Choosing A New Residential Fence

One of the first things I wanted to tackle when I bought my new home was the fence. It was old, leaning, and missing boards. It certainly was not up to the task of keeping the dogs in our back garden. I wanted a new fence which provided privacy, strength to keep the dogs contained, and was maintenance free. This blog is all about fences. I plan to write about the different types, how to maintain them, and how to choose the perfect fence for your situation. From steel to bamboo, privacy to animal containment, there is a lot to know about the different fences available to you.

5 Reasons To Choose Tubular Aluminium Fencing To Protect Your Pool


If you are building a new swimming pool on your property, you are probably already aware of the stringent, countrywide laws regarding proper pool fencing. To comply with child safety laws, your new pool fence must be sturdy, reasonably tall and next-to-impossible to climb, and finding a type of fencing that meets all of those criteria without becoming an eyesore can be a daunting challenge.

Aluminium tubular fencing is an excellent choice for virtually any outdoor pool. When supplied and/or installed by a reputable pool fencing contractor, aluminium tubular fencing has a wide range of advantages that make it a perfect choice for pool protection.

What are the advantages of choosing tubular aluminium pool fencing?

Very difficult to climb

To conform with pool fencing safety standards, the fencing your choose must not be easily climbable, either by children or adults. Tubular fencing is made up of smooth, closely spaced vertical bars, which provide no purchase for climbing. The horizontal crossbar at the top of pool fencing is also studded with vertical poles, preventing anyone from using it as a handhold to vault over your fence. This makes tubular aluminium fencing virtually impossible to climb.

Extremely durable

Aluminium tubular fencing is extremely durable, and is particularly suitable for poolside use because, unlike steel, aluminium does not rust when exposed to moisture or chlorine. The strength of aluminium also makes it highly durable against physical damage. A well-made tubular aluminium fence will last for decades without repairs or replacements, making it an excellent long term investment for your poolside area.


Unlike timber fences, which require frequent anti-fungal and insecticidal treatments to stay strong, aluminium tubular fencing requires very little maintenance — a quick wipe-down with a damp rag to remove caked-on dirt is generally all you need to keep your fence looking brand new. It is also much more resistant to unsightly scratches and scuffs than glass pool fencing.

Attractive and unobtrusive

Tubular aluminium pool fencing has a classic, low-profile look that complements the designs of most pools and pool decks. It can be painted in a wide variety of colours to suit your needs, or created with brushed finishes if you prefer the sleek, silvery sheen of bare metal. The vertical bars used to create tubular aluminium pool fencing are also relatively slender and unobtrusive, so your fence will not block out any expansive views you may enjoy from your poolside area.


Despite all of these attractive advantages, tubular aluminium fencing is one of the most inexpensive types of fencing that meets Australian pool safety standards. It costs significantly less than glass fencing, and it is particularly useful if you have a larger pool or poolside deck that you need to completely fence off without breaking the bank.


11 October 2019