Homeowners who install in ground or above ground swimming pools in their backyards should also consider installing a privacy fence for their pool. A fence ensures a family’s privacy, increases property value, prevents unwanted intruders from gaining access to the pool and protects the homeowner from various types of liability.
Insurance companies and state/local building ordinances may require that a privacy fence be installed to prevent accidents or injuries to anyone who may walk on to the property. Pools that are not surrounded by a fence will increase a homeowners’ liability and may cause their policy to be canceled or their premiums to be substantially higher.
A well maintained privacy fence can substantially increase the property value of a home. This will also raise the amount a homeowner can reasonably ask for if they ever choose to sell the property. A prospective buyer can view the fence as a benefit for both privacy and security reasons.
A secure privacy fence helps to keep unwanted intruders from gaining access to your pool and back patio or deck. Stray animals that wander through the neighborhood will not be able to get near the pool and fall in. It will also prohibit uninvited guests from using the pool when you are not at home.
Lastly, the main reason for a pool fence is basically, privacy. An enclosed area, not only keeps outsiders from gaining entry, it also allows you to relax in a secure environment, away from the eyes of neighbors or passersby. For families with small children, security and privacy are normally the two most common reasons behind installing a well-constructed privacy fence.