Baby/Child Pool Fence To Guard Your Pool

The shimmering water and the splashing fun is an intriguing and exciting environment for babies and toddlers to investigate more closely. Taking the necessary precautions can save many lives, such as taking basic swimming lessons, closer supervision of children, and wearing life-jackets.

Pool barriers are regulated at the state and local level, but there are no standard requirements. However, depending on where you live, insurance companies may require it.

Baby/Child Fence To Guard Your Pool

According to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is among the top causes of accidental death, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. Swimming pools are the most common areas where children under age 5 drown. For people with pools without some form of barrier to keep young children safe, is one of the top factors linked to toddler drownings.

When a baby pool fence is erected to help guard your pool and to help prevent toddler drownings, there are recommendations to be considered, which includes the following:

  • pool fence should be 4 ft. tall or higher so that children can’t climb over it, which includes the exclusion of any handholds or footholds.
  •  a pool fence gate should open outwardly away from the pool area.
  •  pool fence should completely enclose the entire pool area.
  •  pool fence should be self-closing and self-latching.
  •  the material can be made from a variety of materials, including the popular aluminum fence

Pool fence standards are governed by the international American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) organization. ASTM is the global standard by which products are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. Pool fence manufacturers should carry the ASTM International safety standards.

Pool owners are not stuck with the original color of black. Coloring is now a customized feature, with colors that consists of brown, beige, green, grey, bronze, and other special order colors.

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Why choose a fence company with a longer waiting list?

The summer months can lead to long and frustrating schedule dates. Logically, it is the height of all fence companys’ season. A good quality company will have a waiting list, sometimes 1-2 weeks booked for the estimate alone. If they do not, it’s smart to question why. Good things come to those who wait is advice that has held true for years. Avoid scheduling frustrations by planning ahead on your fence, railing, or dog run.

At Anchor Fence, a longer wait for an installation in the height of summer is not unusual. There are only a select amount of individuals that are talented enough to install residential and commercial fences and railing for Anchor Fence. In line with the company’s philosophy, our workers take pride in their work, and do not rush or cut corners. This philosophy produces beautiful fences and railings; however, it means we take time to do our installing and do not skim over details, which can be a lengthy process. By planning ahead for summer cook-outs, a new dog or pet, a new pool, or backyard parties, you will avoid scheduling woes.

If a pool is in your future, most city building codes require a fence around the pool. The earlier planning is done, the less painful the experience will be. It is not unusual for Anchor Fence to take preliminary measurements of a yard that will host a pool in the future. This way, site information and other details are on-hand ahead of time.

If you are planning on buying or building a new home, it is also wise to plan well in advanced for a fence or railing. It is not a problem for an estimator from Anchor Fence to meet at the future site well before you are moved in.

Whatever your future plans include, do yourself a favor, and plan ahead on upcoming fence and railing projects. Schedule your estimate in advance, and ask to have an estimate appointment. It will help to progress your summer fence or deck plans at the pace that you want. Anchor Fence Company showroom displays panels of vinyl and aluminum fence and railing, and is located at 26345 Plymouth Rd. An appointment with one of our representatives at Anchor Fence to come to your home may be made by calling 313-937-0101. If the Internet is more convenient, the Company’s Web Site showcases numerous photos of previous work; it can be found at http://www.AnchorFenceOnline.com. If you have approximate measurements of your yard, you can also get a free emailed online quote.

10 Tips to Add Lighting to Your Fence!

(Just in time for Christmas and the holidays.)

Your outdoor spaces are just as important as your indoor ones when it comes to choosing great lighting.

Use these 10 tips to create a dazzling look on your fence with the right lighting:

  1. Add Solar Caps to Your Vinyl or Aluminum Fence                                                    Anchor Fence does sell, supply and install solar caps for vinyl and aluminum fencing which are available for order! These add lighting to your back or front yard and make your fence pop!                
  2. Use Up-Lighting for a Dramatic Effect.
    Using lighting that’s low to the ground and pointed upward creates a look that shows off your garden without being too harsh. It also shows off the texture of your fence, even at night.
  3. Create Shadows with Low-Placed LightingFence Lighting
    By placing lights low to the ground, you can cast harsh shadows on the fence or house, creating a dramatic look.
  4. Bright Spotlights Add Safety and Charm
    Use spotlights on your fence to illuminate areas for entertaining. The bright lights are helpful for guests when they are walking.
  5. Use String Lights for Decorative Lighting
    String lights are easy to install and offer a wide variety of styles so you can change the look of your fence lighting easily and often. These lights are also festive for the Christmas season!
  6. Use Accent Lighting to Highlight the Best Parts of Your Garden
    Experiment with lighting placed at various heights on your fence to make the area in front of it stand out. This is perfect for highlighting specific spots of the garden.
  7. Make Functional Lighting Fun
    Add lights to the underside of benches placed along your fence. This provides light with a fun look.
  8. Use Spotlights to Make Your Home Stand out
    Spotlights placed on your fence and directed at your house make it look extravagant and inviting.
  9. Use Lamps and Lanterns for Versatility and Function
    Lamps and lanterns, that can be moved as needed, provide an endless variety of lighting possibilities for any garden.
  10. Use Ambient Lighting to Set the Mood
    Lighting on a dimmer can be adjusted as needed to create the perfect look, every time.

Top 5 Reasons Installing a Fence is a Good Idea

1. Privacy. It can be hard to enjoy dinner on the patio or a dip in your pool if everyone on the street and your neighbors have a clear view of your backyard.  A six-foot-tall privacy fence can help create a peaceful get-away in nearly any neighborhood.

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Wooden privacy fence in a backyard.

2. Containment. A fence can help provide a safe environment for children and pets, keeping them in the yard where you can keep an eye on them and preventing entry from unwanted strangers or animals.

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Thanks to this 6 ft tall CertaGrain Vinyl fence in Brazilian Blend color, this family has no worries about their child or dog getting out of their backyard and unwanted people or animals coming in.

3. Security. A good fence can help protect your family – and your possessions – from those who would enter your yard for the wrong reasons. If you have a swimming pool or playground equipment, a fence can prevent trespassers from putting themselves in danger and getting into a lawsuit. It is illegal to have a pool, above ground or otherwise, without having a fence around it.

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Pool enclosed with CertaGrain Vinyl in Sierra Blend color.

4. Noise reduction. If your house is near a busy street, you may find yourself screaming to be heard over the traffic noise. A 6-foot-high solid wood or vinyl fence can knock 6 to 10 decibels off traffic and other ambient noise. Bufftech vinyl is among a handful of products that have traditionally been used to reduce sound along mass transit rail lines and highways and it’s the only vinyl material Anchor Fence installs. It’s now available for residential use and reports show noise levels are reduced by 60 percent to 85 percent, depending on fence height, elevations and noise frequencies. CertaGrain varieties are thicker and are a better sound barrier.

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Chesterfield CertaGrain in Timber Blend, vinyl fence in CertaGrain are thicker material than normal vinyl fence which creates a better sound barrier.

5. Design element. An attractive, well-constructed fence can add to your home’s overall appeal. A 4 foot-high fence, such as a picket fence, can both define your property boundary and attract the eye through thoughtful landscaping.

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Bronze Aluminum Fence with decorative circles.