Pool fences can offer a stylish look to your pool area as well as keeping your family safe. It’s a legal requirement to have one, so you might as well make it look as elegant as possible. The Pool Co. can install a pool fence along with your new pool, so why not order both at once and get it all done? We can’t fill up your pool until there is a fence, so you will want to get one installed quickly.

Requirements

Pool fence requirements vary from state to state, so check with your local authority for details of what’s required in your area. These rules exist to avoid accidents in the pool and keep children and animals from getting into the pool area. Keep your family safe by getting high-quality fencing installed around your pool.

There are a few general rules that you should be aware of when selecting pool fencing. Your pool fence must be at least 1.2 metres high off the ground, whether it is on a deck or a lawn. This height was set to be tall enough that young children will be unable to climb over it.

Your pool edge must be at least a metre away from the fence. Many people like to use the boundary fence as part of the pool fence to save space. It is possible to do this, but it needs to meet the same pool fencing requirements.

The gate on a pool fence needs to be self-closing. This prevents the risk of it being left open and a child wandering unsupervised into the pool area.

Materials

Pool fences can be made from many different types of materials. What you choose will depend on your tastes and budget.

Glass fences are becoming highly popular due to their subtle but modern aesthetic. Glass fences are constructed from durable safety glass that can last through any type of weather. This style of glass won’t break or shatter, making it an extremely safe fencing option.

Another durable fencing option is aluminium. This is a low-maintenance material that lasts throughout the seasons without rusting or showing a lot of wear and tear. It’s a great choice if you are placing the fence on sloping or uneven ground.

Steel is another material that pool fences can be made from. It is strong and long-lasting and can also suit a sloped landscape. However, you will need to add a galvanised coating to prevent the steel from rusting. It’s also a relatively expensive fencing material compared to other options.

To find out more about pool fencing options, give The Pool Co. a call. Our pool experts can go over fencing options with you to help you find the perfect choice for your pool.