27 Mar Pool fencing to spice up your yard
In most states in Australia, swimming pools are required by law to have fence. Although a lot of people spend minimal money on this fence, getting the cheapest option they can, you should actually think about shopping around a bit and considering your options.
Although the idea of spending a lot of money on a pool fence may not appeal to you, a decent fence can actually make a lot of sense. A high quality fence could be just what you need to spice up your yard and add an extra design element which, if done right, can improve your home’s overall look. So, rather than simply buying the cheapest or most convenient pool fence on the market, do a bit of research and choose something which will work well with the existing features of your home. Some of the most popular pool fencing options include:
Glass Pool Fencing:
Although glass fencing may be pretty expensive compared to some of the cheaper options, it is definitely worth considering. If you would like your backyard to have a bit of a ‘cultured’ or ‘upper class’ feel to it, then glass pool fencing is an absolute must.
Glass pool fences are a great idea for a number of reasons. They are very attractive, especially if you live somewhere where they will stay clean and shiny. They are pretty strong, and they allow people sitting outside the fence to keep a close eye on people who are in or near the pool. Although they are expensive, they are pretty easy to install and maintain, and should definitely be considered if you have the budget.
Tubular Pool Fencing:
Tubular pool fencing is probably the most popular budget option for people who don’t want to spend a whole lot on their new pool fence. Tubular fences are generally made of aluminium or a similar cheap material, which means that they are lightweight and easy to install. They can be painted whatever colour you want them to be, and they are very easy to repair or maintain over time. If you have a relatively small budget, but you still want a pool fence that looks good, go for a tubular fence!
Timber Pool Fencing:
Timber pool fencing is another pretty good budget option, but you need to consider your options more carefully if you are thinking about timber fencing. Although cheap, timber fences are generally pretty high maintenance, and they can become pretty costly over the long term. This is especially true when they are used in wet areas like around the pool.
Over time they will become damaged by constant water exposure, so make sure that they are painted well with some sort of sealant on installation. The beauty of timber is that you can pretty much choose any design that you want to, so get your thinking hat on and start designing!
Less Popular Options:
There are a few other options out there, but they generally pale in comparison to glass, tubular, or timber pool fencing. Things like aluminium panels or brick fences can work, but they don’t make sense from a budget point of view. However,as long as you really like the way a certain fence looks, there is nothing stopping you from choosing whatever you want!