If you have an existing pool and need swimming pool safety in the form of an automatic pool cover or a mesh pool fence, there are many things that can and should be considered. A few of these considerations include:
- your budget and space constraints
- a solution that best suits your needs functionally and stylistically
Our Safety Consultants have valuable experience and knowledge that can greatly help you in finding the best fit for your family. I often recommend our brown bordered fence and poles to clients. Pool owners are sometimes surprising as brown is not typically anyone’s favorite color. When you are looking for that peace of mind that our fence provides but do not want to diminish the look of your beautiful pool view, you will want to consider not the fence itself but what is behind it. Our brown fence border and poles blend in nicely with the natural earth tones and wooden fences commonly found in backyards. I can’t tell you how many times I have had clients say, “Oh, I had never thought about that before!” We have been doing this for many years and we will help take most of the guess work out the process and add a few things to be considered to best fit your needs. Naturally, you know how you use your space better than we do so we will likely ask a few questions as we walk through this process with you. We have developed methods to effectively go up and down stairs, sloped sections of the property, and can shape the fences to look as though they were designed for your pool rather than appearing to be an afterthought.
When it comes to fitting an automatic cover to an existing pool, our most commonly used method is a top track system (where tracks are installed directly on top of your deck). This system can allow us to cover some irregular shaped pools. The top track auto cover requires a single-level deck without elevation changes (no steps up or down) or obstacles to impede our track system. When we there is enough space to fit our tracks around the pool, the next consideration is if we can set them up to run parallel. As long as both conditions exist, we might be able to install an automatic safety cover. We can often provide the safety solution you are looking for with the ease of opening and closing your pool with the touch of a button. We can generally tuck them under a diving board, water slide or handrails to allow even more family fun in the pool while keeping it secure when you are not enjoying it.
If your pool does not meet the conditions described above, it is likely that the only way your pool would be a candidate for a retractable pool cover would be through a pool remodel. For many, that is not an option they want to pursue. In these cases, a removable pool fence is the best option.
We look forward in helping you keep your pool safe.