Nearly 300 children younger than 5 drown in swimming pools and spas each year representing 75 percent of the 390 fatalities reported for children younger than 15.
Shocking, isn’t it? The stated fact stresses that fences are very much necessary around a swimming pool. Team FencePro has taken this fact to heart and thus manufactures fences that are durable, strong and provide utmost safety.
Pool fences nowadays have become increasingly popular among the masses. A majority of people are considering installing pool fences to safeguard their privacy and be protected against stray animals. Pool fences are manufactured to strict standards to be sturdy, durable and non-climbable.
Nowadays, there is a multitude of different pool fences available in the market today. There are wooden ones, wrought iron ones, and ones made out of plastic. What the fencing is made out of isn’t the only option to think about. One aspect that needs to be considered is whether you want a permanent fence or a removable one. The fences around your pool must have a self-closing and self-latching gate in order to be compliant to most countries’ rules and regulations. Pool fences are designed so that young kids cannot climb over them or go through them.
Are you considering installing a fence around your pool? Then here’s a one-stop easy guide for you before going through the fence installation.
- Digging the post holes deep enough: Start by clearing and cleaning the area around the pool. Make sure all the foliage is removed. Then run the string line on the ground while marketing the spots where the holes have to be made. The spots can be marked using one of the fences panels. Use a power auger to dig the holes. The size will usually depend on the size of the poles, but usually, a hole is around 20cm in diameter and 60cm in depth.
- Fixing the gate: Now you can fix the self-closing hinges on the gate with screws. They should be 8cm from top rails and at the same level as the base rail. You should be careful about the following:
- The gate is evenly spaced.
- The gate should be leveled (use a torpedo level for the purpose).
- The gates should open away from your pool.
Once the gate is fixed in place, you will have to fix the latch. Make sure it is at 150cm or higher than the ground. Now put the post caps and fix springs on the gate hinges so that the gate closes automatically whenever opened.
- Panels: If the fence around your pool requires an angle different from 90 degrees, ensure cutting the panel rail ends which can be done using an angle grinder and cutoff wheel. The cut ends can be smoothed out using paint. The unique features of the panel give us the flexibility of implementing an infinite number of shapes so that it fits seamlessly into the surrounding construction.
- Pool Covers: Swimming pool covers are a must-have for pool owners who want to make their lives easier. The pool covers keep your pool clean when you close it for the winter. Besides giving an attractive aesthetic to your pool, covers add another layer of protection. Keep the pool covers well-maintained and ensure the control devices are kept out of the reach of children. Additional advantages of pool covers include reducing chemical consumption, decreasing water loss, improving heat retention, and allowing for more efficient filtration.
- Choosing the right swimming pool area fence: Over the last two decades or so, new regulations have forced the pool safety fence industry to come up with fences that are safer and more secure than previous models. However, this also means that many of the once available options are no longer available resulting in a lack of consumer choices.
Here are some additional tips you must follow before building a fence around your pool:
- The gate’s vertical wires must face outwards.
- Use the hinge having a fixed pin on the top of the post. The bottom hinge should be slotted in.
- The hinge on the top should be fixed firmly. The bottom hinge should be left loose until you install the fence gate.
- You can also use butt hinges.
Here’s hoping that you’d be no more ill-informed when it comes to building a fence around your swimming pool. Team FencePro’s beginners guide to pool fence will be at your rescue whenever you need.