New Vinyl Fencing Offers Safety and Beauty to Pools


The flowers are blooming, the weeds are growing and this memorial day a lot of people will be opening up there pool. If you are among the many who are lucky enough to have a pool right in their backyard I am sure new questions have surfaced this year; as do every year. Such questions like ‘How should we decorate the pool this year?’ or ‘What should we do about that ugly fence this year?’

This year instead of power washing that old wood fence around the pool or that wired fence why don’t you replace it with a long lasting vinyl fence that compliments your outside surrounding yard fence. Ensuring you have a safe vinyl fence is a very important priority that should be on the minds of everyone with a new or existing pool.

Thousands of years children drown or nearly drown from pools that are not properly fenced in or locked from young children. These tragedies are preventable. Great Railing has the fencing and safety locks needed to prevent most drowning accidents relating young children. Did you know that each year nearly 300 children drown and over 1,900 children under the age of 5 were sent to the hospital for some kind of water incident? That’s why The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has made May ‘National Drowning Prevention Month’.

The recommended barrier should be no less than 48 inches above the ground; guidelines also recommend eliminating the use of handholds, footholds and minimizing the size of the openings. Vinyl fences are great fence structures for this exact regulation. If you already have an existing fence or are looking to replace or add a fence you should check to see if it’s up to the recommended guidelines. If you need help deciding what type of fencing your should use then give Great Railing today.

This May we hope that you think of family safety when it comes to your backyard and pool. If you have any concerns or questions about pool safety requirement feel free to contact us at 856-875-0050.

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