How to Install Fencing Around Your Pool

by Pool Builders on 03-01-2015 in Articles

Thinking about protecting your swimming pool with a fence? Instead of spending plenty on hiring a professional why not install it yourself!

Fencing is the best way to maintain privacy and peace within your property. Also, it helps in increasing the value of your property. Installing a fence around your pool involves proper planning and consideration. There is no need to hire a professional for carrying out this task. All you need to do is, to stay focused and grab as much info you can about the process. As a rightful owner of a backyard swimming pool, you must feel concerned about your pool safety and cleanliness. Aside from that, it is important that you purchase some useful products to make your pool look good such as filters, chemicals, pumps and heaters.

Nevertheless, there are some measures to take before starting-up with fencing.

• It's better to check neighborhood rules before building your fence - it is important that you make sure whether you are allowed to build a fence or not. If you build one without considering the rules, government or legal firms will tear the whole thing down. If in case you are told that you do need a permit for it, it's better to get one before starting-up with the construction process.

• Pick your materials - there are many types of material used for building fences, so the first thing you need to do is to decide what kind of fence you want.

Types of Fences

a) Wooden - this is the most common type of fencing and lasts between 5-20 years depending upon the type of wood used. Furthermore, they are relatively economical as compared to other fences.

b) Aluminium - these are long-lasting and highly durable fences. Aluminium in general is lightweight, durable and versatile material because of which these barriers are less susceptible to corrosion. Also, aluminium is less expensive as compared to other fencing materials like steel, iron, vinyl etc.

c) Vinyl - they come in a variety of colours and can be easily cleaned as compared to wood and aluminium fences. No doubt they are considered as a better option, but they are slightly expensive.

• Prepare your tools and start-up with the installation - Once you've decided what type of fence you'll be using, now is the time to bring together all the necessary tools and equipments for carrying out the process.

Steps involved:

a) Measuring the area that needs to be fenced
b) Preparing holes and posts
c) Setting posts
d) Attaching the rails to the fence posts
e) Installing fence boards

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