Pool Safety Fences

by Pool Builders on 06-02-2007 in Articles

Why do we need pool safety fences? Easy. Good pool safety fences can keep undesirable creatures out, thus preventing contamination of the pool, they are the first line of defence against poolside accidents and mishaps and they can also prove a sound investment : purchasing the right style can actually add value to your house and pool.

As disappointing and boring as it sounds, pool safety fences can prevent people accidentally toppling into the pool. It isn't hard to step backwards and fall into the water, and as funny as this may be to the casual onlooker, it can be dangerous if the person who happens to fall in can't swim. It only takes an inch of water to drown. Pool safety fences can be used to alert people as to where they are in relation to the pool, as well as marking the boundaries of the land, and accidental stumbling into the pool becomes, fortunately, much less likely.

Pool safety fences can either be made of wood, metal or plastic. Plastic fences are increasing in popularity, but despite being quite resistant and vary rarely degrading, they are more prone to splitting and breaking than wood or metal versions. When it comes to pool safety fences though, safety and not cost should be your primary concern. Metal and wooden fences should always be sealed with industrial sealers to prevent corroding and rotting.

There are many different types of pool safety fences on the market today. You can get high quality pool safety fences from any hardware or DIY store and there are actually several specialist websites that now offer them for sale online, and you can often tailor the style of your fence to the style of you home and yard. They come in a variety of heights, but pool safety fences should be at least four feet tall to prevent children climbing over unnoticed.

Swimming pools are wonderful for fitness and fun, but only as long as they are safe. Pool safety fences are essential if you own a pool. If you ignore safety then you are setting yourself up for trouble, so invest in one as soon as possible.

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