Beyond Child Safety — 5 Other Ways A Pool Fence Helps You

Pool fences are important safety features. But hesitant pool owners may only view them as a utilitarian requirement. Is your new pool fence more than just something your community or zoning requires? It doesn't have to be. It can also help you in many ways. Here are a few of these.

1. It Reduces Insurance Costs 

Insurance companies generally consider a pool to belong to a category known as an attractive nuisance. Attractive nuisances raise insurance premiums and may even lock you out of certain policies. A qualifying pool fence could be your ticket to better insurance coverage, lower costs, and a wider pool of policies to choose from. 

2. It Keeps Out Wildlife

Many types of pool fences keep not only small children but also pets out of the pool area. But what else might get into your yard and your pool? Does wildlife like coyotes, foxes, rabbits, raccoons, possums, squirrels, and more wander through your neighborhood? What about stray dogs and cats? Whether you're an animal lover or you just don't want anything messing up your pool, fencing helps keep them out. 

3. It Adds Ambience

Today's pool owners have a wide variety of choices in fencing. Glass fences add a modern, minimalistic look while horizontal wood privacy fences appear rustic and casual. You might add an elegant ornamental iron or aluminum fence or even a fun bamboo fence to complement your tiki bar. Don't think of fencing only in practical terms — it can also be a great way to spice up your backyard. 

4. It Creates Zones

Backyard zoning is a landscape organization method that creates specific spaces for different activities, such as outdoor entertainment or gardening. Fences are the best type of perimeter to delineate a particular zone. Use it to keep people and kids out of your pool when you're entertaining in other ways. It can also provide a useful decorative backdrop and barrier for adjacent zones in the yard. 

5. It Boosts Privacy

Most people don't want their private pool to be open for everyone to see. A tall backyard privacy fence is the most common solution, but this doesn't solve all privacy issues for some. Perhaps your backyard is visible to neighbors on upper elevations or your fence isn't a solid material. Maybe your pool is above ground and unexpectedly visible. Whatever the reason, a pool fence is an opportunity to target particular privacy issues. 

Where to Start

Ready to start seeing all the possibilities in a pool fence for your backyard? Begin by meeting with an experienced pool fence contractor in your area today.