Children love to swim, even if they don’t know how. This means that parents need to be extra diligent about keeping their little ones away from the water unless a responsible adult is watching them. A fence is a great way to keep your children out of the pool, but there are ways that you can make your pool fence even safer.

In this video, you will learn how to inspect and maintain your pool fence. Laws differ depending on where your pool is located, but most pool fencing needs to be at least five feet high, with vertical pickets that are about four inches apart. Walk around your pool fence and look at it through the eyes of a small child eager to get in. Look for any climbing opportunities around the fence, such as a planter or a piece of patio furniture. Also make sure that the gate is self-closing and self-latching.

If your pool is not enclosed by a sturdy fence, contact Paramount Fence today. We offer a range of quality fencing products, ranging from aluminum and wrought iron to vinyl and cedar. Visit our website to browse our available fences, or call us at (630) 406-8410 with any questions.