Safety should be at the forefront of your mind when you hire a company to install a pool fence around your in-ground swimming pool, but it's also important to think about the look of the fence. It will be a fixture in your backyard for many years to come, so you want be be pleased with the appearance of the fence whether you're on your pool deck or looking out a window of your home. Your pool company can present you with several different fencing options, including mesh. Mesh pool fences are a popular choice for many pool owners and offer the following benefits.
You Can See Through It
A lot of people favor mesh pool fences because they're possible to see through. Many fencing types have an opaque design that prevents you from seeing through them. Regardless of what side of the fence you're on, you'll appreciate being able to see through it. For example, when you're relaxing on the pool deck and your kids are playing on the lawn on the other side of the fence, a mesh fence will allow you to keep an eye on them. This wouldn't be possible with certain other types of fencing.
Children Can't Climb It
If you're a parent, you want to be confident that whatever pool fence you choose will keep your children from being able to enter the pool area when you're not around. It's dangerous for children to swim on their own or even play around the water, but some kids may attempt to gain access to the pool area without parental consent. There are certain pool fences that are relatively easy for an agile and determined child to climb. A mesh fence poses more of a challenge. Because it doesn't have any hard horizontal elements, a child won't have anything to support their feet. The result is that they'll be unlikely to have success climbing this type of fence.
It's always important to consider the cost of different fencing materials when you're planning your pool fence. While there are several different factors that can influence the cost of each fencing type, mesh fencing is often more affordable than other varieties. If your swimming pool is large, you'll need to erect a considerable amount of fencing around its perimeter—especially if you have a large pool deck, too. Choosing an affordable fencing material will help to keep the cost of this project down. Contact a pool fence company to learn about mesh fencing.