Pool Fence Height
There are many things to take into consideration when it comes time to install pool fencing. Height is perhaps the most important contributing factor in many instances and where it is installed, along with the climbability of the material will help you determine the perfect height for your fence.
Pool fencing regulations vary but there must be at least 4 1/2 feet of fence per most building codes. The taller the fence, the more likely it is that small children will not be able to climb over it, thus eliminating a major safety hazard. The strength and durability of the fence will also play a major role when it is installed, and you will want to make sure that you continue to keep up with fence repairs and upkeep in order to meet compliances.
We have put together a questionnaire to determine the height of your fence based on some questions about your backyard and children. For example, if you have more than 1 small children they might work together to get over the fence, so the higher it is the better. You also have to consider the distance of your patio furniture from the pool.
The region you live in will also play a part in the height of pool fencing you put up. If you live in an area that is prone to high winds on a regular basis, a higher fence may be subjected to more damage than a lower-lying one. Again, there will need to be a judgment call made due to circumstances such as children and pets. If you live in a more enclosed area, a much taller fence will not succumb to as much wind damage so you can build it to a higher level.
Once you finally have your pool fencing installed, you will need to keep the area around the fence free of debris and furniture that children can climb on top of and reach over the fence. This can create a very unsafe environment and can defeat the purpose of having a fence at all. Children will try to climb anything and everything at one point or another. Keep them safe and take away any opportunity for them to injure themselves.
Keep an eye on wear and tear to ensure that tears and gaps do not decrease the strength and durability of the fence. Once the fence is properly installed, you can enjoy your pool without having to worry about your little ones and pets scurrying away and you can spend more time relaxing by the pool, which is what it is for anyway.
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