Is Fencing Swimming Pool Necessary?

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Swimming pool in your backyard offers a perfect place to unwind, enjoy, and have a fun time with family and friends during hot summer days.

However, it can also pose serious risks to you and your loved ones.

It is important for the homeowners to keep their pool area safe and should invest in various pool safety equipment like:

The more safety tools you install, the higher the protection your swimming pool will offer humans and animals alike. But the greatest of all and a widely popular option is a pool fence.

How does that benefit and why installing a pool fence makes sense is explained below:

1.  Safety

You will be surprised to know that 74% of pool accidents occur in residential areas.

Leaving the pool open and unsupervised can put your kids and pets at a higher risk of drowning.

If you have children and pets at home, a pool fence is a necessary safety feature that can prevent any unfortunate incidents from happening.

It can also protect your privacy from intruding neighbors, birds and animals.

2.  Legal Need

Do you know that there are nearly 320,000 drowning deaths per year globally?

This is a huge number.

Because of this, many countries have made it mandatory for pool owners to install a fence around their backyard.

For instance, all swimming pools in New York must have a fence or a barrier.

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Some municipalities even have strict requirements for fence material and height.  Those who don’t comply with state laws and regulations are slapped with a hefty fee.

3.  Protects Privacy

A pool fence allows you to spend good time with your partner and close family members, friends without compromising on your privacy.

You can create an attractive and private enclosure with a pool fence without the prying eyes of the people living around your home.

This can be helpful for people who feel shy wearing swimwear or who simply do not want their neighbors to watch them while swimming.

More privacy means more unhindered enjoyment.

4.  Keeps Animals at Bay

There is nothing more frustrating than to see a stray dog approaching near your pool for a drink or a dip.

One of the greatest benefits of installing a fence around the perimeter of your pool is it keeps animals away.

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In the End…

Installing a fence around your pool is one of the wisest decisions you can make as a pool owner.

Though it is an expensive investment, yet the benefits of a pool fence outweigh the installation cost.

However, make sure to keep all your pool gates locked at all times. Keep chairs, toys, and ladders away from the fence to prevent someone from climbing it.

 A well-equipped pool is a safe haven for those who love swimming.

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About the Author: Barry Lachey

Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources "Joe Joe." he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.