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Pool Fencing

At The Fence Guys, our pool fences are tastefully designed to give your home a rounded out architectural flare while still providing a safe boundary line. Your pool fence not only needs to look great, but it also needs to meet your municipality’s code. Though every city, township, and borough determines its own code for public safety and aesthetics, there are national pool fence code standards that are virtually universal. Pool fences can come in a number of different materials, some of which include aluminum, wood, and vinyl.

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The fences pictured all meet these national standards and will keep your pool safe, secure, and looking great. There are many other styles and colors available.

Ascot

black ascot fence

Contemporary design with clean lines and symmetry.

Canterbury

black fence

Every other picket is pointed.

Horizontal

6 ft tall horizontal wooden fence around pool

Contemporary design with clean lines. Semi-privacy style.

Ascot 2-Rail

4 ft high black ascot fence

Meets most pool codes in 4 foot high.

Lakeland Two-Tone Vinyl

beige vinyl fence protecting pool

Our best-selling vinyl fence provides full privacy for your pool.

Split-Rail Wooden Fence

wooden split rail fence on driveway

The most affordable option for pool fencing.

Pool Fence Requirements

Pool fence code is determined by the municipality, so your township, borough, or city decides what they require. Many municipalities adopt the pool fence section of the International Building Code unchanged, but it is sometimes modified.

Being familiar with Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties pool fencing requirements, The Fence Guys ensures that you are protected from any possible liabilities and comply with all local fencing laws.

Here are the basics of many local pool fence codes:

  1. If the spacing between the vertical members is less than 1.5 inches, the fence needs to be 4 feet high or greater.  Examples: Any 4-foot high privacy fence, appropriately spaced vinyl and wood picket fences, post and rail fences with 1.5” x 4” welded wire, and two rail aluminum fences.
  2. If the spacing between the vertical members is greater than 1.5 inches, the distance between the bottom rail and the next rail upward needs to be 45 inches or more. Examples: Specially designed 4.5-foot high aluminum fence styles Ascot and Canterbury and most aluminum, vinyl, and wood fences 5 feet high or greater.
  3. Gates must be self-closing, open out, and have a latch.

Special Cases:

  1. If the house is part of the pool enclosure, an alarm is required on all doors into the pool area. Alarms can also be required on ground-level windows that open into the pool area, and occasionally on second and third-floor windows that open into the pool area.
  2. The gate latch must have a built-in key or combination lock.

Wood Pool Fencing

Wood fences offer a charming, natural aesthetic that appeals to many pool owners. Wood fencing comes in all types of designs and colors, are often more budget-friendly, and can be repaired with relative ease. However, they require regular maintenance, are susceptible to damage from rot and pests, and have a shorter lifespan when compared to vinyl and aluminum options.

Vinyl Pool Fencing

Vinyl fences are low-maintenance and durable, making them a great option for a pool fence. They resist rot, decay, and fading, making them a long-lasting option. However, the added durability of vinyl fences comes with fewer repair options, compared to wood. Vinyl fencing comes in a variety of styles and colors, some of which are designed to imitate the look of natural wood.

Aluminum Pool Fencing

Aluminum fences are known for their low maintenance and durability. Their ability to resist rust ensures that aluminum fences are one of the longest-lasting options. Aluminum fences offer versatility in style, with options providing security while maintaining an aesthetic appeal. All the advantages of aluminum fencing make this style of fencing one of the more costly options. At The Fence Guys, our aluminum fences come with a 5 year workmanship warranty to ensure customer satisfaction!

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