There are probably several reasons you have in mind for wanting to install a new pool fence. The first, and most important, is probably safety for children and pets. The second is likely security – to keep unwanted visitors out of the water. You may even want a new pool fence for aesthetic reasons. Regardless of its main purpose, there are some factors you should keep in mind. Check out this guide of key considerations when planning a new pool fence.
The Surface of Your Deck
If you have a deck leading up to or surrounding your pool, you’ll have to make sure that it meets the requirements for installing a secure pool fence. Your deck should be a level surface made with a solid material like concrete, paver stones, flagstone set in mortar, or coated concrete. Your fence will also require proper tension. Therefore, your deck also needs to be at least four inches thick and six inches wide.
Pool and Yard Characteristics
The characteristics of every pool and yard are unique. With that in mind, your pool must be installed to the exact specifications of your property. There will be some bends and turns to match the curves of your pool. If your yard has any hill or dips, the fence must be installed to accommodate those as well. If you work with a professional installation company, they’ll ensure that the fence is installed in a way that accommodates these features will maintaining curb appeal.
Not every pool features a deck or solid surface along the entire length of the fence. In some cases, your fence will cross gravel paths or even grassy areas. If that’s the case, you’ll need to employ the use of concrete footings. Concrete footings are to be placed every three feet or less, at every fence post interval. These give your fence the stability it will require to remain secure, upright, and straight.
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, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.