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Safeguarding your swimming pool with fencing or other protective barriers is essential. This doesn't mean swimming pool fencing serves only one purpose. Many people are finding out that swimming pool fencing and protective barriers add stylish to their pool areas, as well as enhancing their landscaping. Others find it necessary to install pool fencing to comply with local regulations or face hefty fines.

Over 900 children's lives are lost annually to drowning. The leading injury-related cause of death in children between the ages of 0 to 5 is drowning, and it is the
second leading injury-related cause of death between the ages of 5-14. To better protect against child drowning inground swimming pool fencing and above ground swimming pool fencing should be no less than four feet in height and have self-latching gates. Fencing also provides a safeguard for adults with disabilities, as well as for any pets that may wander unsupervised into the swimming pool area.

Whatever your reason for erecting swimming pool fencing or protective barriers around your pool, you will be glad to know that pool fencing is easy to install. It is
readily available, and comes in a variety of styles to suit your tastes and compliment your landscaping.

The average do-it-yourselfer can install swimming pool fencing quickly and easily, usually in a matter of hours. Even if you choose not to install fencing yourself, a contractor can have it installed usually in one day.


Many areas of the country require the addition of pool fencing to the pool area as an increased measure of safety. Both inground and above ground models offer increased security and help bring peace of mind
to many pool owners (read more about pool safety fencing ).

The Center for Disease Control recommends that four-sided, isolation pool-fencing with self-closing and self-latching gates be installed around the pool. Aside from required 4-foot height minimum, your swimming pool fence should completely enclose your swimming pool,
separating it from the house and play area of the yard.


Pool safety tips

Drowning prevention

Above ground pool fencing kits

Safety fence for inground pools

financing a pool fence

Pool fence landscaping


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