In many areas it's a legal requirement that you have a fence around a pool in your yard. When deciding on the right style and material for your home, you want to ensure you get something that will keep your pool secure and that looks good as well. You also want the fence to fit the size of your yard and the overall style of your home. Note a few considerations that will help you to decide on the right fence for a home pool.
1. Metal or Wrought Iron Bars
One important consideration when it comes to metal and wrought iron bars is that they typically need to be spaced together a certain distance, so that children and pets cannot slide their heads through the bars. This might vary from location to location, but even there are no specific requirements for the width of bars in your area, you still want to ensure you purchase a metal or wrought iron fence meant specifically for use by a pool. This will ensure it's safe and will keep your family protected without being a danger to them. It's also good to ensure you choose a style that fits your home, as wrought iron fences can often look very traditional and even a bit intimidating in smaller spaces.
2. Vinyl Pool Fences
Vinyl pool fences are durable and long-lasting, but like metal bars their slats need to be spaced only so far apart for safety. When shopping for a vinyl fence you want to ensure you choose one for the pool area. These have the drawback also of looking a bit drab and industrial, so they may not do much to enhance the overall look of your pool.
3. Glass Pool Fences
Glass pool fences don't have slats so you don't need to worry about their spacing and size. They're a good choice for smaller yards since they open up the space, and they also work well with any type of home decor and style. Glass pool fencing will come in a variety of sizes so you can install something very tall if needed for security, or if there is already a fence around your yard you can install a shorter glass fence around the pool itself. They also offer an unobstructed view of your pool if you need to keep watch from the home, unlike a fence with bars which might get in the way of your line of sight.