Points To Consider When Installing Swimming Pool Fence

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4 Points To Consider When Installing Swimming Pool Fence

The last few years have seen the development of so many types of pool fences. They have improved in terms of their quality and the choice of the number of materials. This has been primarily due to the increase in the demand for swimming pool fence. More homeowners are now concerned about safety around their pools. The fencing helps in saving lives while also preventing unwanted visitors from getting near the pool. It also adds to your overall outdoor looks.

There are so many options to choose from, so how can you make the right choice of a swimming pool fence. Find out in this guide.

1. Look for Strength & Sturdiness

Choose a swimming pool fence that complies with the ASTM standards. The fence should be able to withstand all types of treatment in a home with kids and pets. The poles should be strong in terms of their break strength. When choosing the mesh, make sure it is made from metal and cannot be torn in any way. The material should be high quality that should be able to last for a long time.

2. Study Different Types of Fences

Do some research on the different types of pool fences available in the market, especially for your type of pool.

  • Aluminium fences – This type of swimming pool fence is more traditional but is known for its durability and low maintenance needs
  • PVC Swimming Pool Fence – There are almost endless styles and designs to choose from. PVC fences are also low-maintenance and provide good privacy
  • Wooden Fence – You can customize the styling of your wooden swimming pool fence. They are not as costly as aluminium or PVC fencing

Wrought iron and vinyl are other options for swimming pool fencing.

3. Weather Conditions

Never choose a swimming pool fence without considering the weather conditions in your area.

  • If you live in a location with colder or wetter weather conditions for most part of the year, consider pool fences made from highly durable materials
  • If your location remains temperate throughout the year, you will have high flexibility in making a choice
  • Warmer conditions however need something that can withstand the sun’s radiations and heat for long without getting damaged

4. Local Building Codes

Remember that the swimming pool fence your install will have to meet your local building codes. Most counties and local suburbs now make it mandatory to adhere to the codes, failing which you can attract fines. Some of the conditions involved include the following:

  • Perimeter fencing for minimum height
  • System for securely locking the pool fence
  • Designs should prevent anyone from climbing the fence

Some jurisdictions also require that the swimming pool fence be built only around the pool and not include other structures. Make sure to check with your local authorities to determine if any permits are required and other conditions to be met.

So consider all these points to ensure that you are making the right choice of the swimming pool fence.

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Color Variations

Colors on your screen or brochure may not match the actual color of your product.

Due to the many variations in monitors, phones, and browsers, color samples and product examples may appear different on different screens. Computers and mobile devices are not all calibrated equally and color reproduction on the Internet is not precise. The same is true for printed items such as brochures and other sales literature. 

In addition, the colors of our products photograph differently under different lighting conditions. For example, photos taken in full sunlight will vary from photos taken on a cloudy or overcast day. Similarly, shadows from nearby objects can affect the color and transparency of our products. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Colors will vary from batch to batch.

Many of our products’ materials are not available through typical stores and vendors and therefore must be custom manufactured specifically for our use. In order to control costs and provide you with the best value possible, our raw materials are produced in large batches and can often take several months to receive. The colors of our materials can, and often do, vary slightly from batch to batch. Although we make every effort to minimize color variations, we cannot be responsible for these differences when they occur. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Color names are subjective and may not be what you think the color should be.

For example, we use the name “putty” to describe some of our products. Your idea of the color “putty” may be different than someone else’s idea of “putty”. In addition, products may have the same color name but may not be the exact same color. For example, we have different shades of “black”. Please do not order using color names as your only guide. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

If it is important that your product be an exact color or shade, it is highly recommended that you inspect the actual product prior to its installation and address any concerns with your local independent installer. Most independent installers do not offer refunds or accept returns due to color variations.