Pool Fencing Options

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If you are planning to install a pool in your backyard, you will need to install a fence around it. Not only is it a good idea for safety purposes, but most cities also require you to install a fence by law. If you have small children or pets, it is imperative that you have a fence installed. You do not want a pet or child to wander out and fall into the pool. A fence is also great for privacy. If you can see your pool from the street, you will appreciate the privacy. This is also true if you have neighbors with a view of your yard, a fence can help.

When it comes to installing a fence around your pool, there are a few types of fences that you can choose from. What you choose depends on your taste and your specific situation.

Ornamental Aluminum

If the appearance of the area surrounding your pool, this is the best type of fencing. This fencing is made from powder coated aluminum, which requires very little maintenance. If need privacy from the street or your neighbors, this may not be the best fence for you, as it provides no privacy at all. This type of fencing is very tall. Therefore, it is good if you are trying to keep children and pets away from the pool. You can also install a padlock or combination lock on the fence doors, providing additional security.

PVC Fencing

One of the most popular types of pool fencing is PVC fencing. Most homeowners choose this type of fence because it is very low maintenance. When the fence gets dirty, you would just need to spray it with a hose. PVC fencing is very tall, often between 6 to 7 feet tall. If you don’t need the fence for privacy, you can install a PVC fence with spaced pickets. If you need privacy, you can get a solid panel. If the appearance of your fence is important, you can have a fence with lattice or spindles at the top to add to the design.

Wood Fencing

If cost is an issue for your pool fence, wood fencing is the best choice. Wood fences provide a great deal of security and privacy, and will fit into your budget.

Pool fencing is very important for your family’s safety and privacy. Before you choose a fencing material, you should consider your budget and what you need from your fence.