Swimming pool safety all comes down to installing a fence. Whether you own a luxury pool or manage a public spa, you need to install a fence to keep intruders at bay and prevent children from accessing the pool without adult supervision.
However, selecting the right pool fencing can be a huge challenge, especially for first-time pool owners. You have to consider a few factors such as the size and shape of your pool, and the type of pool fencing to find one that fits your needs. Here are a few points to help you make the right decision.
Consider the cost
Pool fencing can be a bit pricey, depending on the material of the fence. And since your budget is likely overstretched by the construction of the pool, you might be tempted to go for the least expensive material. However, we strongly warn against using cheap materials as this will cost you more in the end as far as repairs and maintenance are concerned.
The good news is that you have so many viable options to choose from, ranging from wood to vinyl. Wood is not only inexpensive, but also good-looking. You may also consider other choices such as glass, steel, aluminum, and wrought iron.
Color is just as important
The color of the fence has a bearing on the overall aesthetics of your swimming pool, and the frames and borders of your fence will determine the choice of color you make. Two of the most common colors for pool fencing are black and brown. These two colors are popular with pool owners since they tend to be neutral.
Other great options include green, beige and two-tone shades. These options are ideal if your neighbors already have black or brown fencing and you want a unique fence to match your style and preferences.
Don’t overlook pool fence maintenance
The fence also requires as much attention as your swimming pool in terms of maintenance. Regular cleaning and maintenance will keep the fence dirt free and beautiful. You also need to wash glass, metal or vinyl materials and replace any broken boards to ensure the fence serves its purpose for years to come. The best part is that you can do some of these tasks on your own without involving a professional.
Enlist a professional pool-fencing contractor
Do not hesitate to call us if you need any help with selecting the right pool fencing for your swimming pool. Our expert swimming pool contractors are always on standby, ready to answer your call.