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The Best Materials for Pool Fencing

Pool fences aren’t just nice to have; they’re a necessity. In Maryland and Virginia, they’re required by law. This is because unenclosed pools pose a huge liability concern for commercial and residential pool owners alike. But the laws concerning what makes an acceptable pool fence leaves quite a bit of room for modification. Here are a few of our favorite materials for pool fencing.

The Best Materials for Pool Fencing

Pool fences aren’t just nice to have; they’re required by law. But what makes the best material for pool fencing?


Wood is generally not the most popular choice for pool fencing. We think this should change. It’s true that wooden fences don’t have the longevity afforded by other fencing materials. If they aren’t properly pressure treated or maintained, they may become victim to pests.

Still, there’s something undeniably appealing about wooden pool fencing. They are especially at home in residential settings. If you have a pool at your home, there’s a good chance wood would blend in most seamlessly into your landscaping.


Wood has a classic visual appeal, but vinyl can do a surprisingly good job at mimicking that appearance. And it has a few additional perks over wood as a material for pool fencing as well. For one, it is not prone to the pests that plague poorly treated wooden fencing. Second, vinyl fences are typically less easy to scale than wooden fences. This adds security to your residential or commercial fence.

Commercial pool owners most frequently select vinyl because of its aesthetic appeal and minimal maintenance. It’s generally more expensive upfront than wood, but you won’t have to go through the trouble of replacing or repairing it. It also, like wood, has the benefit of privacy.


Aluminum pool fencing is the most popular pick in the United States. Ornamental aluminum can be undeniably beautiful, and it’s easy to add additional security measures as well. They are probably the best option for ornamental security fencing.

Some think that one of the biggest sacrifices of aluminum as a material for pool fencing is privacy. But depending on your particular situation, this might not be so much of a sacrifice at all. Commercial pool owners often like for passers-by to be able to see the inside of their swim clubs in order to attract more members.

Have you decided what material is best for your pool fence? We have the expertise for the job.

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Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates.

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