Pool fencing is very important when it comes to pool safety and protecting your child from the water. Removable pool fences made of strong and transparent mesh can be great because of its climb-resistant nature and the ease of removability. These pool safety fences have been used for many years to help prevent drowning from occurring. Pool fencing, whether it be removable or permanent, creates a strong barrier between your home and your swimming pool while still leaving the pool in clear view. These fences can be removed very easily and in a short amount of time by an adult. Here is some information about removable pool fencing and why it is important.
How It Works
Removable pool fencing is the most common type of swimming pool fence available. It provides a secure barrier that can be taken down or moved easily by an adult to fit your personal needs.
This type of pool fencing is not only simple to take down, it is also easy to set up. All you have to do is place the first pole in the first hole and unroll the pool fencing. Then you insert the second pole in the second hole, continuing until the fence is completely up.
To remove pool fencing just release the tension and lift up on the first pole. The fencing is then rolled to the second pole which is lifted and rolled to the third and so on. Once the fence is completely down, the gate can be easily removed in two pieces.
- Removable pool fences are climb resistant making it impossible for your child or pet to climb the fence to get into the water.
- There is no maintenance required with removable pool fences. You just set it up and it’s ready to go.
- With removable pool fencing you have the option of having it up or down at your own convenience.
- Removable pool fences are usually the most cost-effective way to secure your pool and protect your child.
Most removable pool fencing services can customize a fence to secure almost any pool. Pool fencing can be installed around pools with different shapes and sizes and over various surfaces and elevations.
Depending on the type of mesh fence you choose, drilling will most likely have to be done in your concrete decking to secure the deck sleeves and support the poles. This should be done by a highly trained and experienced professional to insure that the surrounding concrete is not damaged. Most fencing comes with caps to camouflage the holes when the fence is not being used as well.
The final price of removable pool fencing will depend on a few factors including: upgrades, alarms, the possible removing of an existing fence, regional differences, contractor pricing and self installation.
For extra security, many pool owners choose to have an alarm installed on the fence gate. If you have young children you may also consider installing an alarm on the backdoor of your house if it opens to the pool area. In many places it is required by law to have an alarm system installed.
Possible Removal of Existing Fence
If you already have a fence in place that does not meet your needs, it will cost extra to have it removed.
Some parts of the country will cost more due to materials and labor. This can be a significant impact on the cost. To find out if this if this effects your area go here: http://www.poolpricer.com/by-state/
Depending on the contractor the price of your removable pool fencing system may vary. Here at Paradise Oasis Pools we are willing to sit down with you and work out a plan that best fits your budget.
The ultimate way to save money is to install the pool fence yourself. If installing removable pool fencing yourself, always follow the step-by-step instructions provided by the manufacture. If you have concerns with self installation, choosing a licensed contractor for the job will avoid any possible problems.
Regulatory Agency Requirements
Every city and county has requirements regarding pool safety. Some even require pool fencing or some other barrier if you own a pool. Although, this isn’t the case everywhere and requirements will vary from place to place. However, many local governments have adopted guidelines published by The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). These guidelines are designed to prevent a child from getting through the barrier and gaining access to the pool. According to the CPSC, effective pool safety fencing requirements include:
- at least 4 feet in height
- no handholds or footholds that allow climbing
- less than 4 inches of clearance on the bottom
- self-closing, self-locking gate
Always check with your local housing department to find out what the laws are specific to your area. And even if there are no requirements for your area, the above guidelines are always a great place to start if installing a pool fence. It also important to consider the requirements your homeowner’s insurance may have.