Pool fences play a crucial role in ensuring that all animals and children are kept away from your pool. Be sure to closely examine local and national building and safety codes, zoning requirements and building permits to ensure that you meet all important fencing requirements for your pool.
A pool fence should go low to the ground, be tall enough and offer little space to hinder anyone from getting through. As well, a pool fence should be kept in good condition, have high locks or handles that are appropriately at an inaccessible height and that shut and latch automatically. Nothing built on or placed near the fence should be able to assist someone in climbing over.
Permanent fences are popular in wood, aluminum, wrought iron and vinyl. Chain-link fences are often made of steel and are popular in their practicality. Some people choose the more expensive fencing option of having a brick or stone wall constructed to ensure pool safety and protection.
Removable pool fences are also popular and offered in many different colors. Many are made out of a transparent mesh material or aluminum meshing that are mounted in a fiberglass or aluminum framing system. Most removable fences are sold in individual sections that you buy to enclose your pool and some have pool gates. To be effective, they need to be fastened securely to the decking and most use either holes in the deck or fasteners.