Enclosing your in-ground swimming pool with a fence can not only provide an elegant accent for your backyard retreat, but also a barrier for protection from entry by kids and pets. In many states, it is required that you enclose your swimming pool with a barrier. Although, Texas is not one of those states.
Pool Fencing requirements can vary from municipality to municipality so it is best to check with your local permitting office to verify you what codes pertain to you.
Below are some requirements that from the international Swimming Pool and Spa Code
Your Homeowner association may also have requirements regarding pools and fences, including the types and colors of fencing that can be installed.
Wood fencing is the most economical option for pool fencing. It provides the option for low or high level of privacy with different alternatives for style! Wood fencing typically needs to be replaced every 7-11 years and requires regular maintenance such as annual sealing, painting, and possible picket replacement.
Aluminum fencing offers the same beauty and protection of iron without the extra maintenance. You can enhance the beauty of your backyard with a variety of color options and accessories such as post caps and scrolls. Aluminum fencing requires little to no maintenance and can outlast most other fencing options.
Vinyl fencing, also known as PVC fencing, is a great low maintenance alternative to wood fencing. Available in various colors, PVC fencing allows you the flexibility to choose the color that complements your backyard retreat. With regular washing, PVC fencing can last up to 20 years.