Having a home is a goal for the majority of Americans and despite all the ups and downs, it’s actually quite obtainable. Obviously, you have to work hard and be financially responsible, but if your dream is to have a beautiful home one day — you’ll likely make it happen.

Once you actually are a homeowner, however, that’s when the fun begins. You get to decorate your home’s interior however you like, decide what style of roofing you want, and craft the perfect landscape for you and your family to enjoy for decades. Perhaps one of the best ways to improve your home’s landscape is to have a nice inground or aboveground pool built on your backyard.

It’s important to note, though, that you need to have at least some sort of protective barrier surrounding your pool for various reasons — especially if you have little kids running around.

From 2012 to 2017, the U.S. fencing market increased by 6.2% annually. Residential fences are perfect for bordering pools of all types, shapes, and sizes. Here are some of the main benefits of having a residential fence installed around a backyard pool:

  • Protect children and pets — The main reason to have a residential fence surrounding your pool is to ensure that children and animals don’t accidentally fall in. Placing a fence that’s only a few feet high should prevent serious injuries or worse.


  • Compliment the rest of your landscape — Having a nice pool on your property will actually boost your entire home’s value, especially when it looks great. A pool fence can be used to enhance the natural beauty of your home and truly wow your neighbors and other people passing by. Make sure you’re aware of nearby trees, vines, and certain plants so you can have the perfect fencing layout.


  • Provide additional security — No one wants to be tanning out on the deck or lounging in the pool and have random people looking at them. A pool fence can give you that much-needed privacy so you and your family can enjoy those hot summer days and relaxing summer nights.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of residential fencing or work with an experienced fence installation company, give Durham Fence Company a call right away.