Last Updated on August 14, 2017
With summer in full swing, it’s time to make the most of your swimming pool, and to keep it clean and safe.
There is no greater safety precaution than installing a sturdy fence around your pool, to keep children from wandering into the area unsupervised.
A swimming pool that is not enclosed by a fence is a recipe for disaster, so it’s time to find the best pool fence for you and your loved ones. There are a four types of pool fences to consider.
Ornamental Aluminum Pool Fence
Powder coated aluminum fences are desirable because they look like wrought iron but are much lighter, cheaper and easier to maintain. The main disadvantage is the high price tag.
PVC Safety Fence
PVC pool fences have been used for over 30 years, mainly because they offer an inexpensive alternative to wood or metal, but PVC fences tend to sag over time, and they attract mildew in wet, shady areas.
Wood Pool Fence
Wood has always been a dependable building material, and it is often used in pool fences. Wooden pool fences are relatively inexpensive and easy to customize, but they require a lot of maintenance, and there is a good chance the wood will warp after a few years.
Mesh Pool Safety Fence
Mesh pool fences are quickly becoming the most popular choice because they are cost-effective and offer the best of both worlds. The tight mesh panels are attached to sturdy poles, offering complete visibility as well as security. Children can’t climb a mesh fence, no matter how hard they try, so you’ll never have to worry about anyone coming over the top.
Mesh safety fences are your best bet, if you’re looking for the perfect marriage of style and function. With steel poles that are anchored in the swimming pool deck, and maintenance-free enjoyment for years to come, consider the advantages of a mesh pool fence.