What Type of Pool Fencing Should You Choose For Your Property?

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Having a pool on your property usually means that you're legally obligated to put a fence around it; this keeps out children and pets and helps to avoid tragic accidents when you're away. Above and beyond the legal requirements, you want to ensure you choose a pool fence that is durable yet attractive while still being safe. After you've checked your local city codes to find out minimal requirements for pool fencing, note a few additional tips to help you decide the best fence for your property.

Protection from debris

One advantage of a mesh or glass fence is that they help to keep debris away from the pool more so than iron bar fences. If you live in a very windy area, or have neighbours who use high-powered leaf blowers and lawnmowers that always seem to blow grass clippings toward your pool, a mesh or glass fence can be best. The debris will then pile up against the fence before it reaches you pool, keeping it cleaner and resulting in less work for your pool filter. This is also good to consider if you don't have a pool cover and need added protection against this debris landing on the water's surface.


If you need to keep your pool protected from uninvited visitors, avoid a standard hurricane or cyclone fence. These offer a good toehold for climbing. A glass fence means there's less chance of someone scaling the fence. A metal fence with pointed finials at the top can also discourage anyone from trying to climb the fence, and a tall vinyl fence, with its smoother surface, may also be more difficult to scale.


Wrought iron is very durable but may be prone to rust when exposed to the water and chemicals from a pool. It may need refinishing on a regular basis. A glass fence doesn't rust or corrode, but it may show watermarks and fingerprints, and it needs to be cleaned on both sides. If your property backs up to a nature area, remember that wildlife cannot see your glass fence so you may need to constantly clean off paw prints, nose marks and the like. 

Vinyl is very durable and virtually waterproof and stain resistant, which is why it's often chosen for commercial pools. PVC is also very lightweight and watertight. As it's typically used for plumbing pipes, you know it will stand up well against constant exposure to pool water.


28 September 2016

John's Industrial and Manufacturing Blog

Welcome to my piece of the internet. My name is John, and I imagine you found this blog while looking for information about industrial or manufacturing concepts. I recently decided to start this blog because I needed somewhere that I could share my research. I recently moved to a small town, and I'm trying to attract factory owners to set up shop there. As a result, I have done an immense amount of research into these fields. I figure the more I know the easier it will be to pitch our town to business owners. Anyway, this blog is a separate project to that. It's just a space where I want to share tips and ideas related to manufacturing. I love writing, and I hope that you enjoy reading my posts. More importantly, I hope they help you make your business more productive. Thanks for reading!