If you’re planning on putting up a pool fence in your yard, it’s probably because you want to make your property safer for your kids. To make sure your new pool fence provides the level of protection you are looking for, it’s essential that it adheres to the following guidelines:
- The pool fence is a proper height—The legal height requirement for your fence depends on where you live. However, the U.S. Product Safety Commission recommends that all pool fences be at least four feet tall.
- Your children should not be able to climb it—Even if your pool fence adheres to your state or city’s regulations for height, make sure it’s tall enough that your children are not able to climb over it.
- The fencing is not removable—If you put up a fence that isn’t permanent, you may find that children are able to manipulate it to get into your pool area. During the selection process, it is best that you pick fencing that cannot easily be removed from your pool area.
- It includes a gate—Your pool fence should include a gate that swings away from the pool area and is self-closing and self-latching.
The material your pool fence is made out of is another important safety factor to consider. Although there are many types of fences out there, it is best to choose one that is not susceptible to damage. At World Class Fence Distributors, we carry pool fencing options that are durable and will keep your children safe.
One of the perks of having vinyl fencing in your yard is that it’s very easy to maintain. However, this doesn’t mean you can get away with never giving it any sort of attention. When the vinyl fencing in your yard starts to look a little bit dirty, you may want to consider giving it a thorough cleaning.
Before you go out and start scrubbing your vinyl fencing, you will need a few different cleaning supplies. You should unwind the hose in your yard, fill up a bucket with soapy water, and collect a few soft rags and a soft scrub brush.
The Cleaning Process
To start cleaning your vinyl fencing, spray down one section with your hose. Then, dip one of your rags in the soapy solution in your bucket and wipe down your fencing from top to bottom. If any difficult stains from dirt or debris persist, use your soft scrub brush to remove them. Once you’ve completed these steps, take your hose and spray down your vinyl fencing one more time to remove any lingering soap suds.
Things to Avoid
In addition to cleaning your vinyl fencing every few months, there are several things you should avoid doing to keep your fencing in the best shape possible.
- Never try to paint your vinyl fence to cover up imperfections.
- Avoid putting a barbecue grill directly up against your fencing.
- Never hang heavy items on your vinyl fence, such as large holiday ornaments or potted plants.
By following these guidelines and keeping your vinyl fence nice and clean, your fencing will remain an attractive asset to your property for many years to come.