We love pools and we love everything that goes with them. Pool fences are important, whether you want them for pure decorative reasons or for safety reasons. After all, you don’t want children and pets wandering close to a pool when nobody is around.
There are many different types of pool fences you can choose from. Some of them are basic and inexpensive, covering just the perimeter for safety reasons. Others are elaborate and stylish, enhancing the curb appeal of your whole area. Ultimately, the final choice is yours and you need to figure out what suits your needs best.
Below, we have over 27 pool fence ideas for you to browse through. With a wide range of materials and styles, we know you’ll find something you love.
- 1 Metal Pool Fence
- 2 Aluminum Pool Fence
- 3 Wrought Iron Pool Fence
- 4 Vinyl Pool Fence
- 5 Glass Pool Fence
- 6 Wood Pool Fence
- 7 Modern And Minimal
- 8 Darker And Stylish
- 9 Part Of The Patio
- 10 A Private Area
- 11 Traditional Enclosure
- 12 Perfect Landscape Match
- 13 Great Hardwood Match
- 14 Wonderful Metal Style
- 15 A Luxury Match
- 16 Minimal View Obstruction
- 17 Wooden Fences
- 18 Pasture Fences
- 19 Limestone Fences
- 20 Corten Steel Fences
- 21 Brick Walls
- 22 Coyote Fences
- 23 Poured Concrete Walls
Metal Pool Fence
Metal Pool Fences can come in several varieties with the most popular style in the US being an ornamental style aluminum fence. Currently ornamental fencing is the most popular type of pool fence in America due to its durability and attractive appearance. The ease of functionality in aluminum fencing and the elegance is why aluminum pool fencing is just perfect at the poolside.
A standard metal pool fence is pretty strong and tend to rust as time passes. These types of fences can get easily dirty and will need extra measure in terms of maintenance. Metal types of fencing can be painted to get the desired look you want.
Metal pool fences often bear decorative elements to spice up the backyard a bit. The decorative metal fence detailing can add elegance with a traditional vibe which can be built from wrought iron and metal as well. Other metal fences include wrought iron and stainless steel.
Aluminum Pool Fence
Aluminum fence type is a less expensive, authentic version of wrought iron fencing that comes in either horizontal or vertical tubes or slats. Regular maintenance is a must since the chances are high to rust in certain weather conditions. The type of fence is very hard and durable only if the necessary care is provided. What makes it highly resistant to outer hazards is the outer layer of the powder coat which makes the fence more attractive.
Even though the strong characteristic of an aluminum tube fence might convince you enough, today’s market certainly offer a better range of variety that adds up to more beauty poolside. The advantages are that the fence is durable and doesn’t require heavy maintenance. Even though it isn’t as perfect an option as a privacy fence it can come in handy when its functionality and ease of maintenance is considered.
Wrought Iron Pool Fence
Being one of the expensive fence types, what cost the amount is the strength of the material and the durability. Precautions are to be taken considering the corroding nature of Iron which needs regular maintenance. These fences are often built with Iron or other types of metal including steel. Wrought iron might not be the best option to consider for a yard that demands a little bit of aesthetic but it sure will add a twist of refined modernity.
Vinyl Pool Fence
If an attractive yet maintenance-free fence sounds impossible to you, vinyl fence definitely has got a lot in store. The fence could be built in according to the level of privacy that you wish. The attractive fence is a huge win in the market only because of the convenience of functionality and freedom it offers.
Vinyl pool fences can be maintenance free and offers the maximum possibility of safety as well. Vinyl fence is often made with high grade PVC vinyl. Durability, lightweight are the nature of the particular fence type.
PVC fencing can be a great privacy fence which requires fairly low maintenance. The variety of styles to choose from are a plus point for the promotion of the particular fence type. The customization of the fence is included in the package as well. The bulkiness of the fence is the main negative point that tend be refused by consumers. The unavailability of colors to choose from, white being the common option is another disadvantage. And gates do tend to sink down the ground level by the time.
Glass Pool Fence
Glass panels that provides a see through vision is one of the premium fences which makes it fairly costly. The glass comes as tempered that has resistance than a typical glass frame. The fence comes both way, the framed which is safer and the unframed that allows the user to gain a better view. The framed glass is more popular than the unframed leaving you to decide the style of frame that you prefer. The hardware parts often are blended with stainless steel in order to resist the vulnerability.
Glass Fencing can be beyond expensive comparing to the other pool fence types. And the cleaning of glass panels can be another chorus to be added to your house hold work which needs fairly regular maintenance. The glass fence acts as a premium material offering a see-through view that offers a view of the pool side.
Wood Pool Fence
Wood can be sturdy and stunning choice for fencing around the pools and it blends with the natural landscape and exterior as well. Wood slat can look elegant and provide the required privacy or simple beams and post can make the space look light and natural.
Wood fences requires maintenance too. And the fence able to be climbable is another problem that many face. Once a wood fence is installed the poolside will have full privacy to the bit that even the view will be restricted. Even though you may like it, the issue with not being able to see what is happening on the other end could result unfortunate events as well. The options of painting in a variety of colors and the sizes, styles being custom crafted is a common advantage of wood. The reason that many go away from wood is that the high maintenance it requires and the warping that can occur as time passes.
Modern And Minimal
This simple metal fence doesn’t obstruct your view and accomplishes the goal of keeping the pool area secluded. We love the modern look of the fence and how well it blends with the house architecture.
Darker And Stylish
This simple fence does the job when you need to keep the pool space closed off for safety reasons. We like how it doesn’t close off the view but will still keep children out of harm’s way.
Part Of The Patio
This fence is great because it just wraps around the pool deck space as if that is where it is supposed to be. It keeps your view intact and keeps the kids safe.
A Private Area
With a combination of wall choices here, you can be sure you will have privacy in this pool area. We love the seclusion you get with these options.
This traditional fence works well to separate the pool area from the rest of the yard. This is a simple fix if you have safety concerns for children.
Perfect Landscape Match
This black metal fence keeps the aesthetics of the home and landscape intact. We love how it curves and blends as part of the landscape.
Great Hardwood Match
The hardwood fence on one side and the spaced black fence on the other give this pool space a calm and luxurious feeling that blends well with the deck space.
Wonderful Metal Style
This black metal fence gives an unobstructed view of the pool and blends right into the surrounding landscape. It does its job of keeping the areas separated while looking great.
A Luxury Match
This fence steps down with the landscape to keep this pool area closed off from the rest of the yard. It doesn’t wrap all the way around because it doesn’t have to, as the far side drops into a tall retaining wall.
Minimal View Obstruction
This type of pool fence is a great option that keeps the view intact and keeps everyone’s safety in mind. It is clear and minimal, perfect for this space.
Horizontal wooden slats allow air and light to circulate, making a swimming pool deck feel spacious.
Take cues from the surrounding landscape. In western Massachusetts, where a gently sloped grassy expanse borders a swimming pool deck, architects O’Neill Rose opted for a pasture fence to reinforce the bucolic agricultural atmosphere.
An elevated pool deck makes a limestone fence feel more like a pony wall. Softened with plantings—clumps of Miscanthus grasses mix with the dusty purples of Russian sage, yellows of black-eyed Susans, and the wheats of Calamagrostis—the bulk of the stone fence recedes into the landscape.
Corten Steel Fences
Corten steel fence panels seem to float but actually are fixed to a concrete footing, hidden by plantings of native perennial tussock grass (Poa labillardierei).
The contrast of old brick against a silvery modern wooden deck creates a peaceful atmosphere surrounding a swimming pool in Winchester, England.
At landscape architect Tait Moring’s own home, the swimming pool disappears into the surrounding landscape. “It’s very simple,” says Moring. “There are a lot of spring-fed swimming holes around here, and I was trying to create an illusion to them with the design.”
Poured Concrete Walls
One of the best ways to create durable and versatile hardscape elements is with poured-in-place concrete,” writes our contributor Kier Holmes.