When you have a backyard pool, whether it’s above ground or in the ground, you need a pool fence for the safety of your own loved ones and anyone else who may visit your home. In some states, it’s against the law not to have the fence, and you should know what the laws in your state are. However, even if when they aren’t required by law, pool fence installations can prevent a lot of trouble and heartache.
In the past, many homeowners got by with chain link fences, but they posed several problems such as rust and corrosion that stemmed from being exposed to the elements. Over time, the chain link fences became eyesores and required a lot of care and maintenance. Maybe most importantly, children find it easy to climb over chain link and get into the pool without adequate supervision. Unfortunately, wood fences shared many of these problems.
Today’s Vinyl Option
Vinyl is a popular choice for pool fence installations today. They are made from durable materials that don’t rust, corrode, or wear away in the weather. The vinyl is easy to clean and keep looking nice. Depending on the style of fencing you choose, the smooth surface of vinyl is much more difficult for little ones to scale, keeping them safely away from the pool.
Plenty of Choices
There are many options to consider in vinyl fencing. These options include decorative style, color, and height. You can limit visibility for more privacy or create a fence that allows you to keep an eye on the pool even if you aren’t inside the enclosure. In many cases, you may find vinyl that mimics other materials, such as metal and stone. In some cases, vinyl panels are moveable, so you can put up temporary fencing when you want it and store it when it’s time to take it down.
Vinyl fence installations are necessary around your backyard pool for the safety of your family and guests. Whether it is required by law in your area or not, a beautiful fence may be a life-saving device.