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How tall is the pool above the ground?
You say they take the ladder out when they don't use it, so how do you think your toddler or 4yo will access the pool without a ladder?
Up here, and we generally follow Californian rules anyway... the rules differ for above-ground and in-ground pools, and also for permanent and temporary installations.
For instance, a temporary above ground pool doesn't require a fence or enclosure, just the ladder removed to make it all but impossible for small kids (read: non-swimmers) to access the pool.
So... if you are sure that your local code requires an enclosure, then call bylaw code enforcement and be prepared to live with the consequences of a neighbour war (loud music at all hours, dog poop flung into your yard, their guests parking to obstruct your car, them calling code enforcement on your for any little thing, etc).
Or you could just make your side of the fence child-climbing-proof. Get the slats that fit into the chain-link fence, so little fingers and toes can't find a grip. Get 1""x6" boards and wire them vertically to your side of the fence, accomplishing the same purpose. Create a no-climbing rule with your kids and enforce it.
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