Pool fencing is not something that most people remember. When we go to the pool we only have eyes for the water and no one notices the type of fence that goes around it. It is a shame because pool fencing has come a long way in recent years to not only blend in with the architecture but save lives as well.
If you are going to install a pool at your home then the first then you need to do is check your local laws governing pools and their fencing. There are often very strict guidelines governing height, material type and design.
Once you have an idea of what you can and cannot build in your area then you can start learning about the 3 major benefits of pool fencing:
- Material Type – Pool fences can be made out of a wide variety of materials to fit different designs and tastes. Chain link and tubular steel tends to be the most popular types but that is mainly because of the restrictions of the other materials. For instance, wood materials make for a pretty fence but the continuous exposure to moisture would cause problems. You never want people in swim trunks surrounded by rough splintering wood.
- Safety – All pool fencing is designed with safety in mind. That is why they have an open weave compared to other types of fences. You need to see what is happening around a pool at all times. Again, chain link and tubular steel are very popular choices for this very reason. Chain link can be made in such a way that children cannot get a foothold to climb up on the fence and most tubular steel fences have various “no climb” features built in.
- Design Variety – There are so many colors, designs and materials available for pool fencing that you will have no trouble matching it to your home. You can easily build a pool fence for anything from a split level condo to your rustic ranch style home. Make sure you choose a qualified Atlanta fence company to build a great pool fence that will match your home’s style.