If you're installing pool fencing, aluminium fencing is an excellent option that provides several benefits.
For a start, aluminium fences are generally available in a variety of different styles, from the simple to the ornamental. This should make life easier when looking for a design to coordinate with your backyard. One straightforward option, flat-top fences, are constructed with rows of vertical tubular bars fitted within two horizontal rails at the upper and lower ends—the upper one forms a flat rail. In loop-top fences, which are slightly more decorative, each tubular bar bends around at the top. Each curved tubular bar thus makes two rails in the overall design. This pattern produces a lovely flowing effect along the rails. Double-top fences incorporate more embellishments still. Two horizontal bars run along the upper half of the fence, with decorative metalwork adorning the top section.
Particular designs vary between manufacturers, but you can choose more or less decorative designs to harmonise with your pool area. Aluminium fences offer not only a range of style options but also many colour choices. Typically, these finishes are produced by applying pigmented powder coatings. The coated aluminium is then cured at extreme temperatures to create smooth, coloured surfaces. Power coatings tend to stick more effectively to aluminium than paint, providing a decorative and durable cover.
Can Accommodate Sloping Ground
Another benefit of aluminium pool fencing is that they are often available with rackable fence posts to accommodate sloping ground. The way this works is that the horizontal tubular bars are not fixed unmovably at right angles to the vertical bars. Instead, the vertical pickets fit through a slot in the horizontal rail. This allows for movement in the fence panel. If the terrain slopes so that each vertical bar in the fence is slightly lower than the previous, the horizontal bars have the freedom of movement to slant. While the posts are always upright, the horizontal bars slope with the ground angle. The amount of racking in a fence depends on the size of the hole; the bigger the hole in the horizontal rail, the more extreme the incline it can handle. So if the area around your pool is a bit tricky and not flat, an aluminium fence should be able to handle this.
Durable And Low-Maintenance
Aluminium fences are durable and long lasting. They resist weathering and can handle both hot and cold conditions without any effects. These fences are easy to clean and require little maintenance. Aluminium is also resistant to corrosion, which makes them ideal for around a pool. A coating of aluminium oxide forms when aluminium is exposed to air, and this coating naturally repels rust. Also, because they are relatively lightweight, aluminium fences are convenient to set up.