Post # 1
So we just moved into our new home. Been here five days and each day the kids ages about 8 10 and 14 go into their backyard pool and while their in there they are screaming. I am glad they are outside and not in front of the tv but theor volume button is on max. The two younger ones literally screech. We can hear it over our tv inside all windows shit other end of the house.
Tonight I tried to go over but the parents wweren’t home. I peaked my head over the fence and very jicely asked the oldest boy to just keep it down a bit as we could hear it inside and we were trting to have a quiet night. He was very nice and apologized but I come back inside and the two young ones are screaming again. I did ask if their parents were home as I tried knocking and he said no they were out.
it is really putting a damper on us enjoying our backyard and uome I ddon’t know what to do…ideas…
Post # 2
I’m most concerned about 8 and 10 year olds in a pool without adult supervision.
On the noise front, I think you did the right thing and I’d continue to politely ask; and I suspect it will pass. But the young kids + pool thing really bothers me.
Post # 3
Personally, I would be more cconcerned that the kids are swimming unattended by an adult- but that’s just me. Perhaps the parents are unaware of how loud their children are being when they aren’t home?
Post # 4
The kids are playing in their pool. Would you prefer they do so in silence? I don’t really think that this is a battle that you’re going to win. You can talk to the parents and if they’re receptive, they can talk to their kids but if they’re not home when their kids are swimming (assuming they probably work and kids are home alone during the summer), they really can’t police the noise level.
Post # 5
I don’t think there’s really anything you can do in this case. They are in their own backyard, and they’re allowed to make as much noise as they’d like as long as it’s before “quiet hours”. You asked them to keep it down, that’s basically all you can do.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
Summer will be ending soon & I don’t really think they’re doing anything wrong anyway so I would just chalk this is up as a battle not worth fighting.
Post # 7
I’m stunned that you thought these kids would obey your wishes, as if they have that kind of control over their excitement. They are not going to shut up. And you don’t have a leg to stand on re asking them to shut up, either. It’s their house.
You’re going to be mad every summer unless you let it go.
Post # 8
I get that loud kids can be annoying, but it’s summer. (Which is almost over) Also, what time of day was this happening? If it’s at 11pm, ok. But mid-afternoon…..get over it.
I’d be more concerned about their safety as being children in a pool with no parents home than the noise.
Post # 9
I’d love to find a cure for noisy kids. I’ve got a whole brood that lives across the street from me that never shut up. If I am outside gardening, I can literally hear them shrieking inside their own home.<br /><br />I’m tempted to lovingly bake them cookies and lace it with Ex Lax or Super Glue.
Post # 10
missjewels: Have you been over to introduce yourselves to the neighbours? It would have been a nice welcoming gesture for them to come over to introduce themselves and welcome you to the neighbourhood, but if that didn’t happen, I would make it a priority.
Right now you are the strangers who moved in next door. To the kids you are probably the crabby woman who moved in next door.
I have always found that neighbours are much more considerate when they know you as people.
Post # 11
I have tried going over but the parents are never home they seem to come and go. And btw I was very nice and sweet about it as it was nine pm and my husband was trying to sleep as it had to be up at 4am for work…I was in my nicest voice and just ask they be mindful…speaking to the eldest who seem to get it and apologized. But I habe been over to knock on their door and first asked if their parents were home but its a no…they are much louder when mom and dad are out though. but tjis occured at 9pm.
I will just let it go for now and maybe back some cookies for he nighbours and when I see them make nice. I needed to ask them some other stuff like if its ok if I trim the tree on their yard tthat’s overhanging to our roof…young tree and it just needs some braches trimmed back but I don’t want to just do it so maybe i will bring up my husbands shift work and how the kids seem tobe really loud when they step ou. we want to build the fence higher for privacy so maybe I can suggest that as well if they would share the cost and then hopefully that will help as well.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
missjewels: A little under two weeks and they will be back at school 🙂 That really sucks, but I don’t think there is much you can do as the parents probably don’t see anything wrong. It also sucks that it means that you are not able to enjoy your yard. Perhaps it is time to invest in a better fence and windows to lessen the noise levels that are reaching you – I am pretty sure that they make ones that can keep high levels of noise out. Just a thought.
Post # 13
Im not sure how its going to help by going over there,basically telling them their kids are too noisy then asking them to share the cost of a fence YOU want made higher for YOUR privacy!
Personally i would take the time to get to know them first,as pp said neighbours are much more considerate when they know you
Post # 14
stronger-now1: I think you misunderstand…I meant I was going to start talking to them about mutual yard things like the trees etc and say we are doing a privacy fence around the rest of the yard and wwnted to add that section to our shared fence would you like to do that. the privacy fence is going around the other parts of the yard I would ask if they wanted to share the cost of adding the extra height…btw its standard here to share the cost of fences and if they don’t want to we would just pay for it. this isn’t a your kids are intolerable pay to fence it better but a plan we will do regardless and its about speaking tp them and setting up a dialogue about our sharedproperty line. the fence is happening inthe spring which is why I say drop it for now and then hope tje fence will aid in the soundproofing…btw their other neightbours have the privacy fence we are the only shared lot line tyat does not with tthese people.