3 Types of Pool Fences – Know the Difference

If you have a pool, you need a fence to keep out wandering children and animals, but there are other factors to think about when selecting your fence material. For instance, are you worried about nosy neighbors peeking in on your pool parties? Do you want a fence that you can repaint or one that never needs painting? You also want to choose a barrier that suits the style or your home and adds value to your property. Here is an introduction to the three main types of pool fences along with their advantages and drawbacks to help guide your decision.

Aluminum Fences
An aluminum fence provides security without obstructing your view of the outside world, which is why aluminum is especially popular around waterfront homes. Perhaps the greatest appeal of aluminum fences is that they rarely need repairs. While many people have the misconception that aluminum looks too dull and industrial for private homes, aluminum fences can come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can choose one that best compliments your castle. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance option and aren’t overly concerned with privacy, then aluminum is the way to go.

PVC or Vinyl Fences
The terms PVC and vinyl are often used interchangeably. Although more expensive than aluminum, a vinyl fence is a better option for homeowners who desire privacy while they use their pool. Like aluminum, vinyl requires very little upkeep, but many people consider vinyl to be more aesthetically pleasing. Since the interior and exterior of vinyl panels are the same color, scratches are often unnoticeable, so you never need to repaint. You also never have to worry about rusting or rotting. Vinyl fences are available in solid and picketed options, and they can be modified to fit your ideal height.

Wood Fences
You can never go wrong with a wood fence, unless you’re opposed to doing a little maintenance every now and then. Despite requiring some care, wood remains a popular choice for fencing because of its rustic beauty. Wood fences are also easy to install, and they offer stylistic versatility since you can repaint them at any time. Compared to aluminum and vinyl, wood is usually the least expensive option so long as you’re willing to handle the upkeep. Whether you live in the countryside or the suburbs, a wood fence will protect your privacy while adding curbside appeal to your home.

American Screen Contractors Builds Pool Fences of All Types

So which is it going to be? Whether you’ve already picked your material or you’re still on the fence contact us at 407-847-9322 for a free estimate. We will work with you throughout the selection, design and installation process until you feel satisfied and secure.