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#2: Pool Renovation – Installing a Pool Fence

Posted by Joe On November 16th

Pool Renovation - Installing a Fence

This is the 1st installment of the “14 Ways to Make a Splash with Pool Safety which is available as a Free download from our eBook library.

In our first tip, we learned that fences are an essential safety feature for pools with children. By installing a professional fence or gate with some pool renovation, around your pool, you can eliminate some of the stress of managing pool safety hazards.

What are the key characteristics of a good pool fence or gate?

Strength

The fence posts need to be able to withstand substantial force. Kids may try to kick or push fences down. After all, your pool is one of the most fun places for them to be! But a professionally installed fence will prevent them from unsupervised entry to the pool.

Climb Resistance14 Ways to Make a Splash With Pool Safety

If you have active children, then you know that they will often engineer a way to get around most barriers. If a fence has a place for a foothold, then the security can be breached as they climb over the fence itself – even if it remains locked. By using a fence with mesh or other non-climbable material, you can prevent this from happening with some simple pool renovation.

Secure Locking System

Even the strongest fence won’t work if the latching mechanism allows children to open the door. All locks should be over 4 feet high, and a self-closing mechanism adds even more safety.

If you want the peace of mind from a professionally installed pool fence, contact us online or give us a call at (239) 277-7783. We can help you will all your pool renovation solutions that will keep your family safe and healthy for years! “Like” us on our Facebook page, Facebook.com/PoolProsInc!

– Joe

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