If you’ve got a pool or are considering getting one, you should also consider the type of fence you will install. Having one surrounding your pool is essential. A good quality, sturdy pool fence keeps people and pets safe. Your city may also require it, county, or municipality and, in most cases, is required by your insurance company. Read on as we go into more detail about the importance of pool fences.
Safety for Your Pool
The first reason to have a fence around your pool is to keep people safe. Pools are a hazard for anyone who doesn’t know how to swim, including children, adults, and pets. Kids can easily wander too close to a pool and fall in. Most adults know better, but if they are intoxicated, there could still be an accident. Finally, pets and animals might get too close and fall in.
Pool fences also can provide privacy. If you’re relaxing by the water in your swimsuit and don’t want all drivers and passers-by to see you, put up a fence! They can also help you feel more secure that there isn’t some stranger watching your kids play in the pool.
Fences are far more convenient than other safety products like nets. Adding and removing the net or cover every single time you use the pool is a hassle – with a fence, all you have to do is make sure the gate closes.
In most places, you must have a fence around your residential pool. This is to keep everyone safe. If you have a homeowners association, they may also have a rule about fences, even if your local government does not.
If you aren’t legally required to have a fence, your insurance company may still need it to cover you. IF they don’t require it, they may make it worthwhile by giving you a discount on your insurance rates if you have one installed around the pool.
Put Guests At Ease
If you have guests over regularly, they may be hesitant to come with their kids if there is no pool fence. If they do come, they may be unable to relax and enjoy being there. Having one that can keep guests safe makes them feel more ad ease when you invite them over.
No Reasons Not To
There are many benefits to a pool fence and no real reason not to install one. Typically they are pretty quick to install, they don’t have to be super expensive, and they provide so many benefits!
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