Pool Fencing For the Safety of Your Family

by Pool Builders on 04-28-2010 in Articles

After adding a pool to your home, a pool fence is the next best addition that will not only add the value to the property, but will give you peace of mind.

Having a pool at home, especially in parts of the world where the weather permits its use most of the year, is an absolute delight. Everyone loves pools and you will have more weekend guests than you bargained for. Kids will love you for it. You will have great place to unwind after work, even if you do not swim at all. If you do swim, it is one of the best exercises available. Just half hour of swimming will tone your muscles and get your heart racing, better than any aerobics. Swimming is great even for older people because it does not require strength, and people can swim well into their advanced age. Family parties will be a huge hit with everyone hanging out by the pool, kids jumping, wives launching while you and other husbands are working on burgers.

But, there are so many horror stories in the papers about kids drowned in their own pools, you know that you have to do something about it for the safety of your family and for your own piece of mind.

Many countries and many US states now make pool fencing mandatory, even if you do not have kids. Lot of people object to that, claiming that the fence is an ugly obstacle to the view of the pool and surrounding garden. After all, the view is one of the reasons why you built a pool. Having a fence around it does nothing for its aesthetic appeal. But, the fence does not have to be ugly.

If you think of a pool fence as something that should add value to your home, it has to be not only safe, but beautiful as well. Just a quick browse on the web will show you that there are many options, and some of them are truly spectacular.

Wrought iron fence is one option for the pool fence and it can be made to not only fit your landscaping, but to add to it, just like any piece of art would. Think positive and let your imagination run. Look at your favorite decorative elements: flowers, birds, leaves, scrolls, whatever. Iron can be made into all sorts of shapes, whether you like it simple, Victorian, Renaissance, or even want to copy something from Frank Lloyd Wright.

So, have some fun with your family and design your own pool fence. Then find a good, reliable and reputable pool fence builder and share with them your ideas. To make sure you are getting the best contractor, check their references. Their happy former clients are your best guides.

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