Having a pool in the backyard is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. It is also a great way to keep the kids busy during summer vacation and to get some exercise. When you have a pool, it is a good idea to fence it in. Not only will a fence provide privacy, but it will also keep people out of the pool that should not be in it. When it comes to pool fencing, there are a few types that you can install.
Ornamental Aluminum Fencing
This is an excellent type of fence for someone who is more concerned with appearance and security, and less concerned with privacy. It is a very durable fence with an elegant appearance. This type of fencing resembles wrought iron fencing, however, it is much more lightweight and does not need to be painted. It is coated with a dry powder, that does not need a solvent to hold to the metal. When it comes to ornamental aluminum fencing, the panels often come in six foot sections, that have individual bottom and top rails. The advantages of this fence are that it is very durable and it requires very low maintenance.
PVC is a very common material for pool fences. There are two major types of PVC fencing, a standard fence, which is often 45″ to 54″ tall. The standard fence has either solid slats or spaced pickets. You can also have a PVC privacy fence installed. These fences are 6′ to 7′ tall, and the slats are butted together to provide privacy. The benefits of this type of fencing are that it is a great privacy fence, requires very little maintenance, it comes in many solid and picketed styles, and different styles can be adapted. Some people find that there are also a few disadvantages of this type of fencing. Over time, the gates can sag. Also, mildew can form on the fence in shady, wet areas.
Wood has been a popular building material for hundreds of years. It is also an excellent option for fencing around a pool. Over the years, people have been trading in their wood fencing for PVC and aluminum due to the low maintenance benefits. However, many people are still making wood their go-to material when it comes to pool fencing.
One of the advantages of this fencing is that the size and style can be completely customizable. Also, they are less expensive than the other fencing materials, and they can be stained or painted to fit in with the homeowner’s individual style. The disadvantages of this fence are that wood fencing requires more maintenance than most, and they can warp over time.
Having pool fencing in Perth WA is important. In some areas, it is the law that you must have a fence around your pool. Before a homeowner installs a fence around their pool, they should review the advantages and the disadvantages of each fencing material.
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