If your pool is closed for the winter season, this is the perfect time to take advantage and get some work and cleaning done on your pool fence.
Whether you live in an area that often sees snow and freezing temperatures or you live somewhere with a milder winter, there’s a good chance your pool is either closed for the winter season or used rarely over these months. During this time, you might want to consider taking advantage of the quiet time around the pool by working on the pool fence.
There are some things you can do to ensure your fence is in good working order. You might also consider replacing the fence altogether, which can be done with ease by ordering aluminum fence panels and embarking on a full pool fence DIY project. Thankfully, any upkeep listed below is easy to do on your own.
First and foremost, you will want to spend a little bit of time cleaning your fence. Aluminum fence panels rarely need upkeep or maintenance, which might be one of the reasons you chose aluminum in the first place. A simple spraying with a hose and a wipe-down with a mild cleanser will be enough to clean your fence. It’s especially important if your pool fence is close enough to the pool that chlorinated water splashes onto it often. Once you have cleaned the fence panels, you will have a better idea of whether anything else needs to be done.
With a clean fence, you can quickly see if there are any areas that need to be touched up. This could be from a lawnmower scratching the powder coating or areas around the hinges becoming worn. You can touch up these areas with a small pool fence DIY project. First, you will want to check with the fence panel manufacturer about any products they suggest to ensure your powder coating is kept intact. They might suggest certain spray paints to use for easy touch-up jobs that keep the fence in top condition.
Once your fence is clean and touched up if necessary, you might want to consider upgrading your locks, latches or hinges on the gates. There are some very specific rules and regulations surrounding pool fences and gates, so be sure to check if anything has changed in your municipality since the fence was originally erected. Even if you don’t need new hardware, it might be worth checking out what is available as there are some really helpful child-proof locks and latches that could make your pool fence more secure.
Planning for the future
During this winter weather, you might feel like indoor DIY projects are all that can be done. Don’t forget that you can take all this time to do some planning for the warmer weather. Perhaps your pool fence is ready to be replaced, or you are hoping to add an aluminum fence to the perimeter of your yard. Take this time to make some decisions and start working on planning your next DIY project.
Whether you choose to replace your pool fence or just do a little upkeep, once summer comes, you will be so glad that you took the time to take care of it now!