Come on in, the Water’s Fine! But How’s the Fence?


Written by Laura Barnsley

The team here at Frederick Fence is so excited to have already installed many amazing fences this season, one of our busiest ever! This is one of the best times for fencing! It is also the best time for cook-outs, ice cream, camp fires, and especially swimming! Is anyone else saying “yay summer!”? if you have been working hard like we have, don’t forget to take a break and hit the pool every once in a while! You deserve it!

Have you considered that we are not the only ones who love to beat the heat with a dip in the pool? Animals of all kinds would love to climb in and cool off if given the chance. If you have a pool in your backyard, we suggest taking a good look at the condition of your surrounding fence to make sure it can keep all kinds of critters safe and away from the water.

One other (most important) thing to be considered is the safety of our children. We all know how much kids love the pool, but they don’t always realize the danger that is associated with it. Having a fence that is designated for just the pool area instead of the whole yard will keep your children safe away from the pool when they are outside having a good time this summer. Also, consider the height and material of the fence. Can your children climb it, crawl under it, or through it? If so, then it might need to be repaired, altered, or replaced without delay before opening the pool. One last thing to make sure of is the integrity of your pool GATE. Ensure that it is in good condition and that the latch safe and secure. Also, making sure there is a lock on the gate is key to making sure your children come and go with your supervision.

There are a few different pool fencing options to consider when you are looking for something to keep your whole family safe this summer. Among them are wood, vinyl, aluminum, and chain link.


Wood fencing is traditional and beautiful. It comes in many different styles and materials to choose from. A wood privacy fence is one of the best pool fencing options to consider in order to keep critters of all sizes out of the pool area because they have very little to no space between boards. Picket wood fences are also a good option and there is flexibility when it comes to height, shape, and size. It can be designed to best suit your individual needs.


Anything from privacy style to picket style fencing in vinyl would make a sophisticated addition to your pool area. It is similar to wood fencing in that it is completely customizable. It is easy to work with our team of experts to come up with a design that works best for you and your space.  One amazing thing about Vinyl is that once it is up, it is there to stay, and stay beautiful. If you are looking for something that is long lasting, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, vinyl is the fence for you.

Chain Link

Chain link is a wonderfully safe fencing option. Like many others, you can customize the height, color, and size of the mesh to meet your needs. You can also customize the coating on the fence to meet your durability desires.


Aluminum fencing is a very classic and eye pleasing option to have surrounding your pool. It is the most popular pool fence on the market because of how beautiful and durable it is. Like vinyl, an aluminum pool fence is long lasting and requires just about 0 maintenance after installation. Although it is not as effective when trying to keep critters out, it will definitely provide safety for your little ones and larger animals.

There is no doubt a lot to consider when choosing your perfect pool fence. Don’t worry, the Frederick Fence team is happy to assist you in your decision making! Give us a call at 301-663-4000, make an appointment, or just come in and see us and all of the options we have to choose from in our beautiful showroom!

If the fence you have needs any maintenance, you can call and get an estimate on a repair. If your current fence was installed by Frederick Fence Company, you can talk to us about possible solutions that are covered under warranty. Whatever you need, we are here to help!

We hope you enjoy your summer!