Due to increased attention on safety and privacy, pool fences are growing in popularity nationwide. Fences make the area more attractive and secure. With so many styles to choose from, and regardless of your motivation, picking the right fence can be a tough choice. Here are a few tips on which type of fence is right for you from a company who specializes in building fences in Atlanta.
The Hands-Off Approach
Ornamental aluminum is the best solution for a pool owner who wants to put up a fence and not touch it for a decade. Due to the strength of the metal and the powder coating, these fences require virtually no maintenance and are very difficult to damage. The powder coat gives the aluminum a wrought iron look. However, unlike wrought iron, powdered aluminum is lighter in weight and does not have issues with paint chipping. Aluminum fences have large gaps between the bars, making lack of privacy its greatest drawback. If privacy is your most important factor, look elsewhere.
Privacy Over Aesthetics
PVC fencing is the solution if you are looking for a fence that is low maintenance, but also provides great privacy. A PVC privacy fence normally runs 6-7’ tall with slats butted together, blocking out almost any unwanted eyes from peering into your pool area. If you have a desire to change the height, many manufacturers will do so at no added cost. However, with all this convenience, there are a few added draw backs. The fences tend to be bulkier and less attractive in general. Also, be aware of the possibility of mildew in shady areas. While not the most elegant, the convenience of PVC fences makes them the most functional of all the options.
A Natural Solution
If you desire an elegant fence and don’t mind a decent bit of maintenance, wood fencing is unmatched because they are completely customizable. Any color, stain, or style can be implemented with relative ease. You have the option of a tall privacy fence or a small picket fence accustomed to your liking. Being made of natural material, this type of fence brings added maintenance. If you opt to paint the fence, you will undoubtedly have to repaint it every few years. Wooden boards warp over time and are easily damaged. The best of both worlds comes at a cost.
Fences are an attractive and safe addition to any pool. If you’re interested in installing a new fence, or updating an old one, contact us at America Fence Company or give us a call at 770-931-4077. With nearly fifty years of experience, we are Atlanta’s premier fence company, and we look forward to serving you.