How do i lessen the leaves and bird poop. This is a real problem?

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We put in a pool this summer.Our neighbor has a hugh old tree that is right on top of my fence , it drops leaves into our pool continiously.:( Sometimes even bird poop lands on us when we are in the pool. What can we build above our pool to protect us from these 2 problems. We also have a sunroom near the pool.

q how do i lessen the leaves and bird poop this is a real problem
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  • Robert Heath Robert Heath on Aug 09, 2018

    Double check with your local government, but in most cases you can cut any limbs that extend into your yard. If that thick part of tree leans into your yard contact local gov. and see if you can have it removed or make the owner do it.

  • Tamara Banchero-Bessette Tamara Banchero-Bessette on Aug 09, 2018

    Instead of possibly making waves with your neighbor even if you legally can cut the tree branches why not put up an attractive sun sail at that end of your pool? You could install it so the end at the tree was lower which would allow any leaves to slide down away from your pool and would give you more privacy as well.

  • Cathy Cathy on Aug 09, 2018

    We had a pruner cut As many branches as he could without killing the tree.I do not want to tell the neighbor what to do with his tree I rather just find a solution.Not sure how i can set up a sun sail in this area but maybe.

    thank you both for your suggestions

  • Cathy Cathy on Aug 09, 2018

    I dont know there is a question mark on my post

    believe me it is a real problem

  • Frances Anderson Frances Anderson on Aug 10, 2018

    I bought a cheap gazebo tent online and put it over the pool gives shade but protects against unwanted items. Also when closed gives privacy

    • Cathy Cathy on Aug 10, 2018

      that sounds good, how did you secure it? I have cement around the pool no grass

  • Julianne Gilbert Julianne Gilbert on Aug 10, 2018

    You could attach the bottom ends of the tent poles to a PVC T-joint, with the T having longer legs that rest on the cement. Lay sand bags or something heavy over each side of the T. Build a small wooden box with two halves, each having a half-circle cut in it to surround the vertical pole. Screw the two halves together. This will hide the sand bags and prevent them from moving. If there's room, it might be pretty to make the box something you could set a potted plant on, or other decor.

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Sep 21, 2018

    On the more expensive option - look into those retractable awnings. You can roll it out for the season but retract it in winter months - or when you want the sunshine to warm the water temp. Cheaper option is the sun sail as was suggested. I'd anchor from your roof over to the fence if possible so leaves would go back into neighbor yard. Alternative is to offer to split cost of tree removal with neighbor siting its size and proximity to house in the event of storm/lightning damage potential.

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