There are many home and property owners that would argue that a pool is the best thing in the world to have. It’s the perfect place to get your family outdoors and enjoying the summertime. However, this traditional luxury comes with non-negotiable responsibility. Having a pool is a major safety concern and every precaution and measure should be taken with care. Among these safety measures, having a proper fence around your pool is a necessity. At Twin Cities Fence, we are knowledgeable and trained to install a proper pool fence while still helping your property look aesthetically pleasing.
Types of Pool Fences
So why is it so important that every pool have a fence around the perimeter? First of all, fencing systems do a fantastic job of keeping unwanted critters from coming in and taking a dip into your pool. Secondly and perhaps most importantly, fences keep little ones from wandering near the water and falling in. Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death for children age one to fourteen. This is especially true for residential swimming pools. Third, a fence around the pool can bring about a certain element of fun! It provides safety, security and an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere. So, what type of fencing style and atmosphere are you trying to create? Having a taller privacy fence can allow for some much needed privacy while you are swimming or sunbathing on the deck. This can be done in vinyl, wood, Trex, etc. You could also go with an equally beautiful steel fence. Wrought iron gates used to be an incredibly popular steel-type pool fence. However, we now use steel or aluminum to increase our durability and our weather-resistance.
State Rules for Gates
If you own a pool in Minnesota, there are three requirements when it comes to pool access. Your pool gate must open outwardly, it must be self-closing and it should be self-latching. At Twin Cities Fence, we are up to date on all of the state requirements for your fence and gates and will educate you on installation so that your property stays up to code. We offer a wide variety of gate styles that match the state’s criteria for safety.
No matter what type of gate or pool fence you decide on, Twin Cities Fence has got you covered. If you are looking for quality pool fence installations in Minnesota, call Twin Cities Fence today. Give us a call for a free estimate today at 612-443-1948.