Safety is very important when it comes to owning a swimming pool. And congratulations for taking the responsible route and putting up a new pool fence. But now you face a different problem. Just because the fence is preventing someone who can’t swim from getting to the pool, it doesn’t mean it can’t look good. In fact, if the fence doesn’t look appealing, it might just ruin your mood for a swim altogether.
The fact is you need to take care of your new pool fence if you want it to remain safe and visibly appealing. So, consider the following:
1. What Type Of Fence Is It?
A good place to start would be to look at the type of pool fence you have. Seeing as they come in so many shapes and sizes, caring for them will entail different approaches.
For example, if it’s a wood fence you’ll need to protect it from the natural elements with special coatings. If the fence is concrete, it’s definitely going to need a paint job in order to look appealing, but it requires the right type of paint.
2. Wash It Regularly
Dirt accumulates over time, meaning you won’t really notice it until the damage has clearly been done. One moment you don’t see anything, and the next day it’s like a mud storm blew over the place.
But just by cleaning the new pool fence on a regular basis will extend its visual appeal. This is especially true if the fence is made out of vulnerable materials like wood.
3. Check Locks And Hinges
Unfortunately, there are some weak spots when it comes to pool fencing, and they can be found at the gate. While you probably won’t have too many problems with the locking system or the hinges of the gate, it’s best to test them regularly.
If you have kids and pets, or you know of other kids that might be coming to visit, ensure the locks and hinges are secure. Accidents happen incredibly quickly, and you don’t want to take unnecessary risks.
Of course, you can always hire a professional to give your fencing a regular checkup. This way you’ll know the integrity of the fence is stable and it still provides a safe environment around the pool area.
As for making it more visually appealing, that part is up to you. Just remember it will require a little more maintenance.