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.

How to Choose the Best Fence for Your Outdoor Pool


Pool fencing is a crucial safety installation for any swimming pool. It helps to prevent drowning incidents by restricting access to the pool area. While pool fencing is primarily installed for safety purposes, it can serve several other purposes. This is why you should carefully review your pool fencing options so you can make an informed final decision. 

Here are some of the factors that you should consider when choosing a fencing product for your backyard pool.

Home Style 

There are many different types of residential architectural styles in Australia. Some of the most popular house styles include the Victorian, Queenslander, Edwardian, Californian, Art Deco, Georgian, Post-War, Mid-Century Modern and contemporary styles. When you are choosing a fence for your outdoor pool, you should settle for something that complements the style of your home. 

For example, timber is a great pool fencing option for rustic-style homes while glass fencing is the perfect choice for modern-style homes. For a vintage look, you can't go wrong with metal fencing options, such as wrought iron. 


Your ideal pool fencing shouldn't just match the style of your house—it should also blend in nicely with the features in your landscape. Like it or not, the type of fence that you'll install around your pool fencing is going to impact the appearance of your residential landscape and entire property. This means that it will affect the aesthetic value of your property. 

Make sure you choose a pool fence that accentuates the features of your landscape. Unless you are concerned about privacy, consider going for a pool fencing option that allows you to enjoy views of your entire landscape. Glass fencing is a great option for homeowners who want to cordon off their pools but still want to maintain clear views of the outdoor environment.

The slope of your landscape will also dictate the design of your pool fencing. Your fence may be slopped, level or stepped depending on the slope of your landscape. 


Do your neighbours have pools? The type of pool fencing that they have installed can give you a good idea about which types of fences work well in your area. Keep in mind that your pool fencing will be exposed to outdoor elements and will require some sort of maintenance to keep looking nice and last long. 

Keeping an eye out for the kinds of pool fencing that your neighbours have installed can help to know the best fence for your pool.

The best pool fencing for you is the one that complements your house style, accentuates your landscape elements, and blends in well with your neighbourhood. If you are ready to install a fence around your residential pool, talk to a pool fencing contractor today.


15 October 2019