it will never be resolved.
What are my options here?