What To Consider When Choosing Metal Pool Fencing

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What To Consider When Choosing Metal Pool Fencing

13 October 2016
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When it comes to pool fencing, the options are limited in terms of materials. The most common options are either metal fencing or glass fencing. Metal pool fencing is fairly common because of its durability. However, there are still numerous varieties when it comes to metal fencing. In this article, learn what to look for when choosing what type of a metal pool fence to install.

Structural strength of the fence

At the most basic level, the aim of the fence is to prevent unwanted entry into the pool area. For the fence to do this, it must have great structural integrity. That means it should be able to withstand rough use and general handling. To achieve this, ensure the fence is stalled deep into the ground using concrete. Another way to make your fence strong is to use reinforcement posts, either metallic or concrete, to keep the fencing joints strong.


The ideal pool fence should require little maintenance. After all, you already have the fence to think about. A quality paint job and finish will protect your metal fence and prevent wear. The finish also prevents water marks from creating stains on your fence, thus making it easy to clean. Luckily, metal fences require relatively low maintenance compared to other types of fences.

Visibility of the pool

Another thing to consider is the visibility of the pool from outside. You want to be in a position to monitor what's happening in the pool even when at a distance. This is one of the reasons why thinner metal tubes are preferred. It's also why metal tubing is more popular than sheet fencing. The better you're able to see into the pool area, the safer you can keep the area and the better your garden looks; the pool is an important part of your garden's aesthetics.

Rusting & overall durability

Lastly, you want your metal pool fence to last as long as possible. One of the biggest threats to metal fences is rust. The risk is even greater for pool fences because of the proximity to water. To avoid this, make sure you go for aluminium fencing, galvanised steel fencing or stainless steel fencing. These are materials that won't corrode and wear your fence out in a few years.

Talk to a pool fencing contractor for even more tips on how to design and install the best metal fence for your pool.