Swimming pools have been around since ancient times. They’re a good place for physical exercise, providing a low-impact workout during recreational swimming. To add to that, constructing a swimming pool at home also increases the land value.
It’s no surprise that homeowners with enough space often opt to add swimming pools to the backyard of their homes. While having a private place to stay cool and relax is definitely great, this increase in accessibility also comes with serious risks especially if there are small children in the household. While constant adult supervision can be helpful in increasing safety, such concerns require more permanent solutions. This is where custom pool fence panels can help.
Reading this article will give you some more information about custom pool fence panels and why you might want them for your pool.
Custom Pool Fence Panels
Pool fence panels are designed to be placed around the perimeter of a pool area, limiting entry into the pool through a number of gates that can be locked to prevent children from entering. Fencing for residential pools is mandatory in Australia. They can be made of wood, steel, glass, or a combination of these depending on the requirements set by the local council as well as the owners’ personal preference.
These kinds of fence panels are incredibly versatile and can be incorporated into almost any layout. By having your panels customized, you have much more control over how you want your pool fence to look.
Aluminum fences typically have a standard thickness but can be adjusted in terms of height and shape. These are usually more common as they are more affordable. On the other hand, glass fence panels can have varying measures of thickness which usually range from 6mm to 18mm. This option gives a more pleasing, minimalist, and unobtrusive aesthetic to your pool area but is a little less affordable. You also have the option of having tinted glass when getting your own custom panels.
While there are a lot of options for your design, keep in mind that there are a number of requirements that the pool fence needs to meet in order to comply with building regulations. Generally, pool fences are required to be at least 48 inches or 4 feet high to prevent children from climbing over. Before having your panels installed, be sure to go over the necessary requirements or ask your local council about the pool fence regulations in your area.
While the aesthetic benefits of adding pool fence panels are debatable, an obvious advantage of having these is the increased factor of safety. Limiting entry into the pool area will lessen the possibility of children accidentally falling into the pool and drowning.
Pool fence panels could also prevent stray wildlife from accessing the pool and contaminating the water as well as the surrounding area. This is especially helpful if your home is located near a forest or open land.
Mount Eliza Pool Fence Panels
We hope this article has given you a better idea of what pool fence panels are and what they can do for you and your pool area. Give us a call at (03) 9799 9005 to get your own set of customized pool fence panels and have the benefits of added style and safety.