A fence for your pool provides a host of benefits. It provides not only practical solutions but also your peace of mind, especially if you have young children. Although a pool fence can be a mental and literal lifesaver for parents and children, it can also be a practical and aesthetically-pleasing structure no matter what age you are. Here are four reasons why a fence around your pool can make for a worthwhile addition to your property.
1. Code by County
First of all, a pool fence is not exactly a choice. Having a pool fence is required by law for safety reasons. Accidental drowning is still one of the top causes of death for children under the age of 5. In Maryland, each county has specific code guidelines that vary from each other. A fence is a requirement; at the same time, homeowners have the flexibility to choose what function of such a fence they’d like to highlight.
The nice thing about a fence is that although they may be mandatory and required to be of a certain height, there is much diversity in what the fence can actually look like. Mid Atlantic Deck & Fence offers the options of wood, vinyl, ornamental aluminum, and steel fencing. Talk with a Mid Atlantic professional to decide on the right decorative fence for you.
A pool fence can also offer privacy for your pool. In a packed neighborhood or in a sprawling suburb, a fence designed for privacy can be a valuable asset in either setting. With the right fence, your backyard can even become more soundproof, reducing noise to and from the surrounding area.
The number one reason to have a fence around your pool, besides the legal requirement, is that of security. Not only does it give convenient security for wandering kids, but protection for your pets as well. Not all dogs can swim, never mind cats and other animals. For your children though, a secure fence can greatly reduce the risk of accidental injury or drowning in the pool. The chances drop to near impossibility. However, it is important to note: a pool fence is NOT a replacement for parental supervision.
Pool Fence Construction from Mid-Atlantic Deck and Fence
Mid- Atlantic Deck and Fence has been building custom pool fences and decks since 1987. We work directly with most of the area’s largest pool companies in Maryland. Click Here to request an estimate today! In the meantime, if you have any questions about Maryland Pool Fence Laws, please contact Mid Atlantic Deck & Fence (MAD Fence) today by clicking here or calling 1-800-833-9310. We proudly serve Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and surrounding counties.