Choosing the Best Ornamental Pool Fence

Ornamental Pool Fence
Are you finally getting that swimming pool you’ve always wanted? Depending on how far you are in the process, you may or may not be aware that you need a fence to surround it. Almost all new pool constructions require that a fence be installed for protection. You’ll need to check with your city or township building department and/or your homeowner’s insurance company for the specific requirements you must adhere to. After doing that you will know what type of fence you need. One of the best options for pool fencing would be an ornamental pool fence.

Ornamental Swimming Pool fencing

Beautiful Ornamental pool fence.

The first type of ornamental pool fence is aluminum fence. One of the reasons that aluminum fencing is so popular for pools is because it is maintenance free. It will never rust and never need painted. This type of fence is made to look like a wrought iron fence. It is available in several standard colors and designs. Residential grade fencing is usually sufficient for most applications but it is possible to upgrade to a commercial or even an industrial grade of fence if needed. A heavier grade of pool fence can sometimes be required at estate style homes, apartment complexes, hotels and theme parks just to name a few. The matching aluminum gates are much lighter than a wrought iron or steel gate and that helps with the longevity of the gate and keeps it from sagging. The lightweight design also allows the self-closing, spring loaded hinges to operate more efficiently. Since aluminum fences never rust, they are an outstanding choice if you plan to have a salt water pool.
Another popular type of ornamental pool fence is a wrought iron or steel fence. This type of fence is the strongest and most heavy duty type of fence you could choose for your pool. Many people prefer this fencing since it is all welded for superior strength and durability. It is also typically sold in 8’ wide sections. This allows you to use fewer posts and tends to open up your view. A good quality wrought iron pool fence should be powder coated. This will ensure that your fence will require just a small amount of maintenance. The properties of this metal will allow it to rust over time so it is important to keep an eye on the finish for any scratches that have cut deep into the paint. These areas will start to rust sooner or later depending on the amount of moisture in your area. You’ll need to use a matching touch up paint to keep the rust at bay. For this reason, a wrought iron fence should usually be avoided if you are planning a salt water pool.
An aluminum pool fence is a wonderful maintenance free option that adds security, beauty, and value to your pool. Wrought iron fence is synonymous with protection and safety. These fences provide the timeless, sophisticated look that so many people find attractive. Either option could be an outstanding choice when it comes to protecting and beautifying your pool and property. Please give us a call at 1-(800) 760-5170 with questions or for assistance with picking out the best fence for your situation. We look forward to helping you.