Fencing around your pool is often a legal requirement in most areas, and it can go a long way toward keeping your pool safe and secure. It can also afford you some privacy and keep the noise contained when the kids are in the pool. While fencing is a necessity for your pool, it can also be a bit drab and dull in many cases. Note a few tips for how to add style to your home's pool fencing so it doesn't just look functional but works as a real backdrop for your pool area.
1. Customise the glass
Glass fencing is good for pools as it lets in light and keeps the space open, and it allows you to see the pool area from your home. However, it can also be very dull and afford you no privacy. To combat this, use frosting. Have stripes frosted across the glass where they will give you privacy from neighbours, or add decorative shapes and other simple touches. This will keep your fence from looking dull and keep your space unique and original.
Beyond frosting a glass fence, look for coloured glass. Glass tinted blue, red or green can work well with your home and add some style. For a metal fence, choose a powder coating in a bold colour such as red or blue. You can also paint your wood fence any colour you choose; opt for yellow for a sunny look or a cherry stain for something more traditional, rather than plain oak. If the colours seem too bold, trim down the size of your fence so it's functional but not overpowering.
2. Stagger privacy fences
A wood or metal privacy fence can be a good choice for a pool, but these too can seem dull and even overpowering. To fix this, stagger the panels. Have one large panel in the middle of the fence and then have progressively smaller panels in each direction. Your privacy fence won't look like everyone else's in the neighbourhood when you do this.
3. Use copious amounts of landscaping
Vinyl fences can be very durable but look very dull. To hide them and keep them from being an eyesore, use copious amounts of landscaping. To protect the landscaping from damage done by pool water, put plants in planters or add a small retaining wall between the landscaping feature and the pool. Add a park bench to the space. Opt for bright colours for plants that will offset the plain white of the vinyl fence and your entire area will look fresh and fun.
Contact a company like Standrite Australia Pty Ltd to learn more about pool fencing options.
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