Why You Should Have a Pool Fence
A beautiful swimming pool is a great addition to just about any home. If you’re planning on building one, or if you already have a pool but don’t have a fence around it, consider some of the important reasons to include a pool fence in your backyard recreation area.
First and foremost, a pool fence provides a high degree of safety. With a securely locking gate, a fence can prevent many of the hundreds of residential pool mishaps and drownings recorded each year in the U.S.
When planning a fence for your pool, if you have small children, consider a fence that’s high enough to keep them from getting over it, and install a gate lock they either can’t reach or can’t open on their own.
A pool fence is an effective safety barrier around the clock when your pool isn’t in use. Along with educating all members of your family about pool safety, a fence is the best way to bring you peace of mind knowing that your pool likely will never be the scene of a tragic accident.
You may wish you had more privacy from neighbors while using your pool. With a handsome wood fence, vinyl fence or chain link fence with slats, you can block out much of the view and get more enjoyment out of your recreation time.
Zoning laws governing the height of residential fences usually are less restrictive for backyard fences than fences in front of properties. Before building, check with your local zoning department.
With certain types of fences, you have a secure barrier against leaves, grass clippings, blowing trash, dirt/dust and the like. Keeping debris out of your pool minimizes cleaning and protects drains, motors and filters.
Compliance with local laws
In some jurisdictions, the law requires that residential pools have a fence with a locking gate. Check with your local municipality to find out of this applies to your property.
In the State of Florida, the Florida Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, 515.29 “Residential swimming pool barrier requirements” gives a number of guidelines for pool fences, all of which can be met by a reputable fencing contractor when building your fence.
Beyond all the other benefits of installing a pool fence is the aesthetics. Modern fencing material in the hands of skilled, licensed fencing contractors can literally transform a backyard landscape from drab to delightful. A great-looking fence around the pool will not only bring enjoyment to you and your family, but when it’s time to sell your home, you may find that many buyers love the fence as much as you do.
Pool fence materials
Many high-quality materials can be used in building the perfect fence around your pool. The most popular types include:
- Metal/aluminum post fence
- Wood fence in multiple design styles
- Vinyl/PVC/plastic fence
- Chain link fence, open or with slats
All these materials can be custom-designed to create the perfect fence that will look wonderful and provide many years of service.
A Perfect 10 Fencing of Brooksville, FL, is a professional fencing contractor specializing in custom fence and gate installations. Let us help you choose the best material for your pool fence and build it just the way you want it. We install only “perfect 10” fences, because nothing else is good enough for you – or us. Reach us at (352) 606-2623.