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 a focus in the design and construction of a pool fence. While there is no substitute for parental supervision, a perimeter fence is an easy way to secure swimming pools. Buzz’s contractors can advise and help with this process.
Most cities and insurance companies, have strict guidelines for pool safety. The type, height and material of fencing around pools and gate latch design are all regulated to prevent accidental drowning. While codes vary in Texas by city, most areas have adopted the BOCA Pool Fence Code, now known as the International Building Council. At Buzz, we recommend this guide from a division of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Code Requirements for Pool Fencing and Gates
Code for pool fencing and gates is complex and changes over time to prevent additional accidents. Below is a summary of important considerations:
- Self-closing and locking gate latches are required
- Typically, spacing of bars/pickets on iron or aluminum fences can have no more than a 4” gap
- With a wood fence surrounding a property, the critical issue is whether the rails are inside or outside. If the vertical rails are on the outside of the fence, code typically requires “none climbable rails”. These rails have the top edge cut on the diagonal to prevent climbing from the outside.
Recommended Designs, Hardware and Materials
At Buzz Custom Fence, we are partner with D&D Technologies and highly recommend MagnaLatch for pool fences. Their most recent technology, the MagnaLatch ALERT, features an audible alarm and flashing LED lights. It allows pool owners to quickly respond to gates left open or not safely latched.
Buzz often recommend pool fencing with clear visibility to maintain sight lines. Popular materials are picket designs in aluminum, vinyl or wrought iron. Aluminum and vinyl pool safety fences are recommended for durability and resistance 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.
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.