ideas for custom-built pools

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Three Pool Fence Options That Offer Privacy

by Anton Leinonen

When you're getting a pool built and will add a fence around the pool area at the same time, one of the big questions that you'll need to ask yourself is whether you want to be able to see through the fence or not. There are advantages to both scenarios, but a lot of people favor a pool fence that obstructs people's view of the pool and pool deck. This type of fence creates a feeling of privacy for those who are in and around the pool. If you don't want your neighbors to be able to see your family while you're swimming, for example, you'll want to choose the right type of fence. Here are three options that offer privacy.


Wood is a popular material for pool fences and works well for making the pool area feel private. You have many different options if you favor wood. Not only can you choose what type of wood you want — options can include cedar, pressure-treated, and more — but you can also decide what finish you want the wood to have. Some people favor using a clear finish so that the wood grain is visible, while others paint the fence in a color that matches the exterior of their home. If you already have wood fencing at the edge of your yard, it makes sense to choose a wooden pool fence that matches.


Vinyl is another popular choice for pool fences, as many pool owners favor its longevity. This is a product that has not only a long lifespan but also doesn't require as much regular maintenance as wood. Vinyl fencing is available in several different styles. You'll commonly see vinyl fencing that has the appearance of wood, for example. This material comes in multiple colors, allowing you to choose a classic look such as white or something more modern, such as matte gray.

Chain-Link Fencing With Privacy Slats

Ordinarily, chain-link fencing doesn't offer privacy, but things will quickly change when you add privacy slats to this type of fence. These slats can vary in design but generally fit through the gaps in a chain-link fence to create a solid barrier. The benefit of taking this approach with your pool fence is that you can be selective about where you place the slats. For example, if you don't want to block the view of the pool from your house, you can leave the chain-link fence open on this side, but then add privacy slats on the fence's other three sides. For more information about pool fences, contact a contractor.


About Me

ideas for custom-built pools

The only thing that was missing from the home that my husband and I bought was a swimming pool. I knew that I wanted one before we sold our last house and purchased the new one. Not having a pool wasn't enough to keep me from buying the new house because I knew I could customize a pool to be installed. If you are considering having a custom-built pool installed on your property, this blog can give you some ideas that will help you create a wonderful setting for you, your family and all of your friends to enjoy.