A pool fence, like any other type of fencing, needs maintaining.
A fence will fall into disrepair over time and if it gets a lot of use, that time may come sooner rather than later.
The pool fence does a vital job on your property, and if you have kids around the home you know how important it is to have one.
A neighbor has one just like mine, shiny and working like new, while another neighbor’s pool fence is, how shall I put it politely…in need of some tender loving care?
Looking at the two neighbors’ fences got me thinking on how important is to maintain a pool fence.
Some excellent reasons for maintaining a pool fence include:
- Safety for the kids
- Keeping on the right side of the law
- Help keep insurance premiums as low as possible
- In the long term, you will benefit
- Maintaining control of the pool area
- Keeping pets and local wildlife out of the pool
Safety for the kids
Safety is a priority for anyone with a pool on their property.
Even if your kids are grown up, you will have the grandkids coming around, and keeping local kids from falling in is a good idea also.
A well-maintained pool fence will keep the kids out.
Another good idea is to make sure you keep the gate lock working and the key in a secure place.
Keeping on the right side of the law
Local laws in every district of every county will insist on you having a pool fence.
It is a good idea to be familiar with the law on standards expected of a pool fence and to keep your fence in line with the rules.
If you are not maintaining your fence, you could be breaking the law.
A half-falling down fence with broken panels will not pass inspection.
Help keep insurance premiums as low as possible
Your home insurance policy will have a section regarding the pool fence.
If you can show the company how well you maintain the pool fence, it will work in your favor.
When the insurer knows that you are caring for your property, then they will keep your premium under control.
A pool can be a dangerous place, so keep it under lock and key, and tell your insurance company the steps you are taking.
In the long-term, you will benefit
Maintaining any fence leads to it lasting longer.
Painting it, rust-proofing it and repairing any broken panels and rails will lengthen the life of a pool fence.
Think of it as an investment and look after it every year; you don’t want to build a new one every season.
If you are selling the house, a well-kept pool fence will look good and show the buyers that you took care of the property over the years.
Keep control of the pool area
By maintaining the pool fence you will be able to keep better control of the pool area.
If you run cameras on the pool it will be easier to see who is coming in and out.
The kids will have to use the gate and maybe even have to ask you for the key each time.
A broken fence will be easy to climb over and make it difficult for you to keep a close eye on it from the house.
Keep the pets and the local wildlife out of the pool.
Just as the kids will find a hole or loose panel, so will Bruno the dog or the possum who lives in the bushes.
Maintain the fence and keep them all out.
The pool will be a cleaner place, and you need not worry about what you may find floating in it when you look out in the morning.
Wild animals can also spread disease through pool water, so keeping them out is very good for your health as well.
We love to talk about fencing.
Pool fences are essential, and it is vital to maintain the one on your property.
If you do not have one, then you should get working on installing one today.
Call us for all of your fencing needs.