Do you need a fence for your pool? (The answer is yes; many municipalities require some kind of fence for any property with a pool, for safety.) Then one kind of fence you should consider is vinyl. There are many advantages when using vinyl. Here are the qualities of vinyl that makes it a better choice for pool fencing than other fence materials:
Unlike wood, vinyl will not absorb moisture and it will not rot. Since what you are about to install is a pool fence, you can safely assume it will see its fair share of water. With poolwater and rainwater coming at it, you need to make sure your fence will be able to resist water, more than your usual privacy fence. Vinyl also doesn’t have a problem with termites.
Being resistant to water is also a characteristic of vinyl that makes it more durable than metal fences for your pool area. When subjected to water, metal will rust, but vinyl will be just new as the day you installed it.
Vinyl’s flexibility is another characteristic that makes it more durable than other types of fence materials. It will not easily snap and it will not easily break. This gives vinyl added resistance, durability, and will give you peace of mind.
Vinyl’s stable coloring
Wood will give you the rustic feel that vinyl may not be able to perfectly achieve, but vinyl’s coloring will last longer since it has the same color inside and out. This makes it ideal if you want to maintain the look of your fence despite the weather and water that it is exposed to. But be sure that you choose the right type and coloring of vinyl since there are some that may fade when subjected to harsh weather conditions.
Quick and easy install
Do you need to install your pool fence in the quickest possible time? Then vinyl is the right choice for you. You need no hammering, no welding, and no finishing when you opt to use vinyl pool fence. Thus, vinyl is your quickest choice for a sturdy fence.
Vinyl offers the lowest cost for each fence foot in your pool. The material itself is cheaper than wood and metal. The labor cost will also be significantly lower since this type of fence is easily installed. Since vinyl can be purchased in the color of your choice, you have saved yourself from finishing costs. Vinyl is also resistant to weather and water so you will need no repainting and only low maintenance for this type of fence. Vinyl saves money, time, and a lot of effort on your part.
Health, safety and environment
Vinyl is made of non-toxic materials and it also needs no painting, so it is more environmentally-and-health friendly than other materials. It’s likely that children will play and run around your pool. Vinyl’s flexibility offers a cushion for impact in case they bump into your fence, making it a much safer material compared to the hardened wood and metal.
If you are an environment-conscious person, you may think that vinyl is a hazard to environment since it is made of plastic. In fact, vinyl can be used for a long time and once it depreciates, the material can be recycled and put to good use again, making it much more desirable to wood, which is more difficult to recycle, and metal, which is cumbersome and a pain to work with.