Posted on: 21 May 2019Share
Swimming pools are fun and popular summer gathering spots. Yet, they are potentially dangerous if steps aren't taken to create a safe pool environment. One of the important things you can do to ensure pool safety on your residential property is to limit access to your pool section. Erecting a fence around your pool area is a great way to achieve this goal.
However, not all pool fences are created equal. Therefore, you should narrow your options down to the best ones available on the market today. Aluminium fencing is one such type of pool fencing. Here's why it is one of the crowd favourites.
Aluminium is rust resistant and can withstand most outdoor elements. Plus, modern aluminium fencing posts are powder coated for added protection against the elements. This, combined with the innate properties of aluminium, make for a long-lasting pool fence.
The inherent properties of aluminium make it a cost-saving option over the long term. Other materials such as ferrous-based fences are prone to rust and corrosion, more so given the close proximity to the water.
In addition, additives to pool water, such as chlorine may react with most of the fencing materials available, such as iron and wood. Aluminium is rust resistant and inert, making it the perfect option for your pool fence.
Variety of Design Options
Aluminium comes in a variety of colours due to the ease of powder coating. As highlighted, the coat acts as an extra protection coating against rust, UV rays and the weather. More so, the variety of colours enables you to customise the fence based on an underlying theme or to contrast or match the other buildings.
For example, it is easy to get bright colours to fence a kid-themed pool in your backyard, children's hospital or park. The finish options include colour, texture and finish.
The widespread use of aluminium in virtually all industries, from construction to beverage and food packaging, makes it a prime recycling material. A majority of aluminium fences are made from recycled aluminium, like from demolition waste or beverage cans.
An aluminium fence made from recycled material is environmentally friendly. You can rest easy knowing you did your part in saving energy, endangered species and the detriments associated with mining and manufacturing virgin metal. Aluminium fences fabricated from scratch are recyclable too, so the fence has a scrap value.
Other than the above benefits, a well-installed aluminium fence will keep your kids and pets away from the water. In spite of its lightweight design, it holds its ground against forceful entry. Contact your trusted fencing contractor for a quote so you can know how much you will need to spend upfront.