Top 10 Questions About Installing A Swimming Pool Fence AnsweredMay 14, 2015
The benefits of installing a removable pool fence for your swimming pool can’t be underestimated. Several types of pool fencing are available on the market, but very few are designed specifically for pool safety. If you are in the market to put a fence around your pool, you may have questions about the types of pool fence materials, installation process, and potential benefits to name a few. Here we answer 10 of the most frequently asked questions about installing a swimming pool fence:
1. Why Should I Invest In A Removable Pool Fence?
The biggest benefit you’ll get in investing in a pool fence is it will help reduce the chances of your loved ones, such as young children, adults that cannot swim, and pets from unintentional drownings.
2. Will the Pool Fence Obstruct My View From The Pool?
Mesh pool fences will not obstruct the views from the inside and outside of your pool. The mesh is transparent allowing you a clear view of the pool area, which is a critical safety factor that allows you to see through the fencing and observe the activity in the water.
3. How Safe And Strong Are Pool Fences?
We recommend mesh pool fences as the mesh is made from material that cannot be torn under normal circumstances. It is also important that a pool fence is supported by corner posts, which maintains the tension around a corner without the pole bowing over at the top as a normal pole does. Ensure that the pool fence is independently tested by laboratories that are ASTM certified. All-Safe pool fences use the absolute strongest and most tested materials and components in the industry.
4. Is The Removable Pool Fencing Better Than Other Pool Safety Products?
Removable mesh pool fences are the most popular pool safety product used today for residential pool safety because of their cost, versatility, durability, and convenience. However, depending on your budget and needs there are other types of pool safety products available:
5. Are Removable Pool Fences Durable?
Look for mesh pool fencing as they are regarded as among the most durable in the market. Keep in mind that mesh removable fences are not indestructible. If enough force is applied to a certain point in a support pole, it can bend or break. However, because the force needs to be high on the pole and requires a lot of weight and velocity for this to happen, it is not children who ever bend or break poles. The mesh material can be cut with a sharp object such as a knife or scissors. Both the mesh and poles can be repaired if damaged. With proper care and handling, the fence will last for very many years. Look for a manufacturer that offers lifetime warranty with their pool fence.
6. Can Pool Fences Prevent Accidental Drownings?
Safeguarding your pool with a pool fence helps reduce unintentional drownings. Installing a pool barrier will help prevent small children from gaining access to the pool area. According to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, at least 174 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in swimming pools or spas in the summer of 2014. All of the major drowning prevention and swimming pool safety agencies recommend removable pool fencing as a key layer of protection.
7. Will The Safety Fencing Interfere With Pool Access?
The fence will not stop adults accessing the area. However, it will restrict children and pets from venturing into the pool area. You may opt for the fence that comes with a self-latching, self-closing, and key-lockable gate.
8. Will The Removable Fence Work On My Irregularly Shaped Pool?
The pool fences are designed to work on most kinds of swimming pools. It is suitable for square, oblong, circular, oval, as well as a unique-shaped pool. An installation expert will assess your pool area and recommend the best design and structure.
9. How Long Does It Take To Install The Pool Fence?
Most pool fence installations can be completed within a day. More complicated, longer fences can take 1-2 days to install. On the day of installation, your installer will confirm your desired layout. Once you have approved the final layout the installation process will start with drilling the holes, inserting the sleeves, and customizing the fence. When the installation is complete your installer will demonstrate how to remove and replace the fence as well as how to adjust the gate.
10. Why Should I Buy An All-Safe Pool Fence?
All-Safe Pool Fence & Covers has been manufacturing and installing fences for more than 20 years and continues as the number one choice for removable pool fences. We take pride in providing around-the-clock support to our customers and clients. We continue to maintain a 5 star rating on Yelp, Google My Business, and Facebook, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and a perfect A rating on Angie’s List.
If you have any questions that were not answered here, please feel to contact one of our local All-Safe dealers and they will be happy to help you.