Aluminum is perhaps the most popular type of pool fence we install. With an aluminum fence installed by Accent Fence, you get a product that is maintenance-free and includes a lifetime warranty. In Georgia, almost all of our 5′ tall residential aluminum fences meet local pool codes, and a couple of the 4′ tall ones do in some areas. Aluminum pool fencing is an excellent choice for homeowners for several reasons. First of all, it is popular among households with children, as an aluminum fence is an open fence that allows a high level of visibility, so even if a parent has to momentarily step outside the pool area, he or she can still see inside the fence. Also, the spacing of the pickets on an aluminum fence are already made to meet most pool codes, as they offer a spacing of slightly less than 4″ between the pickets. At Accent Fence, the hardware that we include standard with our aluminum gates meets pool code as well, as it allows all gates to be self-closing and self-latching.
Ornamental steel fencing is another choice for homeowners needing a pool fence in Augusta. Our steel fencing offers a similar look to aluminum, but is a stronger and more durable product for fences that will get more wear and tear than aluminum. Steel fencing does offer some of the same benefits as aluminum: a great warranty (20 years), many standard styles that meet pool code, and gates that readily accept pool hardware. Our ornamental fencing is a great options for homeowners looking to install their fence on a concrete pool deck. These posts can easily be plated and anchor bolted to the concrete without the need to core drill larger post holes.
Since we build all of our wood fences custom on-site, Augusta Fencing Company will construct a wooden privacy or picket fence that meets pool code for your new pool. Whether you like the idea of a pine or cedar privacy fence, or maybe a picket fence that will allow some visibility into your pool area, we can build a wood fence to surround your pool that will keep you and your family safe.
In accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, erect your fence so that it bars entry around the entirety of your pool. Your house can act as the “4th wall” of the barrier around the pool, but if so, there must be an alarm connected to the doors of entrance to the pool and out of the house. The fence or other barrier should be at least 4 feet high. It should have no foot or handholds that could help a young child to climb it. Vertical fence slats should be less than 4 inches apart to prevent a child from squeezing through. For any pool barrier, the maximum clearance at the bottom of the barrier should not exceed 4 inches above grade, when the measurement is done on the side of the barrier facing away from the pool. Gates should open out from the pool and should be self- closing and self-latching. The gate should have no opening greater than ½ inch within 18 inches of the latch release mechanism. This prevents a young child from reaching through the gate and releasing the latch. If the fence is chain link, then no part of the diamond-shaped opening should be larger that 1¾ inch. The mesh size should not exceed 1¼ inches square. This guide is used when the release mechanism is located less than 54 inches from the bottom of the gate. If horizontal members are equal to or more than 45 inches apart, vertical spacing shall not exceed 4 inches. Fence gates should be self-closing and self-latching. The gate should be well maintained to close and latch easily. The latch should be out of a child’s reach. When the release mechanism of the self-latching device is less than 54 inches from the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism for the gate should be at least 3 inches below the top of the gate on the side facing the pool. Note: Placing the release mechanism at this height prevents a young child from reaching over the top of a gate and releasing the latch. Also, the gate and barrier should have no opening greater than ½ inch within 18 inches of the latch release mechanism. This prevents a young child from reaching through the gate and releasing the latch.