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5 Things to Consider Before Installing a Pool Fence

You decided to beat the heat and get a pool. Now, it’s time to decide how to protect said pool and your property with a fence. Here are five things to consider before installing a pool fence this summer—or any time of the year.

Local ordinances

The purpose of a pool fence usually boils down to safety. In fact, many states, cities and insurance companies have specific guidelines when it comes to pools and fences.

It’s important for homeowners to be familiar with those local requirements prior to finalizing their pool safety fences.


One of the big things to consider before installing a pool fence is the material. Fencing comes in a wide-range of materials. Some people may opt for a wooden fence because they like the look.

Others may go for aluminum because it’s durable and doesn’t obstruct views. Then there are those that think “vinyl.” After all, it is water-resistant, low-maintenance and comes in a variety of styles.

Plus, specialty fences such as mesh fences could also be a good option.


Circling back to local ordinances, the height of a pool fence is often specified. For instance, a good rule of thumb is to have a fence that is high enough to prevent children and pets from climbing it.

Generally speaking, that would range from about 4-feet to 5-feet high. Again, height requirements are something to verify with your local regulators and officials.


Another thing to consider when it comes to your future pool fence is aesthetics. Are you going for simple or ornate? Will the finished product complement the overall style of your home?

Additional elements to think about are safety gates. Often, pools are required to have gates open outward with self-closing safety latches.


Finally, one of the things to consider before installing a pool fence is your budget. The cost of fencing includes materials, installation and labor, for starters. However, other factors could come into play such as height and finishes.


Before finalizing your pool fence, take a minute to read about 5 Benefits of Installing a Pool Safety Fence. Then feel free to contact us or give us a call at 334-444-9008 to talk about your upcoming pool fence. Remember, at Turner Fence, every fence starts with a free estimate and ends with a warranty. Keep reading our blogs for more on fencing.