We all know how quickly young children can get into trouble. When this happens around a swimming pool, the results can be tragic.
Around the world governments are now enforcing strict laws that require all swimming pool owners to fence off any pool or body of water they may have on the property, with the minimum 1.2 metre height rule seeming to be the consensus.
There is now a great range of materials available that modern fencing and balustrade designers are utilizing. They are innovating the art of swimming pool fences and are able to incorporate toughened glass or more traditional steel designs that blend in with the surroundings, while still maintaining function.
A well thought out swimming pool fence design will be aesthetically pleasing, secure and ultimately add value to the house. Hi-tech aluminum materials are slowly gaining more interest. They have benefits over steel, will not corrode, are easier to erect and maintenance in general is easier.
Be sure to consult with a pool fence company on the options available and what is recommended for your particular environment. They are trained and experienced in maximising the visual effect of the fence or balustrade while maintaining the ambiance of the space. This desired outcome is really evident where toughened glass balustrades are chosen over the regular steel fence type, due to the aesthetics of this type of fence.
Look through the portfolio's of the companies in your area and ask around friends and family that already have fencing installed on their property.
Ron ter Huurne is director of Fence World. The company has developed a reputation for designing, constructing and installing superior quality fences and gates. They're especially known for their pool fence work. Over the years Fence World has manufactured hundreds of swimming pool fences and gates.