We’re approaching the hot Texas summer and your pool will be used more than ever. Before you invite everyone over to your annual pool party, make sure that your pool and backyard are safe and secure with a pool fence.
While they’re not mandatory everywhere, many cities, counties and insurance companies require that you have a fence around your pool. However, if they’re not required in your area, investing in a pool fence can actually increase your home’s resale value, while protecting pets and children from accessing this potentially dangerous feature.
When choosing a fencing style for your backyard, you don’t have to be limited. There are a variety of fencing options that will work well as a pool fence, while still complementing your home’s style. Take a look at some of the most popular pool fencing options below!
Ornamental Iron Fences
A classic option for residential pools, ornamental iron fences safeguard your pool, without completely blocking it from your view. This is one of the most popular options as a pool fence because after installation, you will still be able to see through the fence and enjoy the blue waters of your pool! Because there are gaps in between the iron bars, many people opt to add wire-mesh to the bottom half of the fence so that small pets can’t squeeze through the bars. If that’s one of your concerns however, and you don’t like the idea of adding wire to the bottom of your fence, you might consider an iron fence with the iron bars closer together, with a 3 inch gap instead of the standard 4 inches.
Wood Privacy Fence
For complete privacy and security, a wood privacy fence is hard to beat. Unlike the ornamental iron fence we mentioned above, there are no gaps in a wood privacy fence, so small pets and children will not be able to squeeze their way through. That being said, depending on where your pool is situated in your backyard, you may rarely see the pool from your house because it is so well protected. Wood privacy fences can be stained or painted to match your personal taste, and the planks can be positioned vertically or horizontally to further customize the look. When debating between an ornamental iron fence and wood privacy fence, it all comes down to your personal preferences.
If you still have questions on which option is the best for your home, there is no need to fear – our fencing experts are available to answer any questions you may have. Give them a call today!