Safety And Privacy For Your Home

Choosing to fence for your backyard swimming pool is an important decision. Pools can be dangerous, especially if you or your neighbors have any young children. Therefore, selecting fencing that will be sturdy and effective is crucial to community safety. Privacy Fences

However, this is your home-you don't want it looking like a maximum security prison. So what are your options? And from those options, what should you choose?

Ultimately, your fencing selection depends on two primary criteria: your priorities and your budget. Here are two of the most popular choices for home pool fencing, and why (or why not) to choose them for your swimming pool fence: 

Aluminum

Ornamental aluminum fencing is one of the most popular types of fencing to build around swimming pools because it is sturdy, stylish, and requires very little maintenance. It mimics elegantly wrought iron fencing without costing as much to install; plus, because aluminum is considerably less prone to oxidation than iron, aluminum fencing requires much less time and money to maintain. Black is the most common color-again imitating the wrought iron look-but white, bronze, brown, beige, sandstone, and green are also available. Iron Fences

If you own waterfront property or have a view worth preserving, aluminum fencing is an excellent choice. Because it is made out of narrow rails and pickets, it's easy for swimmers and deck loungers to look out and appreciate the surrounding view. However, this also means that people on the outside can easily look in. Therefore, if you want privacy, aluminum fencing may not be a good choice.

Why Choose Aluminum
• Cost effective
• Little-to-no maintenance
• Sturdy and durable
• Maintain scenic view
• More color options

Vinyl-PVC
Vinyl-PVC fencing offers more options than aluminum fencing, particularly regarding the level of privacy you might want. There are essentially two styles of vinyl-PVC fencing: standard, which is the shorter option and comes in either solid slats or spaced pickets (similar to the style of aluminum fencing), or privacy, which is taller and made of solid slats arranged side-to-side to create a solid "wall" of a fence. To make them a bit more aesthetically appealing, privacy fences can have latticework or spindles added to the top foot of the fence. Vinyl Fences

Why Choose Vinyl-PVC
• Excellent privacy
• Both solid and picket styles available
• Low maintenance

Other swimming pool fencing options include wood or glass. However, these are often less viable options due to prohibitive cost, high maintenance, and building code compliance. Wood Fences

The bottom line is that if budget and aesthetic preference are equal, then the deciding factor comes down to privacy. If you have a great poolside view you don't want to lose; then aluminum fencing is ideal. However, if what happens at your pool is for insiders' eyes only, choose vinyl-PVC. Fence Services