The pool in your backyard is bound to be a hub for summer fun. That said, you need to do whatever it takes to keep it safe and secure. Curb appeal doesn’t matter much if there isn’t enough safety around the pool.
What Does the Fence Need?
The fence needs to be a certain height in order to be effective. This means that it needs to be at least four feet tall. Make sure the fence doesn’t have crossbars, since these can become easy handholds for your more adventurous kids to climb up over. Find out what local ordinances are in place regarding fences, and definitely talk to your neighbors before any work begins. You should also check with your HOA to see what they have to say regarding height, color, and fence style. There also needs to be a gate that is both self-closing and self-latching and equipped with an alarm in case someone, whether child or pet, manages to get past it.
Considering the Aesthetic
The aesthetic of your pool fence is another important consideration. Think about the landscaping and architecture by your pool – do you have a pergola, pool deck, or outdoor kitchen nearby? Answering this question is essential, and you could end up making the wrong choice if you don’t take that into account.
Your Budget Matters
Installing the pool is already going to be expensive. However, when it comes to safety, you can’t skimp on the pool fence. During the planning phase, account for the type of fence you want and how much it’ll cost. Also consider any other features that you want to have around your pool. We cannot stress enough how much your budget matters. If you don’t have much room in your budget, then an aluminum fence could be the right choice. Vinyl and iron fencing make for good solutions as well – just be mindful that iron fencing can rust and wooden fencing can rust. That isn’t a problem if you choose a vinyl or aluminum fence.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Fencing Needs
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you are excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.