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.
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.
Short answer is yes.
PVC (Vinyl) rail fencing has been on the market for approximately 20 years.
In its beginning, this innovative product was made specifically for residential use only. Since then, horse owners have ‘caught onto’ PVC fence and it is frequently used for horses. However, the big question is: “Is PVC a safe fence for horses?”
Years ago we became more aware of the impact of using wood for building materials as well as fencing. Alternative composites were being developed to help lessen the demand for wood. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) had been used to make thousands of products from fencing, house siding, mail box posts, etc. With new technology and the addition of Ultra Violet (UV) inhibitors, whitening additives (titanium dioxide), and fungicides, a whole new market began in decorative residential fencing as well as railed fence. As residential owners began using PVC as an alternative to wood, horse owners liked the look and benefit of never having to paint their fence again.
Proper installation is very important, always follow manufacturer’s instructions or hire a professional, such as Anchor Fence in Michigan.
The internet is loaded with articles leading a horse owner to believe that PVC is a very safe fence and that it will break without injuring a horse. That is true. However, before purchasing a PVC fence for your particular horse/horses, there are some important facts that need you need to know. Proper installation is critical – as with every fence that you install, hiring a professional is your best bet such as Anchor Fence. Since PVC is light weight, all posts need to be concreted into the ground. If not, after a short time the posts will lean from the wind, ground conditions or horses leaning on them. Setting posts straight will allow the optimum amount of rail to be in the post, making the fence stronger and helping if an impact occurs.
A flat cap for a vinyl fence.
If you have a vinyl fence installed to contain your horses, make sure to get flat caps. This is to prevent the horse from chewing on the material, which can save your horse from choking and save your fence from being destroyed.
Dogs, especially small ones, can be little escape artists and can find their way out of most backyards. However, yards with the proper fencing will prevent your furry friend from escaping without harming them with electric shocks or tying them with a leash, which may choke them by the collar.
The least expensive solution is a chain link fence with bottom tension wire or bottom rail. The bottom tension wire or bottom rail will keep any dog from getting under the fence by pushing the wire up. The gaps in chain link are small, even if you have a Yorkie or Chihuahua he/she should not be able to fit through a chain link diamond. If you have a canine that likes to jump over the fence, there is 6 foot tall chain link available which should prevent dogs from jumping over. However, not all cities permit 6 foot tall chain link.
If your city does not allow 6 foot tall chain link the next best option is 6 foot tall privacy vinyl. Your dog will not be able to get through gaps in the fence pickets because there are no gaps in privacy vinyl pickets. Since the fence will be 6 foot tall, he/she will not be able to clear the fence by jumping. When you have a professional, such as Anchor Fence install, we are able to install vinyl fence so that there are no gaps between the bottom of the fence and the ground for your puppy to get under. Wood fence will work the same, however wood is susceptible to rotting, molding, weathering and would not last as long as a vinyl fence, which is why most companies do not put a warranty on wood. Wood is also at it’s most expensive, currently costing more than vinyl.
The last option to keep in your hound is steel or aluminum fence. This solution is mostly used for larger dogs because the gaps in these metal fence are large enough for a small dog or puppy to fit through unless puppy picket is added to the aluminum fence. There are also special harnesses and doggy donuts that prevent small dogs from getting through the gaps in aluminum or steel pickets. Aluminum and steel do come in 6 foot tall, so if your hound likes to jump, he/she should not be able to jump over the fence.
Puppy pickets are spaced closer together at the bottom so small dogs cannot fit through.
Custom harness prevents small dogs getting through aluminum or steel fence without puppy picket.
Special donut pillows for small dogs can also prevent them from going through a aluminum or steel fence.
If you would like any of the fences listed in this article for your puppy or dog and live in the Metro Detroit area, you can call Anchor Fence today for an estimate! 313-937-0101
If you are thinking about installing or having a professional company install your fence, it would be best to check local ordinances on fence before you plan a style, material, height and color. If you are in a subdivision or association, it would be best to check what kind of regulations they may have as well. Fencing regulations vary from city to city, for example some allow 6 foot tall privacy fence while others do not. If you would like to know what your city allows please visit our website for a list of cities in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area.
If your city is not listed, or does not have ordinance information on our website or their’s, the city building department can answer any questions on fence rules and regulations if called during their business hours.
Most cities require a permit to be pulled to install a fence and charge a fee to apply. In order to pull a permit, most cities require the homeowners to have a mortgage survey/plot plan, a signed association/subdivision approval letter and written, sometimes notarized, approval from neighboring homeowners. Neighbor approval forms can be notarized at city hall. You can find out if your city requires these paper works by checking our website.
If you are not able to locate your mortgage survey or if you have never received one when you bought your house, there are several options.
1. Contact City Hall – Some cities keep mortgage surveys or plot plans on file.
2. Draw Your Own Mortgage Survey/Plot Plan – If you choose Anchor Fence to install your fence, we have the proper forms on file and would happily supply them to you by email, fax or mail. Instructions to measure are available on our website and also on the forms that we provide.
3. Contact the Fence Company Installing Your Fence – If you have selected Anchor Fence to install your fence, we can draw up a mortgage survey/plot plan for you.
Dealing with the city can be a headache, but if you chose Anchor Fence to install your fence we can take care of the permit for you, all we need from you is the mortgage survey, neighbor approval letters and association/subdivision letter of approval, if you live in an association/subdivision.
A wood fence employed to be the only type of fence one could develop for their home but now there are so several choices and alternatives of resources that wood has turn out to be just one of the factors you can opt for. Even though it might be perceived as traditional or rustic, a wood fence can also look very present day. It all has to do with the design and style.
For a minimalist contemporary residence, a straightforward and robust wooden fence is a wonderful selection. Area the boards horizontally and develop a modern version of the traditional fence. Most patterns for contemporary fences are very basic, regardless of the resources utilised
A basic wooden fence beautifully complements a lush garden. To make a fence appear present day you have to feel out of the box and to distance by yourself from the normal types that come to thoughts. For example, instead of placing the wood boards vertically consider considering horizontally. You can both develop a really compact layout for the fence or you can generate chic patterns. If you favor something a lot more exotic, pick a wood that reflects that such as bamboo or some other variety. For a cohesive landscape, use the same type of wood for the deck as properly. Combinations of resources can also be employed. The concrete and wood combo is really well-known. This chic wooden fence extends to the garage and wraps close to the home. Employing wood about the residence lets you get closer to nature. A quite simple wooden fence with constructed-in benches for the garden. The mixture of resources utilized for the fence matches the style of the property. Discover how beautiful the diverse shades complement every single other on the wooden fence. Yet another eye-catching design and style which generates cohesion amongst the fence and the benches
The wooden fence matches the facade of the property and the black accents balance out the design. This horizontal wooden fence is largely there to delimit the house and it makes it possible for views of the exterior
The gate perfectly matches the fence and is delimited by thick pillars.
There are several alternatives to pick from when determining on a design and style for a modern day wood fence. And just since you’ve chosen to use wood does not imply that other materials are out of the query. You can try out a blend of components and use wood and concrete for instance. You’ll have a sturdy and sturdy fence with a straightforward and elegant style.