5 Common Pool Fencing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Designing and installing a new pool is by no means a cheap endeavour, so it’s important that the final space delivers on both form and function.
If you’re planning a new pool, don’t forget to plan what happens AROUND the pool as well. In Australia, that means you are going to have to investigate installing a pool fence. Not only is pool fencing a safety necessity but done right, it can also add an extra touch of aesthetic appeal to your backyard design. Just like the pool installation itself, there are lots of things that you need to consider when it comes to pool fencing. With that in mind, we’ve put together the five most common poolside planning mistakes and how to avoid them.
1. Compromising Quality
2. Compromising Safety
There’s more than one way to install a pool fence while still meeting legislative requirements. However, if you don’t know what your options are and what to look for, you could end up with a not so pleasing result. From a compliance perspective, it’s important to understand what the pool fence laws are in your state and to seek professional advice to ensure that you don’t install a fence that doesn’t meet the requirements.
3. Saving Space
For most people, pool fencing is the last part of the overall job, and you would be amazed by how many homeowners simply forget to accommodate the space for that finishing touch. After you have reserved the space for the pool itself, you need to make sure that you then go even further out with your boundaries to ensure that you have made room for the fencing that is going around it.
4. Choosing the Right Material
The wrong type of pool fence can look like an eyesore so ensure that your fence suits the location and direction of your pool. Glass fencing, for example, is always going to look better when it is in front of a pleasing view instead of something like a brick wall. Glass fencing is generally the most expensive but is popular due to the sleek design and stylish finish it gives to your pool space. Install a pool fence that doesn’t compromise or interrupt the look of your backyard.
5. Overlooking Maintenance
Regardless of what material you use, it’s important to make sure you choose a certified, warranted product by a trusted installer. Whilst it might cost you a bit more up front to ensure that compliance and design both come out on top, the initial outlay is often recouped in the long term.
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