There are plenty of things to think about when you're adding a pool to your home, and one of the most important is what type of pool fencing to use. Here are just six reasons why mesh makes the right choice.
1. No Gaps
Most types of pool fencing will have gaps. That means small animals can slip through and get in your pool, which isn't very convenient. If you have younger children, they might try to stick an arm through and get stuck. Mesh is densely woven, so you won't even be able to get a fingertip through. This makes it a very secure choice.
2. Transparent Screen
Mesh doesn't have any gaps, and yet it's also completely transparent. That's because the mesh itself will be very thin. You'll be able to pick out each strand when you're right up close, but you'll see right through the fence when you're further away. This means enjoying unobstructed views.
3. Easy Installation
Mesh fences are very easy to install. Panels are premade and secured with poles, and those poles don't need to go very deep since mesh is not particularly heavy. While wood or iron fences would require a professional, mesh fences can be installed by the homeowner. If you'd rather hire a professional, you'll at least find the job doesn't take too long.
The posts used to secure your mesh fencing should be sunk into the ground, but many systems allow you to pop the mesh panels out from those supports. This only takes a matter of minutes when you know what you're doing, and it's appreciated if you want to stay flexible. When you don't need fencing around your pool, you can simply remove it.
5. Low Cost
It's no secret that adding a pool to your property can be expensive, and having to spend big on pool fencing only adds insult to injury. Luckily enough, you can cut your costs by opting for mesh fencing. Despite their low cost, mesh panels should last for years, and they won't be very expensive to replace if damage is ever sustained.
6. Easy to Maintain
Finally, mesh fences are very easy to maintain. Most are made from steel, so corrosion isn't an issue. All you need to do is hose them down to get them clean. You don't need to worry about wood chipping, paint peeling, or glass picking up smudges.