Hello TFP, My name is Jonathan and I am fairly new to this pool game.
My father has been in the pool industry for over 20 years and has recently asked me for some help regarding a situation with the neighbors.
Now this neighbor situation was completely new to me because I had moved away for college and my parents had bought a new house at the same time and had moved in. My father owns his own pool business and part of his business is swimming pool maintenance. He has two make-shift sheds he purchased from Home Depot where he stores his swimming pool chemicals & DE powder/sand and etc. There are also a number of stuff he stores in the backyard such as brand new heaters or pool cleaners that he will be installing that week.
Now most of this stuff is in the backyard behind walls and invisible to the public eye unless you quite literally look over the wall. But over the years of living in the new house my parents apparently have had issues with the neighbor. Apparently this is a common issue as the neighborhood has experience with him nosing around and often refer to him as the neighborhood police.
The most recent thing that occurred was that my father was contacted by the city about the on-going business at my fathers place of residence. (Which requires a business permit) The city had received multiple pictures of our backyard with the pool supplies and complaints from the neighbor. I contacted the city about this and they explained to me that it appears that we will need a business license and an inspection at the house.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem as this? Are there any ordinances/regulations that my father is breaking that need to be fixed? Do most pool businesses (that are small) store their chemicals & supplies elsewhere?