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Pool Fences of North County

888-403-1010

Licensed and Insured
License # 814323

 

Engineering and certification

  • Mesh: Report 23301/ASTM D3787-89 and ASTM D5034-95
  • Poles: Report QCMJOB/ 3HM-748  Building Code 424.2.2

All material was engineered and certified by Cerny, Inc. and Metallurgical, Inc. Fencing exceeds all BOCA codes and pool codes in the USA!!


 We Make It Safe for Children and Pets!



           Swimming Pools
          Need Landscaping Too

A back yard swimming pool is the ultimate addition to a sybaritic lifestyle! There are three kinds of pools: Above ground, on ground, and in ground, and there are landscaping possibilities for each one.

Do you have a pool in your backyard? Whether it is an above ground pool, an on-ground pool (half in the ground and half above) or an in-ground pool, there's no need for it to dominate the rest of your landscape unless you want it too.

Safety Tip 1
The first landscape item you'll need to add to a pool is a safety fence. Pools are considered an "attractive nuisance", and it doesn't matter how many "no trespassing" signs you may have on your property. If an intruder - child or adult - gets into your pool and is harmed - you will be sued for negligence. The only way to protect yourself is to have a fence surrounding the pool.

Safety Tip 2
It's imperative that you keep the area around your pool clear of bric-a-brac. For one thing it will detract from the attractiveness of your pool, but even more importantly it could cause someone to trip, fall into the pool, and perhaps get injured. Even if there's no question of a lawsuit, it's always best if your visitors have a good time and don't hurt themselves!

Alright, that's the grim stuff out of the way. Now let's get to the fun stuff. You've got a pool! What should go with it?

Above Ground Pools
Landscaping around an above ground pool is quite different than around one that is on-ground or in-ground. The above ground pool is so huge and dominating that there's not really any way you can minimize it, so why not place potted plants around it. (You don't want to plant trees or bushes near the pool, as the root system can find it's way underneath the pool and push upward - and the pool must be absolutely level.)

On-ground and In-ground pools
Whatever you have around your pool - furniture or other ornamentation - make sure you place these items more than four feet away from the edge of the pool. This will prevent people from accidentally tripping. Have a little shed where you can place all the tools needed to care for your pool, and replace them as soon as you're done using them. Make sure the shed has a lock on it, as you'll be storing chemicals inside it and you don't want them to disappear.

Wicker furniture placed strategically around the pool, perhaps a table with an umbrella pole in the middle...those are the traditional sights seen around a pool. But you can add so much more - a border of decorative stone, potted plants, statuary...even a fireplace.

You can place lights around your pool to illuminate it at night, but beware - if you can't see the bottom of your pool, then you must not go swimming. That's a simple safety precaution. But there's a certain aesthetic satisfaction in watching light play across the shimmering surface of water.

You'll want to enjoy your pool for a long time to come. So, safety first, and aesthetic values second. But with a little imagination, you can make your pool the shining jewel in your landscape.

About the Author:

Andrew Caxton contributes editing long articles on lawn care for http://www.lawn-mowers-and-garden-tractors.com . A website with tips on landscaping, amongst many related topics.

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 Pool Fences of North County
888-403-1010

Licensed and Insured
State License #814323

Serving San Diego County and North County
and the cities of Hemet, Perris, Temecula and Murrieta
located in Riverside County.

Cities & communities in San Diego County and Riverside County include Aviara, Bonsall, Camp Pendleton, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Fairbanks Ranch, Hemet, La Costa, La Jolla, Lake San Marcos,  Lakeside, Leucadia, Murrieta, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Miramar, Perris, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, San Clemente, San Diego, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center, and Vista.