So you have your home loan and your dream pool! If you have recently installed a brand-new pool fence, you will want this to last as long as possible. These can be very expensive, depending upon the type of material that they are made of. Additionally, the size of your pool, the height of the fence, and how it was installed can all contribute to the many things that you must do to keep it in good condition. These are typically put in place to protect small children, preventing them from getting inside when there are no adults present. Here are a few tips on how to care for your new swimming pool fence that will likely last for many decades if you use the following strategies.
What Type Of A Swimming Pool Fence Did You Install?
There are two different types that you can install. First of all, there are those that are permanent. These are going to go around the swimming pool area. These will not necessarily be adjacent to the swimming pool, but just around the area in your backyard where the pool is located. If they are permanent, they typically are very low, allowing you to see the swimming pool, yet providing consistent amounts of safety. The other type of swimming pool fence is one that is portable, a removable fence that can be set into place when people are not outside using it.
How To Care For This Type Of Fence
Most of these are going to be made of some type of metal, plastic, or perhaps PVC. They can be collapsible, making them easy to store. They will likely have many joints if they are going to go around a swimming pool that is an irregular shape, yet they are still easy to collapse and store. They are going to be self latching, making it virtually impossible for children to open them. To avoid the probability of children getting inside, they can also have a key or combination lock. To care for them, you will simply spray them down, preferably with chlorinated water, and allow them to dry in the sun.
Most of these are not going to get very dirty at all. Very few people are going to make contact with the fence itself. Its primary purpose is to go around the swimming pool when it is not in use, and it is typically only used when people have small children. If this is going to be placed on a deck, it is recommended that you drill holes into the deck so that the supporting poles can be inserted. If it is not in use, you can place color-coordinated plugs that will be flush with the surface, making it very difficult to see the holes that are actually there. As long as you are spraying down, or wiping down, the fence on a regular basis, it will stay clean and will not degrade. It’s one of the best ways to protect your kids if you have a swimming pool outside using one of these collapsible fences.
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