Pool Fencing Tips

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Pool Fencing Tips

Hi, I’m Cherie – welcome to my blog! I have three children, all of whom like to bring their friends around to play in our garden. Sometimes I think the whole neighbourhood is out there! I can’t keep an eye on the kids all the time when they are outside and I have been worrying about what might happen with our pool. I’ve taught all our kids to swim, but not all their friends are confident around water. We decided that the best thing to do would be to upgrade our pool fencing so that kids couldn’t access the pool without someone letting them in. I started this site to share some of tips and advice we got when we were choosing the right kind of kid-safe fencing for our pool. Hope you find it useful!



A Walkthrough of the Fence Installation Process

Fences are important for adding privacy, security and setting boundaries for your property. Fences have also become a common source of aesthetic appeal for many different types of property. They allow owners to express themselves and to even communicate a message.

Fences are used in many types of property, from homes to hospitals and shopping buildings. Due to their regular use, fence supply has become big business in Australia. There are multiple types of fences that are used, ranging from wood and vinyl to aluminium and chain link fencing. Therefore, fence supply involves the use of many different products.

When installing a fence, there is a standard installation procedure that is regularly followed. Sticking to these steps can make your fence installation quick, easy and cost-efficient.

The fence installation process

Determining the right spacing

The first step during fence installation is to set the right distance between fence posts. The corner posts are typically the first to be installed, after which the middle posts can be laid.

Installers typically use a line to guide them along as they add the posts. This ensures that the fence is installed in a straight line or according to the desired shape.

Preparing holes and posts

The next step is preparing the holes where the poles will fit into and preparing the posts for installation. Each post needs to be buried about 1/3 of the way deep to achieve the right level of stability.

Post hole diggers are often used to dig the right sized holes at a faster pace. If installing wooden posts, the installers will typically add a wood preservative to prevent the posts from rotting.

Setting the posts

When setting the posts in the post holes, gravel is often used to support the post and hold it in position. Two to three shovel scoops of gravel can get the job done, along with using a leveler to keep the post sturdy.

Attaching the rails

For most fence types, rails are used to attach one post to another.  A common practice is to align the ends of the rails to the posts, and then secure the rail in the right position. Most fence posts have two rails running along their height.

Install a fence gate/door

To finish off the fence installation, a fence gate/door can be installed at the desired openings. This step involves preparing the right shape for the door, putting in the hinges, and fastening the door to the hinges. A latch or locking system should also be installed to keep the door closed. 

Contact fencing contractors for additional information.