A beautiful swimming pool is often the centerpiece of a luxury, backdoor living space. Nevertheless, it can also be a dangerous feature without a safety fence. Many homeowners will fret over this safety feature because pool fences are often not very attractive. But, having a swimming pool fence is critical, especially if you or your neighbors have children. Rather than trying to find tricks to get around local codes, and create an unnecessary risk and liability, an elegant wood fence is the right answer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an average of 10 fatal unintentional drownings occur every day. And, 1 in 5 other those deaths are children under 14 years old. Plus, for every child who dies from an unintentional drowning, 5 are rushed to emergency rooms because of submersion injuries. Of all these injuries, roughly 50 percent require hospitalization and many develop long-term disabilities. Moreover, the statistics tell us that these occurrences with children happen most often when someone is home and the victim is missing less than 5 minutes.
Consequently, we cannot stress enough the need for safety when it comes to your outdoor living space. That said, a wood fence will not only improve the safety around your pool area, but it can also increase its overall appeal. The most common styles use panels or planks, but there are hundreds of customizing variations and options. The most classic is a tall, privacy wood fence. Regardless, the design of your swimming pool wood fence can range from simple to elaborate, and classic to contemporary.
Yet, one of the biggest benefits compared to other options is that wood fences are easier and less expensive to install. This is because they can be pre-cut according to your needs and the landscape. So, there is just no reason to ignore this critically important safety feature. Don’t you agree?
If you would like to talk about wood fencing around your swimming pool, or a related topic, please contact us.