Considerations For Pool Fencing


A pool creates a luxurious and relaxing space where friends and family can enjoy each other's company while enjoying refreshing swims. One essential feature of a backyard pool area is the fencing. Here are several considerations to bear in mind when updating or constructing your barrier.


The main task of pool fencing is to prevent small children from entering the area on their own without an adult in tow. To this end, each Australian state has regulations regarding pool fence construction. The structure has to be of a certain height to prevent small ones from climbing over the top. Plus, any railings should be close enough to stop them squeezing in between. Nor should the gap at the bottom be too big. Other rules typically concern the gate and latch, which might need to be placed high up, out of the reach of children and on the pool side of the gate. Check with your pool contractor or your local council on the specific rules for your area. 

Material Options

Pool fences allow you to see through them so that you can watch children and others swimming from other sections of the yard or your home—typical options include glass and tubular metal fencing. 

Appearing almost invisible at times, glass creates an open sense in your garden. These discreet but smart fences allow you to see beyond so the yard feels like one big area rather than two smaller spaces. Thus if your property is small, glass fences will help you to create a spacious feeling. The less metal framing there is around the panels, the more the barrier will seem to disappear and the greater the effect.  

Tubular fences visually delineate the pool region from other areas of the backyard elegantly and gracefully. In a large garden, you might prefer this effect, as it will help to organise the yard, plus tubular metal adds an attractive hardscape element. You'll have a wide range of designs on offer, from simple flat-top forms to decorative designs with spearheads and scrolls. Thus you'll be able to harmonise its style with your landscape and architecture, whether rustic, grand or modern. Both steel and aluminium tubes are excellent options. Aluminium naturally resists rust and steel usually has protective layers of elements such as zinc and polyester paint.

You could also combine these two materials, installing glass panels in the most prominent areas of the pool that face the house, for instance, and then having side sections of tubular metal fencing alongside a garden bed full of foliage. 


12 June 2020

Factors To Remember When Replacing Your Fence

Many homeowners do not give their fence a second thought until it is no longer in a good state and needs repair or replacement. Before calling a fence contractor to discuss your next fence, there are decisions to be made. Factors you need to consider include what type of fence you want including design, colour and material. You need to think about how much privacy you want the fence to provide. You also need to ponder the height of the fence, and this is particularly important if you have pets in your garden. The ideal place to find all this information is within these posts. You can use them to help you make all your decisions before the new fence is installed.