Swimming pools can turn an unbearably hot and humid summer day into a day of fun and refreshing relaxation, but these backyard amenities can also present significant safety hazards. Pool fences are a critical addition for any property with a pool, and they are actually required by law in some locations. Still, that doesn’t mean they have to look boring or unsightly. Follow these tips to design a pool fence that you can be proud of, and make sure to contact Hercules Fence to get the process started!
A Pool Fence is All About Safety
First and foremost, pool fences are a safety feature. Your new pool fence should be tall, secure, and sturdy enough to keep anyone out that shouldn’t be in your pool: unsupervised children, animals, and unauthorized guests. If you have specific concerns like a young child in the home or active wildlife in the area, make sure that your new fence will meet those needs. A pool fence should be tall enough that animals and children cannot climb or jump over it, and the gate should have a secure (and potentially locking) latch.
Security isn’t the only important thing, however. You may also want to ensure that your activities are private whenever you’re in the pool. If you’d prefer to keep your interactions with the outside world sparse while you’re having a swim, consider a vinyl or wood fence or a chain-link fence with privacy slats. If privacy isn’t a concern, you have countless aesthetic options available to you!
Research Local Pool Fence Regulations
Depending on the community, city, and state that you live in, you may be subject to regulations regarding swimming pools and pool fences. For example, your HOA or local government may require pool fences of a specific height or color, or they may not require a pool fence at all. Make sure to research the applicable codes and rules in your area to determine what kind of fence is necessary.
Choose the Right Material and Style for You
Because many pool fences are installed in addition to boundary fences, many homeowners choose to take a more decorative direction with their design. Pool fences can be made of traditional materials like metal, wood, and vinyl, but some homeowners choose alternatives like glass or mesh. Designs can also feature more decorative elements than a typical boundary fence.
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.