Common Mistakes To Avoid With Your Pool Safety Fence

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As your local swimming pool safety experts, your All-Safe Pool installer has helped protect many of your friends’ and neighbors’ pools with a state-of-the-art removable mesh pool safety fence. Their experience helps you avoid many of the common mistakes seen in both DIY pool fences and traditional pool fencing that may not meet the needs of today’s pool owners. Modern pool fencing gives you the protection your family deserves, helping prevent your pool from becoming the site of a tragedy while also keeping your pool area looking good. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the most out of your swimming pool fence for many years of reliable protection.

Removable Mesh Pool Fencing

Mesh pool fencing uses strong poles anchored in deck sleeves to keep a rip-resistant mesh fabric tight and secure around the perimeter of your pool area. It provides no handholds to aid climbing, the small gaps don’t allow space for small bodies to push through, and it’s secured with a self-closing and latching gate, creating a pool fence that deters unsupervised access to the swimming pool. It’s the most secure and adaptable pool safety fence you can install to protect your loved ones.

One of the reasons pool owners love this type of fencing is how user-friendly it can be. Removable mesh pool fencing is easy to care for, durable and gives you the protection you need while also giving you the option of moving it completely out of the way when you need more space for entertaining guests. These safety and convenience features only work for your family, however, if the fence is used and cared for properly. That starts with avoiding common pool safety fence mistakes.

Compromising on Quality or Safety

You can save money in a lot of places when setting up your swimming pool area, but it should never be at the cost of your loved one’s safety. You want a strong fence, properly installed, and in good repair, and that starts with making sure the fence you get is a high-quality ASTM-compliant pool safety fence made from materials that have been tested to ensure they are ready to help you prevent accidental drownings. Removable mesh pool fencing is far more affordable than many traditional pool fence types while being one of the most rigorously tested safety equipment options on the market. Your pool is an investment, and choosing a fence built with the right materials, secured with strong hardware, and kept in good working order protects that property investment and your swimmers.

Doing It Yourself

One of the most popular ways pool owners try to save money is by purchasing their own fence parts and installing the fence on their own. A pool safety fence has to be installed properly for maximum effectiveness. Your local All-Safe Pool installer has years of experience protecting pools like yours. DIY pool fence installation can be cheaper, but most pool owners don’t have the expertise to spot potential threats or adapt to complications that sometimes arise when constructing a pool fence. They may choose the wrong materials, place it incorrectly, or install it in such a way that damage to the fence or existing structures is unavoidable. 

Not Giving Yourself Enough Space

A frequent issue with DIY pool fences, swimming pool fencing that is placed too close to the edge of the pool gets in your way and can leave you feeling cramped. Make sure your pool fence has enough space to move freely around inside the pool area, even with your pool furniture and accessories. Traditional pool fence installations have fixed positioning, and incorrect placement can lead to high costs if you have to tear it back out to properly install it before you can enjoy your swimming pool properly. Removable pool fencing eliminates this concern by moving out of the way to accommodate large gatherings, then reinstalling quickly and easily to restore your protection. The easier it is to enjoy your pool, the easier it is to keep your pool secure. Always reinstall your fence as soon as possible once the space is no longer needed.

Leaving Climbing Aids Too Close

Your installer will help develop a plan that accounts for landscaping and property features to help prevent creating a fence that curious and determined kids can easily climb. Do your part by keeping the area near the fence free of anything that can be used as a leg up. This can include yard decorations, lawn equipment, furniture, or even a tree that has grown to extend branches of your removable mesh pool fence. Take the time, periodically, to look at your pool safety fence from the viewpoint of a child trying to gain access, and work to eliminate anything that might help them get into a dangerous situation.

Not Installing Alarms

Your removable mesh pool fence is a safe, secure fencing option, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it even better. Adding a swimming pool alarm to your fence’s gate helps make sure you know if the gate is left ajar or if a child opens it without your permission and supervision. You can also consider immersion alarms, which will let you know if someone enters the water without going through the gate, such as if they climbed over or found a damaged area of the fence they could get through.

Cutting Corners On Maintenance

Finally, don’t put off regular upkeep and maintenance when it comes to your pool safety fence. Traditional pool fences may need to have wood or stone resealed, repaired, or replaced regularly. A removable mesh pool fence is easy to care for, and any needed upkeep can usually be done while performing your normal weekly pool cleaning and treatment tasks at the same time you clean and inspect your swimming pool cover. Inspect the perimeter for damaged poles or panels and make sure the gate swings and latches freely. Cleaning usually takes no more than a rinse with your hose, but a gentle detergent and soft-bristled brush can be used for dirt and grime that need a little elbow grease. 

Protecting Your Family From The Start

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Make sure your pool fence is ready to protect your family by getting a quality fence that’s professionally installed by your local All-Safe Pool professional. They’ll take measurements, talk to you about your fencing needs, and use their experience to tailor a pool safety fence that is perfect for your lifestyle. They’ll lay out your pool protection choices and give you a written estimate that helps you see how reasonably priced peace of mind can be. Request your no-cost, no-obligation quote with your All-Safe Pool pro today.

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