Original Pool Fence

The Original Pool Fence System By Guardian

Don’t let the name fool you. Guardian’s Original Pool Fence System is NOT the same mesh fence we first made available in 1995. As a natural innovator, our CEO is always on the lookout for ways to advance our products. Over the years we have implemented changes to our gate, mesh, and pole structure to increase the strength, quality, and safety of our mesh pool fences. We take pride in manufacturing the best mesh pool fences our industry has to offer.

Why call it “Original”?

original pool fence

It’s the size of the deck hole. Our Original Pool Fence Pole requires a 1 ¼” diameter deck hole. This size hole has been the standard used throughout the industry since the earliest mesh pool fences were in production.

If you have existing fence holes in your deck, it is most likely ready to fit our Original Pool Fence.

If you are not too keen on 1 ¼” deck holes, please see information about our Premier Pool Fence which only requires a 3/8” deck hole, and our No Holes Fence which doesn’t require drilling.

Precision Drilling

No matter the size hole you choose, the deck area around your fence will look pristine. Holes in the masonry surfaces are precisely drilled using diamond-core bits to prevent chipping or cracking of your pool deck surface. Our fences and gate can also be expertly installed into a wood deck or your lawn and planter area. Please contact us to schedule your free in-home estimate.

Game Changers Since the Beginning

Safest Mesh Gate in the Industry

Within the first year of opening our doors, Guardian began re-engineering our gate. Our previous design relied on a crossbar to maintain gate tension but it created a weak point on our fence that we were unsatisfied with. Even though unlikely, a fence with a crossbar could provide enough support for a determined child to pull themselves over. We felt taking this chance, however small, was compromising on safety. With the help of a mechanical engineer, we redesigned our gate to use two round poles on each side of the gate instead of the one square pole and welded gussets at each corner to add strength and durability. Our gate tension is now controlled by two secured trusses on either side of the gate and easily adjustable for an adult. Even with no crossbar, our gate is strong and will not collapse if a child hangs from the top of it. Our mesh gate is self-closing, self-latching, key lockable, and the only mesh gate that is truly climb-resistant.

“Y” Is Stronger than “X”

In the early years of the mesh pool fence industry, high-quality fence poles were reinforced with an internal “X” frame for added strength. As the industry standard of the time, we adopted this pole into the first models of our pool fence but it wasn’t long before discovering a stronger option.

Because the “X” pole had been tried and true for so many years, the decision to switch to a new pole design didn’t come easy. In fact, when an engineer approached our CEO with the news that the “Y” frame is stronger, our CEO required him to use equations showing us how. The engineer was able to prove an extruded aluminum pole with a “Y” frame is considerably stronger than the “X” pole and we began implementing this safety improvement immediately. It’s a wonder why other pool fence companies still use the “X” pole.


The Guardian Premier line pool fencing system is available in 48″ (4 ft), 54″ (4.5 ft), and 60″ (5 ft) heights.


Pole Colors

Pole colors: grey, black, grey, green, mill, brown.


Mesh And Border Colors

Mesh: black, green, brown

Border: black, green, brown,  grey, beige

See our articles about picking the right color  and the right height for your mesh safety fence.

The Superior Removable Mesh Pool Gate

All Guardian Pool Gates Are Climb-Resistant, Self-Closing, Self-Latching, and Key-Lockable

Every Guardian Pool Fence System comes with the option to install our patented climb-resistant, self-closing, self-latching, key-lockable mesh gate. We use the best materials and hardware on the market to bring you the highest quality pool gate in the industry.

Climb-Resistant: Guardian has engineered the only gate with NO CROSSBAR. Not having a crossbar significantly decreases the likelihood of your child climbing over our gate because there is no place for them to gain leverage from. Instead of a crossbar, we designed our gate with trusses on each side to control gate tension. Our gate trusses are made from 6061 marine grade aluminum and can be powder coated in the same colors as our pool fence.

Self-Closing: Tru-Close hinges have long been the most reliable self-closing gate hinges on the market which is why we use them with every Guardian Gate. These hinges are tough, molded with a stainless steel torsion spring, and coated with UV-Stabilized materials to provide you with hinges that won’t bind, sag, or stain. They are also easy to adjust, requiring only a screwdriver, and come with a 100% Rust-Free For Life guarantee.

Self-Latching: MagnaLatch Safety Gate Latches were specifically designed for securing gates around swimming pools, yards, and child care centers. Combined with the self-closing Tru-Close hinges, they meet child safety codes because the latches will magnetically latch itself shut. This latch is also key-lockable and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. MagnaLatch is the original and is still the world’s best selling magnetic latches on the market.

United States Patent #5,664,769


Original Pool Fence Picture Gallery

Over the years, many improvements have been made to our fencing system. These changes have occurred as we have found better materials for the parts that make up our product line and design changes that strengthen and improve our products.

We are constantly seeking ways to make our pool fences better and we are accomplishing it part by part.



Our Original Fence Poles are constructed from T6 Marine Grade aluminum and extruded with a “Y” frame which significantly reinforces the pole from top to bottom. Our poles are available in powder-coated colors of BLACK, GREEN, BROWN, GRAY, and BEIGE or in a silver-colored MILL FINISH

Pole Spacing

Our standard pole spacing is distanced at 36″. Custom lengths are available. Pricing will vary.

Screws & Bolts

All Guardian screws and eye bolts are made from 304 stainless steel. We will coat both with a Teflon-like finish to match the color of your selected poles unless desired otherwise. Unlike paint, our finish will not peel.


Our sleeves are made from a non-conductive high-density polyethylene (HDPE).


4 foot, 4 ½ foot or 5-foot heights. Custom heights are available. Pricing will vary. *The minimum height recommended by the U.S.C.P.S.C. is 4 feet.


Premier Guardlock Mesh


premier mesh
  • 5 stands x 5 strands per square inch weave.
  • Our most transparent mesh.
  • Excellent permeability.
  • Available in black, brown, and green.

Guardtex Mesh


Guardtex Mesh
  • 10 strands X 10 strands per square inch weave.
  • Excellent transparency.
  • Available in black.

Pet Mesh


pet mesh
  • 11 strands X 16 strands per square inch weave.
  • Extremely durable.
  • Available in black.


Hooks And Eyes

All Guardian Pool Fence Systems hooks and eyes are made from 304 stainless steel. BLACK TEFLON coated stainless steel hooks & eyes are used with dark colored poles and stainless steel finished hooks and eyes are used for light colored poles. We coat the hooks and eyes strictly for aesthetic reasons. Our Teflon color coat will not peel.


Our padlocks are made of solid brass with a solid brass shackle. To prevent unauthorized removal of the fence, padlocks can be used to lock adjoining fence panels, requiring a key for fence removal. The average pool fence needs between 10 and 15 padlocks.

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