Pools are a wonderful addition to any house, but there are things that you have to consider before revelling in the idea of frolicking in the water and sunbathing by the pool. In fact, there are many technicalities to installing a pool in your backyard (or maybe at the front – it all depends on where you have space left after all!) such as the need to fence the pool.
The first thing you need to be aware of is the legal background behind fencing your pool. As you will know, many states legally require homeowners to install fences around their pool; this is to prevent accidental deaths by drowning – which by statistics of certain countries, have been found be a principal cause of civilian deaths. Therefore, unlike retaining walls, which become a necessity only on the basis of the location of the pool (i.e. if your pool is located on low ground compared to the rest of your backyard, you will need walls to prevent dirt and rainwater from flowing into your pool during storms; or if your pool is located close to low ground, you will need walls to stabilize and support the pool), fencing your pool is often a thing you will definitely have to do.
It is important to state here that pool fencing is by no means expensive – in fact, most methods are quite cheap, but you can also naturally find expensive (and aesthetic) fencing methods such as glass fencing. Mesh pool fences are currently the most popular fencing method because they are both inexpensive, and unobtrusive (unlike the other cheaper fencing methods like timber fences and aluminium fences.) They are also recommended in houses which have young children, as unlike other fencing methods, mesh pool fences are near impossible to climb over or creep under.
Pool fencing methods include a wide variety of different colours (and types, as shown above), so you can definitely find a fencing method that will suit the aesthetic of your house and garden. If your children are not as young, you might also be wondering if you really need to invest in pool fencing, because the fencing might be permanent, but it will do you good to know that the cheaper methods to fence your pool such as the mesh pool fences are removable. Therefore, they make for an ideal fencing method if you tend to use your pool area for parties and want to remove the fencing at night.
Therefore, with all the advantages you can gain from pool fencing – and not to add, the peace of mind you can gain a good barrier against accidental drowning – the simple legal requirement is just a minor reason that will push you into buying a fence for your pool.