Pool Fencing Options

If you own a pool, whether it is an inground or an above ground model, then you already realize that safety needs to be a primary concern at all times in and around the pool.  One way to better ensure that everyone remains safe when you own a pool, is to install pool fencing.  By installing a fence around your pool with a locked gate, you can better ensure that small children and pets do not aimlessly wander into the pool area when you are not watching, which can result in disaster.  It also is a deterrent to keeping neighborhood kids and others out of your pool when you are not around.

For those people that have an above ground swimming pool, it is not always a requirement that a fence be installed around the pool or even around the property, but for those with an inground model, it is almost always a requirement that some sort of fence be erected either directly around the pool area or around the perimeter of the home’s property.  It is best to check with your local ordinances to find out what the requirements are, including whether there are height requirements or restrictions.

When it comes to installing a fence around your pool, you do have a few different options to choose from.  There are wood fences that can gracefully blend into the natural surroundings of your backyard so they don’t detract from the look of your landscaping or pool area.  There are metal, aluminum or wrought iron options, which can either provide a very modern or very traditional feel.  There are also PVC or vinyl options, which are great by a pool area because they are virtually maintenance free and require almost no upkeep at all.  The benefits to PVC or vinyl over wood or metal in this area is that wood will require quite a bit of upkeep, especially around the moisture found around a pool area, and certain types of metal can be prone to rusting or corrosion if constantly exposed to the moisture and chemicals of the pool.

Another more contemporary option is glass.  You can find fences for pools that are made of glass and this can be an elegant and attractive way to protect your pool, although it does come with a rather hefty price tag.  These types of fences are more often seen in enclosed or screened in areas that house pools, rather than out in the open, due to their risk of breaking if a piece of debris hits it during a gust of wind.

There are many options to choose from when it comes to protecting your family and friends around your pool, so finding the one to best fit your needs should be a rather easy task.