Choosing the right pool fencing is very important for any homeowner; not only are you typically legally obligated to have a fence around your pool, but a good fence can keep out children, pets and unwanted visitors. When you are ready to shop for such a fence, note some mistakes to avoid in the choice you make and in its installation so you know the fence will always be attractive and will work to add the security you need around your home's pool.
Planning its location
When planning the location of a fence that you'll install around a pool, note how its placement may affect your overall lawn care routine; for example, will there still be grass to cut on the inside of the fence? If so, can you fit your mower through the fence gate and around the posts of the fence? Will the strip of grass on the inside of the fence be too small to cut with a mower so that you would need to use a trimmer instead? This can add too much time to your lawn care routine every week. You may need to adjust the amount of fence you need or even its overall size, or change your plans for where it will actually be placed, if the first potential area would prove too hard to maintain.
If the fence is too high off the ground, this can allow pets and even children to crawl under the fence. If it's too low to the ground, this can allow debris to pile up on one side of the fence. If your yard has a lot of hills and valleys, you need to choose a fence with panels that you can easily stagger so that you can accommodate the uneven ground while still offering proper clearance under the fence. Opt for metal or glass panels rather than chain link, as an example, so you can stagger the panels at different heights as needed.
If you want to add landscaping around your pool fence, this may affect the type of fence you actually buy. For example, if you want very tall landscaping trees for added privacy and shade around the pool, choose a taller fence so it's proportionate in size. Hedges may grow through the mesh of a chain link fence and need extra trimming, so a solid wood or glass fence might be a better choice.