Why You Need A Fence Around Your Pool

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Why You Need A Fence Around Your Pool

We all worry about our loved ones and parents especially want to know that they’ve done everything they can to make their home as safe as possible for their children. If your property has a pool, a fence around that pool is a vital part of that safety plan.

Whether you’ve moved into a new home with a pool already installed or you’re planning on installing one, a pool fence is an absolute necessity. With a variety of styles and designs to choose from at Frontier, all of our fences have one thing in common: security. Along with giving you peace of mind, installing a fence around your pool has many other benefits as well.

1. Privacy

Installing a pool fence can add a level of privacy to your property that you’ve been missing. If your backyard is open for all to see, installing a pool fence can help prevent neighbours from viewing your pool area. This can be even more beneficial for those who may feel self-conscious in a bathing suit or for those who simply do not like the idea of their neighbours being able to see them while they swim.

2. Legalities

Due to the safety hazards involved with having a pool that is not protected by a pool fence, many places are now making it the law that if you have a pool, it must be protected by a fence. Depending on the area you live in, including Brant County, you may be required to install a fence around your pool. If you need to get your home up to code, contact us today for a FREE estimate.

3. Convenience

It’s not always that simple or easy to use a pool net or cover. You have to remember to replace them after each use, and they can be heavy and awkward to use. All you have to do to provide protection is make sure that your pool gate is locked at all times when the pool is not in use. Also, since you don’t have to worry about taking a cover off the pool, there is really no downtime after you enter the pool area – it’s all ready to go!

4. Easy installation

Depending on your setup, you may think that a pool and fence must be built simultaneously. However, our expert fence installers work around just about anything, including sloping hills, grass and landscaping features, to ensure your pool fence not only looks impressive, but functions even under the toughest of circumstances.

5. Save on insurance

Depending on the terms of your policy, a pool fence can lead to a discount on your homeowners’ insurance. Usually in order to qualify, the fence must be equipped with a bolted gate. However, ideally you would already be investing in one that is secure enough to keep children from getting inside anyway, so qualifying for a discount shouldn’t be a problem.

6. Flexible designs

Frontier provides you with fences that come in a variety of heights, materials and styles. Most laws and insurance policies require at least a 4-foot fence around a pool, allowing you to look into the pool area easily while still keeping kids and pets out when needed. However, you can go higher for more privacy or for a design style you prefer. Although the fence cannot have gaps that a child could get through which does limit you to the privacy fence variety, there is a still a lot of variation to choose from.

Rather than having a fence with vertical slats, you could create one that has boards running horizontally. This provides you with the same type of privacy while adding a rustic feel to your pool area. This type of fence is also perfect for hanging plant baskets or window boxes full of flowers on.

7. Protect your pets

Children aren’t the only family members you need to protect from the pool when unsupervised. While some dogs can swim, not all can. The same applies to cats and other animals as well. You can customize a special pool fence for pets by using more durable vinyl that’s resistant to biting or clawing. You can also build the fence higher to eliminate any chance of your family dog or cat jumping over into the area.

Although we’re known more for our traditional residential and commercial fencing, we understand the value of a pool fence at Frontier. if you currently have a pool or you’re considering having one installed, take some time to seriously consider having a fence installed around the pool. Contact us at 519-448-3946 or use our automatic fence quote generator to get a FREE estimate today.

2018-11-29T18:53:31+00:00September 4th, 2018|Blog|