Working With the Elements
When beginning any home improvement job in your outdoor spaces, it’s important to take into account any outside elements that could make the job difficult.
Mother Nature has a mind of her own. From crazy torrential downpours one minute to scorching sunshine the next, there are plenty of weather elements to be aware of when working in your outdoor space. On top of that, there is the potential for outside factors like pool water, foot and car traffic, and all sorts of other things that can pop up and ruin a home improvement project. If you are planning to upgrade your property with a new fence, there are a lot of considerations before getting started.
Look around your property. Do you notice anything that could potentially harm a new fence? Perhaps you have an overgrown tree with low-hanging branches that could snap off in high winds and wreak havoc, or maybe you have a rambunctious household that could potentially splash lots of pool chemicals on a nearby DIY pool fence. Whatever is going on in your yard should be taken into account when deciding the best course of action for your new fence.
Not all fencing materials are created equal. This is actually beneficial when you need a heavy-duty material that can withstand some intense elements as well as wear and tear while still looking amazing. Knowing which fencing material can handle the job is half the battle. You want a reliable material, like metal, that won’t break down and become less sturdy over time. An aluminum DIY pool fence is the perfect solution.
What to Look Out For
Aluminum fencing comes in panels and posts. You get to take full control of the project thanks to the do-it-yourself installation, which is easier than you might think. You can choose the look, style, size, and even color. It is important to note, however, that the size of your aluminum fence may have to be a specific regulatory height if the fence is surrounding a pool. This is for health and safety reasons to ensure nobody mistakenly ends up on the wrong side of the fence and has a poolside emergency or accident. Check your local municipality or homeowner’s association for any rules and regulations governing pool fencing height, locking mechanisms, and gated entryways.
Aluminum fencing comes with a special powder coating that helps the metal below stay free of moisture and any pool chemicals that could potentially begin an oxidation process. Aluminum as a metal is already very sturdy and strong and does not rust the way other metal fencing panels might. Knowing some helpful information about your chosen fencing material can only help in the long run, as you will want your fence to last for years to come. With aluminum, that is easily achievable thanks to the nature of the metal, the powder coating, and the easy upkeep.
Keeping an eye on any incoming intense weather can go a long way toward helping keep your outdoor spaces free of debris that could potentially ruin outdoor furniture or end up in walking and driving entryways. Thankfully, with the choice of aluminum fencing, you don’t need to worry about too much else. The sun, water, wind, and rain are no match for your new aluminum DIY pool fence.