Why You Need a Mesh Safety Fence
Many homeowners love having a pool in their yard. However, those with children or expecting parents may begin thinking about how to keep this feature safe. Accidental drownings are an unfortunate risk for anyone who owns a pool. There are a lot of ways to keep your pool safe, but safety fences are the best option for most families.
Most people who are looking into mesh safety fences are already aware of the safety concerns a pool creates. Accidental drownings are more common than many parents realize and the only way to prevent them is to restrict access to water when children are unsupervised. Some parents may wonder if a pool is just too big of a risk for their family. However, with the right tools you can keep your pool safe, secure, and easily accessible for memorable fun year-round.
There are two main ways to add safety features to your pool; physical barriers and alert systems. Physical barriers include pool safety covers, nets, and of course mesh safety fences. These work to prevent access to the pool when it is unsupervised. Limiting access is the most important aspect of pool safety and preventing accidental drownings. Alert systems work as a backup feature. These alarms can alert if doors or gates are opened, if there is disturbance in the pool, or if motion is detected in a specific area. These alert systems should be used in combination with a physical barrier as they don’t prevent a child from entering the pool.
Mesh safety fences come in different options depending on your needs. Parents or those with pets may need a permanent safety feature. These fences are permanently attached and come in a variety of materials. Although mesh is common, you can choose from a variety of materials that fit your landscaping best.
For those with no children or pets in the home, the decision to install a fence can cause some hesitation. You don’t need the added safety most of the time and you love how your pool looks the way it is. However, grandparents or those with friends who have children may wonder if they should consider installing a fence as well. For this situation a temporary mesh fence may be the best option. These fences are easily set up when needed and conveniently store away when not.
Mesh safety fences have small holes that allow you to see through them. This means that the barrier preventing access to the pool doesn’t prevent you from seeing it. Pools are a favorite aspect of our homes, and many safety options hide it and can even make it an eyesore. While safety is the most important thing, you can have the best of both worlds with a mesh safety fence.
There are several physical barriers available to keep your pool safe from pets and children. Pool nets and covers when properly installed and set-up work well. However, no one really wants to look out at a giant tarp across their yard every day. Pool safety fences allow all the safety features you need without taking away from the beauty of your yard and pool.
Ease of Use
One of the main advantages to a mesh safety fence is how easy they are to use. Unlike the other physical barriers we discussed, fences allow the easiest access to your pool. With a fence there is no set up or break down when you want to go for a swim. This makes mesh safety fences the most convenient option for families. They are so easy you may even forget that you have an extra safety feature installed.
When looking at the various options for safety, not only are mesh safety fences convenient, but they are also cost effective. Installation costs vary depending on your landscaping, hardscaping, and pool size/shape. But these factors also affect other options such as a pool nets or safety covers and typically end up costing around the same to purchase and install.
We think that you may agree that mesh safety fences are one of the best options around for pool safety. They are easy to use, fit seamlessly into your landscape, are a great investment, and most importantly keep your children safe. Let us help you design the perfect safety system for your pool so you and your family can get back to the important stuff, having fun and creating memories.