As summer approaches, you and your family will likely spend an increasingly significant amount of time in your backyard. If you have a pool in your backyard and don’t yet have fencing around the pool, now is the perfect time to consider an installation with Hercules Fence of Washington, D.C. A pool without a fence can be hazardous, particularly to young kids. In addition to keeping your family safe, pool fencing can also improve the aesthetics and resale value of your home. Read on to learn more about how pool fencing can improve your backyard this summer.
Pool Fencing Protects Your Children
Pools can quickly become hazards to toddlers and grade school children who are not strong swimmers. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in children under age three, and the second-leading cause in children ages three to 15. While this can be alarming, pool fencing can work by barricading access to the pool without adult supervision. Even the most eagle-eyed parents could lose track of a young child for a moment, only to see that child wander into an open pool. Pool fencing, with a locked gate, can help you know when your children have access to the pool.
Pool Fencing Protects Pets
While your children should not have access to your pool without adult supervision, neither should your pets. Not every pet is a strong swimmer, and if they were to wander into an open pool when no one was around, the results could be fatal! To avoid having your pets walk into your pool, install pool fencing to monitor access to the swimming pool. Pool fencing can also help protect your pool from any neighborhood pets entering your yard, or any wildlife that may journey across your backyard. This not only protects the safety of these animals but keeps your pool clean and well-maintained.
Pool Fencing Increases Your Home’s Appearance
If you want a way to increase the visual appeal of your home, you can add a fence around your pool. Whether you select wood, vinyl, or ornamental steel designs, your backyard experiences an instant boost in aesthetic value when you add pool fencing. Making your backyard a place you want to be will encourage you to spend more time outdoors, playing with your kids, sunbathing, or having barbeque feasts.
Installing pool fencing this summer can not only keep your family safe and protected but can create a welcoming environment in which you can spend your summer days and nights.
Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.