With the summer sun here, what better way to beat the heat than in your pool? So now there is no better time to think practically, and invest in the right pool gate for you. It’s not only a prudent investment, but a necessary one if you have a young family or pets. Pool fences have evolved over the years, and with fine tuning have become better structured, and with regulations put in place they are as stronger than ever when it comes to safety and life-saving capabilities.
Different types of Gates
With necessary safety regulations put into place over the last 15 years, pool gates are a crucial component to your summer relaxation. With these requirements put in place to ensure safety it has led to limited fence options being available for the consumer. You should take time to consider your options so your gates look blends in with your pool and surrounding areas, so you don’t end up with an eye-sore. Standard gates that are available today include wooden fencing, although it’s not as popular as it once was due to its high maintenance, and more prevalent options include PVC and ornamental aluminum, the latter becoming today’s most popular choice with its long-term durability and elegant appearance.
A Safe Investment
A swimming pool can be a very dangerous place for young children and small pets, most experts agree that the best way to keep them safe is to have a fence around the pool. Some countries have even introduced legislation forcing swimming pool owners to act responsibly by adhering to strict safety rules, including installation of a pool gate. It goes without saying that the fence is only as good as the gate. Gates that don’t close properly or fail to latch need attention, and not just in the summertime. Good self-closing swimming pool hinges are very important. Also, once closed, every swimming pool gate needs a good latch that is easy to operate and mounted well out of the reach of toddlers. So, think practically this summer and invest in a pool gate this summer for a greater piece of mind.
Install Your Pool Gate with Hercules Fence of Washington, DC!
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new cat fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.