With summer just around the corner, you may need to start thinking about the benefits of a new pool fence. For safety, legal, and aesthetic reasons, a new pool fence could be the perfect way to start the summer! When considering a new fence, think of these simple three things to help you make your choice.
Make sure it’s safe.
A fence can actually save lives. The Consumer Safety Product Commission found that 300 children die each year from pool drownings and over 2,000 are treated in emergency rooms after being submerged in residential swimming pools. If your fence cannot stop a child from getting over, under, or through it, you might want to consider a new fence that is safer. This generally means that it should be 48 inches tall and not have gaps bigger than 4 inches in the fencing – both between pickets and between the ground and the fence. This is the best way to ensure that children can only be in the pool with adult supervision.
Make sure it’s legal.
In many states and cities, it is the law to have a fence around your pool. When you choose a professional fence company, they can advise you on what the local laws are about the requirements for a pool fence, from how tall it needs to be to what materials it can be made of. Insurance companies also require a fence around pools to reduce liability, but this can also vary depending on where the pool is located.
Make sure it looks good!
When thinking about your any fence, always consider how it looks! It may have been the fence that the original homeowner chose or it may be years since you had the fence put up. Either way, a new fence can add beauty and value to your property. At Hercules Fence of Washington, D.C., we offer a variety of fence options in wood, vinyl, aluminum, iron and steel that can replace your old fence, fit your style, and make the pool the most fun place to hang out this summer.
Get In Touch With Hercules Fence of Washington D.C.
At Hercules Fence, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of several fence styles throughout the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and North Carolina areas. A residential fence provides a welcoming appearance to complement your home. Our sales team can offer you many selections to choose from to accommodate your privacy, semi-privacy, and decorative needs, and our professionals use only the highest quality materials to install your fence at a price that is reasonable and affordable.
We also specialize in commercial fencing and temporary fencing to keep your business safe and secure while also looking professional and welcoming. To get started with a fence for your Washington, DC home or business, call us today at 1-800-883-3623. You can also visit our contact page to find a full list of our locations and phone numbers.