Keep your family safe with a top quality swimming pool safety fence and swimming pool safety gate from Buzz Custom Fence. Each swimming pool fence is customized to your pool, with a variety of styles available.
Keep Your Children Safe With Pool Safety Fences
With approximately 300 children drowning in residential pools every year, safety for your family should be at the forefront in the design and construction of your pool fence. We believe we can advise and help with this process. While there is no substitute for parental supervision, a pool fence is a cost-effective additional layer of protection. Most cities, and insurance companies, have strict guidelines for pool safety…ranging from the types and heights of fences allowed around the pool, as well as the types of fences and gates allowed around the entire property. While codes vary from state to state and city to city, most adopt what was originally called the “BOCA Pool Fence Code” (Building Officials and Code Administrators International Inc..). Within this code, self-closing and self-latching gates are two of the key components. Spacing of bars on iron or aluminum fences is another…with most codes requiring no more than a 4” gap between bars/pickets. With a wood fence around your property, the critical issue is whether the rails are to be placed on the inside or outside. If the vertical rails on your fence are on the outside of your property, codes will probably dictate that you have what is called “none climbable rails”. These rails have the top edge cut on the diagonal to prevent individuals from being able to climb the fence from the outside.
Self-closing latches, such as those made by Magna Latch, are a must for all pool fences. Their most recent technology, the MagnaLatch ALERT, features an audible alarm and flashing LED lights. It allows you to hear and see from a distance when a gate is left open or not safely latched.
In addition to following building code for safety measures, the materials you use to build your pool fence are also important. Typically, we recommend fence types that allow you the most clear view of the pool. Most common are picket style, aluminum or wrought iron. Aluminum fencing is recommended because it is more durable and resistant to rust and corrosion. They allow for maximum visibility and with many styles to choose from, they add visual appeal to the pool area. Most aluminum fence manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty…making it a great investment for your property. Powder-coated iron fences are also an option.
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See what our customers are saying:
Marcia HendrixBuzz Fence did a fantastic job on my replacement fence. The fence looks great and the young man who did the work did a great job in cleaning up after the fence was up. I am very pleased and would highly recommend Buzz Fence to my friends.
Mike HandWe had an existing steel fence that was powder coated to separate our pool area from the side yard and house for security. The fence had deteriorated over the years and the coating had failed creating a rust issue. We called on Buzz to repair or replace the fence and they recommended replacement since it would be more cost effective. The final product met and actually exceeded our expectations. The fabricator was a fellow named Martin’ who did an outstanding job as we had several requirements and wanted to modify the existing location somewhat. The powder coating also appears to be superior to our previous product. We would highly recommend Buzz Fence if you are in need of fencing since they are very responsive to requests from the customer and have a real desire for customer satisfaction.