Many people dream of owning a pool, especially in warmer climates. Yet, when fantasizing about floating about on an air-filled, pink flamingo, sipping a sweet, cold beverage, a pool fence likely doesn’t enter that vision. However, fencing is probably a requirement of ownership in many areas. Therefore, before purchasing your pool, learn about and discuss fencing styles and regulations with an expert.
While you may be having nightmares about hideous mesh or chain-link obstructing the view of your dream pool, fret not because modern fences can be attractive and add to the appeal of your pool. There are indeed mesh options; however, even these have changed in the last several decades. Now, mesh pool fences are sturdy with strong supports. These fences can also be removed when the pool is in use. Beyond mesh, other more permanent structures are made of vinyl or aluminum, and these can be modified with sensors, alarms and locks.
Beyond appearance, as a pool owner, you need to be concerned with the laws and regulations of your community. While some areas may not require the installation of a pool fence, most states and municipalities do. Therefore, you should check with your local building department to find out your responsibility as an owner. You can also call a local pool or fence installer to ask questions regarding pool fencing because as experts in their field, they will likely know the legal requirements and expectations.
While not necessarily a part of the dream of ownership, a pool fence is likely a requirement in your area. However, that does not have to limit the excitement or visual appeal of your water attraction. Many modern fences are attractive and provide numerous safety elements, meaning that they comply with most city ordinances. If you are worried about pool security or how a fence may interfere with your landscape design, then call an expert to address your concerns.