Memorial Day is this weekend, which marks the first unofficial day of summer for many families, and is time to open your backyard pool for the season! In addition to cleaning your pool and getting it ready for summer fun, don’t forget about a very important aspect- the pool fence. Continue reading for a few tips on how to prepare your pool fence for summer.
First, check the gates on your pool fence to ensure every latch is opening and closing properly. The fence is there for safety reasons, and if a latch isn’t working correctly, it is not doing its job of keeping animals and children out of the pool area. The fence must be childproof, so take extra precautions to ensure no young kids are able to open and close the gate on their own.
Most pool fences have railings, so you will want to check for railing gaps and measure the height of your fence. If you have horizontal railings, make sure that they are no more than 45 inches apart when measured from the top of each rail to avoid gaps. Also, it’s essential to measure the height of the fence and check with the building codes in your area to ensure you meet the rules for barrier fence height.
Next, inspect the pool fence up close and look for holes, dry rot, or any weak spots that could mean it is not structurally sound. If the fence is not well-maintained, it could collapse and cause a huge problem. Instead, take preventative maintenance now and contact a fence professional for any repairs to avoid larger issues down the line.
Lastly, check out your local permit pages for relevant information about building codes. It is crucial to keep your fence up to code to avoid any accidents and to ensure your pool fence is doing its job of keeping everyone safe from the potentially dangerous water.
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