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    My neighbors foreclosed pool

    Thought I'd share this with you all! My neighbors house got foreclosed before winter last year, pool was neither winterized nor covered. Here it is present day.


    Check those vines out


    Half tempted to swish around some bleach in there! The frogs that were peaceful at first are now an all night annoyance...
    Will keep ya updated


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    Re: My neighbors foreclosed pool

    Looks like a mosquito breeding ground!

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    Re: My neighbors foreclosed pool

    When I moved to California and looked at several foreclosed properties I was surprised to find little fish in the abandoned pools. Apparently the "Mosquitofish" are distributed by the municipalities to keep mosquito populations down.
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    Re: My neighbors foreclosed pool

    PLEASE jump the fence and get that thing clean. This could be the poster pool for TFP and how wonderful it is.
    Can't we all chip in on bleach?! It would be so fun to watch!
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    put a few fish in there to eat the mosquitos. Thats what the folks in Thailand did. Look how THAT turned out.
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    Wow the fish idea is brilliant. This is in Michigan and we had the most brutal winter ever surely the lines are cracked? I mean we were shoveling snow off our roofs this year.
    I hear ya on the bleach fund!! Haha


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    My neighbors foreclosed pool

    Wow! What a mess. And I feel bad for you as I would be ticked off living near that cesspool

    If it were me, not only would I call the bank that owns that property but the county as well and complain about the health hazard. I would have a lawyer draft and notarize a letter saying that if I or my family contract any mosquito born illness, there will be a lawsuit filed and a lien placed on the property for personal injury.

    I'd be surprised if the bank replied but usually notarized letters threatening lawsuits and liens will get some attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyOptimism View Post
    If it were me, not only would I call the bank that owns that property but the county as well and complain about the health hazard. I would have a lawyer draft and notarize a letter saying that if I or my family contract any mosquito born illness, there will be a lawsuit filed and a lien placed on the property for personal injury.

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    Not to play Devil's Advocate, but good luck proving a mosquito bite illness was caused by a mosquito from that pool location, specifically.

    It's unfortunate, in this day, that lawsuits are a suggested measure at any/every juncture
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    Re: My neighbors foreclosed pool

    Around here, the County Vector Control would be all over that pool since it could be a breeding ground for mosquitos. My father-in-law has an empty pool in the back yard, and someone pays a visit after every rain storm to ensure he pumped out the standing water.

    I'd make a call or send an email to these folks: http://www.miottawa.org/health/ochd/WNV.htm

    They might send someone out to drop those mosquito dunks or the fish into that pool. Or maybe lean on the bank to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogz400 View Post
    Not to play Devil's Advocate, but good luck proving a mosquito bite illness was caused by a mosquito from that pool location, specifically.

    It's unfortunate, in this day, that lawsuits are a suggested measure at any/every juncture
    Yeah, I know. But the threat of lawsuit is the "stick" in this scenario. A bank trying to offload a foreclosed property doesn't need the extra hassle of someone potentially filing a lien against the deed.

    As well, it's entirely likely that the bank has no clue there's a pool there and so it's in their best interest to clean it up.

    Could you imagine the poor schlep real estate agent stuck with trying to sell that house on a short sale?? Good grief.



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    I'd toss some pucks into it... LOL
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    Re: My neighbors foreclosed pool

    Chuck a few of these over the fence and into the pool.

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    ^^ Lol!
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    Are those vines creeping into the pool from the fence or are they growing out of the pool to the fence.
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    Buy a container of "Mosquito Dunks" from Lowes, HomeDepot or Wal-Mart they work great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayner View Post
    Are those vines creeping into the pool from the fence or are they growing out of the pool to the fence.
    They're growing from the fence, into the pool.



    In my area, there is a pool that the town required to be cleaned:






    That pool was black for years. It looks like they renovated most of the house, also. My neighbors' pools are clean (I've checked, on Google Earth).
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    Re: My neighbors foreclosed pool

    The swamp thing is beyond hilarious! I will be sure to save that for a number of reasons... Lol! The mosquito things sound like a good idea, it's been cooler then usual so the Mosquitos aren't really that bad yet!
    Last time I checked google earth took pics while our pools were closed so no deal on that one for me! Cool how you got all 3 stages of overhead pics


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