The cold of winter is here, but it won’t be here forever. Before we know it, the warmth and sun of summer will be blazing away, sending you and your family diving into the pool. If that pool is right in your backyard, even better! However, the pleasure of having a pool comes with plenty of responsibility. You have to make sure that everyone is safe around the pool, so at minimum, you will likely need to have a residential fence (it is legally required almost everywhere) to keep strangers out of the pool. You also want to keep your family safe, though, so you should strongly consider the many benefits of a pool fence in addition to a standard residential fence.
If you have a pool, no matter the size or depth, you need to have a fence for safety. A pool fence will help to keep people who can’t swim from wandering too close to the pool – it is an extra layer of protection for anyone who might be in your yard, especially any young children or pets in your family. Speaking of pets, while many can swim, it is not a given that your family pet would safely make it out of a pool if they fell in. You can design your pool fence to be high enough so that your dog or cat can’t jump it. The pool fence will also help keep other wildlife from falling into the pool as well.
A pool fence is much more convenient than a pool cover or net that you have to remember to pull on and then remove again every time you want to use the pool. Simply let the gate close and latch behind you, and the fence is automatically doing the work of keeping people out.
A pool fence that encloses just the pool from the rest of the yard can add an extra layer of privacy, depending on its design. This could be a way to offer swimmer privacy from other events happening in your yard, or to simply have privacy in the pool if you don’t have a residential fence on your property line.
Laws and Insurance
In most areas having a fence around your pool is the law so that people can’t access it (intentionally or accidentally). Even if it isn’t the law, it is a good idea to protect you from liability if someone were to slip in and hurt themselves. Depending on your insurance policy, it might also be required to keep your homeowners in good standing. If it isn’t required, having a fence could possibly score you a discount.
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.