Pool fencing is a big decision for most homeowners. Not only is installing a pool an exciting time, but you want to give your new entertaining area the best finishing touches so it returns dividends on the value of your home.
With so many new products on the market, homeowners can now choose from an assortment of fencing systems for their homes:
- Frameless glass: This beautiful system opens up the view to within, and without, the pool for a safe and gorgeous alternative to traditional fences.
- Tension: Similar to a metal post and rail, this modern style uses tension wire to create a clean, bright and modern fence design
- Metal post-and-rail: Bold and modern, this railing type is an increasing popular choice for heritage and contemporary homes and is available in a range of powder colours
- Decorative metal: Offering a range of ornamentation and colours, this fencing is popular with homeowners looking to blend their fencing in with existing aspects of their home.
The wrong pool fence choice is not only disappointing to look at, but can be a costly and messy headache to replace. To help you pick the best pool fence for your home, we pulled together our best tips – so read on to find out more!
Things to consider to choose a pool
Don’t go cheap
One of the biggest mistakes we see is when homeowners decide to skimp on the quality and installation of their pool fence.
All your careful planning and design can go out the window when the first thing your guests see is a cheap or tacky looking fence surrounding the pride and joy of your garden.
Another issue with cheap products is in the durability and long-term safety of the fence. Homeowners can land in hot water with local councils if the fencing is found to be poor or not up to scratch – but most importantly, a fence that doesn’t meet safety regulations poses a liability for the homeowner and a danger to children and guests on your property.
Enhance the landscaping
Gone are the days when pool installation was thought of in isolation. Now, homeowners are smartening up the placement of their pool to create a versatile and practical entertaining space that the whole family can enjoy.
In saying that, the cost of installing a pool can increase when factoring in landscaping, planting, decking and additional tiling.
If you were planning to spend your hard earned cash on having a beautiful entertaining area, why would you want to block that spectacular view with clumsy or bulky fencing system? The solution, choose an option that camouflages into the background or allows you to literally see right through it!
Consider the style and layout of your home
One of the main considerations homeowners tick off is the placement of their pool in relation to their house. During this phase, try to think ahead on how you might want to expand or enhance this area of the property in the years to come.
If you would look to extend your decking, barbeque area or even revamp with an outdoor kitchen, don’t get caught married to a specific design style with your pool – it can be very costly to pull up your old fence and replace with another.
Try to use a style that won’t date or can be updated with a fresh coat of colour.