Everyone knows that a swimming pool can add significant value to your home. But something often overlooked is the importance of pool fencing, and how much of a difference it can make to buyers. When you walk outside it’s the fencing you see first, not the pool itself. Depending on the type of fence you might not see the pool at all.
This means that the quality of your pool fencing is extremely important, and will have a big impact on the amount potential home buyers are willing to pay. People who aren’t looking for a DIY property will want fencing that’s complete, beautiful and long-lasting.
Is pool fencing a necessity?
Yes. If your property has a swimming pool or spa pool, you’re legally required to provide adequate fencing around it. The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 was created to protect young children from falling into unfenced swimming pools. The Act means that all pools must have a fence around them with a height of at least 1.2 metres. The barrier should be impossible for children under 6 years old to climb.
Whether or not they have children, no homeowners or buyers want to be faced with hefty council fines for breaching these rules. For this reason, if you don’t have pool fencing you’d better arrange some as soon as possible.
What types of pool fencing add the most value?
An ugly, outdated fence will quickly overshadow the pool itself when people inspect your home in years to come. For this reason it’s best to opt for timeless, long lasting designs.
Glass pool fencing is increasingly popular, and is one of our most commonly requested balustrades. Glass will always be in style. It shows off your pool and doesn’t take away from the feeling of space in your backyard. It adds class to any property, and compliments your landscaping. Glass pool fencing also has the benefit of being low maintenance. It won’t rot or rust over time.
Aluminium pool fencing is another one of our popular options. Aluminium pool fencing offers a more traditional look, and can be customised to suit your decor. You can choose colours that enhance your backyard themes and an elegant gating system.
Who can I call?
The team at Balustrading Concepts Ltd can give you advice on all your pool fencing needs. If you’re looking to sell and want to add value to your home, call us to discuss your options. We can tell you which type of balustrading and pool fencing will work best on your property, both aesthetically and practically. Call 09 828 8858 today!