You have a great memory. I did submit a pool panel with a steep drop off a while ago. (I still don't think that panel got fixed) However this is not the same panel. If the fence wasn't there this panel would more than likely pass inspection. (I am not sure cause I can't open the panel up)Here I am guessing that they will put a fence opening right in front of the panel. This way they could just open up a gate and work on the panel. I have seen many, many times where the landscaper will install a tree or bush in front of the panel to hide the equipment. However this was the first time I saw a fence in front of the panel.