When you have a swimming pool as part of your backyard oasis but you also have kids and pets, safety should be your priority. While you can install locks and door alarms, it only takes a second with your back turned to create a risk you don’t want — and shouldn’t have — to face.
To reduce the risk of drowning, it’s important to put up another layer of defense. Your barriers include permanent fencing and gate, a removable pool fence, a pool net, or a pool safety cover.
SoCal Pool Fences installs pool nets, pool safety covers, and removable pool fences throughout Riverside County, including Temecula and Murrieta, as well as San Diego County. All three provide a secure barrier between children and the pool and pets and the pool. However, here’s why we always recommend installing a removable pool fence from Pool Guard over the other barrier options.
Removable Pool Fence
Depending on your yard layout, a removable pool fence can adjoin the house, fence, or wall. The pool security fence is either four or five feet tall and cannot be climbed due to its structure. The fence is designed to meet all safety codes and requirements for foster parents and daycare providers.
Other reasons to select a mesh removable pool fence is that it offers an attractive look and is available in many colors to integrate with your backyard decor. Plus, sections of the fencing can be temporarily removed. The fencing can be easily dismantled when it’s no longer needed.
Removable pool fence installation requires a core drill or hammer drill for concrete pool decks. A complete fence surround may not be needed if there are other physical barriers or landscaping features that block entrance to the pool area.
Pool Safety Covers
A pool safety cover stretches tightly across the pool and are anchored into the pool deck. They are completely non-removable by children and can support the weight of a 4000-pound car. Therefore, even if kids and pets stand on it, the pool safety cover should remain in place.
Putting the cover on or taking it off can take anywhere from five to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your pool.
Pool Safety Nets
Pool safety nets are similarly to pool safety covers except they are a net material instead of solid. These lightweight nets are installed the same way as a pool safety net. Typically, it doesn’t take more than ten minutes to put the cover on the pool or take it off.
Why Choose a Removable Pool Fence
With pricing fairly close across all types of barrier, we prefer the fence because it is safer and provides a secure gate as another barrier made to keep kids and pet out. Our Pool Guard gates are self-closing and self-latching, which means it will close and lock automatically behind you.
Another reason to select a removable pool fence is convenience. It takes time to remove the net or solid covers. In contrast, the removable pool fence is easy to remove for adults, but not for children. Plus, it can be easily stores without any entanglement because it comes in easy-to-manage sections.
Then, there is compliance. Pool nets and pool safety covers may not be enough if you operate a daycare or have foster children. Most areas of the country actually require some type of fencing at either four or five feet.
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There is no perfect safety solution for swimming pools, and there is no substitute for proper adult supervision around a swimming pool. However, these three barrier options offer a way to reduce the risk of drownings, keeping kids, pets, and visitors safe. Fill out our online form to get your free quote for a removable pool fence, net cover, or pool safety cover today!