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So the lady across the street decides she wants to have an in-ground pool put in "for her grandkids" to enjoy now. She has a couple of pool contractors come out and give estimates, good idea there. She makes here decision based on the contractor who tells her: "You DO NOT have to pay for the water for the initial fill of the pool, the City will allow you to do this by asking the fire department to hook onto a fire hydrant to fill the pool for the first time". Yep, they actually told her that, and she bit--real hard. When she called the City water department they sent a supervisor out to tell her the hard truth: NO, she cannot get the fire department to fill her pool, YES, she will have to fill it with her garden hoses and pay for the water. The water supervisor also called out the County Inspector as the pool was very close to the property line on one side. Way too close it seems. Now she cannot have a privacy fence installed, which is code for an in-ground pool, because the "extreme-most part of the pool (concrete walkway) is too close to the property line. Short version: The Inspector wrote her a citation--she cannot use her pool. I think she is mad at the pool contractor, who has been paid and gone.