A pool fence is an essential safety feature for an outdoor pool if you have children or animals, as it can act as an important barrier between vulnerable parties and the water. As such, if you are looking to purchase a pool fence you must be aware of the various types that are available so that you get one that is suitable for your needs. Here we will look at a few that are currently available.
Wrought Iron Fences
These types of fence offer a strong barrier that is almost impossible to break down without the use of specialist equipment, which makes them a very attractive prospects. They can also be melded into the overall design of the pool to create an interesting aesthetic effect.
However, you need to be aware of the constant issue of rusting with such a fence, as this will reduce the aesthetic appeal while also having a pronounced effect on the quality of the iron over a large period of time. Furthermore, some wrought iron fence designs may be easily climbable, which could make them a less effective barrier for more adventurous children. As such, they are best used if your child is a toddler or younger.
A good hard vinyl fence will have many of the same positive characteristics as a wrought iron fence, particularly in terms of how you can customise the fence to suit your design choices. Better yet, they will also be made using a waterproof material, so you don’t need to worry about maintenance in the same way that you would for an iron fence.
However, they may have similar disadvantages to an iron fence in that some designs can be fairly easily scaled by some children. As such, you need to consider the design carefully before having one installed.
Unlike the other two forms of fencing, vinyl mesh is often used as a temporary solution for people who don’t want to have a fence permanently built into the garden. Its removable nature makes it ideal for people who don’t have children but may occasionally entertain friends who do.
This type of pool fencing is also usually semi-transparent and has no footholds that would offer children the opportunity to climb, meaning it is often considered a safer option both in terms of watching the pool from a distance and ease of access for a child. The only real disadvantage is a lack of customisation in terms of design, which may make it an unattractive pick for those who do want their fence to be a permanent fixture of the overall pool aesthetic.