(Guardian) Pool Fencing Installation- Professional or DIY?

You have a pool and now you need a fence. A pool safety fence is the only way to keep your loved ones safe, but there are so many options. You have different materials, different designs, and installation choices to make. We understand that it can be overwhelming, so have a guide to help you.

Pool Fencing Installation: Professional or DIY?

Choosing the right pool fence is important as is getting it properly installed. The first things to consider in selecting a pool fence are:

1. Budget

Pool fencing materials and installation costs can vary widely, so you need to come up with a budget first. Plan ahead for what you want to spend and then make your choices. DIY installation is cheaper but needs to be done properly. Additionally, some materials and designs are more expensive than others.

2. Materials

There are different materials to choose from for pool fencing. The top picks are mesh, wood, steel, aluminum, and glass. Depending on the budget and style you want, you can pick the material that best fits.

3. Design

The design you pick will depend on the ambiance of your home and the feel you want to create. A laid-back yard would look better with a wooden fence, whereas if you want minimal obstructions, glass is the better pick. For a fence that can match any decor, go with steel, which can be painted any color.

4. Removable or Permanent

It will come down to preference and needs when deciding if the fence should be removable. If you find that you need to make space at times, then you want a fence you can easily remove as needed. If you have kids, on the other hand, a permanent fence is essential for safety.

5. Regulations

Every city has codes and regulations for pool fence standards. Height, ground spacing, and gates all have requirements that you will need to meet. These codes not only keep your family safe but prevent you from getting fined. Having a professional help you will ensure standards are met so you can avoid penalties.

6. Installation

You can hire a professional company to install your pool fence or do it yourself. A DIY approach will be cheaper, but you need to make sure it is done correctly. A poorly installed fence can be dangerous. Once you know what fence you want, It is time to get it installed. There are benefits and drawbacks to both DIY and professional installation.

Professional Installation

The only drawback to this is the cost. You will pay more for installation when you hire a professional company. That being said, the numerous benefits are often a reason to overlook this.

  • Professionalism: you get accurate, legitimate, and professional work done that you can rely on. Hiring a company with a solid reputation and expertise will give you a safe pool fence and peace of mind.
  • Material Options: Professional companies have more access to materials and tools. This means you do not have to worry about getting those things. Professionals will also have better access to higher-quality materials, making sure you get a reliable fence.
  • Authenticity: Professionals work to keep their reputation intact. This means you get authentic work every time as well as assurance that your family will be safe.

DIY Installation

The biggest advantage to DIY installation is money savings. The job will be cheaper when you do it yourself. You need to know what you are doing. Incorrect installation of a pool fence can be a costly mistake. Not only will it require money to fix, but safety is put at risk too.


If you do have construction experience, or know somebody that does, the DIY option is preferred. Costs will be lower. Whoever is doing the installation needs to take care and be familiar with all tools and materials being used. You can install the pool fence yourself or hire a professional. What matters most is getting a pool safety fence. Every pool should have one. Pick your design, and your materials, and then get the pool fence installed that best meets your needs.


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