Swimming Pool Fences
Which is Best for You ????
are a variety of options for pool fences. I'll list the five major
types of fence for your swimming pool and go through the pros and cons
of each one.
fencing is probably the most attractive option. You can order aluminum
fencing from a variety of suppliers including online stores. The
problem comes in having it installed, as it is going to be more
complicated to install on your own then wood or vinyl fencing. One of
the other downsides is that it is going to be one of the more expensive
options. Finally, it is not going to offer very much in the way of
privacy. However, it is definitely the most attractive type of fence,
and you can even order aluminum in a variety of colors. It should do a
pretty good job of keeping things out of the pool area, and it should
be fairly strong (depending on the fence). Finally, it's probably going
to age the best of any of the options. Oh yeah, it's probably going to
be the most expensive option, especially if you add in the cost of
having it installed.
fencing is definitely a strong option. You'll probably have the easiest
time installing wood fencing or vinyl fencing on your own. It is going
to be some of the cheapest, and offer some of the most privacy,
depending on the kind of fencing you purchase. You'll be able to get
fencing from a local Home Depot or Lowe's, and even if you can't
install it on your own, virtually every fencing company should be able
to do it for you. I think you already know the downsides of wood. It's
not necessarily the most attractive option, and it isn't going to age
very well. Depending on how it is sealed and weather proofed, you will
have to replace it every so often (not too much, though).
link fencing deserves to be mentioned, but I would hope you'd hardly
consider it a serious option. It would be cheaper than aluminum, but
other than that I can't think of a reason why you should choose it. If
you need to save money, go with wood or vinyl, and if you want
something sturdy that will last, spend a little extra and get aluminum.
Chain link fencing is just incredibly unattractive, and it doesn't
offer privacy. The plastic pieces that you can put in it for a privacy
fence just strike me as ridiculously ugly. Please do yourself a favor
and skip over chain link. It'd be doing me a favor, too, in case I ever
drove by your house I'd see a halfway attractive fence instead of an
fencing is cheaper, potentially easier to install, and can be
considered more attractive than wood. I don't think it can be
considered an option that is as permanent as any of the others, though.
I don't have a whole lot of experience with vinyl fencing, but I
suspect it is going to age a lot quicker than the metal options, and
potentially be comparable to wood on the lifetime factor.
pool specific option is the mesh fencing. This is a kind of safety
fence that gets installed in a fairly close perimeter around the pool
itself. It can even be inside another fence. Basically, there are holes
drilled into the concrete deck, and then you can put up and take down
sections of mesh fence accordingly. This is a particularly excellent
option for those of you with small children. You can have two layers of
security by having a fence with a strong gate (and latch), and then the
mesh fence inside it. These are not cheap and need to be professionally
installed (your local pool company should offer the service and fence).
I would have to highly recommend this to anyone with small kids. After
all, what kind of price can you put on their safety?
let me suggest that you contact your pool company and see what they
recommend. There might be particular reasons to choose one style or
another depending on your situation. And for a last word of advice, if
you want a fence installed, contact your local pool company during the
fall or winter and see if they will give you a good deal. A lot of pool
companies are desperate for work in the off-season, and are a lot more
willing to negotiate.