The family pool is where generations can come together and play, kids can learn to swim, and memories can be made. If you already have a pool, you know how much joy they can bring to a family.
If you’re thinking of building one – you have all of this to look forward to!
But to make sure that your pool is everything you hope it will be, it requires proper security and maintenance.
Building a fence around your pool safely might be the single best thing you can do to improve the poolside experience for you, your family, and your friends. A vinyl pool fence is one of the most cost-effective options and provides a wide range of benefits.
5 reasons to build a vinyl fence around your pool
It’s hard to truly relax and enjoy spending time in and around your pool if you can feel the jealous stare of your neighbors all around you!
Building a fence around your pool helps to create a safe space where you can unwind in private. This is especially important if you have young children or grandchildren who might visit.
It’s not just below ground, private pools that can benefit like this. Building a privacy fence or pool enclosure around an above ground pool is possible thanks to the high utility and ease of vinyl fence installation.
On the subject of young children – their safety should be a top priority for all pool owners who have children that may want to use the pool, and having fencing around the pool is a great way to ensure they can’t wander in unsupervised.
Tragically, around 350 children drown in pools every year across the US, and accidental drowning is the leading cause of death for under 5’s in sunny states like California, Arizona, and Florida.
The number of children who survive but still end up going to the hospital due to pool accidents is thousands each year.
Protection for and from animals
It’s not only children who might be at risk from an unfenced pool area but pets and wild animals as well.
The number of pets that drown in pools every year is around 5,000, so installing fencing around your pool will help protect your beloved furry friends and any wild animals that may pass through your yard.
There are other reasons why you might not want animals entering your pool too. Their hair can clog up the filters, they can drag dirt into the water, and a wet animal is likely to cause a lot more mess than a dry one would.
Required by law (usually)
You may have no choice but to build a fence around your pool to comply with the law. While there’s no federal law governing pool fences, most states require you to install a fence around your pool if the water is 18 inches deep or more.
Check your local and state laws concerning pool fences because it’s very likely that fencing around your pool is a legal obligation. If you do think you’ll need a fence around, pool law will let you know whether regulations apply to both in-ground and above-ground pools.
Create an attractive pool space
Just because you are legally required to install a fence, and you want to protect your family and friends, that doesn’t mean your pool fence needs to be an eyesore.
Choosing a vinyl pool fence will give you many options to customize your fence’s look, including the style, color, height, and more.
So, if you were asking yourself, “do I need a fence around my pool” then hopefully, this article has answered that question for you!
To see more attractive, stylish, and durable vinyl pool fences, visit our vinyl fencing gallery. Or, get in touch with our sales team to learn why our black vinyl fences have lasted for over 15 years.