A pool fence is an important safety element. Not only does it protect your family and friends, but it can also serve several other important functions in your backyard. Today, we are considering all the reasons you should add a fence to your Vancouver swimming pool.

Reasons to add a pool fence to your Vancouver swimming pool


1. Safety

You should always have a pool fence or cover. This is especially important if you have children of your own or in the area. Why is a pool fence or cover so important? If the water is open and available, a child could enter it without supervision or someone could slip and fall in. That could have disastrous consequences. Having a pool fence ensures that everyone is safe.

2. Keeping animals out of the water

You do not want animals to get into your pool water. An animal could foul the pool or swim in it, leaving it dirty. There is also the issue of animal safety. Just as people need safety precautions, so do some animals. The last thing you want is your family pet getting into trouble in the water.

3. Additional privacy

When you have a pool, you do not necessarily want everyone staring at you while you swim. A pool fence can give you and your family privacy, allowing you to enjoy your pool in peace. The fence can also let you have private time with your family. For example, if you want a date night, your fence can allow you to enjoy your alone time.

4. Appearance

Speaking of time away, a fence can help you turn your pool into an oasis. No matter what kind of look you want to create, there is a fence that will compliment it. In addition, you will be able to block out your surrounding area – if you want to. That can especially be helpful if you live in the middle of the city, but want a pool space that reminds you of a lush, tropical getaway.

Guidelines for your pool fence


As with most aspects of your pool, pool fencing is governed by the BC government’s guidelines. Before having anything installed, make sure that your pool fence will not violate any laws or guidelines. Also, make sure that your pool fence meets basic safety requirements.

If you are working with a professional pool company, they will be able to advise you in both these areas.

While a pool fence is an important safety component, it is not the only aspect of safety. Remember to also use these lifeguarding tips!