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Latest storm pushes cliff pool closer to the edge

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego's recent wet weather is pushing a cliff side pool even closer to the edge in La Jolla.

The pool has been hanging precariously ever since a bluff collapse last month. On September 11th, nearly two tons of dirt and rock fell from the cliff in the 400 block of Sea Ridge Drive. The fire department says vacationers in the rental forgot to turn off the pool water, causing it to spill over the bluff and collapse.

Neighbors worry that water in the pool is adding weight to the fragile cliff and with a predicted El Nino this winter, neighbors continue to check on the cliff, fearing that heavy rains will wipe out the oceanfront views.

"It’s already compromised. It can’t be good. It’s just going to get weaker," said Bruce Crabtree, a local resident.

Neighbors say that the cliff looks like it could give way soon. The city has roped off and barricaded the bottom of the cliff to keep beach goers and watchful neighbors safe on the shore.

"Give it time and erosion. I think the writing is on the wall," said Crabtree.

A city spokesperson says since the erosion is on private property, it's the owner’s responsibility to inspect the property.

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