Pool Cover or Pool Fence

Homeowners spend time and money to achieve a yard that is beautifully landscaped. If you happen to have a pool in your yard a lot of thought and planning has gone into this area. The last thing you want is to ruin the look by putting up a big, ugly fence around it. Safety is a priority and local codes dictate whether you require a fence or might be wondering if installing an automatic pool cover is an alternative. Consider how installing both would provide even more safety and peace of mind for you. The first thing you need to check out is the local safety codes for your city, province or municipality.


Whether you like it or not local safety codes may call for fencing in your pool, often obstructing your poolscape so you could move the fence further distance from the pool itself. Fences prevent anyone from entering the pool area but offers no protection for those inside the pool area itself. This is where an automatic pool cover offers greater protection acting as an isolation barrier sealing off the pool preventing small children from falling into the pool. Removing the cover is as simple as turning a key or pushing a button for quick and easy access to the pool. With aesthetics in mind the pool cover itself is not even noticeable when not on the pool itself. A properly maintained cover when closed will support the weight of a child, adult or pet that happens to fall into the pool from accidental drowning.

Fabric for pool covers are available in several different colors to blend in and be barely noticeable in your backyard. Often custom colors are an option when you give the manufacturer enough time to make your cover. Searching online or making a few phone calls to see what choices are available in automatic pool covers. The right pool cover doesn’t need to distract from the look of your pool area, and additionally gives you the safety and peace of mind any pool owner is looking for.

So pool fence or pool cover or maybe both is your choice, at Katchakid we’re ready to answer your questions about installing an automatic pool cover.