Choosing a Pool Fence for Your Home

The pool fence has evolved and changed over the years in a number of ways. In the past 10-15 years emphasis has been placed on regulating fence requirements and ensuring that they are met properly nationwide. This has saved lives and been an important advancement in pool fence safety. This has, however, limited consumer options, such as what type of fence material can be used. Read on for a brief introduction to each of the the three most common styles and types of fence material utilized, as well as the pros and cons of each.

Ornamental Aluminum

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The three most common styles and types of fence material utilized when building a pool fence, as well as the pros and cons of each.

Ornamental Aluminum has become the most often utilized fence in America due to its strength, longevity, and elegant appearance. It is far less expensive and simpler to maintain than iron. The panels for residential aluminum fence come in six foot sections and are composed individual top and bottom rails and pickets which are fastened together with rivets or screws. This type of fence material is extremely strong and long-lasting, relatively low maintenance, and fairly inconspicuous. However, if you are looking for a privacy, a different fence material would suit you better.


PVC is a frequently used pool fence material. It is available in two primary styles: standard fence and privacy fence. This type of fence material is a great privacy fence, low maintenance, available in a number of solid and picketed styles, and can sometimes even be available in custom heights. On the downside, they tend to sag over time, many people dislike their bulky look, their white color makes them incredibly noticeable, and they are mildew-prone.


Wood is a popular pool fence material, even though recently this popularity has declined slightly in the face of PVC and ornamental aluminum. These fences are inexpensive to install, highly customizable, and can be painted or stained to suit your tastes. This type of pool fence material, however, requires more maintenance and can twist and warp over time.

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With 40 years of experience, Freedom Fence and Home has provided the highest quality fence and decking materials to its many residential and commercial clients throughout in Timonium, Maryland and Harford county as well many residential clients in Baltimore county and Baltimore city.

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SOURCES: http://www.riverpoolsandspas.com/blog/bid/19896/Choosing-the-right-Swimming-Pool-Fence






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