While you know why your residential fence is worth it, you might not be sure whether or not the cost of a pool fence will be worth it in the long run. Not only are pool fences needed to keep your pool safe from pets and children, it might also be the law. Why should you consider installing a pool fence for your beautiful backyard retreat?
Beyond aesthetic reasons, safety is the biggest single reason to consider installing a pool fence. Every year in America, over 300 children drown in residential pools. While your fence will not stop a child from drowning, it will make it harder for your children to easily access your pool. If you can keep the kids out of the pool area without adult supervision, you have taken a major step towards protecting your pool and children. Fences also prevent pets from monkeying around your pool area and ruining the liner or leaving an unpleasant present behind.
Add Some Aesthetic Value
A beautiful fence around your pool can really help to further beautify your yard and landscaping. Whether you decide to use a beautiful natural stained wood or a colorful vinyl, your pool fence can be designed to complement your tastes and the surrounding yard. Beyond the immediate aesthetic value for your family, the pool fence will add literal value to your home and make an excellent impression on any prospective buyers.
It Might Be the Law
Although safety is absolutely paramount and aesthetic value is always a plus, a pool fence may be the law in your state. There is no federal law mandating pool fences, but there are frequently local or state laws making them a requirement. Here in Richmond, Virginia you must have a permanent fence installed around your swimming pool or face legal ramifications. Many counties in Maryland and Virginia have similar legislative codes, so be sure to thoroughly read the law before you decide whether or not a pool fence is an option or a must.
Ready for the Perfect Pool Fence for Your Yard and Family?
Whether you want a charming picket fence or a colorful vinyl fence to protect your pool and keep your pool and family safe, Hercules Fence has the expertise and equipment to repair or construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. 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.