Aluminum is one of the top-used pool fencing materials in Georgia and South Carolina. Why is that? Aluminum is one of the most protective and durable materials that you can use and many styles of aluminum fencing are manufactured specifically to meet the most stringent pool fencing codes in Georgia.Aluminum Pool Fencing
Many Georgia homeowners prefer to use wood fencing to protect their pools. This is particularly popular as the boundary / privacy fence for the yard. Wood perimeter fencing is often combined with aluminum pool fencing to create beautiful and safe pool fencing solutions that meet all Georgia pool fence requirements.Wood Pool Fencing
Vinyl pool fencing is another very popular solution across Georgia. Vinyl pool fencing provides privacy and protection. Most vinyl fencing styles are manufactured to meet the strictest of local pool code requirements. Because vinyl isn't affected by the moisture or pool chemicals, it is often the preferred pool fence solution by our customers.Vinyl Pool Fencing
Each Georgia town has its own pool code ordinances. Not to worry, the pool fence experts at JDH Decks and Fencing have decades of experience working with local inspectors to ensure your fence meets all applicable regulations. Below is a list of typical requirements of Georgia pool fences to use as a guide to the type of features we will (most likely) be recommending for your pool fencing solution.
Georgia pool fence heights are typically set at a MINIMUM of 4 feet high.
Any pool deeper than 18 inches is required to have a pool fence.
Pool fences must protect all 4 sides of the pool (or completely encompass the pool for round or irregularly shaped pools.
Access gates must open away from the pool and must use self-closing hinges with automatic latches.
Pool fences cannot have any gaps wider than 4 inches (between slats, where fences connect to other barriers, etc.)
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The safest fence to install around your pool is a 4-sided pool fence made of aluminum or mesh panels. Most locales in Georgia specify that a pool fence must be 4 or 5 feet tall, be unscalable (without cross rails that give a toe-hold), and have no gaps over 4 inches between or below the slats
Vinyl fences also work great for pool fencing, and unlike aluminum, can be made in privacy styles.
Most local Georgia regulations require that the top of a fence or wall used as a barrier needs to be a minimum of 48 inches above the exterior side of the barrier. The access gate opens away from the swimming pool. There will be a clear zone of at least 20 inches between the barrier and swimming pool. When we install your fence, we will make sure that it is 100% compliant with all local pool regulations.
Pool fences should be a minimum of 4 feet high, although fences 5 feet or higher are preferable. If the home serves as one side of the barrier, it is best to install door alarms on all doors leading to the pool area.
Installing a pool fence at your Georgia or South Carolina property will fluctuate in cost. Chain link fences, aluminum fences and vinyl fences all have a range of costs that depends on the style you choose as well as the current cost of materials. The best thing to do to find out your estimated fence cost is to call and speak to one of our fence professionals who can talk you through your project needs and give you the costs to compare between the fences you like.
If your pool is deeper than 18 inches, you are required to install a pool fence. Local ordinances and regulations may impose additional specific requirements for pool fences. We are here to help you understand the specifics of YOUR pool fence requirements.
Even if your local Georgia municipality does not require pool fencing, your insurance company definitely will. Pool fencing helps to keep children and pets safe and helps prevent you from liability. Check with your insurance company to find out what their specific requirements are and be sure to discuss with our team members when you call.
Your Georgia pool fence can be your backyard fence or a barrier that is suitable to be classified as a boundary fence. You should contact your local municipality to find out your location's specific requirements. We are also happy to help if you give us a call! For many people with small backyards, the boundary or dividing fence is used as a pool fence to save space.
We have a variety of styles and colors available in our aluminum pool fences and our vinyl pool fences. With additional options for accessories and gates, you can customize your pool fence to meet the specific design and style you are creating in your backyard or your place of business. Give our office a call today to learn more!